With the popularity of home makeover shows, buyers have high expectations these days. They want a home to look current.
This is not only visually appealing; it speaks to how well the home has been maintained. Even older buyers do not want a “project” anymore. Everyone wants move-in condition.
Homes staged with a neutral look and stylish touches sell sooner for more.
Getting a Unique Look for Less
Staging can show your home in its best light. Think about your probable buyer’s expectations, stage of life, lifestyle and how they will use the space. It’s all about what will appeal emotionally to the type of buyer in the market for a home like yours right now.
You will find used furniture stores like Legacies can stage your home for less than what professional stagers charge.
We are constantly getting in new merchandise, so it can pay off to check Legacies frequently to get just the right look. Everything we sell is in good condition.
Our volunteer sales clerks are used to helping customers stage homes; they know what will work with your home’s vintage and room sizes. They can help you choose items at the appropriate price point for the on-trend look you are going for.
You want to select items that show off your home’s best features, along with the possibilities of features that may, at first glance, seem less than optimal. For example, an awkward space at the top of the stairs can be transformed into an office with the right desk and lighting.
Think about helping the buyer family see themselves in your home. Dress it how they will use it: where the TV should go, where will the children play, etc.
Sellers with staged home are more confident in their property’s appeal. This, in turn, gives the realtor more confidence, which affects how potential buyers feel.
Current Decorating Trends and How our Inventory Fits In
The maximalist look
This look is all about color and free-spiritedness. You might want it if you are going for younger buyers. Inspired by Bloomsbury artists of the early 20th century and their creative flair, this style mixes contrasting patterns across a scheme, harmonizing an eclectic mix with different scales of prints, with one or two grounding colors. The Bloomsbury artists painted their walls and furniture. You’ll find a lot of variety at Legacies to help create the large-scale wall décor/small-scale decorative details feel.
Mixing checks and stripes
Two popular patterns combine for this fun new trend that mixes classic checks and stripes with the latest hip colors. This look might work for a middle-aged style-conscious buyer. Mix and match patterns in different scales for balance. In a bedroom, for example, delicately patterned cushions soften larger stripes and checks on the wall and bed. Legacies’ inventory often includes striped and checked furniture, pillows and other items.
Shapely furnishings and organic forms create quiet drama in neutral rooms. Striking shapes and lighting can be not only beautiful, but also useful. Ceramic groupings behind glass or on a window shelf draw the eye, inviting a prospective buyer’s gaze to dance across the room. Buyers into Mid-Century Modern will be delighted by the sculptural items you can get for a steal at Legacies.
A primary color palette
This look gives interiors a bit of spunk with two primary colors accenting a muted palette. A lamp with big personality, for example, can liven up a neutral space perfectly. Legacies carries vintage and contemporary items in on-trend colors to help you spice up a less-interesting room. Color can excite virtually any buyer.
What are Consignment Shops?
When you need to dispose of a large number of previously-treasured household items, it can be tricky figuring out what has true market value. Shops that sell on consignment offer a simple process with no risk for the seller. If your items don’t sell quickly, we mark them down. If they still don’t sell, you can leave them for us to dispose of, or come back and get them. There is no charge to open an account, so it is always worth giving us a try. If you have an entire estate to settle or are moving or downsizing, we can do a site visit to evaluate the pieces you want to sell/donate (jewelry initially priced at less than $15 and other items initially priced at less than $10 are automatically considered donations). Our split is 50/50, but all of our proceeds go to the Cancer Support Community, our beneficiary.