A few months ago I was called by an out of town couple who needed to sell the Monterey Park home of his father, who had recently passed away. The house was a mess, there was a lot of deferred maintenance and they were totally overwhelmed. They hired me for a home staging consultation and we discussed their options:
- Try to sell the house as-is (which would have taken a long time and resulted in a lower sale price)
- Fix the house up and stage it and then put it on the market (which would have taken a long time to do the repairs - a daunting task to manage from out of town)
I offered them a 3rd option:
- I would introduce them to a Los Angeles real estate investor I work with staging her homes. They could meet with her and see if she would offer enough to make sense to sell the house to her.
They met with my investor and they decided to sell the house to her. She offered them a fair price and a fast closing. They didn't have to deal with cleaning up and repairing the house, listing it or the chance escrow would fall through.
The home sellers were winners, the real estate investor is a winner, and my Los Angeles home staging company was a winner(we got to stage the house).
Here's what the house looked like before it was remodeled and staged:
(That's my fabulous assistant Wendy taking notes in the background)
To read more about this Win-Win-Win real estate transaction, read Los Angeles Home Staging - Monterey Park Move-In-Ready (more before and after home staging photos, too!)