From Awkward to Ah ha Vancouver Home Staging

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Home Stager with EXIT STAGE RIGHT

From Awkward to Ah ha!

Sometimes there's an element in a room that just doesn't make sense to a Home Buyer.  In this downtown Vancouver condo, there was a strange, awkward shelf above the fireplace that made Home Buyers scratch their head.

Vancouver Home Staging-Before

What was the purpose of the shelf?  None, really.  Why was it there?  The architect was feeling creative that day?  What's a Home Buyer to do about it?Forget it - let's just move on to the next property!

In order to avoid the Home Buyer from being too perplexed to bother solving the shelf issue, it made sense to bring Exit Stage Right, one of Vancouver's leading home staging companies, to solve this problem.  We staged the shelves... and everything else, to make sense of the room's potential.

Here are some before and after photos of how we "shelved" the problem and took away a Home Buyer's objections.  Now this condo looks warm, inviting and has a cool, unique shelf!  What a bonus!!!

Vcr Home Staging-Living-After

If you need to make sense out of your home for sale, call Exit Stage Right, the Vancouver home staging problem solving squad!

Vancouver Home Staging-After

 

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Rainmaker
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Sharon Lord
Maracay Homes - Peoria, AZ
New Home Advisor

Another AMAZING Vancouver Home Staging by Exit Stage Right!  What a difference your work has made in conveying that this condo is warm, inviting, and NOT awkward, as it was pre-staging!

Nov 20, 2013 04:45 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Sharon L - THANK YOU!  Yes, this condo went from awkward to awesome!  Appreciate your kind comments!

Nov 21, 2013 03:18 AM #12
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

weekly notification

Nov 23, 2013 09:51 AM #13
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Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

I'll tell you what I love even more is what you did with that awkward space NEXT TO the fireplace. By mirror the art on the wall by the bar, I can't even tell it's weird. I actually had to scroll back up to see why I thought it was awkward the first time. Amazing. 

I think the shelf really worked because of the height of the artwork too. You really pulled this all together. Well done! 

Nov 23, 2013 10:56 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Huntington, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

All good reasons for using a Stager when one is ready to sell their home...

Nov 23, 2013 08:44 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Sally. Staging always matters, and awkward spaces are everywhere. Having a good eye and the intention to show it as it should be are what allow some sellers success, and leave others cold. Nicely done.

Nov 23, 2013 08:47 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Delicious!  We need more of Miss Sally "in the Rain"....you've been missed my dear.

Nov 23, 2013 08:54 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Wow, these are great!  I agree with Roger above too!  I saw your post from kathy's wrap up!

Nov 23, 2013 11:03 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

Well I am liking what you have done. It really looks good.

Nov 24, 2013 12:35 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kathy S - Thanks so much for including me in your weekly post.  So sweet of you!

Melissa - Wasn't that the craziest division of space either side of the fireplace?  Art can be an amazing bandaide at times!

Richard & Beth - So appreciate the endorsement for using a Stager - thank you!

Sheila - Good morning to you!  Agreed.  Buyers don't take the time to work out awkward spaces - they just move on to the next property for sale.  If we can solve the problem, that's one less buyer objection!

 

Nov 24, 2013 02:21 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Roger - Well, to quote another famous movie... "I'm baaaaaaack"!!!

Kristin - Awwwww, thanks!  I've missed you guys, too!

Cindy - Thanks so much.  Hoping staging will be the final push to get this property sold!

Nov 24, 2013 02:24 AM #21
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Sally,

This condo did go from awkward to awesome!! Fabulous job and really gave the room character, charm and elegance!

Nov 24, 2013 09:16 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Sally, you created symmetry which puts buyers at ease in a home. From one end of the condo to the other the home now feels balanced. Terrific work to show how useful that shelf could actually be to a home owner.

Nov 24, 2013 09:34 PM #23
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Sally, love the staging and like the blue tones with the brown walls. Great job!

Nov 25, 2013 01:41 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Dori - You hit the nail on the head!  The condo really was lacking so much emotional appeal before staging.  Now it's charming, full of character and elegant.  

Michelle - Hello!  Have you worn your leopard shoes yet?... ;-)  You're so right.  Symmetry and balance really do create a harmonious space.  Thanks, Super Stager!

Rebecca - You know, blue and brown are still one of my favourite colour combinations.  Thanks so much!

Nov 25, 2013 02:00 AM #25
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Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Sally, yes I was wearing those super comfortable leopard flats right up until the snow fell this week. I highly recommend you buy a pair. I guess if I wear them now I would be a snow leopard!

 

Nov 27, 2013 08:24 AM #26
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Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Sally I too would wonder why but you staged the room beautifully so it will take the buyers off that shelf.

lovely colours and selections on your pieces.

 

Jan 25, 2014 08:55 AM #27
Rainmaker
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Michelle - I did buy a pair - the sexiest pair of "flats" I own!

Wendy - LOL!  I should have titled the blog post "How to Take Buyers off the Shelf" - good one!

Jan 26, 2014 03:39 AM #28
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hi Sally I haven't seen you around in awhile and wanted to say hi!

Jan 29, 2014 03:56 AM #29
Rainmaker
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Hey Marco,  So sweet of you - hope all is well in Florida!

Feb 01, 2014 02:22 AM #30
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