You have to stage the rooms in your home the way that you want buyers to imagine that they would use them. If it's one of the two bedrooms, then you definitely should set it up as a bedroom. By putting a dining room table in the room buyers will think that it's a one bedroom house whether you have it listed as a two bedroom or not.
Maybe buy a smaller bedframe and mattress second-hand to stage it with a smaller bed size to make it look better?
Good luck with your sale!
What are two bedroom homes selling for?
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Clearly you want to be in the 2 bedroom price segment. When a potential buyer questions if or what a space was used for, they will not make an offer. if they can not remember your home has 2 bedrooms they will focus on the ones they do remember.
Recently was showing a very nice home and the seller and their agent followed the buyers around like a pack of puppies. The buyer was unable to 'see' themselves in the home. So, when they reviewed the days showing they could not answer the question, "Was the pool visible from the kitchen?" This is crucially important.
Do not create conditions where a buyer will question the use of space or the tangible assets of your home.
When your home is being shown.....be gone.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
Try keeping things simple.....if you are promoting your unit as a two bedroom, it's probably best to stage the space as a bedroom. It may look nice with a table in it but most buyers are likely prefer seeing it as a bedroom.
Staging is marketing. If you are in doubt as to what works, get feedback from the first couple of agents to show the house.
If you have a listing Realtor, listen to her advice.
Yes I think you nay confuse the buyer looking for that second bedroom if you are advertising the home as a 2 bedroom. I am assuming that there is currently not a dining room, and this room in your opinion would make a great dining room area. However my experience with buyers who are looking for 2 bedrooms is they need 2 and want to see 2 bedrooms in the home. Although the room may present well as the dining room, it could be disapointing and confusing at best to appear as a 1 bedoom home or a 2 bedroom home without a dining room. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to you.
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