Home Sellers! Don’t Let the Zombies Get Your Listing!

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Posted on October 30, 2012

As professional home stagers, we’ve seen it happen over and over again – zombies taking over listings and making them un-sellable!  You’ve seen the houses…..They give vacant stares…. and make you feel creepy…..not wanting to go near!

vacant living rooms don't show well when selling
Vacant rooms don’t show well when selling!
selling vacant homes effectively by adding decor and furniture
 This room looks stark, lonely and dull…not appeasing to buyers


Highlight room sizes in listing photos
What room is this? How large is it?
Small dining rooms show better when staged
Buyers didn’t think this dining room was adequate when the home was for sale and vacant

We chased the zombies from this home recently in Salem.  It was for sale by owner without success and sold within days once it was professionally staged.

Sometimes even beautiful homes can be attacked by zombies and need a little extra pizzazz! (click the photos below to see enlarged images)

dining room and kitchen staged example
Once staged this dining room hosted a large table and showed how fun this home could be for entertaining
guest room staged by Creative Concepts
Even simple rooms come to life with appropriate furniture and decor


master bedroom staged example
over 94% of home buyers look online at listings – make the images count by showing off every square foot
living room staged by Creative Concepts
Warm and inviting photos attract potential buyers to view homes


If your listing isn’t getting the attention you want and showings aren’t bringing offers it’s time to chase away those zombies!

Professional home staging offers warm and inviting rooms, effective marketing and an end to the nightmares!

Margaret Oscilia is a Professional Home Stager with Creative Concepts – Home Staging and Contracting serving Salem Oregon and surrounding areas who specializes in helping home sellers stage to sell or re-design to live well.   Need some home selling strategies?  Contact us at 503-881-0886