Home Staging Sells Two Homes Built By Students

Home Stager with Showhomes

Congratulations to Showhomes Madison in Madison, WI!

I don't know about your high school kids, but I imagine if mine built a house, it might have more than a few flaws.

Vocational high school students in the Oregon School District in Madison, Wisconsin did just that. They built two houses for school projects and put  both on the market  for sale to recoup expenses. These were very nice, well-built homes priced in the $300,000 range. Both homes sat on the market for more than a year empty.


The school district hired Showhomes to stage the home and provide a live-in Home Manager. Despite the sluggish market, the first home sold in 35 days, and the second home sold in 57 days.

Here are a couple of pictures of the staging that sold the house:



The school district was thrilled, and happy enough to write a testimonial for Showhomes (see below.) What do you think?


"After a full year of trying to sell this house, we decided to contract with Showhomes. They did a Great Job staging with a live-in Home Manager. We were able to raise our price and still receive three contracts within 35 days! We are so pleased with Showhomes. They bring value and transform a House to a Valued Home. I am convinced that this is the only way to market a home. Quick results made me a believer in Showhomes staging. They are currently helping us with our second home and we received an offer within 3 weeks after it was staged."

Bill Urban, Oregon High School
OHS School-to-Work Coordinator
Oregon, WI




Comments (5)

Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Awesome job!  What a great looking kitchen!  I wonder if the fact the house was built by students made buyers nervous initially.  Maybe they felt they were somehow worth less because of who the builders were.  Looks like the students did a great job.  I am so glad they got sold with your help!

Sep 22, 2009 11:06 AM
Beth Lester
Beth Lester Designs - Torrance, CA
Home Staging & Interior Decorating

That's great that the school district was forward thinking enough to stage them!  Congratulations.

Sep 22, 2009 12:02 PM
Betina Foreman
WJK Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY

Lovely staging job. A good stager can make or break you. Its a good thing the district got Showhomes involved, otherwise those homes would have sat on the market even longer.


Sep 22, 2009 01:05 PM
Kurt Waag
ZipRealty - Danville, CA

Congratulations and this is awesome-thanks for sharing!!

Sep 22, 2009 04:33 PM
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

What a great story! Thanks for the post.

Sep 26, 2009 12:58 PM