2 offers 1st day, whoopee!

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Home Stager with Certified Staging Professional

Dream Interior Redesign and Staging was called in to stage this cape code on a serious budget. This house had been vacant and on the market for 3 months.  I had to use only the owner's furnishings but I could add my accessories and artwork.  She had all antiques and none were in very good condition.  The agent that hired me stopped in afterwards, with clients looking for a higher-end home and they wrote an offer.  The next agent in wrote another offer.  This doesn't happen in today's market, 2 OFFERS in the first day. 

I doubt that these before and after photos will make it into my portfolio.  It's not a job that I'm most pleased with the design results, but everyone is happy.  It's a 2 week escrow and I destage next weekend. 

That oughta get the ball rollin'.

Moral...even when you have to use their old stuff it CAN happen.  Must keep an open mind...I'm saying that to remind myself! 

dining before spring trail photo by Dream Interior Redesign and Home Staging, Coarsegold Californiadining after  by Dream Interior Redesign and Home Staging, Coarsegold, California

living before by Dream Intrior Redesign and Home Staging Coarsegold Califliving after by Dream Interior Redesign and Home Staging Coarsegold CA

 The new owners must really like blue!

 master bath before by Dream Interior Redesign and Home Staging Coarsegold CA master bath after Dream Interior Redesign and Home Staging Coarsegold CA

I know that the staging really helped make this sale but this house also got a thorough cleaning and it really sparkled. 

I also replaced all of the lighting fixtures throughout the house and it made a BIG difference!  This is a must do for most houses in my area.

DREAM INTERIOR REDESIGN and HOME STAGING can help home owners and home seller's update their houses to set them apart from the competition.  Using a professional Home Stager can make the difference.  Call Ginger Foust today for a free phone consultation. 559-877-2442

 

 

 

Comments (18)

Lisa Rapose
ReDesign To Sell (TM) - Woodstock, CT

Ginger,

Congratulations!  You gotta love that when it happens...

 Lisa

Aug 11, 2007 10:57 AM
Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
Stage it Right! - Melbourne, FL
Ginger, I think you did a great job with what you had to work with.  The proof is that the house is under contract.  No one can argue with that!
Aug 11, 2007 10:57 AM
Juliet Johnson
Vizzitopia - St Johns, FL
Jacksonville Photography & Digital Marketing
Well done, Ginger.  It's so-o-o hard dealing with "existing resources". You created some vignettes that really gave the sense of what could be.  Cleaning is truly under-rated - it is one of THE most important aspects to readying a house.  I'm jealous you've found a crew that's really good.  My last one did only what the eye could see, so when I started moving all the furniture around... hey ho!
Aug 11, 2007 11:44 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Lisa, Terry and Juliet, thanks to all of you for your comments.  Getting it sold is the goal, not satisfying my design needs or adding to my portfolio.  That's what the other design projects are for.  BUT...I still wish I could have done more. 

And Juliet I'm really happy to have found this cleaning crew.  Hopefully they will show up for the next job.  That's the tough part in this area.  

 

Aug 11, 2007 01:22 PM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"
Ginger ~ You did a great job!  Your staging in the dining room really highlights the features of the room and lets in the light. The house looks so much more inviting overall.  Thanks for sharing your success!
Aug 11, 2007 05:14 PM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging
Maureen, thank you so much for the compliment.  Can't compare with the job you did and posted but it's under contract so good enough.  Just hope nobody sits on the "antique" dining room chairs or they'll fall to the floor.  Heard a good comment today...there's a real big difference that people need to realize between, antique, vintage and just plain OLD.  Many, of the homes in my area are just plain old. 
Aug 11, 2007 05:34 PM
Juliet Johnson
Vizzitopia - St Johns, FL
Jacksonville Photography & Digital Marketing
<chuckling> I'm using that one, Ginger!  Not easy to spin "come live, er, history"... nice niche to own and share, though. 
Aug 12, 2007 12:20 AM
Betty Haney
Haney Consulting - Calgary, AB
Ginger, congratulations - you did a great job to get two offers and into escrow in such a short period of time.  I love what you did in the dining room with the windows.  Taking down those blinds and adding the panels and valence made a world of difference.  Thanks for posting.  Betty
Aug 12, 2007 04:41 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Thanks Betty.  The windows were a big concern for me because of the plastic verticals and plastic blue mini-blinds. The house has a nice country view with no privacy issue and usually in this type of situation,  I try to leave the windows naked, but with white walls and so little furniture the rooms looked blah.  AND since I love to sew, the window treatments were a snap.

 

Aug 12, 2007 04:48 AM
Maureen Maureen
Orangeburg, NY
Swapping out the light fixture in the master bath made a big difference.  Light fixtures can be so dating.  Great job.
Aug 12, 2007 08:32 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Maureen thank you for the comment.  Most of the homes I see need new lighting and this entire home was under $400 including my shopping fee.  It does make a BIG difference.  When I destage I have to make it a point to photo just the lights for a RES on lighting before and afters. 

 

Aug 12, 2007 02:47 PM
Cheri Dueker
Transitional Designs, LLC - Saint Louis, MO
Transitional Designs, LLC, Home Staging St. Louis
Ginger-I am the light police in my company too-nothing dates a house like old lighting. Congratulations-great job!
Aug 12, 2007 03:22 PM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Thanks Cheri.  These jobs make the struggles worthwhile!

 

Aug 12, 2007 04:09 PM
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

That's fantastic news, Ginger.  You did a great job using what the client had and adding a few things of your own!

Kathy

Aug 12, 2007 10:14 PM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Thanks Kathy.  Fortunately I got to pick and choose from the clients supply of antiques (except for the dining room) and less was best in this situation.  Shabby antiques aren't any better than just plain old. 

 

Aug 13, 2007 03:30 AM
Kathleen Garvey
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Denver - Denver, CO
Denver's Neighborhood Expert - Listings & Sales
Nice job Ginger!!  I liked the fuscia flowers in the bath....you did a fantastic job with what you had to work with! That is magic in itself don't you think??!!  Glad to hear it is under contract!! Regards-Kathleen
Aug 13, 2007 05:51 AM
Lori Gilmore
One Savvy Move - Joliet, IL
One Savvy Move Home Staging
Ginger -- sold house = happy clients = glowing testimonial = more clients . . . I think you are on to something!
Aug 13, 2007 08:10 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Lori, the realtor (this is my first with her) is reluctant to do a testimonial for me because I may get too busy to take care of her needs.  Hope she was kidding..but I've yet to get anything.

 Actually, that's not true, do have several more appts. with her, so I can forego the glowing words for now.  

This has been my "turn around" job. 

Aug 15, 2007 12:38 PM