Wow! A High and Mighty Brain Rush Revisited

Home Stager with Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA

Wow!  A High and Mighty Brain Rush Revisited

I've been spending some time going through last years stagings to post to my Web site -- yes, we have been so busy as this great industry of home staging has been growing here in Atlanta, I am just now updating 2011 photos! We are truly blessed to have such a problem!!!

Anyways, I stumbled across my photos for this job and once again got that high and mighty brain rush that comes with a successful job well done (we all feel it -- Realtor or home stager) when the home sells and the buyer can't express enough gratitude.  Gotta love it and it's what keeps us all going.

So here is my favorite story from 2011:

Just off the master bedroom of this Dunwoody home in Atlanta sat an awkward, tiny room with no door. The first reaction was to stage an office, but we didn’t want to mix the feel of work with the tranquility of a master suite. So we created a peaceful dressing area. This vacant home had been on the market for two years. The day after our Atlanta Home staging, the home received two offers, one being a cash offer at full price. They closed in 20 days.

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This Dunwoody home had additional challenges.  We loved the wood trim in this Retro 1950's home in Dunwoody, however during the two years on the market vacant the seller repeatedly heard so many Realtors  advise him to paint the wood trim.  Instead, of removing the homes charater with paint, we made our Atlanta Home Staging presentation show the beauty of the trim with our furniture and accessory choices.  There is no question that showing the features of this home with our Atlanta home staging brought in the cash offer at full price day one on the market after staging.


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A third challenge in this Dunwoody, GA home was a room located off the family room that connected to the master bedroom.  The room had a wet bar; but, vacant, appeared to be a more of a sun room; therefore the purpose of the room was confusing to potential buyers.   Our Atlanta home staging kept with the retro theme of the home displaying the space perfect  for  entertaining any time of day.


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Next, came the challenge of a tiny, (I mean TINY) dining room in a RETRO 1950's home with a causual brick wall! Yep!  


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Last, but not least, came the fun of blending the modern front windows and architure with a presentation that conforms to a look that would be a buyer's dream in today's market.


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So, that's my high and mighty brain rush revisited  . . . for today anyways!!!

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Comments (17)

Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


What a great job you did, proven so by the quick sale. I particularly like the wet bar area. So much tougher in a small space. Good luck with your continued success, cheers cvc

Apr 28, 2012 03:49 AM
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging,

Gotta love these results Karen! Although we all know it's not about the furniture and decor when it comes to selling a home, those items certainly help showcase the assets of the house that are often looked at as 'objections' (words like "dated" "too much wood", small, awkward etc. are not good to have buyers focus on) and with the eyes of skilled home stager can highlight the selling features and bring offers to the table. 

Apr 28, 2012 05:17 AM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Karen - Love the dressing room area - now it's a bonus, not a problem.  I also love the way you dressed the inside of the fireplace - talk about attention to detail!  And what incredible results - on the market for 2 years, then staged, 2 offers the next day and SOLD!  Staging works!!!

Apr 28, 2012 05:34 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Karen - Thank you for sharing detailed quality information on wow a high and mighty brain rush revisited.

Apr 28, 2012 06:50 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Karen:  Love so many things you did here!  Using the wood as an advantage instead of the disadvantage the sellers were being told it was ... well, it warmed-up the enter house and tied the decor together with some continuity and flow.  Making that small room into an extension of the master bedroom extended the square footage of that room both visually and mentally.  Great idea!  I'm a HUGE fan of staging ... and your pics prove why utilizing staging services is so smart and pro-active.

Consider this ...

Featured in BananaTude!

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Apr 28, 2012 07:44 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Great use of creativity to show potential buyers how to use these small or awkward spaces!  And the fast sale after two years on the market speaks for itself -- congrats on helping your clients!

Apr 28, 2012 08:11 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Karen what a brillant idea stating that space as a dressing room. What woman wouldn't love that!  And your other before and after shots are fantastic.   You are the home stager to hire in Atlanta!

Apr 28, 2012 09:21 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Such a beautiful home!!  I love the dressing area...that mirror is great!  Your furnishings and accessories throughout are beautiful!

Apr 28, 2012 01:55 PM
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Beautifully staged, my friend!  I loved the "dressing room" solution off the master. 

Congratulations. Your home staging is being featured in the group Staging Before and After Pictures.


Apr 28, 2012 09:35 PM
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

That is an amazing transformation!  It is easy to see why it was such a success!

Apr 28, 2012 11:16 PM
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Thanks for sharing, Karen!  Some rush!  My fave was the dining room - using the super-sized wine label as art gave the room a  ceretain wine cellar feel - and made the brick wall WORK!

Apr 29, 2012 03:07 AM
Kim Gaston
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987

Kudos to you and an awesome staging success story! Best to you in 2012!

Apr 29, 2012 06:28 AM
Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

hey everyone -- thanks for all the kind comments.  interesting how different people found different favorites.  It was a fun challenge!  Thx for the feature in Banana Tudes -- love this group!  And, Kathy, a big thx for the feature in the Before and After photo group! 

Apr 29, 2012 11:04 PM
Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors
Karen love the idea of the dressing area.your photos are fabulous and glad your business is doing so well!
Apr 30, 2012 12:00 PM
Ana Hitzel
AccentPositives Home Staging - Corona, CA
Professional Home Stager Inland Empire

Karen you always do such great things, beautiful photos and staging.

May 01, 2012 12:59 AM
Roberta Anderson
Hearth & Home Staging - Silverdale, WA
Hearth & Home Staging, Staging Kitsap County

Karen, I love your work! I love the tranquil seating area off the master.

May 05, 2012 09:13 AM
Gina Tufano
Ask Gina & Company with Pearson Smith Realty - Sterling, VA
Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate

WOW!!! Love the before and after - what a difference the staging made!

May 07, 2012 07:52 AM