Even Perfection Can Benefit From A Few Little Tweaks When Selling

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Home Stager with Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions

This past week we staged a beautiful downtown loft style condo that was as close to perfection as you can get.  This condo truly shows like a model.  The owner called us in just to tweak a few things.  As much as she hated to remove the family photos, people were missing some of the many special features while looking at the photos.  We wrapped and packed up personal photos, patched the nail holes, and repainted the black wall, then we hung one piece of art.  Now buyers can concentrate on all this beautiful condo has to offer.  Sometimes even perfection needs a few little tweaks when selling.

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For more information about this fabulous condo opportunity, please contact Steve Turner @ Long & Foster (540) 354-1777.

Comments (23)

Laura Reilly
Real Living Real Estate Professionals - Redding, CA
Home Sales Realtor - Short Sale Team Member - Redd

NICCEEEE.. Just taking stuff down, that's not too expensive.

Feb 05, 2011 01:42 PM
Valerie Sagheddu
Apostle Art Home Staging & Design - Stroudsburg, PA
~Home Staging Professional, Poconos, PA

Soooo much better! Like a breath of fresh air! Ironically...knowing it represents the "seller's life" Those photo walls can suck the life right out of a space!!

Feb 05, 2011 01:56 PM
Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
Shows Great Home Staging

Thanks Mannie, Laura, and Valerie.  It did help to open the space and make it look more open and clean.

Feb 05, 2011 02:12 PM
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Way BETTER!  Looks so clean and ready to move in!

Feb 05, 2011 03:33 PM
Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
Shows Great Home Staging

Thanks Kathy.  I appreciate your comments.

Feb 05, 2011 10:52 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Wanda - What a gorgeous condo.  Love the brick walls and that leapard print runner going up the stairs!  Prrrrrr.  I think every property should be staged, even if it is just to tweek a few things.

Feb 06, 2011 01:58 AM
Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
Shows Great Home Staging

Thanks Sally.  I love this condo too.  It is absolutely gorgeous and I agree...every home, no matter how perfect, can always benefit from staging.

Feb 06, 2011 02:18 AM
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

I want the stair runner!  Sometimes it is those simple things that make all the difference.  Julie

Feb 06, 2011 07:59 AM
Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
Shows Great Home Staging

Thanks for the comments Julia...isn't it great?  The carpet in the upstairs loft bedroom is that same print.  I love it!

Feb 06, 2011 08:17 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I love the counters, I love the floors, I love the brick walls and I love the photo free stairway!

Feb 06, 2011 01:46 PM
Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
Shows Great Home Staging

Thanks Sharon.  It is one sweet condo!

Feb 06, 2011 02:31 PM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

Sleek and so sharp and clean looking! Great job as always Wanda!!

Feb 06, 2011 04:42 PM
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

If I were a buyer looking for a home and I saw these pictures, it would most definitely make my short list. Once there, I would no doubt want to buy it. Great job, Wanda.

Congratulations. Your home staging is being featured in the group Staging Before and After Pictures.

Kathy

Feb 06, 2011 11:42 PM
Karen Hubert
Center Stage Design-real estate staging, Ancaster/Hamilton - Ancaster, ON
Home Stager

Excellent post Wanda.  It is true about every property needing some tweaking.

Feb 07, 2011 09:36 AM
Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
Shows Great Home Staging

Cathy - thanks so much :).

Kathy - thanks for the comments and thanks for the Featured post :).

Karen - thanks for the comments.

Feb 07, 2011 10:33 PM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Wanda, congratulations on the feature. I love it when we can show that as a professional stager, our trained eye can make all the difference in the marketing of a property with little investment. The way this property looks is a testament to your skill. Kudos to you for your excellent work in this condo.

Feb 13, 2011 04:11 PM
Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
Shows Great Home Staging

Thanks Michelle.  I appreciate the comments.

Feb 13, 2011 10:32 PM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Wow Wanda - you did wonders to transform this home, making it warm, cozy yet still sophisticated - great job!

Feb 17, 2011 12:29 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Wanda ~ removing those many photos was important so that buyers would notice the great hardwood flooring, the brick, and all of the other wonderful features of this home.  It looks fantastic!

Feb 20, 2011 07:03 AM
Kaera Mims
Liz Moore & Associates - Fort Monroe, VA
Associate Broker, e-PRO, REALTOR; Hampton, Newport News, York Co.

Great post! Sometimes less is more and in a case like this, "more" can be a distraction and slow up a sale. Great job with your 'tweaks'!

Mar 09, 2011 05:08 PM