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stage it now: Simply Staged for Success! - 07/01/08 09:06 PM
Today, I simply staged a home located near the heart of Charleston. A very nervous investor hired me to stage a property located in West Ashley, just minutes from downtown Charleston. This investor had never used a stager before and therefore, did not have a budget for staging. Just last week I wrote a post "Staging for the future..." in which I discussed the problem of a non-staging budget and this was a perfect example. As we worked out a budget for staging I explained that I wanted his future business. The investor agreed to give staging a try. Here are a few photos: (14 comments)
Master Bedroom Before After with Foldable Staging Furniture
Bonus Room Before Bonus Room After
A lightly staged home gives the property just enough appeal for a sale! This home was lightly stage two weeks ago and already had several prospective buyers.
stage it now: Something old...Now something new! - 04/17/08 08:47 AM
How many times have you had to get rid of a piece of furniture that you really love just because it was scratched? With todays busy times of renting out staging furniture, there is hardly time to discard scratched furniture. In this Real Estate Market, stagers often need more furniture, not less. Here is an example of how to save your furniture. I recently worked with a client who had beautiful dining furniture. When I first viewed this room, I assumed that the reason this tabled was covered was to protect it from the everyday clutter that accumulates from having a business. However, the client informed me that table cloth (16 comments)
stage it now: A little change does a fireplace good according to HGTV! - 04/12/08 08:15 PM
A little change does a fireplace good, especially when it is old, outdated, and has a buck stove. What about that wall attached to the fireplace? Fire hazard??? What would HGTV do? Thinking back to the many episodes that I watched of HGTV's, Real Estate Shows, "Design to Sell" and "Flip that House. I remembered seeing others transform old fireplaces with stone. What a wonderful idea, but first things first. The old buck stove had to go. Great idea! Let's just pull it out and take it to the dump. Here is some trivia...How much does a buck stove weight???? Answer...just enough to (21 comments)
Yes, literally out of the closet. Here is the before (closet) photo. Can you say total gut job. This master bedroom had great space but needed a master bath and and of course it also needed the paneling to be removed. I was honored to take on the task of designing the new bathroom. This Ranch Style home was built in the 70's and needed a complete update. All the paneling removed, hardwood floors installed and a master bath created out of a closet. Here are the results...
I decided to give this space a little touch of elegance and at the same time I (25 comments)
For more information go to www.stageitnow.net and visit the Staging Store. Here is how it started. Although I have been in the Custom Home Building Industry for over 20 years, I have only retained stager status for less than a year. My experience up until now has been staging my own properties and helping others with designs for remodels, custom homes etc. All of my combined experience has lead me to this career that I truly love. I recently asked my husband to join me, his experience as a Custom (48 comments)
stage it now: Headboards...Do they really make a difference? You be the judge! - 04/09/08 05:56 PM
Recently I met with clients who were in a hurry to sell their home. There were 5 family members, 3 dogs, and 3 additional relatives living in this 1747sf home. My clients had purchased a larger home on the other side of town and needed to sell their home and sell it fast! This real estate was located in a great subdivision, listed at a great price but needed staging. My clients said just "stage it now"! The desparate tone led me to believe they had made some changes but just wanted me to take over. During the consultation I entered the master bedroom to find the bed on (27 comments)
stage it now: I Love It When Clients... - 03/10/08 09:07 PM
I love it when clients have beautiful treasures hidden beneath clutter. I recently staged a home that had a wonderful selection of pottery barn treasures, right down to the Benjamin Moore, Pottery Barn Collection paint. You know, the new green. The room was rather bright for the most part and as professional home stager my job was to neutralize the color palette and soften the appearance so that buyers would fall in love. The space was large enough to accomodate a king size bed, two nightstands, a dresser and an armoire. My mind was screaming...Stage It Now! My clients could only (17 comments)
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