Flagstaff Staging Project: Turning a "Home" into a "House"

By
Home Stager with Mountain Home Staging

Recently I had the opportunity to work on a wonderful property in Flagstaff.  As I entered the lovely cast iron artist's gate to the property all I could think was "wow"!  Unfortunately, my elated wow turned to a concerned wow as I approached and entered the home.  It was a classic case of a wonderful property with wonderful, yet busy, owners who had not done many recent updates.  It was so much fun to work with the owners who quickly bought into the idea of turning their home into a "house"- which is the essence of staging.

I started with a consultation which the owner went through with a fine tooth comb (he claims to be a military man which made it easy for him to do "as he is told"!) and really began the initial staging work himself.  The owners were gracious enough to turn their home over to Mountain Home Staging so that we could put the final touches on the product.

Over the course of the project MHS provided personal shopping services to pick out new bath fixtures, carpet and paint; full staging services for each and every area of the home; furniture and accessory rentals; coordination of new carpet installation and a deep cleaning by an outside cleaning agency.

This has been the most satisfying job yet!  As I was finishing up the final touches and the realtor came through for the first time after the house had been staged I could hear her in the master suite say out loud "WOW!".  I couldn't help smiling at her response to our hard work, dedication and creative eye.

If anyone out there is wondering whether staging is really worth it, these pictures speak for themselves.

I still can't believe this is a job!  It almost seems unfair that I could have so much fun, help people and make money at the same time.  I think I have found MY home!  I thank the realtors and home owners out there who make it possible for Mountain Home Staging to continue to create great first impressions!

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Comments (6)

Ann Heitland
Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties - Flagstaff, AZ
Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales

Melissa -- thanks for your hard and wonderful work. I've been sold on staging since I first called you into another property 2 months ago. This is a wonderful result!

Check out the details of the property

 Great job!

Jun 24, 2007 08:19 AM
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Melissa - Great job!  Thanks for sharing!

 

Kathy

Jun 24, 2007 10:46 AM
Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
Stage it Right! - Melbourne, FL

Nice job Melissa!  Why did you get rid of the PINK throw? :-)

Terry Haugen - STAGE it RIGHT!

Jun 24, 2007 02:13 PM
Yvonne Root
rooms b.y. root - Prescott, AZ
Home Stager - Northern Arizona
Melissa, This is fantastic! You did an excellent job and your post is so welcoming. This is wonderful. Would you like to meet with the home staging gals here in Prescott once a month? It would certainly be wonderful to have you join our group. You could add so much.
Jun 24, 2007 03:44 PM
Calie Waterhouse
Chandler, AZ
Community Builder
Hey Melissa - Welcome to A/R.  Thanks for sharing your *success story* with us.  Good job!  I would also like to encourage you to contact Yvonne (see comment above) about S.N.A.P. (their staging group).  It would be worth your time and energy to network with other stagers - you just never know who'll you'll meet :)
Jun 25, 2007 03:10 AM
Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA
Melissa: Great job! And I can vouch for Yvonne, too. Great Stager and funny as they come (as in funny- ha ha).
Jun 25, 2007 07:05 AM