Home Staging Tips in Palm Beach County- Price, Condition and Location Helped this West Palm Beach Home Sell in 3 Weeks!

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Home Staging Tips in Palm Beach County-Price, Condition and Location Helped this West Palm Beach Home Sell in 3 Weeks!

It always helps when these 3 …. Price-Condition-Location...... can come together to help get a property sold.  In this case, the Sellers were willing to add some TLC and Staging to a property that had Location already going for it.  Room Service Home Staging was asked to provide a reference point so that Buyers could get a feel for the home.

First step after some repairs was to add some warmth to the all white walls, which were making the house feel cold and blah.  We used a very soft taupe on the walls which when paired with the white trim gave the home a clean, crisp and fresh feeling.

Focusing on the primary areas of the property, we wanted to give the Buyers a sense of the possibilities of the house.  

Take a look.... the all white walls, double staircase and large entry were begging for something a little more inviting.

before and after

Adding an entry table gave a buyer something on which to focus when they entered the house.  

before and After

While we got the Sellers to paint, the blue carpeting had to stay.  This family room is long so instead of the Buyer wondering where to put their furniture, we provided a suggestion.

before and after

The bedroom was a long one as well so we wanted to give Buyers a sense of where they could place their bed.

before and after master bath

Staging your home isn’t trying to fool anyone or show a false sense of life.  It’s highlighting the structure, space and possibilities of the property.

If you have an unusually shaped room or one that is significantly longer than it is wide, placing furniture can help answer one of the first questions that is bound to pop into their minds.....”Where do we put the bed/sofa?”

Whether you’re selling your home in
Boca, Boynton, Delray Beach or anywhere else, give your house the best opportunity for a quick sale.........

Listen to your Realtor about the Market Value of your home.
           Invest in a Home Staging Consultation that will provide you with the tools you’ll need to make your house Market Ready.

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Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
NCW Home Inspections, LLC

Kathy,  that is just awesome. Perfect example of a way to make the home shine for the prospective buyer.

When we bought our home it was all white and very cold feeling. My wife was first turned off and did not really like it.

Then we saw two similar homes that had color somewhat like what you have and nicely staged. I told her now imagine the first home with these colors and the bulb went off. But some people can not see that and that is where someone with your skill set is so valuable.

Great job.

May 05, 2012 08:53 AM #31
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

As always, the staging made such a huge difference. And as always with your staging photos, I would want to buy the place furnished as you've done it! Another score!


May 05, 2012 10:09 AM #32
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Good Evening Kathy, Those are some beautiful pictures, i have to say you have definately taught me alot and gave me a whole new view of staging. Have a great evening

May 05, 2012 10:27 AM #33
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Hi Kathy,

You definitely turned this challenging home from EERIE to EERIE-SISTIBLE.  LOL  You really showed how staging can bring interest to a home where otherwise buyers might be scared away.  I love the color of paint and the colors you used in the living room were exactly what this home needed!  Great job as always Kathy...  you always offer 5 Star Room Service!

May 05, 2012 11:42 AM #34
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale
I just find that staging is almost necessary to sell a home these days. Very nice job considering the terrible carpets.
May 05, 2012 02:06 PM #35
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


I could look at the entry for days and still not come up with the arrangement you created.  Such simple steps which turned the area into a dramatic entry.

May 05, 2012 02:11 PM #36
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Kathy - Price, condition, location and making the home look its best all make sense to me.

May 05, 2012 03:51 PM #37
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy another star on the wall.  Congrats on the feature that is becoming almost a weekly occurrence.  Enjoy the day

May 05, 2012 08:15 PM #38
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Kathy, the before and after pics are great. I love the wrinkley carpet picture :) Congrats on the feature!

May 06, 2012 01:38 AM #39
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Kathy - great pics and a really great idea for rooms which are oddly shaped.  So many people have a problem imagining their own things in a particular room. 

May 06, 2012 03:29 AM #40
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty Partners - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Your exceptional staging vision and reputation for getting the job done turned a house on the market into a SOLD home! I will continue to remind our local sellers you provide remote services.

May 06, 2012 07:27 AM #41
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Wayne- Those large and long rooms need defining and this is where we can help.

Morgan- If you think about it one of the first questions that a buyer will ask themselves when they see a family room, for example, is "where will the television go?"

Karen- thank you and could I hand you a microphone to shout it out???

Donald- thank you and you were wise to show your wife those houses. Color can be so effective in setting a mood.  When I first saw this house that's exactly what struck me was how cold everything seemed with those all white walls. 

Gretchen- many thanks.  In fact, the buyers bought the entry table as well as another table in the house. 

Scott- I'm glad I could show you what staging can achieve.  Hope you have a good week, and btw...it's hot here in Delray !

Linda- hello!!!  Love your twist on the words eerie and errie-sistible.  One of my favorite looks is taupe on the walls with white trim.

Tammie- I love having to work with what's there, and that carpet was a challenge. 

Evelyn- oh, come on... you would have decorated it beautifully!

Christine- absolutely... they all need to be present!

James- thank you!  I've been very fortunate but more than the gold star is I hope you enjoy reading my post!

Eric- Thank you!  We would like to have had new flooring but you can't get everything. 

Juli- I think we all do... even those in the business.  Sometimes you just need a fresh pair of eyes.

Emily- many thanks.  Even with a consultation, sellers can make a big difference in getting their home sold by making the changes we suggest. 

May 06, 2012 09:36 AM #42
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

These are GREAT examples, Kathy! I especially like how the master turned out.

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


May 06, 2012 09:26 PM #43
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Wow Kathy, what a transformation, I need someone like you in my homes, your staging seems to make All the difference in these photos.

May 06, 2012 09:48 PM #44
Leslie Ebersole
Swanepoel T3 Group - Saint Charles, IL
I help brokers build businesses they love.

Great job, those rooms look much more appealing well furnished and attractively decorated. 

May 06, 2012 11:22 PM #45
Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

This post clearly shows how important photography is in the sale of the home. The before shots are do nothing at all to sell the home. The after shots are much more professional. Great job!!

May 07, 2012 01:26 AM #46
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Almost missed this one!  Fabulous transformation, Kathy!  That table in the entry really helped to diffuse the blue carpet in the room behind it!  Prior to adding the furniture, all I saw was that carpet!

May 07, 2012 05:06 AM #47
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kathy -Thank you so much for the Group Feature.  We actually weren't sure it was the Master Bedroom until we couldn't find any other room that could have been it. 

Bob- Not sure where you are, but I'll bet there's a professional stager in your area. 

Leslie- this was a good example of when Staging really can help.  Long or unusually shaped room are hard for some people to "see."

Joni- absolutely.  I've seen some MLS photos and I have to wonder what they were thinking. 

Sharon- That's all I saw too, that and all those white walls!

May 07, 2012 11:55 AM #48
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Seems you're on a featured post roll. That has always been a problem with the featured posts and how they are chosen, but congratulations are in order nonetheless!

May 08, 2012 04:55 AM #49
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Kathy, I know there are many agents that still believe that staging doesn't make a difference to the sale of a property. It's pretty obvious that your work does and will help any property to sell, especially one with blue carpet and irregular shaped rooms. Inspiring work as always.

Jun 04, 2012 09:59 AM #50
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