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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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....until after we've finished staging the property! We just finished staging a home out in Longmont last week for a super sweet couple that is being re-located back to California. They were some of the most organized people I'd met, but they still had the normal 'clutter' that is LIFE!
We met with them for 2 hours initially, then prepared the staging report which contains the recommendations for them to implement in the coming week, and scheduled to come back a week later to spend a 1/2 day staging to complete the finishing touches. We rented them a few items: a coffee and 2 side tables, a few lamps and lots of artwork silks, and florals.
My partner Mary and I had a lot of fun working on this home, getting all of the final touches 'just so'! The transformation was nothing short of amazing!
So today I was excited to go online to check up on the home. One reason is because I often send other Realtor's the MLS numbers of our 'current listings' to show our volume and range of styles. But I was shocked to see that the photos had been taken BEFORE we had the chance to stage!!
This is what I saw...
This is what I should have seen!
I was relieved to find that the "Visual Tour" of the home was taken after the staging was complete!
Lesson learned? Always take photos for the MLS and internet AFTER the staging is complete. As we say in the staging business, "You never get a second chance to make a First Impression!" How many potential buyers might have overlooked this property because it did not appeal to them? With the number of buyers searching the internet before viewing properties (over 90% in Colorado according to the latest stats), it is more critical than ever to make that first impression count.
Thinking of selling your home? Call Ambiance Staging to make your First Impression counts! "We Don't Sell Homes, We Make Homes Sell!" Proudly serving Boulder County. Call (303) 544-6005 or visit our website at http://ambiance-staging.com Need Real Estate photography Listing Tour services? Call us! All of the "after photos" you see above are provided by Ambiance Staging!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.