Friday, March 23, 2012

So What's the Big Deal about Family Photos?

John, Kristen & Jack
Here is our handsome son, John; his beautiful wife, Kristen, and the apple- of- my-eye, Jack!  Our house is lovingly littered with pictures of our family and friends!

I think most of us adore having photos displayed of the people we love the most.

Stagers always tell clients to remove family pictures.  While most people accept this rule and remove them, some don't.

So, what's the big deal? 

People are instinctively drawn to the lure of the human face.  Remember Narcissus who fell in love with his own reflection in the pool?  The human face is intriguing and captivating.

I attend Open Houses.  I like to hang back and watch what people notice.  I have observed that people will cluster around family pictures.

Here's a picture of Greg, my husband, and Jack.

Greg & Jack

 OK....I digress... anyway...

The big deal is people are supposed to be looking at the features of your home--not the people living in it.

We don't want them distracted, even briefly, from the details of the house for sale.

Yes, potential buyers are more than a little curious about the people currently living in the house. Serious buyers attempt to absorb any piece of information to the who-lives-in-this-house puzzle.

Pack up your personal photos for selling your house.  Even if your family is a cute as mine!

If you need help staging your house for sale, please contact me.
Linda Beam


  1. Love your photos!! Beautiful family!!! I had heard the advise of putting family photo's away and never understood why...Thanks for the explanation, makes total sense.

  2. Yea! Glad my explanation made sense to you. I DO have a beautiful family AND beautiful friends ;)! Thanks so much for your comment.

  3. I love her outfit, I have a yellow sweater I am going to wear with my cognac coloured boots!!