Brandon, a real estate investor with a nicely updated home, contacted us in early November for a staging estimate. His listing had been on the market since October and wasn’t attracting offers.
After reviewing the staging proposal, he asked us to just stage the bedrooms — that is the area they were getting negative feedback on and they wanted to reduce staging costs.
We know it can be hard to invest in staging and we love to create win-win options that are effective.
Staging just the bedrooms wouldn’t give the ambiance needed or show off the main areas of the home in a positive light.
Wouldn’t it be awkward to walk into a bedroom that looked “model home perfect” when everything else was vacant?
We declined to do this type of partial staging.
At the end of December, these investors decided to proceed with our recommended staging plan and in early January new staged photos were on line.
Immdiately showings picked up and lots of positive feedback received.
Even better — before the end of January they were under contract!
When I followed up with Brandon on how he felt about the staging experience; his observation?
“I only wish I would have done it a lot sooner!”
We’re thankful these savy investors trusted us to stage this listing appropriately! If we staged just the bedrooms we believe the results would have been much different!
Is your listing lingering on the market?
Maybe it’s time to take your marketing efforts to the next level with professional staging!