Let's Start With the Front Yard
Good staging has to include the exterior. I always include a careful evaluation of the exterior when making an evaluation - especially the front.
This house suffered from overgrown shrubs, which gave the entrance a maze-like effect. Also the gingerbread trim gave a real "country" theme to the house. Not appealing to everyone.
I recommended the owners remove some of the shrubs and the gingerbread. We also removed the flag. When your house is on the market, you need to remove anything religious, political, ethnic, obscene, or school or business related.
After two months on the market, TWEAK was asked to provide a consultation and then return for a final TWEAKing and photos.
This is a condo in Boiling Springs SC. Prior to listing, the agent asked TWEAK to make recommendations. The owner agreed to do what was needed and moved out. TWEAK and crew moved in and painted, new carpet in living room and on stairs, new knobs on kitchen cabs (We painted the hinges), removed wallpaper from baths and painted. Then TWEAK added some minimal staging and took pictures. The condo sold in less than a month at near list price.