As A Stager, What Changes Would YOU Make To This Home?!?!

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Real Estate Assistant with Triad Real Estate Photography

Okay Staging Professionals:

Here was a project I finished yesterday, it was a "rush job" in the sense the owner put it up for sale on Wednesday and wants out ASAP.  The REALTOR who called me asked me to come out to shoot it.  I asked the REALTOR if the home was owner-occupied and he said it was, but that "it looked nice" and wasn't cluttered.  Of course, alarm bells go off in my mind when I hear this and normally I don't shoot an owner-occupied home for 72 hours, this gives them time to declutter and follow my "Pre-shoot checklist."

On a whim (and at the request of the REALTOR who is a personal friend of mine), I went and shot the house.  So here is a chance to lend your "advice" and submit what, if any, changes you would have suggested to the owner.Great RoomLiving RoomDining RoomKitchenMaster BedroomPorch

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Vicki Burton
A local Buyer's Agent - Southport NC Real Estate
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Wow, what an education just reading the comments of the various home stagers. I've bookmarked  so I can go back through this again. Your photos are beautiful.

February 03, 2009 11:12 AM
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Wow... isn't it funny how some people think they have de-cluttered, and then a professional stager sees it and thinks how much more needs to go!  Great photography... it really shows the size and rooms well.  However, there are a lot of chairs and tables and plants and accessories that should not be there with the house on the market.

Looking at these photos, it is very busy and hard to determine focal points.  You are definitely looking at what is in this house rather than the unique assets of the house itself.  I think I noticed personal photos on tables and a personal photo collage on the wall in the living room...we all know that should be removed as well to sell the home.

These situations are always fun though because it's amazing what a little editing and rearranging can do - after all, it's a beautiful house to work with!

Would love to see the changes if the agent/homeowner makes any and you re-photograph!

 

Jessica

February 03, 2009 02:55 PM
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Isabel Gomes
Interior Decorator, Stager - London, Ont
Gomes Design

Simply put. Too many plants and arrangements both real and fake. Get rid of them.

February 04, 2009 11:04 AM
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I would repeat many of the ideas above. But I just had to comment on your beautiful photography. You are truly gifted. I wish there was someone in my area with your talent.

February 15, 2009 07:45 PM
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Andrew Mayon
Triad Real Estate Photography

Jessica:

Thanks for the compliment.  This was an emotional home sale...it happened basically in 24 hours...economic victim let's say.  No time to stage or prep.  Owner wanted it sold yesterday.

 

Shelley...some Meeeeneeeeesooohhhtah RE photographers for you, courtesy of PhotographyForRealEstate.net

Jerry Swanson US MN Eagan www.swansonphoto.com

Mike Barton US MN Minneapolis www.mikebartonphotography.net

Shelley Paulson US MN Twin Cities www.summersetstudio.com

I don't know if any of these photographers are near you, but thought I'd try to help.  Tell them I sent you (fellow PFRE.com member)

February 15, 2009 07:58 PM
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