Showhomes held its first annual Home Staging Certification class this past Thursday at a $1 million dollar Brentwood, TN mansion that has been on the market for some time. 35 Showhomes home stagers from markets all over the country descended for an intense Home Staging class taught by the Decorating and Staging Academy, Showhomes' advanced staging trainers.
The builder of this home graciously agreed to open the home for our group of talented stagers to transform and the results speak for themselves:
Dining room before (above) Master Bedroom before (Below)
Staging class prior to the hands-on
Sandra Racz, staging intructor from the Decorating and Staging Academy talks with over 30 Showhomes franchise owners and stagers. Talk about some strong opinions in one room! I learned a ton myself listening to so much talent.
Dining Room after (Above) and Living Room after (below)
Master Bedroom above and below - Showhomes stagers Carla Chiefetz from Princeton, NJ and Sandra Wicks from LA
This is an actual home for sale and all training aside, we staged this home in an unbelivable 3 hours (having 30 expereinced people helps.) Just in time - a Realtor showed up for a surprise showing as we put the finishing touches on the home followed by the listing agent and the builder and his wife.
The buyer spent over an hour in the home and at least 30 minutes in the master - it was calm and serene. This was their second showing and it made a real impact; we bet it sells!
This event was both educational for our group and clearly beneficial for the builder and Realtor - we're planning to make this an annual event in Nashville so stay tuned!
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