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Five things stagers don’t want to see anymore

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Editor's note: This article is reposted with permission of Zillow. View the original item: "Five Things Stagers are Tired of Seeing." By Roslyn Ashford Last week, I conducted an informal survey of home stagers from the U.S. and Canada on what they are tired of seeing in homes to be staged. The responses were varied, but the issues below are the themes that bubbled to the top.Stagers often meet with homeowners who are preparing their home for the market, and get to see a lot of homes. Here are a few "trigger" points from them, but I am sure there are more. Dusty fake plants There are a number of easy-to-grow houseplants widely available, from the virtually indestructible snake plant to the common philodendron. Some plants thrive well in low sun and others work well with lots of sun and less watering. Consequently, there is really no need for fake plants in real life. They end up being dust collectors.Messiness Now we all know that...