Staging for a home resale. Yes or no on saw painted of our property?

We have a horse property and I'm currently staging our home. On the mantle most items will be removed but we have a hand painted saw mounted on oak that a artist did of our property with our horses. Should I remove it before pictures or leave it?
q staging for a home resale yes or no on saw painted of our property
  16 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 27, 2017
    Do you have a real estate agent?He or she should advise you.

  • Dawn Dawn on Jun 27, 2017
    Remove it

  • Lyn15291588 Lyn15291588 on Jun 27, 2017
    It is beautiful but unfortunately it needs to go. It is so personal that the likely hood the someone else would like to keep it is small. You want to attract as many buyers as you can.

  • Diane Lloyd Diane Lloyd on Jun 27, 2017
    Although I don't adhere to this advice in my REAL life, the less clutter the better when it comes to home resales. I imagine the saw is not going to stay with the property and you'd be keeping it for sentimental value? It's an amazing piece. I don't think you want to imply that it goes with the home.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jun 27, 2017
    Since it is of the property, I would display it only if you are including it in the sale. My first impulse was to say remove it, until I realized it was of the home you are selling. I would stage candlesticks or something simple with it. If you decide to remove it, you'll need something else above the fireplace, which seems like it would be difficult, since it is so large.

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jun 27, 2017
    If you intend to keep it, remove it. If it may help sell the property by including it, leave it. To me, I would not want to keep the specific memory once moved on. I would use it as a 'hook' selling point, it makes the property seem more important. I would remove everything from the the mantle and let it stand out.

  • Rochelle Rochelle on Jun 27, 2017
    I say 'no' it looks too cluttered for possible owners to view. I say also...remove all knickknacks and family photos and stick with less. Less is more after all. Good Luck.

  • Susan Susan on Jun 27, 2017
    It needs to be removed for three reasons. One ,it cuts the visual space from fireplace and ceiling, bringing down the appearance of the ceiling. Two, if you are taking it with you, take it down now. The buyers might fall in love with it and ask for it to be part of the sale. Finally, if it is sentimental, you wouldn't want anything to happen during showing. It also sets a style for the house which buyers might not want, they can't see how easy it would be to change the look to their style.

  • I am always the odd one out. If you will include with the sale of the house, I say leave it, but maybe move to another location within your home. If I saw it, I would want it . . . To me it shows pride of ownership and an artistic bit of nostalgia to go with the house.

  • Sandy Sandy on Jun 27, 2017
    si would say to remove it because in this picture it looks like "chair railing" which is more permanent. I would try and paint the gold on the fireplace with more of a stainless or silver color, maybe brushed silver. The gold is pretty dated and sticks out. Or paint it black to blend in with the tile.

  • SandyG SandyG on Jun 27, 2017
    If it goes with the house when sold, leave it and let the buyer decide. If you are keeping it, remove it before showing house.

  • Dfm Dfm on Jun 27, 2017
    I'm in the remove it side. The best piece of advice I got the 2 times I've moved is to depersonalize the place. The saw is very personal. Have your space spotlessly clean and pets in crates, not behind doors....this lets prospective buyers see the entire space. If an area of your space is awkward...leave just enough furniture to suggest a workable lay out. Find some way to make your space stand out. I quilt, and have wall hangers for the 2 sizes Of quilts I make. That place became the quilt house. I'm not sure the saw says cozy...

  • May May on Jun 28, 2017
    Remove it and all the small things on mantel. Replace with something larger-a painting, mirror, large clock ( the type Joanna Gaines uses on Fixer Upper). If you watch her show you could get lots of good ideas for staging. Neutral but not boring. Hope your home sells quickly. Staging is a lot of work but can pay off big time in the end.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jun 28, 2017
    Leave it! What a beautiful addition to your room. People remember the property better with something unique. If they don't like it they can remove it. The things to remove are personal items.

  • Pat Ruge Pat Ruge on Jun 28, 2017
    Rule of thumb that generally works well: "When in doubt, DON'T!"

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jun 28, 2017
    If you're taking it with you , take it down . If you're including it in the price of the home , take everything else off the mantle , less is more . Make sure your realtor knows the history of the piece and can use it as a selling point .