What Home Staging, Uber and Online Dating Have in Common

Home Stager with Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC

 In the age of the Internet life and how we navigate it is always changing and improving. Here are a few examples of how we’ve evolved in the last 10 years: Landlines to cell phones, shopping in stores to buying online, taxis to Uber, travel agents to Expedia, meeting in bars to online dating websites and last, but not least vacant homes to staged homes like the ones pictured below.

Home staging is now the most innovative marketing tool when selling. Why? Because 97% of buyers shop online for their home before ever consulting a Realtor®.  Long gone are the days of driving around to open houses in hopes finding your dream house.  Now it’s as easy as logging onto your computer or mobile device and you can view all the homes you want, anywhere, anytime.   Barbara Corcoran Home Staging, NJ home Staging, Essex Union County NJ home staging

That said, it’s more important than ever to stage your vacant home if it’s going to stand out from your competition.  Barbara Corcoran, real estate mogul and now one of ABC’s Shark Tank Investors reports,“Home staging used to be an option – now it’s a necessity!” Like everything else the way we sell homes has evolved.

We are visual creatures by nature. That said, only 10% of buyers can walk into a vacant home and visualize furniture arrangement, much less the home’s true potential. Shopping online is even more confusing. You can’t be sure which room you’re looking at (living room, family room, den, office, ect.) without furnishings as a point of reference.

If you’re still on the fence about home staging here are examples of builders who turned to NJ’s Elite Staging to showcase their luxury homes. Most sold within weeks after sitting on the market with no respectable offers.

The best way to demonstrate the power of home staging is seeing the results…

White doesn't have to be boring - with the right furnishings, art and accessories this room is elegant and inviting...NJ Home Staging, North Jersey Home staging, Essex County NJ home StagingBuilder yellow is dated. The right paint color is the best backdrop for staging...

Potential buyer's loved this room, but couldn't figure out how to best enjoy the outside view...Demonstrating furniutre arrangemnt turned this space into a cozy porch that really takes advange of the views... 

This dining room needed a bolder, more sophisticated look...

We painted it Sherwin Williams Anew Gray, which brought this room to life...Nj HOme Staging, Essex Union County NJ home StagaingAnother dining room that needed a more dramatic look - before:

By painting it Benjaim Moore Kendall Charcoal it created a much more elegant space which really showcases the molding... NJ Home Staging, Union Morris County NJ home Staging, Morris County NJ Home StagingHome staging is more than just brinigng in furniture, art and accessories. We advise on paint colors, defered maintenance and only then stage the home, creating an elevated lifestyle that buyers truly aspire to. If you're thinking of lisitng your NJ home, please call  Kristine at Elite Staging at 201-602-2562 to see how we can help you sell your home quicker, and for top dollar!

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You have 90 seconds to make a great first impression once your home goes on the market. Consult a Morris County professional home stager serving Union, Essex, Sussex Counties for that competitive edge so your home stands out from the competition, selling faster and for top dollar!  

Elite Staging and Redesign offers home staging services to North Jersey homeowners, real estate agents, banks, builders, and investors in preparing homes to stand out in today’s real estate market. For a consultation on vacant staging, lived in homes or interior redesign projects call Elite Staging and Redesign at 201-602-2562.

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Comments (23)

Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Hi Dorie! Thanks for always supporting stagers and I'm honored that you send your client's to our website! 

Chris Fosgate - thanks for your comment and while you may be in the 10% who can visulize a space, most buyers can't, which is why staging is so important.

Sam - there were to many to list, lol.



Jul 20, 2016 09:40 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is excellent advice to share. 

I love your before and after photographs.

Jul 20, 2016 10:12 PM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Thanks Roy - so good to hear from you! So great to be back blogging on AR!

Jul 20, 2016 10:37 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Nice to see you again Kristine and always enjoy your before and afters!

Jul 20, 2016 10:44 PM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Thanks Sheila - so great to hear from you - I've missed you!

Jul 20, 2016 10:47 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Kristine. you just proved your point about home staging ... the before and after photos says it all!

The best way to demonstrate the power of home staging is seeing the results…

Jul 21, 2016 03:34 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Staging is an important 1st step in making your home saleable. Great pics & examples here.

You're right about 'Navaho White' now looking yellow.

Jul 21, 2016 05:47 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kristine:

First of all I loved this title, and thanks to Lyn Sims 's reblog I found my way.

Staging has become far more common in our area, although there are still plenty of non-believers. These examples illustrate so well the value of staging. I'm glad we have such a talented group of staging professionals here on AR to learn from!


Jul 21, 2016 06:36 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

OK, I must admit the title got my attention. This post really does show the importance and difference between staging and hoping!

Jul 21, 2016 06:38 AM
Janice Ankrett
Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

What great examples Kristine! Staging has become the norm in my area. As you point out those MLS photos are very important.

Jul 21, 2016 06:40 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Homes that are staged in my market don't last long and always sell for more than those that aren't.

Jul 21, 2016 10:06 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Kristine.  Those are some excellent examples of how home staging can transform a room to be so much more desirable.

Jul 21, 2016 08:23 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Great to see you back Kristine Ginsberg,  miss you, great picture of what staging can do for a home.

Jul 22, 2016 11:28 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Hi Kristine Ginsberg !

Getting "Ready for Showtime" - which includes staging - is a mandatory part of our listing process!

We wish you great success with your blog posts and networking with other members of Active Rain!

We clicked the “Follow” button on your profile so that we will be alerted to your future blog posts and can read and comment on them, and we invite you to "follow us" - should you be interested - by clicking the “Follow” button you see underneath our photo to the left. There is no requirement or obligation for you to do so, but we would be honored if you choose to do so!

Jul 23, 2016 06:15 AM
CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

Great example of home staging need in today's world of selling. 

Jul 27, 2016 04:23 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

These are truly great examples of how to best utilize a room to get the most enjoyment!

Jul 29, 2016 11:40 PM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Proof positive that anyone can take a well deserved break and find their way back in the rain.

Aug 08, 2016 07:03 AM
Kristine Ginsberg

Great to see you Jill and you're so right - took me some time, but it feels like I'm home!

Aug 08, 2016 08:11 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

You've cracked the nut and are vastly successful as a result! Go,girl!

Aug 18, 2016 09:34 AM
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Great post! Very compelling argument for staging a home to sell faster and for a higher price.

Sep 30, 2017 07:43 AM
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