From Unsellable to Sold with Staging in Havertown, Pennsylvania

Home Stager with Home Staging & Organizing

This house located in Havertown, Delaware County was in desperate need of an updated look. It had been on the market for months without an offer and lacked buyer appeal. After a realtor change and strong recommendation to stage, I was called in. Working with a limited time frame and budget, I was able to achieve dramatic changes. The seller agreed to remove dated window treatments and oversized furniture as well as replace dated light fixtures and ceiling fans. Initially reluctant to proceed with staging, the seller was sold on the benefits after seeing the transformation and receiving a signed offer within 10 days of listing the newly staged property! 































Comments (11)

Chrissie Sutherland
Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC

Just the simplest changes make the biggest difference.  Great job. 

Dec 17, 2009 12:21 PM
Nancy Maurer
Whitehall Interiors & Home Staging LLC - Sparta, NJ
Home Stager - Serving No. NJ

It's no wonder it sold quickly.  Just the change in the living room, with the removal of the window treatments and oversized furniture, is remarkable.  Wonderful job.

Dec 18, 2009 11:28 AM
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager


Your Staging really made a difference.  I love the furniture placement you used.  It was a great choice of furniture for the home as well.  Lovely Staging!!!

Dec 18, 2009 05:27 PM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Much, much, much, much better.  You do nice work.  Thanks for sharing with us.

Dec 19, 2009 02:19 PM

Great improvement.  You removed the obstacles for buyers to see the home without distractions and oversized furniture blocking up rooms.

Good work!

Dec 19, 2009 02:24 PM
Linda Sticklin
Home Staging & Organizing - Berwyn, PA

Thanks for your complimentary comments! This project was again proof that even though a buyer is not purchasing the seller's furniture/accessories, those things can leave a negative image in the buyer's mind and hinder a sale. The whole vibe of this house changed post staging, contributing to a quick sale.   

Dec 21, 2009 04:00 AM
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

GREAT updates without breaking the Bank!!  All the rooms look updated and much bigger!  All the best in 2010!

Dec 31, 2009 06:59 PM
Christine T.
C.A.T. Construction and Home Staging & Design - Crown Point, IN

Great job. Simple changes make all the difference. I like how you took down the blinds in the living room and used the beautiful changing color landscaping to bring in color.

Jan 03, 2010 12:39 AM
Linda Sticklin
Home Staging & Organizing - Berwyn, PA

Kathy & Christine,

Just removing the oversized, dated furniture made a big difference. I find sellers are often reluctant to remove window coverings (even when they are not needed for privacy). Doing so made the family room space feel larger and brighter.


Jan 04, 2010 09:49 AM
Peggy Givens
Staging Tulsa - Tulsa, OK
Professional Home Stager, Home Staging in the Tulsa Oklahoma Area

The family room view is beautiful. What a selling feature! Because of the great staging, your eye is now able to go other places besides the (previous) distracting decorating.


Jan 22, 2010 11:49 AM
Linda Sticklin
Home Staging & Organizing - Berwyn, PA

Thanks, Peggy. Yes, just getting rid of the dated furniture & decor improved the appearance in a big way. So glad the seller was open to getting rid of it.

Jan 23, 2010 01:49 AM