Home Staging Gets Results! 34 Days on Market!

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Home Stager with Staging Fox Valley, LLC

Home Staging Gets Results!

Home Staging Gets Results! 34 Days on Market! - I wanted to share a success story that not only was a positive for me, but the homeowner and the real estate agent as well.  

Buyers these days are savvy and they are looking for reasons to lower their offer. Stains, paint chips and cracks in the drywall make them think of all the work they will have to do to get a house to fit into their image of ideal.  More work for them generally means less money for the seller.  Part of the reason home staging gets results is that a buyer is encouraged to remember all the emotionally pleasing aspects of the house, not all the "cuts and bruises".

I live in an area where the average sale of a house takes around 200 days.  The house I was able to assist is in the 5-10 year age range, in a nice neighborhood, close to shoppping and easy access to a major highway.  It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, the living room and kitchen have a shared gas fireplace and there is a sunroom off the kitchen.  Overall, it's a beautiful house.  

The problem?  It was vacant. It was cold.  It had no emotion, no life.  When I first met with the agent, Kevin Purtell, broker/owner of The Premier Group, Oshkosh, he told me the fireplace was an issue.  There is a vaulted ceiling in the living room that was not painted the best on the fireplace wall and it looked like a water spot.  The tiles around the fireplace had a noticeable gap at the bottom.  Kevin said that EVERYONE commented on those two issues.   

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This fireplace is the first thing you see when you walk in the front door.  After I added some simple home staging, Kevin was beyond thrilled that not only did it look nice, but NOBODY commented on the ceiling or the tiles.  The staging did not cover the flaws; it added warmth, a feeling of home and something else for the eye to land on.  

Kevin says, "In every market, but especially in a challenging market, putting a home in the best light is not only important, but critical."  I know he is right because after an unaccepted offer two weeks after the installation of the home staging, the house had an accepted offer in 34 days!  Home staging gets results!

Click here to find out how home staging gets results when you are getting ready to sell in Appleton, Oshkosh or in the Fox Valley area.

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Comments (4)

Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Pam - it does add warmth and I love the candle sticks - I'm always on the lookout for interesting and different ones and these are really pretty!

Jan 13, 2012 06:33 AM
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Real Estate Faster - Los Angeles, CA

Good for you,well done!

Jan 13, 2012 06:37 AM
Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
Royal Pro Real Estate Network - Langley, BC

Nicely done, Pam - the fireplace now becomes a lovely focal point!

Jan 19, 2012 05:40 PM
Pam Smits
Staging Fox Valley, LLC - Oshkosh, WI
Home Staging, Appleton, WI, Oshkosh, WI; Green Bay, WI

Thank you everyone!  I love that simple staging can be so effective.

Jan 20, 2012 04:23 AM