You've seen this but more importantly do you do this?

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Realtors and Home Sellers, you've seen this but more importantly do you do this?

What room is this?

#1

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Or this?

#2

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Or this?

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If you saw these rooms in person, you could quite easily make assumptions about their purposes, just due to where there are in a house. 

However, if you are looking for a home and you see these photo online, do you guess at what you're seeing or wonder what this space could be?  Do you hear yourself saying, "what's this?"

Don't leave potential buyers and renters guessing at what they are seeing.  Professional home stagerscan increase the online (and in-person) appeal of any space and take the guessing out of those opportunites. 

Now can you tell what rooms these might be?

#1 After staging

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#2 After

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#3 After

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Which photos (and rooms) are more visually appealing? 

I'm hoping that you say the after shots because I know that when a potential buyers sees photos, like these afters, they will want to see more.  Then they will call for a discussion and perhaps a showing.  They will not likely just move on to the next online listing due to lack of interest.   

Realtors and Home Sellers, how do you want your listings and your home to show? Where's the appeal?

Contact a professional stager in your area today to make those listings shine!

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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ginger- you did a great job of showing why some vacant rooms just have to be staged to help the buyer see the possibilities of a room.  Great work.

Apr 07, 2011 03:35 PM #1
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Ginger, you are so right it is hard to guess unless you go in to the house. Your "after" photos show all room purpose clearly. Great job.

Apr 07, 2011 04:02 PM #2
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Kathy and Anna, I know that this is speaking to the choir with you two ladies and I'm putting this out there for my local market.  I've got to somehow shakes things up around here!!!  Thanks to both of you for commenting.  I'm fine with agents not commenting.  Many are just reading and that's just fine. 

Apr 07, 2011 04:48 PM #3
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Ginger ~ Of course your "After" shots are WAY more appealing!  You did a great job defining the function of each space and using color to add interest.  The agents who put "before" shots on the MLS like your examples are doing such a disservice to their sellers.  A little effort goes a long way to create online appeal.  You did both with your great staging and photos! 

Apr 07, 2011 06:06 PM #4
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Ginger--well, I'm voting for the "after" photos.  A buyer would probably never even go into the property if the "before" photos were all there were in the MLS.  Boring white walls aren't all that interesting. 

Apr 07, 2011 07:10 PM #5
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Hi Maureen, thanks so much for your comments and support.  I've got to shake these locals up a bit and thus the point of this blog post. 

Janet, thanks for the vote.  I just laugh when I see shots like these on MLS and I wonder what was this agent thinking????   I know that potential buyers don't even take the time to think about it, they just move on. 

Apr 08, 2011 02:28 AM #6
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Diana Young
Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties - Edmonds, WA

Great post, Ginger!  It is so true that you really have to show potential buyers the purpose of each room, especially online.  So glad you included those "before" shots!

Apr 08, 2011 08:45 AM #7
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Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
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Ginger, your photos really show why staging is important for vacant homes. You brought those white boxes to life.

Apr 08, 2011 08:50 AM #8
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Thank you Diana.  When I see photos like this I shake my head and make comments.  I wonder what potential buyers say?

Janice, the owner absolutely refused to paint these rooms anything but white, in all of those rooms, so I had to add some color to increase the visual interest.  Thanks for commenting. 

 

Apr 08, 2011 10:04 AM #9
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

I love the soft aqua in the office Ginger. You are so right about the online pictures. It's bad enough in person but square empty rooms online will not bring anyone to the door.

Apr 08, 2011 04:50 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Thank you Shar.  I consistently surprised at how many agents don't get this.  Or they "get it" but won't even consider using a professional stager. 

Apr 09, 2011 03:56 AM #11
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Own Realty Group
Own Realty Group - Houston, TX

That was a great example of how home staging came make a big difference in selling.

Apr 09, 2011 03:50 PM #12
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Own Realty Group, thank you for commenting.  Glad you agree with what staging can do.  We love hearing from Realtors!

Apr 09, 2011 04:48 PM #13
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Liz Murray
Renaissance Home Staging & Redesign - Chandler, AZ
Professional Home Stager

I love your simple touches.   Your staging creates a home that is comfortable, sirene, and welcoming.   The before pictures do not create any excitement AT ALL. 

Congrats on a job well done!

Apr 10, 2011 03:42 PM #14
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Liz, thank you. Unless I'm blown away by architecture or views I want to see a welcoming setting in homes for sale and that's what we try to achieve. 

Apr 11, 2011 03:29 AM #15
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Ana Hitzel
AccentPositives Home Staging - Corona, CA
Professional Home Stager Inland Empire

Great pictures Ginger, the office looks so nice as do the rest of the rooms, super job:)

Apr 29, 2011 04:43 AM #16
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Ana, thank you.  We love helping potential buyers and renters visualize what each space could be. 

Apr 29, 2011 05:11 AM #17
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