Sellers need to look through buyer’s eyes when staging
“Realtors® need to tell sellers to think like a buyer when staging the exterior of a home,” said Barb Schwarz, president and CEO of StagedHomes.com. Schwarz recommends taking sellers across the street so they can take a good look at their home.
“All of a sudden it hits the seller right in the face and they see for themselves what needs to be done. It’s really a great way to get the seller on board to stage the outside of the property,” she said.
Cleaning and painting the outdoors is a must but the new trend to make the outside of a house pop is shutters. Schwarz said on darker homes use light-colored shutters and on light homes use dark-colored shutters. “They give a really warm feeling to a home,” she added.
Samantha Elliott Krepps was the Communications & Media Relations Manager at the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®.