Here are some recent before and after photos from Showhomes Southeast WI, our home staging franchise in Milwaukee, WI. This is a million dollar home recently staged with a Home Manager. This office has has a string of really rapid sales in this price range, a feat for a market that is fairly sluggish in the upper end:
The real estate market in the midwest, especially in the over 500k price segment, is still lagging. When we pull sales data from various MLSs we still see really long average times on market and severe price reductions. We are really proud that in our offices (Ann Arbor, Toledo, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago) we are producing a steady stream of successful sales of homes that otherwise would be sitting unsold. Staging and especially staging with Home Managers is one of the few marketing strategies top producing Realtors are using in these markets.
VP Operations, Showhomes