While staging an empty property sometimes has it's own challenges...(a "start from scratch" floor-plan and design concept requiring extensive product pulling and "re"pulling when something doesn't work), I think we can all agree how rewarding it is when we've successfully transformed a Seller's existing furnishings into something more visually appealing. I've also found that Sellers are most amazed by our talents as stagers when we've made their "stuff" look good. After all, they already 'own' it and most likely purchased it with the intention of adding their personality and thumbprint into their living space. I think everyone (on some level) has a desire or need to express their uniqueness and personality regardless of their talents, and/or occupation in life. I often felt like I was a "conduit" to better living on some of these jobs. Of course, very few things are more rewarding than a Seller who thinks you're a magician, and we all know how that feels. Although we may think it's obvious what needs to be done, not everyone can see what WE see, and that makes US unique.
Here's an example (of a loft bedroom) where the seller already had the furnishings to work with. All I had to do was bring in a bedside lamp, a couple throw pillows, a new duvet cover, and some art.
In the following Example, everything you see was already in the possession of the seller (except for two throw pillows and the "faux" headboard). Notice how often seller's don't have the proper pillows?
This last example points to general "merchandising". Nothing on these hall shelves came from the warehouse. A simple edit and rearrangement was all they needed.
While we may not consider it "amazing", it's such a thrill when the seller DOES!