Saturday, April 23, 2011

It's Shakespeare's Birthday - So Why Not Link Up Some of His Quotes as They Relate to Home Staging!

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.


Anonymous said...

Great Shakespeare blog - small spaces can definitely be improved upon. To sell or not to sell - that is the question!.


Linda Leyble said...

Thank you for commenting! Very clever "To sell or not to sell" - that is the question!

Bring Pretty Back said...

The top three photo's had be screaming with laughter! I wonder if Elvis comes with the house? heheheheh!
Have a pretty day!

Linda Leyble said...

Hey Kristin - thanks for writing! Pretty funny huh? I think the homeseller was an Elvis impersonator! I hate to admit this - but I once dated an Elvis impersonator who was also a chiropractor. That was long ago - but it always cracked me up to tell people that I was dating an Elvis impersonator! I also dated a John Lennon impersonator. Something about me and musicians!!

Thanks again for writing - glad you enjoyed it!


Hong Kong Property said...

the 2nd pic made me :O. it looks so cramped! but i really like the one from HGTV, it's neat and i really like the mirrors:)

Linda Leyble said...

Hi - thanks so much for writing a comment. Yes - many people feel that their own collections (no many how many or how weird) are what everyone would love. Neat, organized and spacious interiors are the ones that sell!

Kerry_Kid Giddy said...

Great pictures! I love the mirrors! Inspirational photos are so helpful! (from BYW forums)! -kg

Linda Leyble said...

Hey thanks Kerry! I will check out your blog as well. I am loving the BYW class. I have a lot to learn...but Holly is opening my eyes really wide!


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