Think only high-end, luxury real estate benefits from Home Staging? Think again.

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Home Stager with SHOW SMART! HOME STAGING & Color Consultant

Check out this $286,000 single family home in Hyattsville MD.  It was vacant for 3 months without any traffic let alone offers.  Would professional home staging help? Was it worth it?

 

Did it ever!  A full-price contract in a week's time, no less!  See more pictures and the Virtual Tour Show Smart Home Staging produced for this property on my blog at Cute Craftsman in Hyattsville.

Comments (19)

Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

How cute, I love the way the red pavement leads you up to the red door.

Feb 10, 2010 03:42 PM
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Sure has some curb appeal....congratulations!!!

Feb 10, 2010 04:53 PM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Cute house, not surprised it sold quickly.  The outside is very appealing and makes you want to go inside!  I agree that staging is not just for more expensive homes ... we've staged many that are modest homes that look like a million after staging.

Feb 10, 2010 05:49 PM
Michelle Pimentel
Empire Home Staging Solutions - Upland, CA
ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging

Patricia,

The curb appeal is very inviting... staging really does make a difference in the way a home is presented, whether it be large or small!

Feb 10, 2010 06:15 PM
Janis Gaines
Staging Sells Eugene Homes - Eugene, OR
Home Stager Eugene OR - The Notably Well-Dressed H

I've never met a home I couldn't stage!

Feb 10, 2010 06:36 PM
Mary Lou Teague
HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC - Knoxville, TN
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

Janis..love that quote...may I use it " Never met a home I couldn't stage..."

Patricia great job, looks lovely, no question as to why it sold so quickly

Feb 10, 2010 09:02 PM
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

I can see why it sold so quickly and for full asking. That entrance is just so darn inviting looking.  It's like it's calling out to the buyer and screams "Welcome Home."  Great job, Pat and Congrats!

Kathy

Feb 10, 2010 09:53 PM
Mannie Ferguson
The Staging Fashionista - Alexandria, VA
APSD, RESA

Great curb appeal makes you want to go right in!  Good job on the staging as well.  Thanx for sharing.  Don't you love what we do!

Feb 11, 2010 12:08 AM
Luci Terhune
Bungalow Home Staging & Redesign - Nutley, NJ
NJ Home Stager 973 896-6489

Patricia,

I actually am beginning to think that staging is more beneficial in lower to mid priced properties. These homes usually look more cluttered and often don't have the right accessories or furniture like the " house proud" higher priced ones do. De- cluttering, and a few key accessories go a long way in a home like that.

Feb 11, 2010 12:37 AM
Vivian Gilbert
Home Staging by Vivian LLC - Potomac, MD
ASP, RESA

Well done. The only problem I find is trying to convince the client because the %cost seems higher for a lower priced home.  Vivian

Feb 11, 2010 02:19 AM
Gary Barnett
Home Matters - Indianapolis, IN
Home Matters Property Stylist Group, Indianapolis

It always helps!  Over the last 5 years we have staged hundreds of homes from as low as $70K all the way up to $2.5 Mil and our statistics tell us that staging improves the marketability of all homes.  Regardless of the price point of a home, as long as the home is priced appropriately, in good condition and showcased, it will sell and sell faster than those not showcased.

Feb 11, 2010 02:31 AM
Valerie Sagheddu
Apostle Art Home Staging & Design - Stroudsburg, PA
~Home Staging Professional, Poconos, PA

I agree with Luci and Gary...my lower end properties benefit GREATLY from staging...they need it more!

Feb 11, 2010 05:11 AM
Patricia Ebrahimi
SHOW SMART! HOME STAGING & Color Consultant - Rockville, MD
Home Staging the Washington DC Area from Rockville MD

WOW!  Thanks everybody for stopping by.  I haven't blogged for a while.  would you believe me if I said it's cause I've been busy staging?  After this, I will for be for sure.  It's SO great getting feedback like this.  And, Easy Designer Websites just finished putting my new website  ShowSmartHomeStaging in place and I'm in the process of adding a lot of content to it.  They did a fabulous job.  I love it.  Check it out.  I highly recommend them. 

Feb 11, 2010 07:53 AM
Virginia Tatseos
Stage-Show-Sell - Bloomfield Township, MI

Isn't it great to get offers right away?   I hope that your seller continues to use your service since you have proved to them that it works.

 

Feb 11, 2010 11:59 PM
Patricia Ebrahimi
SHOW SMART! HOME STAGING & Color Consultant - Rockville, MD
Home Staging the Washington DC Area from Rockville MD

Unfortunately, Virginia, my client, the home seller, is moving out of the area.  That's the way with most of my direct clients, home sellers.  The repeat and referral business comes only from friendly, committed Realtors.  Is that the way with your business as well?

Feb 12, 2010 04:04 AM
Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals

Thought I would pop over from the Agent side to check with my home staging homies. Will go and check out your new website.

Feb 12, 2010 04:42 AM
Patricia Ebrahimi
SHOW SMART! HOME STAGING & Color Consultant - Rockville, MD
Home Staging the Washington DC Area from Rockville MD

Hi Kathleen:  Thanks for coming over from the other side and checking in.  Do let me know what you think of the new site our homies, Michelle Minch and Kathy Nielsen, put together for me.

Feb 12, 2010 01:01 PM
Jo Potvin
Design To Market LLC - Cincinnati, OH
Home Staging Cincinnati - Design To Market

Great photos and wonderful results!  jo

Feb 13, 2010 12:57 PM
Patricia Ebrahimi
SHOW SMART! HOME STAGING & Color Consultant - Rockville, MD
Home Staging the Washington DC Area from Rockville MD

Jo:  Thank you very much.  That means a lot coming from you!

Feb 13, 2010 01:42 PM