Selling a Condo? Sell a Lifestyle!

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Home Stager with Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties

Staging helps buyers visualize themselves living in a property and making it their home.  When a home is vacant, especially if the layout feels a bit awkward and the rooms are small, potential buyers have difficulty envisioning how to use the space and where to place their furniture.  Staging sells a lifestyle.

This condo in picturesque downtown Edmonds (a suburb of Seattle) was a perfect candidate for staging.  Within walking distance of the Edmonds Center for the Arts, cafes, art galleries, public library, beach, ferry terminal, and shopping, this condo is in a great location. 

Take a look at the dramatic transformation of this condo achieved through staging.

Living Room before: 

Living Room after:

Dining Room before:

Dining Room after:

 

Kitchen after:

Master Bedroom before:

Master Bedroom after:

Master Bathroom before:

Master Bathroom after:

Guest room before:

Guest Room after:

Welcome Home!

Staging by SISTERS Interior Redesign, Edmonds, WA, 425.776.7890, sisters@sistersredesign.com

Photos:  Rick Landreth, Windermere Real Estate, Edmonds

Give your listing the competitive advantage of professional staging & photography.  Contact us today for a complimentary quote.  We look forward to working with you!

 

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Re-Blogged 3 times:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. Gene Riemenschneider 05/16/2011 09:03 AM
  2. Gabe Sanders 05/18/2011 12:16 AM
  3. Debra Landy 05/21/2011 01:27 AM
Location:
Washington Snohomish County Edmonds Edmonds Bowl
Groups:
Stage It Forward...
Staging "Before" & "After" Pictures
VACANT HOUSE STAGING & NEW HOMES
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Rainmaker
235,927
Patricia Beck
RE/MAX Properties, Inc., GRI, CDPE - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realty

Wow, what a difference!  Staging that home really warmed it up.

May 15, 2011 04:37 AM #11
Rainer
84,900
Kathy Strader
Memorial Staged Homes - Houston, TX
ASP

Beautiful work!

May 15, 2011 05:08 AM #12
Rainmaker
342,859
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Adding those colors really helped the otherwise bland walls and wood trim, too!  Gorgeous!

May 15, 2011 06:56 AM #13
Rainmaker
264,586
Pat & Steve Pribisko
Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West - Westlake, OH

Great post.  Staging is so important in selling condos in our market.

 

May 15, 2011 08:06 AM #14
Rainer
207,280
Stacey Johnson-Cosby
Reece & Nichols Realtors-Kansas City - Kansas City, MO
Selling Kansas City-Real Estate & City Blog
Diana, Before & After pictures speak volumes. What we cannot convey with words, pictures tell the whole story. I will print this & share it with clients that may need convincing. Thank you for the excellent visual presentation of your work!
May 15, 2011 08:34 AM #15
Rainer
504,951
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

You sold me!

May 15, 2011 08:45 AM #16
Rainer
351,582
Ray Waisler
Finance of America - Atlanta, GA
NMLS #6621 - Specializing in Jumbo FHA & VA

Diana, the transformation is nothing short of amazing.

May 15, 2011 11:58 AM #17
Rainmaker
74,432
Adell Forbes (REALTOR®)
PalmerHouse Properties - Atlanta, GA
"Knowledge & Experience Working for You"

We as REALTORS are always telling our buyers to "visulize"; which is fine sometimes, but how do we know what the Buyer is actually visualizing. Staging makes a statement without say a word.....SOLD!

May 15, 2011 12:50 PM #18
Rainer
70,254
Elizabeth Y. Foulds
Long & Foster Real Estate - Saint Michaels, MD
Your St Michaels Realtor

Superb.  It makes such a difference.  I once paid a stager to work with a seller and afterwards the owner put most of the items back in their original places again.  Eventually sold the property by getting the owner's son involved!

May 15, 2011 01:26 PM #19
Rainmaker
648,660
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
Diana, What a transformation! I'm sold on staging. Just have to convince the sellers!!! Thanks for sharing.
May 15, 2011 02:13 PM #20
Rainmaker
140,814
Beth Lester
Beth Lester Designs - Torrance, CA
Home Staging & Interior Decorating

Excellent work, Diana!

May 15, 2011 05:10 PM #21
Rainer
69,204
Robert Courtney
Lihue, HI
Century 21 All Islands, RA, CDPE, MCRE, CIAS

Diana - I bookmarked this to show clients the difference.  I think staging reduces days on market if we can get the price right.

May 15, 2011 07:17 PM #22
Rainer
283,095
Jennifer Manchester
Suburban Properties of Charlotte, LLC - Mint Hill, NC
GRI, ePRO, ASP - Broker/Home Stager

These photos look great.  I am sure this home will sell quickly.

May 16, 2011 01:35 AM #23
Rainer
49,478
Leslie Causey
LC Home Staging & Redesign - San Antonio, TX

I agree that your beautiful work plays down the dated features of this condo. Fabulous job Diana!

May 16, 2011 03:20 AM #24
Rainmaker
1,431,729
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Great example of what good staging can do.  I really thing that the way this home is fixed up with help it sell faster and for more.

May 16, 2011 09:01 AM #25
Anonymous
Anonymous

You did an excellent job emphasizing the positive and playing down the negative.  Perfecto!....Carolyn Huggins

May 16, 2011 04:08 PM #26
Rainer
83,485
Jayne Clement
Keller Williams Realty - Los Feliz, CA
Los Angeles Short Sale Agents

Nice work!

May 18, 2011 08:58 AM #27
Rainmaker
41,799
Debra Landy
StageTwoSell LLC - Horseheads, NY
PA and NY Home Stager

Beautiful job.  Love the brown headboard.  Is it all one piece?

May 21, 2011 01:24 AM #28
Rainmaker
96,050
Diana Young
Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties - Edmonds, WA

Debra - The brown headboard is one piece.  Plywood covered with a nubby soft fabric.  It's heavy, but a fun piece!

 

May 22, 2011 03:35 AM #29
Rainer
135,682
Matt Robinson
Professional Investors Guild - Pensacola, FL
www.professionalinvestorsguild.com

Beautiful pictures.  I'm about to stage a house I just rehabbed, and was debating about pictures.  I saw that you put some up, and they make a difference, but I didn't want to make a bunch of holes in the wall.  Any advice on that?  Can you send me a message?

Nov 23, 2011 04:42 AM #31
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