Home Stager with Blue Ribbon Staging

Once upon a time we bought a home in a family friendly neighborhood, raised our family and watched our investment appreciate in value. We looked forward to the day when we would list our house, entertain offers and hand over the keys. We dreamed of the day we would sail into the sunset with our nest egg and live happily ever after.
...that was going to be our story until a new reality altered our plan.

When our reality contains less than the fairy tale ending, we find that we have come to a fork in the road and we may get confused on where to turn.

  • We recognize that we can no longer afford the mortgage and the reasons are as varied as the listing.
  • We don’t want a parade of people streaming through our lives in order to sell the property.

You have weighed your options, discussed with your advisory team and come to the conclusion that your best decision is to sell. As uncomfortable as that decision may be, you do have options.  If there is one thing that life teaches us, there are always options.

Short sales may not be the easiest way to sell your house and the process may take some time.

Regardless of how you reach the decision to sell your home, the steps from LIST to SOLD are consistent:

  • Making the decision to sell your home is personal.
  • A house on the market is a product for sale.
  • A product for sale is marketed to attract a buyer.
  • Selling a house is a financial transaction.
  • Moving is stressful.


  • Making the decision to sell your home is personal.
    In times like these, you may feel vulnerable. 
    The “why” of the sale does not define you.

  • A house on the market is a product for sale. 
    Strangers, neighbors and friends will have the opportunity to visit your home online or arrive at your door by appointment. 
    Be prepared to show it off with excellence

  • A product is marketed to attract buyers.
    Though the timing of the sale may not have been in your plans, a short sale has personal and financial benefits to you that other alternatives do not offer.
    The inventory of houses is high, so you will benefit when your house stands out as exceptional.

  • Selling a house is a financial transaction.
    Buyers are looking for a great deal, banks are looking for the best return on their investment...and you are looking to move through the transaction with dignity.
    Building Inspectors view staged homes as well-maintained properties.
    Appraisers are more likely to appraise staged homes at their full value.

  • Moving is stressful.  Blue Ribbon Staging respects your circumstances. We provide detailed recommendations that will prepare you to move from SALE.
    You are not alone...We have a plan!

Comments (2)

Janice Roosevelt
Keller Williams Brandywine Valley - West Chester, PA
OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker

Bev, THANK YOU- yes, in capital letters this is not about selling houses, but we are working through relationships. Kindness and compassion can never be over rated

Apr 16, 2011 09:22 AM
Bev Patient
Blue Ribbon Staging - Puyallup, WA

Janice, Thank you...I agree, people may not remember the details of what we have done, but they will not forget the kindness with which we did it :) ~ Bev

Apr 19, 2011 11:53 AM