"Ladies and Gentlemen, This Is Real Estate Jeopardy!"

Reblogger Kathy Streib
Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

Julia Maher of Nestings Home Staging in Fairfield CT wrote an excellent post about Real Estate Jeopardy.  Are you putting the sale of your home in jeopardy by not showing the possibilities and purpose of your rooms?  This is especially true for unusually shaped rooms or over-sized rooms.  

Make sure that if you're selling your home Buyers will know what they're looking at!

Original content by Julia Maher

"Ladies and Gentlemen, This Is Real Estate Jeopardy!"

 Nestings Home Staging

Hello, everyone!  Thank you so much for being here today!  My name is Alix Tribecca, and I'm your host for "Real Estate Jeopardy"!

Let's introduce today's contestants:

Nestings Home Staging

Ivy Investor, Bud Builder, and Sally Seller!  (Applause)

Today's categories are:

  • Location
  • Price
  • Condition
  • Marketing
  • Potpourri

Alix:  Ivy, you're up first!

Ivy:  I'll take "Marketing" for $200, please, Alix!

Alix:  Here's your photo-clue.  A house is listed on the MLS; what room is this?

Mystery Room

Ivy:  Uh...Hello - it's empty - how do I know?  What is the dining room?

Alix:  WRONG!

Bud:  What bowling alley is that?

Alix:  WRONG!

Sally:  What is a living room?  A bedroom?  I know - what is my office?  An exercise room?  A bathroom?  A kitchen?  The garage?  Don't tell me it's a bathroom!  I don't know, it looks so small!!!  A butler's pantry?  The wine cellar?  A nursery?  Is that a fan?  I hate ceiling fans!!!  Somebody tell me what this room is!!!  I don't have a clue!!!

Alix:  WRONG WRONG WRONG!!!  We'll be right back after these messages!

"Ladies and Gentlemen, This Is Real Estate Jeopardy!"  If your house is on the market, don't put its chances for a quick sale in jeopardy!  Stage it first with a professional Real Estate Home Stager for excellent MLS photos that will bring targeted buyers to your front door.


Nestings Home Staging CT Fairfield CountyJulia Vigneron Maher, Nestings Home Staging & Model Home Design:  Award-Winning Staging for Model, Vacant and Occupied Homes in Fairfield County, CT (including Fairfield, Southport, Westport, Trumbull, Monroe, Newtown, Stratford, Easton, Weston, Wilton, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, Greenwich) and Connecticut.



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Cathy Criado
Criado Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

Kathy, very cute!  I would have said living/dining combo but that's cause I'm a pro. You are so right, homeowner's can't always see what we can.  Fun post, thanks!

Aug 23, 2011 03:12 AM #1
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Great job re-blogging this Kathy. You've insured that a whole other group of readers who might have otherwise missed it won't!

Aug 23, 2011 03:12 AM #2
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Cathy- it's often hard to tell what a room can look like without some furniture. 

Craig- This is a great post and I love reblogging so more people can read it. 

Aug 23, 2011 03:21 AM #3
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Kathy - thanks for the reblog; I missed it the first time around and loved it!  It certainly gets the point across!

Aug 23, 2011 03:32 AM #4
Cathy Criado
Criado Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

Kathy, and they can't envision how their furniture will look!  It's so important to stage it right!

Aug 23, 2011 03:42 AM #5
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Kathy,

Excellent re-blog! I have been gone for 2 weeks so have missed many excellent posts. Thanks for the heads up on this one! It certainly gets the point across!

Aug 23, 2011 04:54 AM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Leah- I thought Julia did a great job of illustrating the need to show a room's purpose. 

Cathy- only a small percentage of people can see a room's possibilities, right.

Dorie- I was beginning to wonder where you were!  Glad you're back!

Aug 23, 2011 05:17 AM #7
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Kathy - very cute and informative reblog and I'd have missed it if you hadn't posted it so thanks.

Aug 23, 2011 05:38 AM #8
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Kathy, really liked Julie's post...I am o n my way over to her post now....to Suggest this one!

Aug 23, 2011 07:20 AM #9
Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

Excellent post!  I am heading over to comment on Juli's original.  Thanks Kathy.

Aug 23, 2011 07:26 AM #10
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Kathy, this is so fun. Very entertaining and makes a "big" statement. I've gone to the original to leave a comment too. I'm glad it got featured as it's worthy of a star for creativity alone.

Aug 23, 2011 09:21 AM #11
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

What a cute post...thanks for reblogging this Kathy.

Aug 23, 2011 11:29 AM #12
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Kathy, that's very entertaining and getting the point across at the same time!  I think I would have said it's a ballroom... It's definitely a compelling case for getting a talented home stager involved!

Aug 23, 2011 11:37 AM #13
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for sharing a very creative post, thanks for re-posting it.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Aug 23, 2011 02:26 PM #14
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Very cute way to get the message across! Thanks for the re-blog so I didn't miss it.

Aug 24, 2011 03:02 AM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

I apologize for being so late in responding but just discovered your comments!

Kristine-didn't Julia do a great job of "staging" this!

Rebecca- glad you're heading there.  This one was really creative.

Laura- I have to say this is one of her best. 

Debb- if this wasn't I don't know what was!

Anita- Glad to be of service!

Silvia- showing a buyer how a space can be used is one of the key reasons to stage a vacant home. 

Lou- Julia definitely outdid herself on this one.

Janice- I count on the reblogs of others sometimes or I'd miss so much 

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