You may have your home arranged in the way that best served your family’s needs, but remember, you are looking to sell your home for a reason. The best arrangement for your family may not be ideal for the audience looking to buy your home. For example, if you are selling your house because your family has grown and you need more space, maybe you should take your sectional and replace it with a loveseat to remove the claustrophobic feeling that a lot of rooms give off when they are too cluttered. In the same way, if you are an empty nester and are looking to downsize your home, make sure that your furniture doesn’t appear as islands in a vast sea of open space.
When staging a home, the furniture should create a flow that makes a home feel open, but not lonely. Creating flow will also help your realtor conduct an effective and efficient open house. It will keep visitors from getting in each other’s way and create a queue that will allow the realtor to address each group visitors in an organized fashion.