When Selling Your Home, Be Sure To Stage To It's True Potential

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Home Stager with Triangle Home Staging & Design/Lasting Impressions

 It's time to sell your home, so ask yourself does your property live up to its true earning potential or is it missing the mark?  Whether you are currently living in the home you are selling or if it's vacant, there are simple yet effective improvements you can do now to show your property in the best way to potential buyers.  Major overhauls are not necessary, but knowing what changes to make are important to ensure that you hit the right mark.    

If you are not sure where to start or when to stop the home improvements, it's a good idea to have your home evaluated by a professional to avoid the investment of time and money on things that will not directly impact the sale of the property.  An experienced home staging professional can provide specific guidelines, in order of priority for you to follow to avoid unnecessary costs.  Below are some examples of before and after photos, from Triangle Staging & Design, where simple changes make dramatic differences.

 Kitchen Before

Kitchen Before

Kithen After

Kitchen After

Removing the dated blue blinds, painting the kitchen a warm ivory color to show off the trim work, updating the appliances and adding a microwave helped this kitchen leave the dark ages behind for something more up-to-date.  This property was on the market for 12 days before going under contract.

 Of course kitchens, bathrooms usually receive the most attention when it comes to updates, but don't forget the importance of staging the rest of the house as well.  Below are examples of Before and Afters of rooms that with a lot of hard work, packing and re-arraning furniture the rooms now show off all the features, while using what the homeowner had in the home.  It proves you don't have to spend money on a room to get an updated fresh new look.  These homeowner's hired Triangle Staging & Design for a consultation service and they were given a road map to follow to make changes for each room of the house using what the already had and changing a few paint colors to complete the transformation.

 Dining Before

 Dining Room Before

Dining Room After: Repainting, removing rug, updated lighting and reduced excess  furniture

 Dining Room After Staging

 Bonus Room Before

 Bonus Room Before

 Bonus Room After

Bonus Room AFter

Every home has great potential and professional staging can help uncover the hidden potential that most buyers can't see.  Staging does not have to be expensive or require serious updates.  In fact, the cost of staging would be cheaper than most price reduction and carrying costs from languishing on the market. 

Raleigh's Professional Home Staging Team, Triangle Staging & Design can assist you with all your home staging, re-design or design needs.  For more information regarding our services, please contact us at 919-324-2225 or visit www.TriangleStaging.com.   

We are dedicated to moving the Home Staging Industry forward by offering the most relevant, comprehensive and innovative Home Staging Training that the industry has to offer through the Staging and Redesign (SAR) 3 and 5 day courses.  For more information regarding our services and our training schedule, please contact us at 919-324-2225.

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Rainer
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Bryan Cerny
Rose & Womble Realty - Chesapeake, VA

Looks good!!!   I am sure the agents call you all the time in Raleigh.

Mar 29, 2011 02:05 PM #1
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Michele-your staging opened up the rooms so a buyer can now see the possibilities of each room! 

Mar 29, 2011 03:26 PM #2
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Michele, great before and afters. People don't realize how much room they have until a stager shows them!

Mar 29, 2011 03:33 PM #3
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Michele--Great before and after photos.  Really shows what good staging can do without breaking the bank.  I love to use as much as possible of what the homeowner has and you show just how well this can be done.  Congratulations on helping make such a quick sale, too. 

Mar 30, 2011 09:45 AM #4
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Apex, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-578-3111

Michele- Looks great! I like the fresh paint.  It appears it was a fairly inexpensive staging.

Mar 30, 2011 01:17 PM #5
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Michele ~ Wow that dining room was really transformed into a place where buyers would want to spend time there!  All of the rooms now "breathe" as opposed to being overcrowded with too much "stuff."

Mar 30, 2011 06:30 PM #6
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Michele....nice way to show off how much "space" there really is in this home.  Getting rid of the green walls in the Dining Room and the updated appliances in the Kitchen worked miracles!  GREAT staging!

Mar 31, 2011 01:30 PM #7
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Michele Kurelich
Triangle Home Staging & Design/Lasting Impressions - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Home Staging and Design

Thank you everyone!  None of the examples cost very much, but make dramatic differences to sell the home. Sometimes people are scared we will make outrageous recommendations...I think many simple changes can sometime be more dramatic!

Apr 08, 2011 02:43 AM #8
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