How We Sold This Marietta Georgia Home in 5 Days

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How We Sold This Marietta Georgia Home in 5 Days

In fact, not only did we get a contract in 5 days, we had a bidding war between two buyers with another two other agents preparing to write offers as well.

For the sellers, this wasn't just good news, it was great news as their home had been on the market for two years prior.

So, how did we sell this Marietta Home in 5 days?

Here's what the home looked like prior to the home staging consultation:

Marietta living room before home staging

The fireplace, which is a feature of the home is not even pictured, and resides to the far right.

Here's the same room after re-arranging their existing furniture.

Marietta Home after being professionally home staged

Photo taken Atlanta Real Estate Photographer, Iran Watson.

As the home stager for this home, I knew it was important to create a more warm and inviting space, which was accomplished by re-arranging the furniture. I had also recommended that the fireplace, which was black, be painted white which elevated the look and feel.

As you can see, it took a team to help sell this Marietta home in 5 days. The combined efforts of the agent, the home stager (me) and having incredible photos truly does make a difference.

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Nathan Rufty - 623-850-1210
Canopy Mortgage, LLC - Surprise, AZ
Mortgage Loan Originator at 623-850-1210

love Marietta, lived in Smyrna for years and like the area of Georgia, not surprised on the bidding war, a very good place ot live

Feb 11, 2012 03:23 AM #1
Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

Any time a bidding war can be set up the property will sell for more.

Feb 11, 2012 03:28 AM #2
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

And hooray for opening those doors for the listing photos - really shows off a wonderful architectural feature.  Kudos to the Team!

Feb 11, 2012 03:58 AM #3
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Kathy.....HUGH difference with some furniture arrangement, different rug and OPENing the french doors!!  Little wonder it SOLD....and SOLD quickly!!

Feb 11, 2012 05:21 AM #4
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Congrats on the fast sale...this is a true success story!  I'm sure the seller wishes they had assembled this winning team 2 yrs. ago!

Feb 11, 2012 05:39 AM #5
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Kathy ~ Another "Picture Perfect" staging from one of the country's best professional home stagers!!  I'm not at all surprised that this home sold so quickly after you were brought in.  You used the homeowner's items very creatively and really highlighted this home's features.

Feb 11, 2012 06:31 AM #6
Stephanie Stringer
First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764 - San Antonio, TX
Mortgage Loan Originator

Another successful staged home that sold fast.  Congratulations to you.

Feb 11, 2012 01:12 PM #7
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Rearranging the furniture makes such a huge difference, and highlighting the fire place on the MLS photos is so important. That is one of the features buyers are looking for.

Feb 11, 2012 02:24 PM #8
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Kathy--way to go!!!  Only five days after two years on the market.  There is nothing remarkable about the "before" photo" and nothing forgettable about the "after" photo.  Such a huge difference when left to true professionals.  Congratulations. 

Feb 11, 2012 04:34 PM #9
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Nicely done Kathy.  It's pretty obvious that this home just looks great.  From staging to photography.

Feb 11, 2012 09:51 PM #10
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Thanks, everyone, for your very kind words. The couple that owned this home were perhaps the nicest individuals I've had the pleasure of working with. I'm beyond thrilled for them and for the agent, Kirsten Conover.


Feb 11, 2012 11:57 PM #11
Jo Potvin
Design To Market LLC - Cincinnati, OH
Home Staging Cincinnati - Design To Market

WOW!  What more can I say?

Feb 12, 2012 05:20 AM #12
Marianne Cherico
Interiors by Marianne Cherico - Foxboro, MA
Home Stager -Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Kathy-I say WOW, too. Gorgeous transformation. No wonder it sold so fast!

Feb 12, 2012 10:09 AM #13
Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

i want your poppies, please . . .

Feb 13, 2012 12:08 PM #14
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Bravo on a beautiful transformation. When a room is that inviting you've done your job perfectly!

Feb 15, 2012 03:56 PM #15
Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Congratulations and once again your professional staging worked wonders.

Feb 28, 2012 11:19 PM #16
Linda Edelwich
William Raveis Real Estate - Glastonbury, CT
Glastonbury Office's #1 Top Producing Agent-not on

You know its priced right when there is a bidding war!!Great job

Apr 03, 2012 05:11 AM #17
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