As I was looking through our past features at our Facebook page I came across a description of a Home Staging® project Sharon Soons, ASP Home Stager® & Professional Organizer of Streamline U., did for a 4-bedroom home in Stormville New York.
Here’s Sharon’s story:
“We started with this house by going through the ENTIRE house, including the large basement and all closets.
As it turned out, the owner had a ton of great things we would end up using throughout the house.
Since the seller was a busy executive and traveled quite a bit, not a whole lot of “moving in” ever happened, without a lot of clutter. The only painting I recommended was below the chair rail in the front sitting room/dining room. Then, luckily, combining her cool linens, art and objects with my inventory worked out beautifully. Window treatments and new furniture arrangements made a huge difference and showed this house in the best possible light. Overall, we managed to Stage® a large house on a tight budget in just a few days. The owner kept wishing she had called me when she moved in!
Before staging, the master bedroom sort of said nothing. With staging it clearly says stylish retreat – more importantly, it invites potential buyers right in to see more. A cozy nook in the master bedroom was just storage before staging. Now it’s clearly more square footage – exactly what buyers want!
A huge master bath needed some de-cluttering and some tweaks to show its best… Now the space is clean and every buyer can imagine a bath with a view. Artwork is important in every room! The family room has a great window and fireplace… and with some re-arranging, new art, and de-cluttering it shows like the versatile room it is.
Empty rooms don’t inspire… Staging shows buyers what’s possible.”
“This home had an accepted offer after less than 8 weeks on the market, way better than the local on-market average in fall 2010,” said Sharon.
I loved hearing from Sharon, and would love to hear similar stories. Would you also like to share your success stories? I would love to share with all our followers stories about how fast a home sold after Staging, and how long it had been on the market prior to Staging. And, how much additional traffic, web and at open houses, resulted from the Staging of a home for sale.
It’s so gratifying to see the wonderful work our ASPs continue to perform for consumers and their agents. Keep up the great work.
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