A PIG WITH LIPSTICK ~ TALE OF THE OVERDRESSED HOUSE!
Remember the Drew Carey Show? One of the characters, Mimi was larger than life! She had big hair and a ton of makeup! Where am I going with this? When showing a very high-end home yesterday, upon walking in the front door Mimi came to mind immediately.
Now I certainly don't mind a variety of decor types but am always amazed when house are "over done"! This particular home was overdone so much so that it was difficult to get past all of it in order to truly appreciate the home. Every wall was faux painted to the max, huge flowery decorations were on every wall and there was so much furniture that it was hard to maneuver in the home.
To put it bluntly, it was overkill and completely distracting. My client commented that she was overwhelmed. I do believe this home needs a complete make-over for sure! Time to tone it down!
An over- dressed and over made-up home is distracting when you are trying to sell your home. If I were the listing agent on this home, I would suggest to the owner to hire a professional stager to come and help them prepare the home to be on the market.
Assess the home from a third party who has a critical eye for what sells. Thin out the decor and pack it away. Remove extra pieces of furniture. Open up heavy drapery or perhaps remove it if necessary.
When selling your home, yes it needs to look pleasing to the eye however, over-dressing it can distract. Just remember that your collections and decor may not be the best thing when trying to sell. Your decor is your personal style yet if distracting, listen to your agent and bring the tone down in order to sell your home.
Contact me if you would like to list or buy real estate in the Granbury/Ft. Worth area. I know the market and I know how to get a home in its best condition in order to get it sold. Give me a call today.
A pig with lipstick? Never a pleasant thought!