Little Things mean a lot -- $35,000 price reduction - realtors loose

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Home Stager with Stage-Show-Sell

The house that is our competition has been reduced $35,000.   In my books that mean the realtor has lost $1050 in commissions.   Wouldn't it have been cheaper and smarter to pay for a consultation with a stager?

 

The presentation of rooms is so important. Little things mean a lot.  Fresh color on the walls.  Bold colors in the rooms and the correct placement of furniture.

We can call it de-cluttering, re-designing or staging.  What matters is that it's done.

Marianne and I finished staging a home this past week. The sellers know when they put it on the market that they wanted it sold.

They wanted to purchase a new home then put the old one on the market.  The did not want to be living in it while is was on the market.

We realize that not everyone can do this esp. in this economy.  They are lucky and smart.

I started working with them last June so they had the time to do all of my little "honey do" projects.

They painted and cleaned and tweaked here and there.

 

Yellow paint is now gone.  Bed direction is changed.

Draperies are open and clutter removed.

 

We used their furniture and used our bedding and extras.

 

This is what their small bedroom looks like now.   This will be their MLS photo

childs bedroom

 

This is one of their competitions MLS photo.

bad MLS photo

This is the 2nd bedroom in the house we just staged. 

Before

 

 

 

After

The walls were painted.  It's difficult to see with the afternoon sun streaming in.

Exercise equipment was removed and the bed was moved to another wall.

 

 

 

Our competition MLS photo and they have just reduced their price by $35,000 and are going for a short sale.

I know that if they had called in a stager first the house would have sold and they wouldn't be in this short sale situation.

 

What do you think??

Our living room   before

 

 

 

 

After.  The walls were painted.  The couch from the FR was moved to the LR and slip covered.

 

formal living room

Competition Living Room

 

Why aren't the realtors working with a stager to have the homes sell faster and for more money?

 

Sellers.   Don't wait for your agent to bring up staging.  Call a stager today

 

 

 

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Stage-Show-Sell, offers affordable home staging solutions in the Birmingham - Bloomfield and surrounding areas in getting your home ready for the market. We service both home sellers and realtors. We have the experience, our own rental furniture and accessories to stage many homes. We specialize in Estate work. The house can be put into our hands for the whole process of getting the house on the market

 

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Rainmaker
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Virginia Tatseos
Stage-Show-Sell

Marianne,  you bet I do most of the work :-)      Coaching sellers to paint, wash windows, replace glass that's fogged over, change knobs that don't work, update bathroom mirrors, have carpets cleaned and then clean the whole house like their mother-in-law is coming over for the white glove treatment.

Then I pack my car 6 times with items to stage with and put them in the rooms that I think they belong in, blow up the beds,  move frames to where they belong, make the beds   ...only to have you grab my bedding and move it to another room :-)         What an interesting team we make.

March 05, 2010 10:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Julia Maher
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Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes

Very interesting "Show and Tell" to share with Realtors.  Thanks, Virginia - Julie

March 05, 2010 02:18 PM
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Marianne Sweet
Home Sweet Home Staging, LLC Rochester Hills, MI
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That's why you make the big bucks!

March 06, 2010 05:21 AM
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
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LOVE what you did to the place!! Especially the bedroom with the yellow walls!  Love the open windows!

April 28, 2010 03:06 PM
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Virginia Tatseos
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Carla, thank you.  I truly loved the transformation.   The seller was amazed that this was his home

April 28, 2010 08:43 PM
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