Home Selling Challenges And Solutions (Before and After Pictures Included)

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Home Selling Challenges And Solutions (Before and After Pictures Included)

As an Atlanta home stager, I transform homes. Whether they're occupied or vacant, my objective is to showcase the space as well as the features the home has to offer.

When called into this occupied home, I was able to recognize some of the challenges right off the bat. Here's a quick review of some of those challenges and the solution we created for each:

Living room: This picture was taken right off the entrance. Notice in the picture that I'm looking at the back of a love seat?

Living room before home staging

Living room after: As you can see, we removed the love seat and replaced it with a leather accent chair. We also replaced the coffee table and end tables to help pick up the black in the fireplace. We also changed up the accessories and here's how it looks now.

Living room after home staging

Master bedroom before. The challenge - while the window treatment was the perfect color for this room, it added some additional weight to the room that just wasn't needed. 

Master bedroom before home staging

Master bedroom after: The solution - we removed the window treatment, mirror swapped out the bedding, added lamps and a few accessories.

Master bedroom after home staging

Dining room before: First, my apologies for the quality of this before picture. I simply didn't have my flash on and had to adjust in a photo editor. The challenge for this particular room is that the dark furniture and the large china cabinet (although I loved it) consumed this room.

Dining room before home staging

Dining room after: By removing the china cabinet and replacing the dining room table, the room has a much more open feel to it.

Dining room after home staging



dining room table close-up

If you're a home seller and are experiencing similar challenges, your best bet is to call upon a professional home stager. If your home is located in or around Atlanta - feel free to contact me.

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This Atlanta home stager understands what it takes to separate your home or listing from the others on the market. Armed with a massive inventory, we can add the furniture and accessories befitting the style of the home as well as the demographics of the buyer. We also provide our after pictures at no additional charge. 


Atlanta Georgia Home Stager Kathy Nielsen


Our Atlanta home staging services have helped hundreds of sellers secure a contract quickly. Visit our website at http://atlantahomestaging.net to see first-hand the solutions for selling your home, listing or flipped property. Contact us today to schedule your appointment by emailing Kathy at Kathy@HomeStagingAtlanta.com or by calling 678 522 8392. We've got the furniture and accessories your home needs!



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Gabe Sanders
Stuart Florida Real Estate
Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales

Very nice Kathy.  The differences are striking and can't help but generate additional interest and hopefully additional value.

July 17, 2011 07:36 AM
Anna Dovger
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607

Kathy, results are dramatic. Now buyers have no choice than make an offer.

July 17, 2011 08:30 PM
Marianne Cherico
Home Stager -Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Interiors by Marianne Cherico

Kathy-You did an amazing job transforming these rooms. As always your pictures are such great quality!

July 19, 2011 07:36 AM
Michelle Finnamore
Preparing your property for sale
in Vaughan and Toronto GTA

HI Kathy, one of the first things I suggest to clients is to make sure the photographs do not show the back of a sofa. Your example here shows very clearly why you would want to rearrange the furniture to open up the room to buyers.

The bedroom looks twice a big, modern, up to date and move in ready. Buyers can clearly see a move in ready home in the listing photos.Great work as always.

July 23, 2011 08:29 PM
Wendy Tomm
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors
Beyond the Walls

Kathy very nice transformations.  Loved what you did with each space and you did showcase them all beautifully.

August 25, 2011 09:49 AM

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Author Bio: Kathy Nielsen has been a professional home stager since the end of 2005. Kathy works with Atlanta home flippers, homeowners and agents to assist them in getting their home ready for the market.

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