Quick Staging Before and After

Home Stager with Hallmark Sotheby's International Realty & Joyce's Interiors

I received a call from a realtor asking me to quickly stage one of her listings. 

She didn't want me to work more than 4 hours and that I should help the Seller with organizing closets, toys, etc.

I entered the house, spoke to the homeowner and we decided my time was better spent on the family room, kitchen and dining room.

I only used the Seller's items.






Comments (6)

Andy Laughlin
ConnectRealty.com - Bellingham, WA

Nice work looks a lot better!! Hope it works out and the house sells!

Good Luck

Jul 18, 2008 07:57 PM
Margaret Ann Innis
Decorate To Sell - Merrimack Valley Real Estate Staging - Andover, MA
Real Estate Staging - MA & NH

Hi Joyce!  It is amazing what you can do in 4 hours!  Congrats on on your efforts!  Margaret

Jul 19, 2008 12:54 AM
Lisa Roy
SPACELiFT HOME STAGING, Greater Vancouver - Vancouver, BC

We had one of those last week!  Crazy but it helped.  Is the photo on the fireplace a family photo? Perhaps using the two other pieces of art on that wall over the fireplace might have de-personalized it a bit more for the staging?

Jul 19, 2008 04:58 PM
Joyce Zdenek
Hallmark Sotheby's International Realty & Joyce's Interiors - Hopkinton, MA


Thanks for the good point regarding the photo, I do attempt to depersonalize as much as I can.

Your idea is well taken.



Thanks for your kind words, can't wait to meet you at the end of the month.



I hope it sells quickly for the owners, they priced it right.







Jul 19, 2008 11:31 PM
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Looks great, Joyce!!  It's much more organized and more appealing given what you did.

Best of luck with a quick sale!


Jul 19, 2008 11:50 PM
Randy L. Prothero
eXp Realty - Hollister, MO
Missouri REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

One item I found out about here on Active Rain was the wide angle Kodak cameras.  They are great for showing those rooms.  You can get the whole room in one shot.  I believe they stopped making them, but you can still get them on the internet. 

v570, Ultra-Wide-Angle Point & Shoot 23mm $200/ + 2Hr Free Class

Jul 23, 2008 08:45 PM