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Vacant Shows the Flaws!

Home Stager with Carolina Spaces, LLC

Wow, did this cute bungalow in Columbia, SC need staged!  I couldn't help but notice all the flaws throughout the house when I priced the house while it was vacant.  Also the empty rooms looked so small! 

Now that I've staged the house, buyers can focus on how cute it will look when they move in with their funishings - and how much room they have to fit their company.  I'm hoping for a fast sale.  It was listed with no offers for several months.

Joan Inglis, ASP, ASPM, IAHSP


Comments (12)

Kathleen Cooper
Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Worcester, MA
Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner

Very cute home!  Hope you get a fast sale as well!  Thanks for sharing and happy 4th.



Jul 04, 2009 02:13 PM
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager


Beautiful work!!!  All your colors work great together. 

You are right about all the flaws showing in a vacant home...and not that we ever hide them.  They just aren't as noticeable when the home is Professionally Staged.  Great job!!!

Jul 04, 2009 02:17 PM
Dan Quinn
The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate - Silver Spring, MD
Dan Quinn

What a difference the stagingmakes.  That should help the sale; no doubt.  It's amazing how the furniture makes the room look bigger.

Jul 04, 2009 02:22 PM
Maria Morton
Platinum Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Nice job, Joan! Professional staging makes such a difference in the price buyers are willing to pay as well as the length of time it takes to get those offers.

Jul 04, 2009 02:33 PM
Bob Foster
Century 21 Lanthorn R. E. Ltd. Belleville, Ontario - Belleville, ON

I'm no stager, but it is interesting to see this in effect. I'm selling condos and the bedroom sizes are identical in each unit. in one we had a king-size bed and the clients commented on how large it was. In the next we had no furniture and they said it looked smaller :)

Jul 04, 2009 02:56 PM
Lori Lincoln And Associates
Top Agent Serving Dighton Taunton, Rehoboth and more! - Taunton, MA
Top Agent Taunton,Dighton Rehoboth &more

Yes, Vacant homes show all the nail holes from photos, staged homes that are priced well always sell faster than their vacant competition. Worth the effort and the investment.

Jul 04, 2009 03:29 PM
Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

Hi Joan, Staging can make all the difference as this picture clearly shows!

Jul 04, 2009 03:34 PM
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Joan~ Gosh, how I wish every home was staged!  It would make every body's lfe a whole lot easier!

Jul 04, 2009 03:56 PM
Janelle Fisher, Instinctive Staging & Design, Seattle Wa.
Instinctive Staging & Design, LLC - Seattle, WA

Joan,  The Dining room look great.  We (Stagers) wished that every home was staged as well.  Good luck!

Jul 05, 2009 07:41 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Joan, great Staging job and you brought out an important point about vacant homes. .. people will focus on the flaws if there's nothing else to look at. 

Here's to a quick sale.

Jul 05, 2009 08:31 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

You are right. The house shows much better furnished and staged.

Ginger of Southport.

Jul 06, 2009 02:47 PM
Barbara Cluck-Miksits
BCM Home Staging LLC - Ridgewood, NJ
Home Staging - New Jersey

Joan, Looks great! And you are so right about seeing all the flaws in a vacant home. Just had the same situation myself with a Realtor friend of mine. While the furniture was still in her family home she thought all was well but, as soon as it was removed she new it had to be staged before it hit the market.

Jul 13, 2009 02:24 PM