Staging A House Sale With Toys

Staging A House Sale With Toys

Richard Popovic
Sep 9, 2011

When it comes time to sell a house, the general wisdom is to clear up the clutter and prepare it in a manner that appeals to prospective buyers. Sometimes this means moving furniture out and sometimes it means bringing new furniture in. Rarely, if ever, does it involve a huge stuffed bear. But when times are tough, it's time to get creative.

The Voyeur section of the New York Daily News recently featured this house for sale, and while I am not in the market, the photos caught my eye. Robbin Richardson, a real estate agent in Raleigh, NC, decided to do something a little different to make it stand out in a tough market. She had purchased a large stuffed bear for her grandchildren and decided it was the perfect accessory. After snapping pics of the bear in all types of domestic poses she went a step further and used a 'Goldilocks' theme in the listing, captioning each photo accordingly.

If nothing else, the photos are fun to look at. But what do you think? Effective? Inspiring? Too goofy?

(Photos by Robbin Richardson)

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