Day 10 - Staging A Sedona Home For Sale Is An Art Form

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty NRDS # 146013739

12 Days of  Thanksgiving 2017 - Challenge by Debbie Reynolds 


Sedona Soul Spaces Interior Design and Decor

I am one of those sales associates that appreciates what an artist can bring to a listing. To me, staging is an art form and those who provide the service are artists.

Two artists I follow right here on AR are Kathy Streib and Sharon Tara . You can tell they are artists just by reading their blog. 


Great RoomInterior Design Is A Passion Of Mine

Way back when we used "stone" tablets in school, I studied Home Economics and Interior Design. To stay on top of all the constant changes, I read the lasted design books. Anything that has to do with the home and garden, I read! Because I enjoy it, I find it a relaxing way to spend my free indoor time. 

Office or Den Staged

I have always been a believer in this art form.  but, I saw it play out with a home that I had Sedona Soul Spaces come out to make recommendations to the owner. We had it on market and there were lots of showings but the entire home was "tired".  It needed a complete face-lift. Melissa from Sedona Soul Spaces came over and made her recommendations, including neutral paint including the garage floor and staging with some updated furniture and accessories. That house was sold in two weeks and the owner was ecstatic!


Den or Craft room

One thing I have noticed is that the angle of the picture will generally change because of the furniture and accessories that are added to the room. 

Thankful For A Wonderful Working Relationship

I have worked with Melissa on a number of listings. I feel blessed to have people who understand the business and know what it takes to bring world class service to our customers. Call me for a personal reference or referral at 928) 274-7355. I am always willing to help, or give you advice. It only costs you a telephone call!

Another point I always make with a potential client is that I will do what is necessary to sell their home. Having most services in house means that I can come to their home and re-shoot the entire house if necessary. If weather / seasonal conditions change, new flowers or shrubs are added, etc., I will be back to update the pictures. You can count on it. 

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

Thank you for the shout out Sheri! 

Beautiful pictures!

The fact that you are willing to update listing photos says a lot about your professional attitude. I've seen photos remain unchanged after major staging changes were made. It's so frustrating! 

Nov 21, 2017 01:20 PM #1
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Sheri


I too have long been a huge propenent of staging homes long before that's what it was called. Staging makes such a HUGE difference both in the photos and of course in person for potential buyers. I'm glad to know we have one more subject in common!


Happy Thanksgiving!!



Nov 21, 2017 01:38 PM #2
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

What a lovely acknowledgment to Kathy and Sharon, they are amazing stagers. I agree too, staging can definitely help us sell houses for more money, and more quickly. A good stager is a great magician. :) 

Nov 21, 2017 02:15 PM #3
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It sure is Sheri Sperry - MCNE® and i see it done wrong here more than right 

Nov 21, 2017 03:33 PM #4
marti garaughty - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...

marti garaughty, abstract art, graphic design, marketing, WordPress consultant

Nov 21, 2017 03:51 PM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Sheri- and thank you for the mention! As Barbara Todaro always says, the eyes buy, and never more so than when selling a home. Your sellers are already at an advantage by having you as their agent. With your love for decorating as well as your keen eye, they have an added advantage when selling their home. 

Nov 21, 2017 05:22 PM #6
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Home staging can accentuate the positive and minimize the negative. That is what we need in the homes we are selling.

Nov 21, 2017 05:52 PM #7
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Sheri.

What a transformation, those photos sure do make a difference.

Nov 22, 2017 02:32 AM #8
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Sheri... I'm a big believer in staging. Spent an afternoon last week with my stager getting a home ready for photos this week. We just rearranged what my clients had and it looked like a totally different home...

Nov 22, 2017 04:28 AM #9
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love the post.Thank you for  sharing. Wishing you and your family  Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 22, 2017 04:47 AM #10
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Sheri, your before and after photos say it all - staging is important and makes a big impact. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 22, 2017 05:40 AM #11
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

It takes a team! And the promise that you will update photos is such a great extra effort. Good for you and I love the name of Melissa's company, Sedona Soul Spaces. 

Happy T-Day to you and yours! (Say hi to Old Sol for me, too, wouldcha??)

Nov 22, 2017 07:08 AM #12
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your photographs. Home sellers are in very good hands when they select you as their listing agent.

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Nov 22, 2017 07:21 AM #13
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Sheri

It really IS impressive what staging artists can accomplish, and these photos tell the tale so well. Congrats on the sale!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Nov 22, 2017 03:02 PM #14
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Home staging is the art of show the home in it's best light.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 22, 2017 09:00 PM #15
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Excellent demonstration of the value of staging, Sheri.  It's such an obvious difference in the photos.

Nov 25, 2017 07:02 AM #16
Brian Ferns
Home Inspector Albuquerque - Albuquerque, NM
Professional InterNACHI Certified Home Inspections

I completely agree with you Sheri!  I own a company called Home Inspector Albuquerque and am also a Realtor and residential developer.  Besides high quality contruction, staging is the key to my remodels every single time!  I also highly recommend professional photos.  I find that it's worth the investment every single time.

Dec 21, 2017 05:28 AM #17
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