This Staging Saying I made up when I stood outside a seller’s home and it was covered with tall trees and overgrown bushes! So trim them Mr. Seller! You can use it many ways such as for crowded counters. You can’t sell the counters either if you can’t see them! I wrote this saying after a FSBO sold their house on their own, once I Staged it, without getting paid first, to their best friends. That was the day I learned even best friends do not have the imagination to know ahead of time what it could look like & to never Stage Houses until you get the sellers name on the dotted line first! I created and built the industry of Home Staging, all these 40 years, on the mistakes I made first & then taught myself how to do it right from the beginning.
For more than forty years I’ve shared my knowledge of Home Staging through presentations across the country, and through the Accredited Staging Professional and Masters Courses. During those years I’ve developed many sayings in order to effectively communicate the benefits of Home Staging to real estate professionals, sellers and of course Home Stagers. In the following series I thought I would share what was behind each of these sayings. Barb Barb Schwarz, The Creator of Home Staging® Founder/CEO Stagedhomes.com® Founder/Chairwoman of The International Association of Home Staging Professionals®