You never get a second chance to make a first impression!

Stage your home BEFORE potential buyers take a look.

 

Studies show staged homes average up to 17% higher prices and sell up to 40% faster.

The cost to stage a home is much less than a price reduction.

Can you afford NOT to Stage your Home?

Owner-Occupied and Vacant-Home Staging

Listing Photos- Unstaged vs Staged

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Can You FEEL the Difference?

Compare the impression you get from the original photos before staging to the impression from the photos after staging.  Cumulatively, the impact of staging is magnified.  Which version do you think would receive the most foot traffic and the highest offers?



Owner-Occupied Before and After Photo Examples

From Dark and Dated to Lighter and Fresher with Focus on Architecture

Simply removing and rearranging worked wonders, as did some colorful accessories and updated window treatments.

Before

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The focus was on the furniture and not the space.  The overall impression was dark, dated and crowded.

After

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After, the focus is on the architecture.  The space feels light, fresher and more open.

First Impression Changes from Playroom to Adult Living Room

With great furniture to work with scattered throughout the house, we rearranged and accessorized to boost the Wow Factor.  This house sold instantly! 

Before

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This living room was used as a playroom before going on the market.

After

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We staged the front room to be a formal living room by pulling furniture pieces from other rooms and bringing in accessories to boost the Wow Factor.  This house sold instantly!

Master Bedroom Gets Boost

Before

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Too much furniture and miscellaneous pieces held back the luxury.

After

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Removing miscellaneous pieces and adding upgraded, colorful accessories completely changed the impression in this room.  

From the 60's to Now

This home had been on the market for a year prior to staging with no sale.  Sellers brought in a new agent and staged.  The home sold very quickly after staging.

Before

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 This room had been beautifully decorated for its time.  However, buyers are looking for THIS time. 

After

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 Believe it or not, this is all the seller's existing furniture.  We just brought in fresh accessories and rearranged.  

Tiny Budget, Big Results

Before

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You barely noticed the assets of this condo before staging.

After

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 A few hours of hard work and $100 can transform a room!  This unit sold instantly after staging.

A $100 Budget for Supplies and a Lot of Creativity

This home had been on the market for a while with no offers.  After staging it sold quickly for full price.

Before

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This formal living room was the first room you saw when entering the house.  It was lost in the 80's and had seen better days.

After

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After, the 80's are gone and the room feels inviting.  A better first impression!

Master Bath Refresh

Before

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When you can tell what decade the decoration was done, it's best to update if you're selling.

After

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Simple, relatively inexpensive changes produced a completely different impression.

Hall Bath Refresh

Before

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This bath felt chaotic before staging.

After

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After painting and staging, this bath feels calmer and upgraded with a much broader appeal.

Vacant and Semi-Vacant Before and After Photo Examples

From Uninspiring to Desirable

 25 Photos of walls and windows can get boring for potential buyers.  See how much more inviting and memorable these homes are after staging, which allows the photos to generate more foot traffic, creating demand. 

Before

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Sellers left a few pieces behind to stage, but the home felt tired and sad.  Foot traffic was dismal and no offers were forthcoming.

After

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After staging, the impression lives up to the luxury price tag.  Seller's furniture was used elsewhere in the house where it was more appropriate. Foot traffic skyrocketed and the property finally sold.

The Walls and Windows Alone Can't Tell the Whole Story

 I repeat: 25 Photos of walls and windows can get boring for potential buyers.  You can't tell which rooms you're looking at in the listing photos and rooms feel smaller in person when vacant.  After staging, they look bigger and much more memorable and luxurious.

Before

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Unstaged you can't tell what room this is or how big it is.  It doesn't stand out against all the other competing listings your buyers are looking at.

After

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After staging, you can see how large and lovely this master bedroom is.  You are much more likely to want to get in the car to see the staged room.

Semi-Vacant from Bland to Memorable

Before- Bland and No Offers

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 Seller left a few furniture pieces to stage, but the overall effect wasn't working. 

After

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   After, the focus is on the window, fireplace and view.  The space feels light, fresh, and inviting.  The room is neutral, but definitely not boring now.  

Before Unmemorable

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The furniture blended into the background and the room felt plain and ordinary despite a great window and a breathtaking view.

After

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 This home had been listed for a long time unstaged with no success.  After changing agents and staging the home, it attracted an offer. 

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