You asked for it Maureen - Here you go!

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Home Stager with Judy Heinrich Home Staging

I love the point Maureen Henry made in her Meat and Potatoes blog.  Too often agents and homeowners only think of staging when the property is vacant or after it has sat on the market for awhile.  It can't be said enough - Every home, especially occupied homes, will benefit from home staging.  I've written about this before and will continue to try to educate agents and sellers alike - Home staging is NOT expensive and it DOES make a difference.  So here's to you Maureen - a few photos of average, everyday homes, staged to look better than they did before!  Spread the word!

  

  

  

  

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Rainer
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Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging
Judy, this a great transforamtion! 
Jun 27, 2007 12:49 PM #8
Rainer
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Yvonne Root
rooms b.y. root - Prescott, AZ
Home Stager - Northern Arizona
Judy, This is just another of your wonderful posts showing what a great job you do and how stagers can make a difference. I hope your new hubby won't mind that you are so busy helping home after home be prepared for selling. I love your examples!
Jun 27, 2007 12:57 PM #9
Rainer
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Maureen Maureen
Orangeburg, NY
Judy - The befores really beg the question;  What were they thinking?  You did an amazing job making the space inviting and cohesive.  Thanks for the post  I think realtors and homeowners really need to see this type of transformation.  You go girl!
Jun 27, 2007 01:05 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Wow.  This is amazing, Judy. 

Congratulations as this post is being featured within the group!

Kathy

Jun 27, 2007 03:18 PM #11
Rainer
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Judy Heinrich
Judy Heinrich Home Staging - San Diego, CA

Thank you all for the kind comments and stopping by... would love to see more of these kind of pictures featured from everyone!

Lori - with these 4 houses I didn't add a thing, just used what was in their house.  Sometimes I do add my own inventory or suggest they purchase items I think would add a nice touch - usually nicer towels, greenery, pillows, etc.

Kim - adding pictures is easy, just click on th tree in the bar where you write comments.  There have been blogs written that explain how to post pictures, just do a search and I'm sure you'll find one - or ask Maureen Henry - she knows everything about computers!

Yvonne - New hubby - do you know something I don't?  Mine's been around for 20 years!  :)  He is happy every week when I deposit the money... makes up for the dinners I never cook anymore!

Jun 27, 2007 11:43 PM #12
Rainer
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Yvonne Root
rooms b.y. root - Prescott, AZ
Home Stager - Northern Arizona
Oops Judy, My mistake. I was confusing you with someone else. Does the word "braindead" come to mind? Well just treat him like a new hubby and all will be well. :) Sorry. My hubby of almost 30 years has learned how to make a mean meal of canned soup, so I know what you mean.
Jun 28, 2007 12:38 AM #13
Rainer
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Judy Heinrich
Judy Heinrich Home Staging - San Diego, CA
Yvonne - I usually call it my "Senior Moment" - having way too many of them lately!  I guess all that "training" is good for him though...he's transferred to DC and now is only home on the weekends.  I think there will be many cans of soup in his future!
Jun 28, 2007 12:51 AM #14
Rainer
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Yvonne Root
rooms b.y. root - Prescott, AZ
Home Stager - Northern Arizona
Haha Judy, I have all sorts of names for it. Problem is I can't remember any of them. :) That must be hard having hubby away a week at a time. Good thing he has learned to cook for himself. Tell him he should be grateful for your loving training.
Jun 28, 2007 01:15 AM #15
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Calie Waterhouse
Chandler, AZ
Community Builder

Great example of staging, Judy. Sometimes staging comes across as too expensive or just for the wealthy - I simply let me clients know that "Good staging doesn't have to be expensive to be effective".  

BTW - Yvonne, you're thinking of Reece Mack.  She just got married.  And - my husband does all the cooking in our home.  I can bake - but, boy, can he cook ;0)

Jun 28, 2007 01:44 AM #16
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Charissa Robinett
INTERIORS by Charissa LLC - Joplin, MO
Judy, I just clicked on your profile by accident.  I hadn't taken the time to look at it.  Anyway, those pictures on your profile page are awesome!  Especially that bathroom!  It doesn't look like you spent alot of money, but the transformation is incredible.  Great job!
Jun 28, 2007 02:57 AM #17
Rainer
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Yvonne Root
rooms b.y. root - Prescott, AZ
Home Stager - Northern Arizona
Calie, You are right, I was thinking of Reece. My hubby too has his specialties. You better like biscuits and gravy if he is cooking. :)
Jun 28, 2007 03:06 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta
Great job Judy!!  I have only had the opportunity to do vacant homes which I love.  I do consults on occupied homes but I don't get to take before and after pictures.  Staging vacant homes is less expensive and really creates dramatic results.  Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures!
Jun 28, 2007 05:12 AM #19
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Kathy Dyer

Great Job, I love the average home and the look on the sellers faces after we are done!

At least your sellers had nice furniture to work with. Some times we have nothing to work with and we Stagers still make miracles happen!

Thanks for your post!

Jun 28, 2007 05:44 AM #20
Rainer
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Christine Craig
Designology Interior Design - Santa Barbara, CA
Allied ASID & NKBA
Great work Judy! It's amazing what staging can do.
Jun 28, 2007 07:20 AM #21
Rainmaker
416,586
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ
AzLadyInRed
These are "great" before and after photos. I think it's extremely helpful for sellers to see these. Thanks for the post.
Jun 28, 2007 08:25 AM #22
Rainer
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Val Allocco
Staged 2 Sell New York & Long Island - Northport, NY
HSE; ASHSR - Home Stager, for Manhattan, Brooklyn & Long Island

Judy,

As usual, you've done 'us' proud!  Simple changes using what is available can make such a huge difference!

VAL

Jun 28, 2007 11:30 AM #23
Rainer
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Phyllis Pafumi
ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey - Old Bridge, NJ
ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ

The homeowner must have freaked after the staging because it looks like a totally different house.

Phyllis Pafumi

Jul 13, 2007 05:07 PM #24
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Rhonda Hay Rawlins
Glastonbury Home Staging - Glastonbury, CT
Judy, These photos are terrific. It really shows that you can get dramatic results without spending a fortune, using the homeowners own furniture. Great examples. Thanks for sharing.
Jul 14, 2007 10:41 AM #25
Rainer
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Juliet Johnson
Vizzitopia - St Johns, FL
Jacksonville Photography & Digital Marketing

Simply superb.  Thanks for the share.

Jul 14, 2007 10:47 AM #26
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Betty Haney
Haney Consulting - Calgary, AB
I wandered over to your website and was very impressed with your work and your photographs.  If I was a potential client and clicked on your website, I would definitely hire you.  Great work.  Betty
Jul 14, 2007 04:22 PM #27
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