Pooh, the Dinosaur, the Garden and the Watermelon

By
Home Stager with Certified Staging Professional

How many times do we (professional stagers) say it.  Have you heard it: The way we dwell is NOT the way to SELL.

These photos are from an example of clients that took my staging consultation seriously and made the necessary changes even though their house was a short sale property.  They knew that paint was an inexpensive investment in getting the house more attention and getting it sold.

This house had 5 bedrooms and here are four:

The DINOSAUR (boys) room before:before photo by Dream Interior Redesign and Home Staging Coarsegold CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

after photo by Dream Interior Redesign and Real Estate Home Staging Coarsegold CABoys Bedroom AFTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The garden (girls) bedroom before:

before photo by Dream Interior Redesign and Real Estate Home Staging Coarsegold CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Bedroom AFTER:   after photo by Dream Interior Redesign and Real Estate Home Staging Coarsegold CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Pooh (girls) Bedroom before:  before photo by Dream Interior Redesign and Real Estate Home Staging Coarsegold CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Bedroom AFTER:after photo by Dream Interior Redesign and Real Estate Home Staging Coarsegold Ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The "Watermelon" master bedroom before:

before photo by Dream Interior Redesign & Real Estate Home Staging Coarsegold CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master Bedroom AFTER: after photo by Dream Interior Redesign and Real Estate Home Staging Coarsegold CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVERY listed house needs at least a staging consultation AND savvy clients that implement some needed changes. 

Call Dream Interior Redesign and Stagingfor an inexpensive staging consultation. Learn the professional tips that will help get your home off the market and SOLD.  Serving the California foothill and mountain communities of Coarsegold, Oakhurst, North Fork, Ahwahnee, Mariposa, Raymond, Wawona and Fish Camp.  (559) 877-2442

 

Comments (36)

Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

Great transformation for selling a home.  This place is now prepared to sell.  Your expert advise helped them maximize their selling potential.  Great job Ginger! The proof is in these photos.

Jul 05, 2009 11:22 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Sharon, I LOVED these sellers and their kids.  It's these type of people that I will go above and beyond what they pay for  to help them achieve "get it sold".  Thank you for commenting. 

Jul 05, 2009 11:31 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Thanks Liz, the house was spotless before I arrived and they listened happily.  Not that's a nice switch isn't it. 

Jul 05, 2009 11:32 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

photo by Dream Interior Redesign and Real Estate Home Staging Coarsegold CALori Kim, I don't think that this mom got a lot of sleep anyway with 6 kids from 2 months to 12 years.  Each room, including the master, suited the personalities of the dwellers but they knew that it just wouldn't work for others. The only bedroom that I didn't "touch" was the office because it was dad's office and his place of refuge from the kids. (drum set)

Thanks for commenting.  Phone call coming your way this week.   

 

   photo by Dream Interior Redesign and Real Estate Home Staging Coarsegold CA

Jul 05, 2009 11:35 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Kathy, the fact that the seller's called it their "watermelon" room tells you about their sense of humor.  Wish that they still lived close by so that I could help them with their move-in design. Thanks for commenting.   

Jul 05, 2009 11:37 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Cathy, thanks for the compliments.  IF clients are willing to listen and implement there certainly is a lot of POWER in what we love to do. 

Jul 05, 2009 11:39 AM
Sheila Kennedy
J29 Project - Rochester, NY

Wow Ginger - great transformation!  Love your power of persuasion and I can see what a huge difference it made for them.  Congrats on a job well done!

Jul 05, 2009 02:23 PM
Kathy Alexander
GreatStages Home Staging and Redesign - Vancouver, WA
Home Stager Camas WA, Home Staging Southwest WA

Great work, Ginger. The hallmark of a true professional stager is the ability to find solutions that will work for each particular client in their own unique circumstance. You certainly accomplished that and did it with wonderful sensitivity.

Jul 05, 2009 07:05 PM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Thanks Sheila.  For this particular instance I didn't need much persuasion.  These folks were "on board" almost before I walked in the door.  That doesn't happen often so they were a breath of fresh air. 

Jul 06, 2009 03:07 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Kathy, I was surprised that someone in a short sale situation was willing to make any changes.  That doesn't happen often around here, but when it does it works!  Thanks for commenting. 

Jul 06, 2009 03:11 AM
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Ginger,

You did a wonderful service for those homeowners...the house looks so much better now.  Congratulations on being able to work with your clients so well that they take your advise to the fullest.  As always Ginger great work!!!

Jul 06, 2009 05:58 PM
Cathy Brosius
Arranged Smartly LLC - Saint Louis, MO
Home Staging St. Louis region

Those kids rooms looked so much larger after they were painted a neutral color! It is difficult to convince clients to consider those changes. Great job!

Jul 07, 2009 10:03 AM
Janice Ankrett
Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Ginger > You did a wonderful job guiding your clients. Thank goodness they were decals!

Jul 07, 2009 11:11 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Thanks so much Linda for the compliments and comments.  Wish that I could say that it's always as easy as this one but I'll take what I can get. 

Jul 07, 2009 11:24 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Cathy, these sellers also took decluttering ALMOST to an extreme.  I had to "lend" them some accessories to add personality but not in the bedrooms.  Usually I don't leave my things in homes with children but these kids were so well disciplined that I just wasn't worried.  Thanks for commenting.

Jul 07, 2009 11:27 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Janice the clouds were the only painted objects and since they still had left-over paint from their original work it was as easy as it could be.  Thanks for commenting. 

Jul 07, 2009 11:30 AM
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Really fantastic.  It always seems so sad to paint over such obviously personal pieces of art, but they won't be living there any long and if it makes the sale faster then it was time and money well spent.... I've recently put my home on the market and had to paint over my hand stenciled dining room.  Even Bevin cringed when I told her I did it... everyone loved it - but it was an extension of me and definately not for the majority of buyers....

Jul 17, 2009 02:16 PM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Thanks Melissa.  Since except for the clouds, in the kids rooms these were stickers they can use them again in their next home in Idaho.  I imagine that the "watermelon room" will reappear there also.  They loved their home and everyone should when it's for dwelling. 

Jul 18, 2009 03:33 AM
c m
Colorado Springs, CO

Wow, great job at keeping the essence, without all the frou-frou! I'm sure the kids see it differently, but now, so can buyers! Excellent!

Aug 06, 2009 03:24 PM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Cheryl, the even more surprising thing was that this house was a short sale, yet the seller's were willing to make the changes.  Smart people with great kids!  Thanks for stopping and commenting. 

Aug 07, 2009 04:32 AM