Staging Makes Sun Porch Into Critical Living Space

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Home Stager with Design To Market LLC

It's a small home on a desirable street in Cincinnati.  Staging in Cincinnati's older communities has become a critical piece of sales successes.  This home was built before the days of the expectation of multiple rooms for play, entertaining, work, etc.  Today's buyers need to be shown how to adapt older spaces to newer purposes.  While a solarium is a nice bonus in a large home, it is often needed in a smaller home as an add on to the usable everyday space in a home.  

 

Sun Porch

This room is nicely finished and the view is attractive.  But, what does this room do on the shopping list of prospective buyers.  Does it move this home up the list to the top contenders?  It's probably not a negative but is it adding value?  That is the critical question when determining whether to stage a property.  Ask yourself if the presentation of your home in it's current state puts it in the best competitive posture.

 

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Look at the room now.  Is a prospective buyer going to view themselves in this space better than the vacant shot.  If you think so and if you are selling your home.  Walk though and take the if I were a buyer test and then call us to help!  

Design To Market has been staging homes in Cincinnati since 2004 and we are always pleased to see the positive impact we have on our sellers results.  Contact Jo Potvin at 513-265-0952 or click here to visit our website.

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Susan Emo
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A great example of what we can do with our 'bonus' areas.  I am going to reblog this for my area and I thank you for sharing it.

Jun 05, 2010 05:10 AM #1
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Jo Potvin
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Susan, I am happy to have you reblog the post.  Thanks,  Jo

Jun 05, 2010 07:13 AM #2
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
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Jo: Great points on making sure every room reflects today's market, not the market when the home was built. This enclosed porch can now be seen as a home office, a family room or a place to curl up with a good book, instead of a "use your imagination" room. You've added value through your staging.

Jun 05, 2010 12:11 PM #3
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
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I want to spend time in there now! Great job of staging Jo!!

Jun 05, 2010 06:24 PM #4
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Mary Lou Teague
HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC - Knoxville, TN
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Awesome job, I lovew the desk under the window, now they can work or play on the computer and have the view from outside. Great job, thanks for sharing.

Jun 06, 2010 03:14 AM #5
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Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
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Jo, what a great job! I had a similar room in a turn of the century home.

Jun 06, 2010 04:23 AM #6
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Jo Potvin
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Thanks for all of your comments.  The strategic part of the stagers challenge is always so important.  We can definitely shape the impact of the homes floor plan.

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