Well Staged Bedrooms Add Value

Posted by Brandon Vasquez on Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at 4:01pm.

When a property has four or five rooms on the upper level, but only two are set up as bedrooms (perhaps one is a sewing room, another a den, and yet another just a holding room for storage), as a seller you could be hindering yourself from getting your property sold. 

Unintentionably, the impression is that the house is too small ('it only had two bedrooms' and/or 'there's not enough storage or closet space--if they had to put all their junk into a bedroom, my things won't fit either' and so on.) Similarly, the same negative impression can be given if your staging and decorating choices are inappropriately scaled for the size of the room.

When families are seeking out a new home, they are often projecting in their mind's eye into the future and anticipating their needs in the years to come. Most buyers with younger children, or those just starting out are wanting to have their childrens' bedrooms on the same level as the master.  Perhaps you had removed a wall to make a larger room out of two. Consider restoring the wall and create two bedrooms out of one, and you willl add significant dollars to your listing price. Do you have large or extra furniture pieces in a small room? When planning to sell, why not get a head start on your move by placing superfluous furnishings into an off site storage locker, while staging the rooms in the property to attract buyers? 

Note the attached article as it appeared on REALTOR.com regarding making the most out of small spaces by transforming them into valuable bedrooms. These tips demonstrate how simple choices in staging can emphasize valuable square footage as opposed to making a room feel tight or too cramped. 

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