- Updated with testimonials A Friendly Wager with a Realtor on Home Staging Impact - I Won!"

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Home Stager with Stage-Show-Sell

Thank you Virginia!  You did a great job on this Grosse Pointe Woods house I listed!  Patience, lots of hard work, an eye on how to bring the best out of this 30's house...a cooperative seller and, of course, a realtor who believed in you and was "in your court" (me!) - we did receive a great offer within 3 weeks of listing.  I firmly believe it was due to you taking the time to prepare and not having us rush into listing.

Beth Pressler Realtor

I can’t begin to say enough for the magic that Virginia performed in preparing my parent’s home for sale!  My parents had lived in the home for 61 years and, as you can imagine, there was quite a collection of “stuff”.  I was overwhelmed and my agent put me in contact with Virginia.  She went over and above what I expected of a stager.  She organized everything, brought in contractors, hauled trash to the curb, and oversaw the entire project.  Without any major updating, the home was finally ready for market in a little over a month from the start.  I was amazed at the transformation!  She had taken a tired little bungalow and turned it into a cute, charming home.  In just under three weeks we had an offer!  Thank you Virginia and I would definitely recommend your services to anyone.

Carolyn - Home owner

 

A few months ago an agent introduced me to her friend/client who's father passed away.

The house is set in a wonderful neighborhood of Grosse Pointe Woods.  This is the first time that I've been called in by this realtor and really wanted to make a good impression on her and of course her client.

 

The kitchen hadn't been updated since, let's say,....day one.

Our challenge was to make it presentable to potential  buyer without putting in a lot of money.

 Our agenda was to make it feel more spacious

This is the kitchen before.

 

1930s kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The kitchen felt small with 3 door ways.  One led to the back door and basement, the 2nd one led to the hallway to bath and bedrooms and the third, which I'm standing in, led to the dining room.

 

This is the kitchen after

We removed the doors to the back door and hallway.  This opened up the room right away.  The doors have been left for the new owner to decide what to do.

Painting the yellow walls to a more soothing neutral color.   We removed all the window treatment (there was a lot) 

 Now it's charming.

1930 kitchen after

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1930s kitchen after

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dining room before

1930 dining room

Removing the Draperies and all rods, painting out the yellow walls, updating the light fixture and removing the green tattered carpet made a big difference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dining room after

1930 dining room after

 

Dining room after

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The family room before

1930s living room with fireplace

 

 

 

 

The budget, again, was very tight.

We removed the tired green carpet to expose the hard wood floors.   The big challenge was the padding was stuck to the floors with age.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We tried every product out there to remove it.  The only thing that would remove it was scrapping with a very sharp putty knife.   The floors are beautiful and the new owner can decide to sand them down, carpet or live with them being a little imperfect

carpet padding

padding stuck to hard wood floors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The draperies were removed to open up the room.  The walls were painted to make the fireplace pop.

It worked.

Family room after

1930 fireplace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

99% of the staging was done with the sellers furniture.  All we added was a few nick, knacks, bedding and talent.

We don't have to rent expensive furniture to stage a home.

1st bedroom had the hard wood floors exposedGrosse Pointe Woods Michigan bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Bedroom after

Grosse Pointe Woods Michigan bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd bedroom before

I have to admit that this is the first time I've had to deal with indoor/outdoor carpet in the living area of the house.

Grosse Pointe Woods Michigan bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It turned out very well

Grosse Pointe Woods Michigan bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bathroom I did a post on earlier.  I truly think that this bathroom helped sell the house.

The master bed room is upstairs in the cute bungalow.

Grosse Pointe Woods Michigan bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grosse Pointe Woods Michigan bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's not green carpet up there.   It's vinyl flooring.  

 

 

Master after

I was so excited that the budget allowed for carpet

Grosse Pointe Woods Michigan bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grosse Pointe Woods Michigan bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Friendly Wager with a Realtor on Home Staging Impact - I Won!"  The market conditions for the area showed the Realtor that the home should be on the market for 6 months.

My record is getting offers in two to three weeks.

 

  We had an offer in 3 weeks and it's scheduled for closing in a few weeks.   I won the wager and hopefully more jobs from the realtor

 

Exterior while working on it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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   Will she call me again for another job????????????????

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Kathy Streib
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Virginia- I loved that you showed what could be done with an otherwise outdated kitchen and for very little $$$.  It's hard for me to pick the biggest transformation in this house because each room you transformed was truly miraculous.

July 19, 2010 09:38 PM
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Brenda Hughes
Home Staging & Re-Design Southern IN, KY
Evansville Home Staging & Re-Design

Super amazing transformation, you should have made a believer out of that Realtor for sure.  I am still working on the ones around me to convince them it is worth the investment.

July 20, 2010 11:07 PM
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Virginia Tatseos
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Kathy,  I really appreciate the comments from you.  We thought the transformations were really fun and great

Brenda,  Keep the faith.  I'm working on convincing one realtor at a time.  

Most of my work comes from outside sources.

 

July 22, 2010 01:37 AM
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Janice Ankrett
Burlington Ont. Accredited Staging Professional
Janice Ankrett Home Staging

Wow Virginia! That's quite the retro kitchen and that underpadding! You did a great job and the Realtor would be nuts not to use you again ;).

July 22, 2010 04:19 PM
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Having worked for Virginia on a couple of her properties, I can personally attest to the amount of thought, integrity and hard work she puts into her client's homes. You just can't imagine what the home looks like "before" and the "after" leaves you wondering how she did it.

Great job Virginia and I like this site. Good to see how client's and other professionals view your work.

 

 

 

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