Staged then Re-Staged & SOLD in Frisco,TX

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For this dining room the “staging” was actually done prior to my initial home staging consultation.  But that was part of the problem.

In a well-intentioned effort to stage their own home without the assistance of a professional home stager, the  sellers of this Frisco, TX home unfortunately went over board and the room was too decluttered in the initial go-round for sale. Under the helm of their new Realtor Home Star Staging was called in to consult with and  help them revive the then off- the-market listing.

This home had lingered on the market for the better half of almost a year too, and it should not have!

The room had good bones, a nice neutral color and furniture.  What it lacked was warmth, depth and even the desire to linger; key ingredients to a home buyer’s decision making process.  It was just blah and had no character. It needed a serious injection of charm and personality.

Here’s how the dining room presented on my first visit:

Dining room before staging by Home Star Staging

Dining room before staging by Home Star Staging

Although just “blah” may seem like a simple fix (and it truly is with the help of a professional at times) because it didn’t show well the first time out, the house had lingered over 200 days on the market and that time meant money! And truly, there was no reason it should.

This is the newly transformed dining room staged for sale. Accessory prop package and staging services provided by Home Star Staging.

Dining Room after staging by Home Star Staging

Dining Room After Staging by Home Star Staging

With some key pieces of home decor, artwork, lamps, chair rearrangement and a “suite buffet”  being brought in (this is actually a dresser from a  back bedroom in the seller’s house that worked perfectly for a buffet in this space), the room finally felt right and it made a warm, welcoming impression when it went back on the market newly transformed.

Dining room centerpiece - I like layering

Dining room centerpiece - prop inventory provided by Home Star Staging

This space went from “leave me alone” to “welcome to our home”!

The results speak for themselves in the successful & quick sale! Here's what their Realtor wrote:

 "We all appreciate the great work you did. The home sold in 28 days at 97% of asking price." - B. Hafer, Dave Perry Miller & Associates

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Loreena Yeo
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Wow, Karen. It's without a doubt that it made such a difference. But I wouldn't be surprised coming you my favorite home stager, Karen Otto!!!

September 10, 2011 10:10 AM #1
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Karen Otto
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Thank you so much Loreena! I was so happy to help this couple too, young, having their first baby and moving back to another state to be closer to their family. It was definitely a happy ending for everyone =)

September 10, 2011 10:11 AM #2
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Tammy Pearce
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Karen - I'm with Loreena...your touch made a huge difference in that room!

September 10, 2011 10:22 AM #3
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
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Hi Tammy, thank you! Often the manta "de clutter" is taken too far and a sterile home isn't good either. For a minimal package this room and a few others were injected with some much needed charm.

September 10, 2011 10:26 AM #4
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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
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Charm, indeed - but it also seems grander, in a great way, which is what  te space called for.

September 10, 2011 11:43 AM #5
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
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Karen ~ how clever to use that dresser in this dining room! It easily substitutes for a buffet with the addition of two lamps and the metal piece, creating the illusion this room needed.  Congrats on the quick sale and having such happy clients!

September 10, 2011 12:23 PM #6
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
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Thanks for checking it out Julia! Professional photography also helps in the grand scheme of things too =)

Hi Maureen, I use dressers all the time for staging occupied homes - I've used them in foyers and dining rooms mostly and they often make the perfect piece for no cost to the seller for renting.

September 10, 2011 07:48 PM #7
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Russell & Tracy Lee Parker
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I would have done the 1st room ..lol ! You are awesome at what you do !!!

September 11, 2011 02:50 PM #8
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Karen Otto
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Hi Tracy, thank you for checking it out! It's such a common mistake to "over" de clutter when selling that a home becomes sterilized and un inviting.  Whle not trying to overdue it in the decorating department, we need to create warm & welcoming rooms for buyers to linger and imagine... =)

September 11, 2011 04:00 PM #9
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Barbara "Barb" Bodnar, Licensed Associate RE Broker
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Good post and photos. It is so true that warm and inviting is important.

September 12, 2011 02:22 PM #10
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Teri Clardy
Colorado Premier Staging, LLC - Littleton, CO
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Great post Karen, it's wonderful to have such successes.  I've run into some of these cases too where the home owner has gone overboard.  It leaves a home without any warmth or personality at all.  You did a great job correcting that.

September 12, 2011 11:40 PM #11
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Karen Otto
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Thanks for checking out  the blog Barbara!

Yes it is great to have a successful result for clients who really needed it after all that time Teri. Thank you for your comments!

September 13, 2011 08:49 AM #12
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Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
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Love the props you used -- so many do over de-clutter these days.  strut your stuff, great job, girlfriend!

September 13, 2011 02:53 PM #13
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
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Thanks Karen D! Nice to see you here =)

September 13, 2011 08:55 PM #14
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Jo Potvin
Design To Market LLC - Cincinnati, OH
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Great job Karen!  It is amazing the  difference a professional stager can make.

October 09, 2011 09:29 PM #15
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Karen Otto
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And so little needed to be done here too Jo!

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