Man Stages Coffee Table And Sells It In One Hour

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Man Stages Coffee Table And Sells It In One Hour!

Week prior, man does NOT stage coffee table and it lingers on Craigs list. 

Moral of the story... It pays to stage.

Need more proof? Here it is:

This is the before picture of the living room. Now mind you, I love antiques and have a few in my own home. However, not everyone does.

Living room before home staging

Here's the same room after being professionally home staged: As you can see, we went with a transitional look and feel. With fewer items, the home actually shines through.

Living room after home staging

Here's the dining room before home staging: Keep in mind that the homeowner was in the middle of getting a few things done. Hence, the ladder.

Dining room before being professionally home staged

Here's the dining room after: While I loved the buffet, it was eating up way too much real estate.

Dining room after home staging

Kitchen before:

Kitchen before home staging

Kitchen after: Again, we aimed for a simple, fresh and clean look.

Kitchen after home staging

And the results....

Home under contract in 5 days and received a full price offer. In fact, we de-staged this just yesterday!

So... don't let your home linger on the market. Instead, call in a professional home stager. Here in Active Rain, there are several - all worth their weight in gold.

NOTE: All after photos were taken by one of the best real estate photographers in Atlanta, Iran Watson. 

To see more of our portfolio, click on Atlanta Home Staging Gallery.

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Jordon Wheeler
The Jordon Wheeler Group - Fairburn, GA
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service

Hi Kathy,

Your work rocks and makes me proud of the ATL!  The pictures are absolutely eye popping!  Best of success to you this year!

May 30, 2012 03:55 PM #27
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Those are amazing transformations, Kathy!  I am convinced that a well staged home will nearly always prevail over one that is not!

May 30, 2012 05:36 PM #28
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
What a come to life transformation. Congrats on great staging job!
May 30, 2012 08:01 PM #29
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Thanks for the kind comments.

This was one of my favorite stagings. When I got there this past Tuesday to de-stage, the homeowner said, "it feels like you were just here."  I was (smile).

Thanks again.


May 30, 2012 09:07 PM #30
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

The after pictures look really nice.  The quality is much better than the before pictures.  I get that staging has it's place.  Good post.  

May 30, 2012 10:20 PM #31
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Nice post, great photos, love the change/transformation of the living room.

May 30, 2012 10:42 PM #32
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Kathy, I can see why the home sold so quickly. You did an excellent job of staging it.

May 30, 2012 11:07 PM #33
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

Wow, that was amazing and clearly the proof you are very good at what you do. Thanks

May 30, 2012 11:22 PM #34
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi Kathy,

I was looking for the coffee table the whole time.

Nice job with the house


May 31, 2012 12:24 AM #35
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Hi Kathy, great post, love the before and afters.  I, too was looking for the staged coffee table.       

May 31, 2012 12:53 AM #36
Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

That really showed off the benefits of home staging.  I can see why it sold fast.

May 31, 2012 01:08 AM #37
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

...and here I was only expecting photos of a coffee table!  Lovely work, Kathy!

May 31, 2012 01:46 AM #38
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kathy - You're right.  Stodgy, old antiques aren't everyone's cup of tea.  The new, contemporary look appeals to many more buyers.  Lovely job!

May 31, 2012 12:38 PM #39
Kim Gaston
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987

Kudos to you and Iran for an outstanding job marketing this home! Definitely a strong testimonial for you and your statistics. Congratuations!

May 31, 2012 02:04 PM #40
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

The coffee table can actually be spotted in the living room before picture. I don't, however, have the pictures that he used in Craigs list. I wished I did. 

The homeowner was telling me this story when I had de-staged the home last Tuesday. I thought it was great and decided to share it with you all (smile).


May 31, 2012 08:59 PM #41
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Kathy, simple and effective changes work their magic every time! I often remove the chine cabinet or at least the top portion to increase the floor space in dining rooms. The clients may be resistant at first, but afterward even they can appreciate how large and spacious the house looks with out it. Great before and afters to show what a professional stager can achieve in short order. Plus the results speak for themselves.

Jun 03, 2012 04:35 AM #42
Rebecca McArdle
Stunning Staging & Redesign, LLC - Fort Wayne, IN

Great transformations, my favorite before and after has to be the living!

Jun 05, 2012 04:49 AM #43
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Hi Kathy,

The entire home looks stunning after your staging!  The proof is in the pictures!!!

Jun 06, 2012 01:00 PM #44
Diana Young
Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties - Edmonds, WA

Wonderful before and after photos, Kathy!  The transformation in the living room is especially dramatic.  I love the drum shaded light fixture in the dining room!

Jun 08, 2012 01:24 PM #45
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Kathy - I always say the best way to demonstrate the benefits of home staging is to show before and afters photos which speak for themselves. As usual, you've done an expert job showcasing this home and its architectural features, giving it mass appeal! This home is now so inviting and appealing to all buyers who can now appreciate the crown and baseboard molding, beautiful hardwood floors along with all the windows. Your clients must be thrilled and it's not at all surprising that this home sold so quickly! Another amazing job by Georgia Interior Solutions! 

Jun 10, 2012 03:19 AM #46
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