Home on the market for 18 months, smart owner turns to staging for help!!!

Home Stager with Ready Set Stage

Hi Everyone,

This home has been on the market for 18 months.  The homeowner has moved to Charlotte already, but thought maybe staging would be the edge she needed to get this thing sold.  I suggested changing some light fixtures and painting the powder room.  The painter is there today painting, so I don't have a before and after of that.  We also changed the cabinet pulls in the kitchen from brass to brushed nickel and also some of the swichplates from brass to white.  She could only budget to stage 3 rooms and the masterbath, but I think it turned out nice and I hope it helps the seller.  Andrew will take pictures Monday, which are always fun to see.  I'm sure he will share them with you this week.  Here are mine.  Let's all pray for a quick sale for this lady.  As always, thanks for your support!!!!

UPDATE:  Here is the link to Andrews photos:  Small Budget, Small Changes, HUGE Benefits (Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC) 

Comments (17)

Kathy Passarette
Creative Home Expressions - Mount Sinai, NY
L.I. Staging/Decorating

Chrissie ~ I really like how you brought the red from the dining room (I'm guessing) into the other rooms.  I think that even the rooms you did will help.

Mar 28, 2009 07:09 AM
Patsy Overton
Patsy Overton Interiors, Atlanta, Georgia - Duluth, GA

Chrissie - Nice work!  I really like the family/living room.  The dark furniture adds much needed depth.

Mar 28, 2009 10:31 AM
Peg Prather
Vancouver, WA
Vancouver, WA

The before pictures with little or nothing in the room just cannot compare to your beautiful full staging. People won't be able to resist this home now!

Mar 28, 2009 10:36 AM
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Chrissie, You certainly warmed up this home. It shouldn't be on the market much longer now that you've added your magic touch! Good luck!

Mar 28, 2009 10:50 AM
Cindy Griffith
First Fruit Holdings - Lawrenceville, GA

It's gorgeous!  I love the reds you used to draw the eyes from one room to the next.  Your furniture and placement is perfect as well! SCORE!  I'm sure this house will sell quickly!

Mar 28, 2009 01:24 PM
League City, TX - Worrell Team, REALTORS, GRI, CNE
RE/MAX 1st Class - League City, TX

Great post... it makes all the difference!  And I had never really thought about how it does benefit both parties!

Mar 28, 2009 02:52 PM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

As Craing Schiller would say...the red keeps the eye moving.  It looks just sooo great Chrissie!! This one is going to sell quickly.  Keep us posted. 

Mar 28, 2009 04:12 PM
Wendy Timmons
Move Home Realty - Temecula, CA
Temecula Realtor

Hi Chrissie! It looks wonderful!Love the moving reds! Good luck for a quick sale, you have now given that property the edge it needs :) 

Mar 28, 2009 04:42 PM
Virginia Tatseos
Stage-Show-Sell - Bloomfield Township, MI

I'll bet there are more showings on the home now that it's been staged.   Did you provide photos to the listing agent?

Mar 28, 2009 05:26 PM
Andrew Mayon
Triad Real Estate Photography - Greensboro, NC

Hey Chrissie:

Another superb job, I look forward to capturing this on Monday for you and see if I can't improve on your pictures...you're getting pretty darn good.  =)

The one thing that struck me was the dining room light change.  The phrace "turn that frown upside down," came to mind.


Mar 28, 2009 10:37 PM
Chrissie Sutherland
Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC

Thanks so much for the nice compliments.  This is why I love activerain so much.  You all always make my day. 

Mar 28, 2009 11:18 PM
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Chrissie - I love seeing transformations such as this as you brought life into the home!  What a huge difference; especially in the living room!

Congratulations.  Your post is being featured in the group Staging Before & After Pictures.


Mar 29, 2009 12:11 AM

Chrissie, great job!  Any news yet?

Mar 29, 2009 03:56 AM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

HI Chrissie, it looks fabulous!  You definitely made  a huge improvement with the budget allowed. Kudos to you for pulling off another perfect Staging.

Mar 29, 2009 10:11 AM
Andrew Mayon
Triad Real Estate Photography - Greensboro, NC

Here is your "teaser" Chrissie, enjoy!


Back to work I go....

Mar 30, 2009 01:25 PM
Jacqueline Forde
Alluring Interiors - Ajax, ON

Wow!! Looks great, Chrissie!

Mar 31, 2009 08:57 AM
Chrissie Sutherland
Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC

Kathy, Thanks for featuring this post.  It's always an honor

Sharon-We just finished staging a couple days ago, the pictures aren't posted to the MLS yet, but hopefully soon there will be a sold sign in the yard. 

Michelle and Jacqueline-- thanks for your compliments.

Apr 01, 2009 07:34 AM