This is a home that we were contacted to stage by an out of town investor. As a rental property, it had never been given much attention and had never been upgraded from the day it was built. As a result, when it was first marketed it failed to make much of an impression with buyers. Their feedback consistantly ranked it as "average" and the backyard earned negative ratings as being uninviting and a maintenance problem. To make matters worse, the home right next door is also on the market and has had numerous upgrades. We assessed the home and made suggestions for some modest changes and the result has been very well received. In the past two days since staging, the home has received "exceptional" ratings and the yard is now listed as a positive feature of the home. Improvements and repairs totaled less than $500. Add in staging and this house was taken up to the next level.
Kathy Alexander and GreatStages offer professional staging and redesign services to clients in Southwest Washington, including Clark, Skamania and Cowlitz counties. We offer a wide range of services and options that work with all budgets.