pasadena home stager: Your Place Your Space talking Home Staging with Michelle Minch - 11/08/12 10:17 AM
Lucky me! Tomorrow I'll be on the radio being interviewed about home staging. Ana Hitzel, the host of Your Place, Your Space hosts a weekly show about home and life improvement on AM1680 KNOC (Orange County and Beach Cities). Tune in or you can stream it from the radio station website.
 
This Friday on Your Place Your Space home and life improvement radio we talk home staging with Michelle Minch, owner of Pasadena's Moving Mountains Design. Michelle began her career as a Stylist and Visual Merchandiser for commercials, music videos, TV and feature films. All her past experiences have translated … (2 comments)

pasadena home stager: Los Angeles Home Staging|Why Should I Hire Moving Mountains Design? - 10/10/12 02:57 AM
What sets Moving Mountains Design apart from other Los Angeles home staging companies? It's very simple. We know what makes homes sell™! How do I know this? Time and again, the homes we stage sell in the first couple of weeks on the market, often with multiple offers, and often at or over the asking price.
Case in point: Last month we staged this Arcadia home. It had been on the market for 6 months with no offers. We staged it and gave the listing agent big, beautiful professional quality photos to use in marketing the home. 2 weeks later, the … (16 comments)

pasadena home stager: Pasadena Penthouse Pops with Home Staging - 12/04/10 01:08 PM
Pasadena Penthouse Condo Pops With Home Staging Last week we were hired by an out-of-town homeowner to stage her Playhouse District Pasadena condo. The condo had been on the market for 84 days before staging. In the best case, we would have staged this condo before it hit the market. But this homeowner was very smart to stage it when it hadn't sold for almost 3 months. While we were staging, some potential buyers came through. This was the second time they saw the condo. The first time, it was unstaged. Their comments: "This looks so much nicer than I remember", … (13 comments)

pasadena home stager: Pasadena Home Staging A Duplex For A Los Angeles Real Estate Investor - 08/11/10 02:57 AM
Today we stage this terrific duplex located in Northwest Pasadena for a Los Angeles real estate investor. This investor knows that the fastest way to get her listings sold is to get them into market ready shape, price them right and have them staged by a top-notch professional home stager. I'm fortunate to work with a number of Los Angeles real estate investors who trust me to showcase the best features of their listings. Here's a before picture of the living room:

Now here's the living room after staging:

And here's a shot of the kitchen:

Contact us … (16 comments)

pasadena home stager: Pasadena Home Staging - New Construction Pasadena Luxury Home Staging - 06/20/10 05:47 AM
We staged this beautiful Pasadena luxury home this week. I had gone to see this home approximately 3 weeks ago and had done a home staging estimate for the builder/home owner and listing agent.The owner decided that he wanted to put the home on the market without staging "to test the waters". After 2 weeks of a "lukewarm" reception, he agreed to have the home staged by Pasadena's finest home staging company, Moving Mountains Design.
Upon viewing this home I recognized that the rooms were A) HUGE and B)undefined. I've staged hundreds of homes, and it was hard for me to … (13 comments)

pasadena home stager: Pasadena Home Staging A Pasadena Pool Home - Sneak Peek - 06/04/10 05:26 PM
Tuesday we staged a beautiful Pasadena home in the Michillinda Park area after being called in for a home staging consultation the previous week. Though occupied, there was very little furniture in the living room and the dining table in the formal dining room was very casual. We completely refurnished the living room and dining room and accessorized the 3 bedrooms, kitchen, family room and 3 bathrooms. In addition we staged the guest house.



For more information about this beautiful Michillinda Park area Pasadena pool home, contact the listing agent, Dick Davis at (626)233-8377
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pasadena home stager: Staging An Affordable Housing Condo In Pasadena #2 - 05/14/10 06:39 PM
Yesterday we staged the second Affordable Housing condo for a real estate investment group. We destaged the first condo we staged in this development (because it had sold) and moved everything into this unit.
Read: Even Small, Inexpensive Homes Benefit From Home Staging - Pasadena Home Staging Info
The first unit we staged sold within the first month of staging after having been on the market for almost 3 years!
The unit we staged yesterday in this Pasadena condo complex is a mirror image of the first unit. I changed out some of the artwork & accessories, just to freshen … (6 comments)

pasadena home stager: Home Staging Inventory Management Or How To Organize All That Stuff! - 05/12/10 09:10 AM
Home Staging Inventory Management or How To Organize All That Stuff!
I am often contacted by other home stagers and asked how I organize my inventory. My system has been developed through much trial and error and what works for me, may not work for you.
When I first started staging and was inexperienced, I organized my inventory by item type and color - for example, all green vases in one bin, all red pillows in another bin, etc. This worked OK up to a point, when I didn't have all that much inventory. It basically meant that I had to … (45 comments)

pasadena home stager: The Garden Conservancy Pasadena Garden Tour - 04/25/10 01:59 PM
Today, my friend Mary Gray who owns the garden accessory store Pot-ted in Los Feliz, and I went on a tour of some beautiful and historic Pasadena gardens. The tour was part of the Garden Conservancy Open Days program.
According to their brochure "The Garden Conservancy is the only national nonprofit organization founded to preserve exceptional American gardens for the education and enjoyment of the public."
Six Pasadena homeowners generously opened their private gardens to Garden Conservancy guests this year.
I love to look at local gardens. I always walk away with lots of curb appeal ideas for my Pasadena and … (6 comments)

pasadena home stager: Curb Appeal On The Cheap - Tips & What To Buy - 04/23/10 08:17 AM
If you're thinking of putting your home on the market in the coming weeks, one area you will probably have to address is your curb appeal. The front of your house is the first thing potential buyers see when they pull up to your home.
Here's some inexpensive home staging tips to up your curb appeal:
Clean up the yard - Get rid of gnomes, toys, gardening tools, trash cans and your "project" up on blocks. Cost = $0 Really clean up the yard - Rake up leaves, grass clippings, dead branches. Cost =$0 Trim back bushes from the front of … (10 comments)

pasadena home stager: Pasadena Arlington Garden - Fertile Soil For Curb Appeal Inspiration - 04/21/10 09:25 AM
As a home stager in Pasadena, CA, I'm often asked where I get my inspiration from. For curb appeal, one of my favorite places is Arlington Garden, at the corner of Arlington and Pasadena Avenue in Pasadena. I'm fortunate to live nearby, and I have the pleasure of walking through the Garden several times per week when I'm walking the dogs.
Here's what's happening this week (in pictures) in Arlington Garden:

Purple iris in a flow of Candytuft

California Poppies: With all the rain we've gotten this year, we should have a huge poppy bloom

Artichokes make a … (8 comments)

pasadena home stager: Even Small, Inexpensive Homes Require Home Staging - Pasadena Home Staging Info - 04/18/10 01:10 AM
A few weeks ago, my Pasadena home staging company, Moving Mountains Design, I was hired to provide home staging services for a very small (600 sq. ft.!!) 1 bedroom, 1 bath Pasadena condo. I was hired by a real estate investment company that does condo conversions and also purchases foreclosure properties including new construction condo projects that have gone belly up. Every unit in this project has sold except for this one. The unit is very affordably priced at $225,000, which is cheap by Los Angeles real estate standards. The real estate investment company is hoping that once staged, this unit … (11 comments)

pasadena home stager: Pasadena Home Stager Is Featured In Article "Sold On Staging" - 03/27/10 02:37 PM
A few weeks ago I was interviewed by a reporter for the Pasadena Star News for an article about home staging. They sent out a photographer when we were staging this Altadena home. Originally the article was supposed to be published on March 13th, but they held it for 2 weeks so it could be published in all of the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group's sister publications, I think 7 in all.

I think the article gives a very well balanced look at how much home staging costs (in the Los Angeles-Pasadena real estate market) and what to expect from … (26 comments)

pasadena home stager: Los Angeles Home Staging - A Hollywood Condo Home Staging Video - 02/28/10 04:34 AM
Los Angeles Home Staging - A Hollywood Condo Home Staging Video
Here's a home staging video of a Hollywood, CA condo we staged recently. I posted photos here: Los Angeles Home Staging A Hollywood Condo - Multiple Offers After The First Open House!
 
I thought it would be nice to show what we do when we are actually staging a home for sale.
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pasadena home stager: Los Angeles Home Staging - An Altadena Home Staging Video - 02/26/10 05:27 AM
Los Angeles Home Staging - An Altadena Home Staging Video - Officially my first Flip Home Staging Video!
This is a video of a home we staged last week in Altadena, CA. I've had my Flip camera for a while (I accosted many of you with it at the RESA International Home Staging Conference in Las Vegas at the end of January :o)
This is a quickie video. I'm still learning about all the ins and outs of the Flip and the editing process.
I hope you enjoy!
For more information about this home and to see still photos and … (21 comments)

pasadena home stager: Altadena Home Staging - Pasadena Home Stager Scores a Home Run - 02/21/10 06:38 AM
We staged this beautiful occupied Altadena home on Tuesday of last week. When I met with the Realtor and homeowner on Thursday afternoon, I was told that they already had an offer coming in after the first open house!
The homeowner was using the livingroom as the master bedroom. I won't show before photos of that room because it was heaped with everything they were pre-packing. Here's an after photo of the livingroom after staging:


Here's a pretty detail shot:

To see more photos and a couple of slide shows of this beautiful Altadena home read Altadena Home … (23 comments)

pasadena home stager: Pasadena Home Staging - A San Dimas Home Staged & Sold in 12 Days! - 02/06/10 02:34 PM
I was called by a Monrovia real estate agent to provide a home staging consultation to one of her clients as part of her listing package. She did a great job working with her clients and they enthusiastically completed all the tasks on my consultation to-do list.
We staged on January 19, 2010
The house hit the MLS on January 21, 2010
The house was in escrow with multiple offers on February 2, 2010
12 Days on Market! Multiple offers!
This was an occupied home staging. We staged using much of the homeowners' furniture. I used a few pieces of rented … (29 comments)

pasadena home stager: Using Feng Shui To Stage Your Kitchen - Tips To Start 2010 Right! - 12/13/09 08:32 AM
Here's some tips for using Feng Shui to stage your kitchen, whether you are staging your Los Angeles home to sell, or staging it to live.
Its that time again: the New Year is fast approaching and its time to give your kitchen a Feng Shui tune up. I've updated a post I did last year, and added some new information.
 
Stage Your Kitchen With Feng Shui Welcome prosperity and good health into your home with sound Feng Shui practices. With the New Year 2010 approaching, now is the perfect time to invite positive change into your life. Whether you … (16 comments)

pasadena home stager: Los Angeles Home Staging & Decorating For The Holidays - 10/25/09 08:38 AM
Los Angeles home staging company, Moving Mountains Design, offers Holiday Home Staging as part of their home staging and redesign services.
Thinking of having your home, office or business professionally decorated for the Holidays? We offer holiday decoration and Home Staging for the Holidays in Los Angeles and Southern California for private residences, restaurants, businesses and commercial buildings. Our team of home stagers will transform your home or business with holiday decor, be it Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or New Years. Our styles range from very traditional Norman Rockwell style, to contemporary, to eclectic/artistic/international style. Many holiday decorations are available … (11 comments)

pasadena home stager: Seeing Red In Home Staging Photos - 09/07/09 02:31 PM
We all know the importance of having eye-catching MLS photos. I'm all about taking great photos for my Los Angeles home staging clients. Beautiful,eye catching home staging photos accomplish 2 things:
They showcase the house to appeal to the greatest number of buyers on the MLS and in marketing materials. If my photos get them in the door, then the listing agent has a better chance of selling the home. They showcase my ability as a home stager on my home staging website and in my portfolio Lately, I've been using red accessories, throw pillows and bedding more and more because … (49 comments)

 
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