Another Look at Staging

Staging a Vacant Home

We’ve taken a look at how our staging professional can improve the existing furnishings and decor of a lived-in home (see: our piece on photography), but what about a vacant home? Some may have the idea that an empty home is a blank slate. After all, those empty rooms could allow potential buyers to imagine filling the space with their own things, right?

Not entirely. Having a home beautifully furnished allows potential buyers to see exactly how items can fit into a home. It takes the guesswork out of whether or not a room is big enough for certain furniture. Additionally, the pleasing picture created by great staging can help set the home apart from others and make it stand out in the minds of these potential buyers.

Beautiful staging turns a house into a home.

Earlier this year, we had the chance to photograph a vacant home for listing, and the seller later decided to stage the home. This allowed us to re-shoot the same angles, and the difference is striking!

Sure, the vacant home is lovely, and it certainly would have found a seller! But the warm, homey staging in neutral tones welcomes the potential buyer in and invites them to imagine kicking back on that sofa.

What do you think? Does staging add value to a listing? Share your thoughts with us below!

About the Author

Katy Korby is the CFO of the Korby Home Team. Her passion is ensuring that our clients have an out-of-this-world experience selling their homes with the Korby Home Team. Katy comes to us with a diverse background and a unique skill set that enhances the client experience. Her attention to detail and care for people make her a wonderful asset to the team. Graduating with a degree in Theater, Katy has performed in numerous plays and most recently starred in a locally produced indie film that is being entered info film festivals around the nation. Katy’s experience in the work world include many positions within the accounting world including tax preparation, bookkeeping, and full-charge accounting. Most recently before joining the Korby Home Team, Katy was the Market Center Administrator for Keller Williams Integrity Realty in Roseville, where she was the full-charge accountant and handled budgeting and forecasting for the company as well as day to day operations and administration of an 80 person real estate office. Katy and her husband have two children, Libby and Calvin, and have lived in Como Park for almost two decades. In 2013, Katy completed the Tough Mudder 10 mile event and is a proud member of the “Finishers” group! For fun, Katy loves reading, photography and gardening and spending time with her family.