Barb Invented the Home Staging Concept and industry when she entered the world of Real Estate as an Agent in Bellevue, WA in the early 70’s. During her real estate career, she personally Staged and Sold over 5,000 homes in the greater Seattle area. Now Barb has personally trained and taught over one million people in her classes since 1985.
Are you looking to try out staging yourself? Here are some tips from Barb Schwarz for home staging;
1 – Clean
Having the unit clean is very important. From the living area, bedrooms to even the balcony have to be clean. It is commonly said that you may be able to tolerate your own dirt but not others, so have the unit clean to prevent that from happening to your viewers.
2 – Clutter-Free
Less is always more, we tend to keep many little things lying around the house. Having too many items can make the unit feel cramped. So pack up unnecessary items and keep them out of sight. “Clutter eats equity.” – Barb Schwarz
3 – Colour
It is important to have your walls in a neutral colour as it is widely accepted and also the wall is a backdrop for all the furnishing in the home. Having colours at the “punch” is what you want, that would be the bedspread in a bedroom, towel in a bath and etc.