Happy Birthday William Shakespeare! People who have known me for a long time know me as a lover of English Literature...especially William Shakespeare. And as old English majors never die - here are some thoughts about how some Shakespearean quotes might apply to staging a home for sale (and - of course - how some people don't do anything to get theirs ready!!).
From As You Like It..."Can one desire too much of a good thing?"
From "Hooked on Houses," this really appeared as a photo from a house for sale.
Apparently, Elvis has not left the building!
From James Swann, 101 Things I Hate About Your House
Oh boy - why didn't the realtors say anything to this homeseller?? From Ugly House Photos
Hamlet said "Hold a mirror up to nature," but he forgot to give realtors advice
about how to take photos of small spaces with mirrors.
"Nothing will come of nothing," is a quote from King Lear. So - always sell your home furnished. Also, don't just give up and sell "as is" - because you will get an "as is" offer or none at all. We staged the home below in less than a day - for a very modest monthly rental and it sold in 30 days.
After - with our "Value Line" furnishings
You can make the most of a small space - it takes clutter control, editing and some creativity but it can be done. Home buyers want "space." but when you make your small rooms functional and beautiful - they sell. Just remember this quote from Hamlet... "O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space…”
Designer Chad Eisner, created a great space in a small kitchen. From House Beautiful
A small but beautiful bedroom, from HGTV. The horizontal stripes
add a calmness to the room - just like looking at the horizon.
This design also gives the perception that a room is wider
Propero, in The Tempest, said "We are such stuff as dreams are made on," - so you need to give a buyer a picture that's much better than your ordinary life. They need to see the dream of the lifestyle that they want to live.
From the Finnish magazine Avotakka, via Hooked on Houses blog
Photographer Mauricio Fuertes, via Inspire to Desire
So "Brush up your Shakespeare, start quoting him now (from Kiss Me Kate) and you'll be a wiser home seller. Remember, Shakespeare wrote..."People usually are the happiest at home". So when they come to view your home - give them a reason to feel and be happy!
If you would like to create a happy home for buyers to fall in love with, call Linda at 631 793-1315 today. We have two convenient locations - my home office in Great River and my studio at 325 Main Street in Huntington NY.