Pasadena Home Staging - A San Dimas Home Staged & Sold in 12 Days!

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Home Stager with Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA

I was called by a Monrovia real estate agent to provide a home staging consultation to one of her clients as part of her listing package. She did a great job working with her clients and they enthusiastically completed all the tasks on my consultation to-do list.

We staged on January 19, 2010

The house hit the MLS on January 21, 2010

The house was in escrow with multiple offers on February 2, 2010

12 Days on Market! Multiple offers!

This was an occupied home staging. We staged using much of the homeowners' furniture. I used a few pieces of rented furniture, and I brought  a vanload of accessories and artwork from my home staging warehouse.

San Dimas home before home staging

 

San Dimas living room before home staging

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Dimas home after home staging

 

 

San Dimas living room after home staging by Moving Mountains Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see more before and after pictures of this San Dimas home, visit my Pasadena home staging website

While I'm very happy for the homeowners and the listing agent, these kind of results are not unusual for this Los Angeles home stager. Most of the homes we stage sell quickly, usually in the first couple of weeks the homes are on the market.

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Michelle has staged hundreds of Los Angeles homes, many of which have sold with multiple offers, above listing price.

She works with home sellers, listing agent, builders, flippers and asset managers to prepare homes for sale throughout Los Angeles and North Orange County.

Moving Mountains Design provides vacant home staging, color consultations, corporate and executive relocations,  and interior design. We also stage model homes, REOs, foreclosures and auction properties for real estate investors and asset managers. Builders hire us to stage their models or to help move inventory when sales slow down.

For more information about our Los Angeles home staging services, contact Michelle at (626)385-8852 or by email.

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Rainmaker
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Sally: No, its not your imagination. One of my suggestions was to replace the carpet which had a number of stains that could not be removed. Thank you!

Thank you, Kathy. Success is always a nice thing.

Feb 07, 2010 01:44 AM #10
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Laura Cerrano
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Michelle, Gorgeous job! It's exciting that  homeowners are always surprised when they see what a beautiful job you did in making changes with their own furniture! 

Feb 07, 2010 02:58 AM #11
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David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Really nice job working with the owners furnishings and enhancing with your own.  These are the type of success stories I hope we hear many of in 2010.

Feb 07, 2010 05:54 AM #12
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Jo Potvin
Design To Market LLC - Cincinnati, OH
Home Staging Cincinnati - Design To Market

Wow! that looks great...and congratulations again on stager of the year!

Feb 07, 2010 07:33 AM #13
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

Much more effective and dramatic use of that space Michelle!  Did you find it challenging to have the home seller agree to rent furniture when they may have felt they had what they already needed?  

Feb 07, 2010 09:34 AM #14
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Carole: The homeowner often says "Why didn't I do this years ago?" after we stage. This case was no exception. Thanks.

Thank you David. The homeowner's furniture was in good condition, so we were able to use it, keeping the costs down. I'm with you...I hope we all have these kinds of successes in 2010.

Thank you Jo!

The homeowner was willing to get rid of everything if I said it was necessary. They were very cooperative. All they wanted was the fastest sale possible so they could move to their retirement home down in Austin, TX. I felt that since their furniture was in good condition, and fairly neutral in color and style I could use it, thereby saving them money.

Feb 07, 2010 11:44 AM #15
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

Isn't it wonderful to work with such cooperative clients who understand the value you bring?  I know a good stager in Austin if they need help on the redesign end... she's our State President =) 

Feb 07, 2010 11:57 AM #16
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Michelle-I had to look twice to make sure it was the same room  What a difference. Did you do a consultation where the Sellers actually did the "staging" or did you go in after the consulation and do some of the staging as well?

Feb 07, 2010 12:36 PM #17
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

KK: I mentioned to the homeowner that I knew someone in Austin, but I think they've owned the house for a while as they have grandkids in the area.

Kathy: I did a consultation and provided the homeowner with an extensive checklist, which they agreed to take care of before I returned to stage. They removed a lot of furniture, plants and smalls. When we got there, we had to move a few pieces of furniture to the garage, but for the most part, everything was just as I had requested. Then we moved in the rented furniture, and a van load of accessories, artwork & plants.

Feb 07, 2010 01:37 PM #18
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Lori Kim Polk
Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services - Roseville, CA
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento

Wow... love it when they value the consult. For an occupied home those are super stats. Great job MM ;))

Feb 07, 2010 01:50 PM #19
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Odd layout, and those rugs had to go.  It looks like an entirely different place now.  Congrats, that's an amazingly fast sale.

Feb 07, 2010 03:58 PM #20
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Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

Congrats on the quick sale Michelle!

Feb 07, 2010 09:27 PM #21
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Hi LKP. Most homeowners that are still living in the home are a little less willing to make all the necessary changes. This couple's children were all grown so it makes it easier.

Cindy: It did have a less than optimal layout before staging due to all the excess stuff. Now it has a very good flow.

Thank you, Michele

Feb 07, 2010 11:51 PM #22
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Patti Glover
Stage It In A Day! - Moorpark, CA
CISS,RESA, Home Staging, Ventura County CA, Conejo Valley, LA

Michelle - Great job and congratulations on the very quick sale.  We're working with some clients now who are also relocating to Texas and they are on board for every one of our suggestions.  They both watch a lot of HGTV so when we showed up they said "they're just things, so we'll do anything you suggest".  It's sooo nice when this happens and we get to have such cooperative customers. 

Feb 08, 2010 11:07 AM #23
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Thanks Patti. Cooperative customers (after all, we're only trying to help) are a pleasure.

Feb 08, 2010 12:24 PM #24
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Debra Valentine
Designing Details ~ Staging & Design, LLC - Bountiful, UT
Utah Home Staging for, Bountiful, Salt Lake & Surrounding Areas

Great work Michelle! You obviously left articulate, easy to follow instructions because it worked so well. Congrats on the quick sale AND on the well deserved STAGER OF THE YEAR award - you are the best!

Feb 10, 2010 04:31 AM #25
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Thank you Debra. I find that if I spend a little more time being clear and concise, I have to spend less time explaining everything. Also, the clients feel more comfortable that they don't have to guess.

Feb 10, 2010 04:57 AM #26
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

The greatest gift to a stager is a motivated and willing to do anything seller!  The new carpet looks great!

Feb 12, 2010 08:43 AM #27
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Judy Colburn
ProStaged Homes - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Glendora, San Dimas Covina, Home Staging

Michelle, the house looked really nice. I stopped by since it's in my neighborhood and there was a family there that I thought were the owners. Turns out it was a family who loved it so much they were glued to it, acting like they did live there - maybe they were the ones that bought it - I don't know. Congrats on the quick sale.

Feb 17, 2010 04:45 AM #28
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Sharon: These clients "get it". They embraced the information that I provided, followed through, and now their home is sold and much more quickly than they expected.

Judy: I heard you had stopped by from the REALTOR. The home owners weren't there, so it must have been someone who had made one of the multiple offers. I'm glad you liked the way it looked. Thank you!

Feb 17, 2010 05:14 AM #29
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