Top 10 Staging Don’ts!

1.    Rationalize that a higher asking price means you will have more wiggle room. You could wind up sitting idle on the market with a house full of wiggle room.

2.    Respond to lowball offers with a counter – instead, respond with an invitation to re submit.

 3.    Refer to a leaky foundation as a central humidifier.

 4.    Make your house smell like a cherry orchard or a department store perfume counter.

 5.    Air your dirty laundry.  This includes leaving bills and private papers out, or, of course, actual dirty laundry.

 6.    Take your prospects on A Complete History of The Kopecki Repairs & Renovations Tour.

 7.    “Clean up” by stuffing all the closets.

 8.    Leave unfinished DIY jobs for the buyers’ honey-do list.

 9.    Defer yard work.  Your house only gets one chance to make a first impression.  Overgrown shrubs and broken gutters are the real estate equivalent of dandruff.

10. Think licks from Rex the Bulldog will help generate more offers.

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