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Home Staging gets it SOLD in 48 days, when avg D.O.M. is 146 - take THAT nay-sayers of Staging!

Home Stager with Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro

Remember this house?  Appropriately dubbed the "House of Doors", doors, and more doors!

House of Doors

Yes, the same house that also had a bath tub immediately adjacent to the master BED (not room, BED)


Yes, the very same house with oddities such THIS ?!?!

Well, nay-sayers of Home Staging,  I am here to state that even though the average days on the market for this BEACH community is 146 days - this one is under escrow in just 48 days AFTER Staging! HA!


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Comments (20)

Barbara Michaluk
Weichert Realtors | Phone Direct 240-506-2434 | 301-681-0550 office - Silver Spring, MD
Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR

Connie, Thanks for sharing this. Looks like you do an excellent transformation.

Sep 28, 2009 12:33 PM
Jeani Codrey
RE/MAX Corridor - New Braunfels, TX
Director of Opportunity & Agent Development

Way to go!!!  That is outstanding...and I think staging has much merit in our industry!  Thanks for all you do!

Sep 28, 2009 12:44 PM
Michelle Molinari
FEATURE THIS... Real Estate Staging & Interior Decor - Lafayette, LA
Feature This Real, Estate Staging & Curb Appeal Concepts

I certainly do remember those blogs about his house, and I was thinking 'Thank goodness it wasn't me!"

You clearly did an excellent job, because that house was a doozy of design dilemmas and you sorted them all out.


Sep 28, 2009 01:17 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Connie- I remember the House of Doors!  Great job.  That one took some creativity and imagination.

Sep 28, 2009 01:23 PM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

I never saw the House of Doors, but it certainly proves that staging can help.

Sep 28, 2009 01:29 PM
Tammy Mercado
Debra's Designs Home Staging & Redesign - Centerville, OH
Dayton Ohio Home Stager

That's Awesome!  Who could forget the House of Doors!?!?  I am sure that was a fun one to work with too!

Sep 28, 2009 01:48 PM
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Connie, I DO remember this house! Like Michelle.. glad it wasn't me! I double the nay-sayers of staging! Great job and congrats! Love it, love it!!!

Sep 28, 2009 01:53 PM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Connie I certainly hope the "Naysayers" are reading this post LOL!!  Congrats on the sale of this odd home -- your staging made it livable!

Sep 28, 2009 02:27 PM
Lori Kim Polk
Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services - Roseville, CA
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento

Whooopeeee! This is super Connie. Great to add to your stats ;)

Sep 28, 2009 03:18 PM
Kathleen Garvey
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Denver - Denver, CO
Denver's Neighborhood Expert - Listings & Sales

Congrats Connie!!  Gotta love when the sale comes so quickly after staging the property!  : )

Sep 29, 2009 12:52 AM
C. Bartch
Newark, OH

I remember that difficult house Connie, great job on getting it sold! Your staging changed the feel of the L/R to warm and inviting, very nice.

Sep 29, 2009 03:20 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I am so glad you did a followup with the marvelous results!  Great job!  This house was certainly a challenge!

Sep 29, 2009 08:17 AM
Laurie Calhoun
Gloria Home Staging, Inc. - Winter Springs, FL
Seminole County FL Home Stager

The bare statistics are marvelous enough by themselves, but when paired with the information about how strange the home is, it makes them even more outstanding. Makes you want to add an asterisk to the stats, doesn't it? Wonderful work, Connie.

Sep 29, 2009 02:38 PM
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Connie - that's incredible!!! 

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


Sep 29, 2009 11:59 PM
Connie Tebyani
Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro - Calabasas, CA
Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County

Hi, everyone! Didn't mean to post-&-ghost

Thank you, Barbara,of all the homes we have EVER Staged, this was by far the most challenging in many ways.

Thanks, Jeani,Home Staging believe it or not still is not an "industry standard" to many. Still scratching my head on that.

Michelle M. & Kathy ~glad to know people remember my posts ;), yes it was a doosie, that's why I am SO glad it went under contract so quickly.

Check out the link I included to the "house of doors", Jane. 10 doors all in the front entry of the home... or was is 11? Check out the oddities link to ;)

Tammy & Donna ~Next time I have another one like this I'll call you both - lol

I hope they are too, Maureen, "HA!"

Thank you, Lori & Kathleen!  (note I already update the RES show?)



Sep 30, 2009 01:55 AM
Connie Tebyani
Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro - Calabasas, CA
Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County

Thanks, Cynthia, it was quite a mix of modern contemporary (or shall I say 80's white) and Spanish influences - is that even possible?!?!

It certainly was, Sharon, that's why I was so excited when I heard it was in escrow and closing so quickly.

Actually, Laurie, this house sat in the market before Staging with nary a nibble.  Left bare, all the buyers could see was the extremely awkward floor plan and left wondering how they could marry the various styles within the home. Even when I looked at the home via the Internet (when they 1st contacted me) I had NO CLUE what was going on in this home because there was no frame of reference.

THANK YOU, KATHY! I'm honored!

Sep 30, 2009 02:01 AM
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Connie,

This property screamed stage me. Was it designed by a contractor? Sometimes these types of homes just make me laugh. I can see Monte Hall as the agent- "so you think the closet is behind...door number one, two, three..." And as a consolation prize you get a bathtub next to your bed. Congrats on a hard sell, excellent job!


Sep 30, 2009 07:21 AM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Thank you for the update on the door home. You are the "bomb" Connie!! Fabulous for you!!

Sep 30, 2009 04:59 PM
Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

Way to go Connie!  It truly was a home with a unique floor plan and architectural features.  Your staging made sense of the rooms and space.  It softened the the somewhat awkward areas/features and turned them into focal points.  Well done - Congrats on the quick sale!!

Sep 30, 2009 11:16 PM
Annie Pinsker-Brown
Stage to Sell - LA Home Staging - Los Angeles, CA
Stage to Sell, Los Angeles Home Stager

Beautiful work on this CHALLENGING house!! Monte Hall??? Kimo just kills me! :)

Oct 07, 2009 05:26 PM