I normally have 3-4 visits per staging but since this home was far away from me and we had a very tight deadline I had to accomplish everything in only 2 visits so I had to be extremely prepared. The first visit entailed a walk-through and made up a plan for each room. I started moving some of the furniture around right away just to make sure the homeowner was on board. She needed to get excited about the work ahead. Sometimes the biggest challenge is getting the homeowner to believe that the process will be worth it. Since this woman lived alone I knew that manpower was also going to be an issue and that I would have to do more than usual as well. For me, it was a challenge knowing exactly what to bring from my inventory to make the house look it’s best for photos. No second chances to go pick anything else up. I also knew keeping the budget as low as possible was key so I did my best using her own furniture in a different way.
I could tell that the homeowner was overwhelmed at first when I told her the original plan but I think the pictures speak for themselves. This house will not be on the market for long!!!