Would you be excited to get this job? Part One

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Dream Interior Redesign and Staging, Oakhurst CA

Would you be excited to be offered this home to stage? 

Excited would not be how I would describe my feelings when I did the consult here.  However, considering that staging has been close to DEAD in my area for almost three years, I decided that another challenge was perhaps what I needed. 

It's a long story and one that I'd like to share but can't do that right now, so please stay tuned.  I will post the results soon.

Happy to be back staging and playing in the rain!



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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"

Hi Ginger ~ There are certainly a lot of challenges in this home, from the point of view of making it appealing to potential buyers!  It's hard to see the home's features due to all of the furniture.  I know with your amazing staging talent that it will be a great transformation and one that I'm looking forward to!

(And, it's SO good to see you back here in the Rain again!!)

May 25, 2012 04:02 PM #1
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Ginger, I absolutely cannot wait to see the after photo! The room has great potential!

May 25, 2012 04:50 PM #2
Valerie Zinger
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada - Ottawa, ON
Home Organizer
Ginger. Now I am so looking forward to some of the before and after photos for this project. It does have the look of granny's house. I hope the clients are wonderful people.
May 25, 2012 08:56 PM #3
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Depends.  The attitude of the seller would greatly influence my pleasure at getting this job, LOL!  I see the potential and would love the chance to transform this home.  If the seller isn't willing to make the needed changes, it would just be too frustrating.

May 25, 2012 09:27 PM #4
Kim Gaston
FRONT PORCH TEAM REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY STYLING - Brokerage, Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987

Good for you, Ginger! Its the challenging ones that can be the most rewarding and creative, especially if budget dictates that you can only use their things. Now, how to position that TV tray table? :)

I'm sure the seller and Realtor are happy to have you (as are we at AR)!

May 25, 2012 10:11 PM #5
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Hi Ginger.....GREAT to see you back and with a Project!!  And this certainly is a PROJECT....but your up to the challenge.  Hope the seller takes all your suggestions and lets you transform this room...it needs HELP!!

May 26, 2012 12:27 AM #6
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Ginger, welcome back to the Rain! I have to agree with others that this looks like an elderly client and I hope they or their family will be great to work with. Good luck!

May 26, 2012 05:41 AM #7
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Ginger - Oh boy, where to start?!!  If anyone can transform this space, you can!  Great to have you back!!!

May 28, 2012 01:51 AM #8
Linda Thompson
Selling By Design-Staging - Fresno, CA

Hi Ginger,

Welcome back! As to the job. Things have been slow here as well, at least for the occupied properties. For me it would depend on how willing the home owners are to declutter and change the furniture, paint etc. That would definitely affect my excitement factor.

May 29, 2012 07:44 AM #9
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Sorry that it has taken so long for me to get back here.  My AR routine which was part of my daily routine went away and I'm finding it very difficult to get back, but I do sincerely appreciate everyone's ongoing support!

Maureen,  thanks to your prompting here we go with just a couple of photos.  (Which most have already seen on Facebook).  Your ongoing support means the world to me!!

Sharon Parisi, here's a couple.  Sorry it took so long for me to get back here.

Valerie, I wished that too but that wasn't the case but I couldn't let that keep me from making the best of this situation.  Thanks for commenting. 

Sharon Tara, IF I had been able to really see this house at the consult (but I couldn't for all of their stuff) I probably wouldn't have taken this job.  Realtor is paying for EVERYTHING so I did as much as I could. 

Kathy, a major challenge since when my staging day arrived the house was really dirty.  The agent and her husband are great and spent the majority of 3 days cleaning, painting and helping me.  Thank you for the support and encouragement!

Janice, the REA said that this home made her think of a convalescent home...SAD!!  Did the best that I could with a difficult situation. 

Sally, certainly doesn't look like the homes from your area, does it....but it's pretty typical here. Thanks for your kind words of support!

Linda, I should have really been back sooner but struggling with the AR routine which use to be my daily addiction.  Strange how those things can change so quickly.  Thank you!

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Jul 04, 2012 02:39 AM #10
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Kim Gaston, didn't mean to miss your comment.  Thanks and you're so right.   The seller is not pleased at all, the realtor certainly is...no surprise...I took away their home. 

Jul 04, 2012 02:42 AM #11
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