Atlanta Decatur Vacant Home Sells as Fast as the Staged Home Next Door

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

Atlanta Decatur Vacant Home sells as fast as the Staged Home Next Door!

I know what you are thinking . . . WHAT??? HOW COULD THIS BE?  We at Peachtree Home Staging have poured our heart and soul into the value of Home Staging and how staged homes sell faster than vacant homes .  73% faster than vacant homes according to RESA's most recent stats published.

Well, I can tell you why this vacant sold as fast as our staged home next door!  Read on . . .

One of the many Home Builder/Investors that we work with on a regular basis called me with target dates for staging two houses.  The construction of the two homes were to be completed within days of each other, both were in the $500,000 price range, and the homes sat side by side in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Decatur, GA in Atlanta

We lined up the two stagings for the following week.   We then went to preview the properties to make our custom design plans.

As often happens, the first hand preview gave us one more piece of important information.  The two homes were identical floor plans!  They weren't even flip flopped.

The good news for us was that we immediately decided to take the high road doing the RIGHT thing, the HONEST thing, for our loyal Investor.  He was totally prepared to pay us for both stagings.  Instead we advised him to only invest in staging one home, staging it as a "Model Home", all rooms, not just the key rooms.  His response?  "Are you sure?"  Our response -- "Absolutely!"  

Because we created a model home visual in one home, the buyers could see the beauty, features and flow of both homes as they visited and toured.  Both homes went Under Contract with in the week after staging the one home.  We staged every room of that first home, but saved him the cost of staging the other vacant home next door. 

So that's when a Vacant home can sell as fast as the Staged Home Next Door! :-)

 

vacant dining room

 

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vacant large open kitchen/family room

full view of home staging model in Decatur

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

You had me with that title!  I had no idea where you were going, but I knew it would have a happy ending!  Well done on all counts!

Jul 27, 2012 08:07 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

Sharon, ha, ha -- gotcha!!!  I have been thinking for quite some time how to break this news!

Jul 27, 2012 08:56 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Hi Karen ~ What a great outcome!  Staging the one house sold BOTH homes!  I love the attention to detail in the dining room woodwork -- as well as the excellent staging.

Jul 27, 2012 11:21 AM #3
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Karen...Beautiful Home with Beautiful Staging!!  What a Win-Win!!

Jul 27, 2012 01:43 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

I love the look of the homes there!  Beautiful job, I'm sure he was extremely grateful for your honest advice, and the salel of both of them in 1 week...Congrats!

Jul 27, 2012 04:36 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Integrity.  You've won a loyal client, Karen!  Love how the colored glass bottles catch the light over the built-ins - I'll have to remember that tip.

Jul 28, 2012 12:52 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Nicely done! It was great that you did the right thing and looked after your client's budget before your own profits. That is the sign of a true professional. 

Jul 28, 2012 02:32 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Bravo Karen in helping your client save the $$ yet still get them SOLD.  They (it) look wonderful and the colors are perfect for this time of year! 

Jul 29, 2012 12:32 AM #8
Rainer
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Kathy Faubion
Steinborn and Associates Real Estate - Las Cruces, NM

beautiful!  really nice.  Where do you find your furniture?  I am in a medium town in New Mexico, and this is my biggest stumbling point.  I have a job to furnish a model apartment and we do not have the resources in my town for nice contemporary furniture.  Any suggestions?  Thanks,  Kathy

Jul 29, 2012 10:40 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Beverly Carlson
Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 - Abilene, TX
Abilene's Staging Realtor
It's the model home approach! If the staged one sold and the vacant had not, then the staged furnish hints could be moved to the secon at that time since the floor plan is the same.
Jul 29, 2012 09:16 PM #10
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Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Karen, we call that relationship selling. By being honest and making suggestions to the builder you created trust and loyalty between the two of you.  Congratulations on a job well done.  Really impressive rooms with a great feel to them. I can see why both homes were under contract in short order.

Aug 05, 2012 07:56 AM #11
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David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Great job and it's fantastic when one model can sell two or more homes. The builder made the right choice in having two identical floorplans for a more profitable sale. It's always a pleasure to work in new construction, isn't it?

Aug 13, 2012 02:05 AM #12
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