Pasadena Penthouse Pops with Home Staging

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Pasadena Penthouse Condo Pops With Home Staging Last week we were hired by an out-of-town homeowner to stage her Playhouse District Pasadena condo. The condo had been on the market for 84 days before staging. In the best case, we would have staged this condo before it hit the market. But this homeowner was very smart to stage it when it hadn't sold for almost 3 months. While we were staging, some potential buyers came through. This was the second time they saw the condo. The first time, it was unstaged. Their comments: "This looks so much nicer than I remember", "I didn't realize I could fit a king size bed in here" and "Now I'm sure my sofa will fit".

Pasadena Condo Home Staging by Moving Mountains DesignPasadena Condo Home Staging by Moving Mountains DesignPasadena Condo Home Staging by Moving Mountains DesignCondo Home Staging in Pasadena by Moving Mountains DesignFor more information about this 3 bedroom, 3 bath Pasadena Condo, contact the listing agent, Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate at (626)627-7107.

This article was originally posted on my Los Angeles Home Staging blog.

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Michelle has staged hundreds of Los Angeles homes, many of which have sold with multiple offers, above listing price.

She works with home sellers, listing agent, builders, flippers and asset managers to prepare homes for sale throughout Los Angeles and North Orange County.

Moving Mountains Design provides vacant home staging, color consultations, corporate and executive relocations,  and interior design. We also stage model homes, REOs, foreclosures and auction properties for real estate investors and asset managers. Builders hire us to stage their models or to help move inventory when sales slow down.

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Wayne B. Pruner
Oregon First - Tigard, OR
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI

That is a very nice job with the staging. Good luck.

Dec 04, 2010 02:05 PM #1
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
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Thank you, Wayne!

Dec 04, 2010 02:08 PM #2
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
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Michelle- Your post points out why staging is so important... buyers need to be able to see the space, and be able to determine if their furniture will fit!

Dec 04, 2010 02:11 PM #3
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
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Michelle, I agree that proper staging will motivate buyer to put an offer on the house. Very nice work.

Dec 04, 2010 02:55 PM #4
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Amy Bly
Great Impressions Home Staging/Interiors - Montville, NJ
Styling Homes for Selling and Staying

Michelle,

Very nice! I always love the dark wood and the round mirror above the fireplace! Just curious if you would think of putting a patterned area rug in front of the sofa and under the coffee table to further set that area apart? Or would you consider that too much? 

Dec 04, 2010 05:02 PM #5
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Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
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Beautiful job!  I always love looking at your staging photos.  You inspire me :)

Dec 04, 2010 11:35 PM #6
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
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Kathy: Its rare that we get to hear potential buyers' reaction to our work. Even rarer when someone had seen the home unstaged. I was glad to have that experience.

Thanks, Anna.

Amy: I don't often like the way area rugs look over carpet. Also, in a smaller space like this one, an area rug would break up the expanse of carpet and make the room feel smaller.

Thank you, Wanda!

Dec 05, 2010 02:42 AM #7
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Sally Weatherley
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Michelle - Those corner fireplaces confuse the best of us.  It's always better to have furniture properly placed in a space to show potential buyers what is possible.  How fun to get feedback from people who had already seen the space when it was vacant, and their positive reaction to the same space now that it is staged.  Priceless!

Dec 05, 2010 04:03 AM #8
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
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Sally: My initial plan was to angle the sofa in front of the fireplace, but it cut the room in half. Most people would have gone with it, but only a professional home stager would know what the best solution would be. Thanks!

Dec 05, 2010 05:21 AM #9
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

WOW!! It looks fabulous Michelle!! You did a great job of furniture placement and I love the prop over the sofa table-I have never ordered that piece for a prop-thanks for the inspiration!!

Dec 05, 2010 07:04 AM #10
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Nancy Lee - An OrderLee Home,
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A long, narrow open-concept room with a slanted focal wall??  Michelle, I don't think 'most people' would have slanted the sofa.  I think most people would have walked away.  What a beautiful example of how professional staging makes the confusing understandable!

Dec 05, 2010 09:07 AM #11
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
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Cathy Lee: Thank you, but I'm confused. Are you referring to the prop TV over the sofa table?

Thank you, Nancy. And I agree "professional staging makes the confusing understandable!"

Dec 06, 2010 12:58 AM #12
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Patricia Ebrahimi
SHOW SMART! HOME STAGING & Color Consultant - Rockville, MD
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PROFESSIONAL Home Staging is all about problem solving challenge meeting, and you are one of the best, Michelle.  Excellent solutions.

Dec 08, 2010 01:42 PM #13
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