Monster Project, Monster Results

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Home Stager with www.Staged-to-Sell

This was a project that we could not wait to share with you. 

We worked on this project for four months. Before our client purchased the property it was used as a half-way  house for recovering addicts. A great cause but its located in the heart of an established neighborhood and maintaining the property was not number one the previous owners priority list.

The new owner was referred to us by another Stager from Active Rain because we offer Full Service Staging and could fill the clients needs.  We met with the new owner, assessed the needs to bring it up to current market value and away we went.  He agreed to all of the recommended items and we ended up changing every detail of the house except the roof and the foundation! A crew worked six days a week on every detail. Here are just a few of the before and afters:

Turn a Family Room into a Master Bedroom with a new Travertine covered fireplace

before harper

MASTER BEDROOM BEFORE

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MASTER SUITE AFTER STAGED TO SELL

  

Turn a tiny bedroom into a Master Suite Bath

HARPER BEFORE

MASTER BATH BEFORE

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 MASTER BATH AFTER STAGED TO SELL

Turn an area that was just dirt under the house into a spectacular laundry room/craft area

No befores available - it was just a dirt mound

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 Take a Front Door and move it from the side of the house  to the front  - Curb Appeal!

HARPER BEFORE

EXTERIOR BEFORE

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EXTERIOR AFTER STAGED TO SELL

 Take down three walls to open up the gorgeous view of the San Francisco Bay

HARPER BEFORE

GREAT ROOM ENTRANCE BEFORE (lots of walls)

 

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 GREAT ROOM AFTER STAGED TO SELL

 Gut the entire kitchen and start fresh with new floors, cabinets, appliances and granite counters

HARPER BEFORE

KITCHEN BEFORE

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KITCHEN AFTER STAGED TO SELL

Update the facade of the fireplace

 

HARPER BEFORE

FIREPLACE BEFORE

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FIREPLACE AFTER STAGED TO SELL

 

Change three outdated, dirty and dingy bathrooms into beautiful spaces

 

HARPER BEFORE

HALL BATHROOM BEFORE

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HALL BATHROOM AFTER

HARPER BEFORE

GUEST BATHROOM BEFORE

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GUEST BATHROOM AFTER STAGED TO SELL

HARPER BEFORE

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KIDS BATHROOM AFTER STAGED TO SELL

Remove outdated and unattractive banister and replace with contemporary bamboo and glass

HARPER BEFORE

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What were the results of all this work? Sold in 6 days for the highest price ever received in that area - ever. Yes, even in this market. 

www.staged-to-sell.com is the East Bay's premier full service staging company. Our services include small and large preparation of homes for market. Whether our clients just need the bare minimum to make their home stand out from the rest or much more we have the resources and team to make it happen. For more information visit website www.staged-to-sell.com.

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Rainmaker
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David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Great results and a fantastic transformation.  Your style really complimented the rehab.  Congrats!

Sep 26, 2009 04:41 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
Shows Great Home Staging

Kym - what an amazing transformation.  The changes you made this property were right on target and your staging is beautiful.  Thanks for sharing.

Sep 26, 2009 05:13 AM #5
Rainer
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Nancy Cleary
www.nancycleary.com - walnut creek - california - Walnut Creek, CA

You really did the property justice by maximizing on the views, and, we all know a view is priceless.  Very well done, my dear.  Take a rest, now.

Sep 26, 2009 06:05 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

You worked your magic, once again!!  It came out incredible.

Congratulations. Your home staging is being featured in the group Staging Before and After Pictures.

Kathy

Sep 26, 2009 10:47 AM #7
Rainer
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Laurie Calhoun
Gloria Home Staging, Inc. - Winter Springs, FL
Seminole County FL Home Stager

Wow! Kym, that is wonderful! You turned that home into a gem. I love the whole atmosphere, and those views! Wow!

Sep 26, 2009 12:43 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Kimberley Hawley
Hawley Interiors & Staging - Caledon, ON
Hawley Interiors & Staging

Hi Kym, What a fabulous transformation....Nothing was overlooked....I love the stairs. Super job.

Sep 26, 2009 12:45 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Connie Tebyani
Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro - Calabasas, CA
Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County

All I can say, Kym, is O-M-G! Please send someone to come and pick my jaw up off of the floor!!!

Sep 26, 2009 04:21 PM #10
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Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

I can see why you were so excited to share this project.  Big undertaking with fantastic results both ascetically and getting the property sold at top dollar.  Congrats Kym!

Sep 26, 2009 11:51 PM #11
Rainer
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Susan Macaulay
Clarity Over Clutter - Winnipeg, MB

WOW - what a transformation!  Nice and bright - spacious and clean lines.  It is exciting to see great before and after photos and the success story of how quickly it sold.  Again this really is a testimony that STAGING WORKS

 

Sep 27, 2009 01:44 AM #12
Rainer
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Kym Hough
www.Staged-to-Sell - Danville, CA
Staged to Sell East Bay - Danville, CA

I've had a busy weekend so I haven't had time to comment. This morning on my way out the door I saw Connie's comment and I laughed out loud and had to take a second to comment. Thanks all...just love what we all do  - don't you. Got me thinking of a new blog "The new face of Professional Staging"...might need to take a second and do it?

Sep 27, 2009 03:38 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

This is an awesome home!  Well, now it is, anyways, thanks to you and your crew!  What a great job and fabulous pictures!

Sep 27, 2009 04:08 AM #14
Rainer
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Brian Griffis
Realty Choice - Springfield, MO

That is tremendous Kym.  Your work really did turn that home around.  Just shows you what the artistic hand can do.

Sep 27, 2009 04:57 AM #15
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Cathy Brosius
Arranged Smartly LLC - Saint Louis, MO
Home Staging St. Louis region

Wow! Every space was a dramatic transformation.  I love the banister and your choice of furnishings is beautiful but simple. I was also blown away by the photos. The views in the background were very clear and the room was lit well, too. Did a photographer take those?

Sep 27, 2009 05:25 AM #16
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Gaby Diskin

Way to go Kym:) I got to see some of the transformation take place and it's a MASTER PIECE!   So did someone pick up Connie's chops off the floor? lol!!

Sep 28, 2009 05:57 AM #17
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Gina

Wow! This really is a transformation. What did homeowner have to spend to get it in this condition and did he get back his investment +?  It's a great example to homeowners the importance of "spending a little" to get the highest value. Love it!!

Sep 28, 2009 09:03 AM #18
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Lachelle Johnson
Aloha Staging, San Leandro, Alameda County, California - San Leandro, CA
CSP, RESA, ASPM
I have always admired your work, Kym. What a beautiful job. Thank you for sharing the results with us!! Staging works... FULL SERVICE staging works even BETTER!
Sep 28, 2009 09:21 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Amy Boxer
Pura Vida Design Group, Inc - Oakland, CA

Thanks for emailing and sharing Kym.  Really great job and a huge kudos also should go out to the property owner as well for recognizing the importance of bringing a Professional Stager in EARLY on in the process.  I can't tell you how many times Donna and I are staging and we meet each other in the hallway and say, "look at this - now why would they do this when really that would have been so much better." Congrats!

Sep 28, 2009 10:46 AM #20
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Melanie Ryan

Kym,  You are amazing and have ALWAYS been amazing!!!  No wonder you haven't answered my em's!!!  You're way to busy but with fabulous results. 

 

Sep 28, 2009 11:57 AM #21
Rainmaker
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the Chris & Lisa Grus Team
Premier Realty Exclusive - Saint Louis, MO
GRI, e-PRO

Great Turn around Kym!  In Missouri, its illegal to share commissions with other professionals, it only seems fair if you do so much to make the sale happen, that you should get a bigger perk!

Oct 05, 2009 05:19 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Annie Pinsker-Brown
Stage to Sell - LA Home Staging - Los Angeles, CA
Stage to Sell, Los Angeles Home Stager

All I can say is WOW girl!!! That is some amazing work! That's a miraculous transformation and I am in awe!

Oct 07, 2009 05:29 PM #23
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