Home Staging in Arcadia - Staged Cottage Sells Before The Sign Is Up!

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Home Stager with Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA

Arcadia home staging helps sell home on the evening of the first open house. The owner/agent didn't even have time to get the sign up!

After sitting on the market for several weeks, with no offers (not even low ball offers) the owner/agent decided to stage this cute cottage in hopes of getting it to sell. He had gotten one of our brochures from another house we had staged in the area, and the listing agent on that house sang our praises. (See, leaving your marketing materials in homes you stage does help drive more business)

Read Staged Home in Arcadia Gets Offer After First Open House!

This was a great client to work with. He followed our instructions for the landscaping and curb appeal matters that needed to be addressed. And, since English wasn't his first language, I helped him with his Craigs List ad. We provided photographs to use on the MLS and in marketing materials. The first open house after staging was a big success with lots of potential buyers coming through. I am happy to report that the home is in escrow and is set to close shortly. The owner received an offer on the evening of the first open house. He is thrilled and we are so happy that our home staging services helped make this sale happen.

Living Room before staging by Moving Mountains  Design

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Living room after staging

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another view of the living room before staging

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 After staging by Moving Mountains Design Home Staging

 

 

 

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Master bedroom after staging. We had no choice but to place the bed in front of a window. 2 walls had windows, one wall had a closet door and the remaining wall was too short for a queen bed.

 

 

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Sorry no 'before' photo of this angle from the dining room into the kitchen

 

 

 

If you need help getting your home ready to sell or want to have your home staged in Arcadia, Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Marino, Alhambra, the San Gabriel Valley or the San Fernando Valley, please call us at (626)441-8975 or visit our Arcadia and Pasadena home staging web site. We have lots of photos of homes
 we have helped move from "for sale" to "sold".

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2015 RESA Professional Stager of the Year

2014 RESA Top 10 Professional Home Stager2010 RESA Professional Stager of the Year

Michelle has staged hundreds of Los Angeles homes, many of which have sold with multiple offers, above listing price.

She works with home sellers, listing agent, builders, flippers and asset managers to prepare homes for sale throughout Los Angeles and North Orange County.

Moving Mountains Design provides vacant home staging, color consultations, corporate and executive relocations,  and interior design. We also stage model homes, REOs, foreclosures and auction properties for real estate investors and asset managers. Builders hire us to stage their models or to help move inventory when sales slow down.

For more information about our Los Angeles home staging services, contact Michelle at (626)385-8852 or by email.

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Rainmaker
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

That's awesome news, Michelle.  I'm sure you're feeling great about having helped him sell so quickly.  Your staging is Superb, as always!

Aug 09, 2008 05:47 AM #1
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Thanks Kathy. He is a very nice client, and very willing to do whatever I told him. It is always nice when a client pays attention, does his/her homework, and then gets rewarded by a fast sale at the hoped for price. I'm glad you like it. The sofa and chair are the ones I was telling you about from Brook.

Aug 09, 2008 05:52 AM #2
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Lisa Heindel
Crescent City Living LLC - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Real Estate Broker

Beautifully done, Michelle!  I love that you even have the details down to the magazines on the coffee table. 

Aug 09, 2008 06:21 AM #3
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Lisa: Thank you. I think that the details can make a staging great or make it awful. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Aug 09, 2008 06:49 AM #4
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Elaine Manes Gage
Home Staging Online Services - Denver, CO
Staging done ONLINE!

Michelle- As always, it is your restraint that I admire most! Your rooms are always so tastefully simple, and yet achieve what we are all looking for in a successful staging! You are definitely someone I aspire to!

Aug 09, 2008 08:39 AM #5
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Patti Glover
Stage It In A Day! - Moorpark, CA
CISS,RESA, Home Staging, Ventura County CA, Conejo Valley, LA

MIchelle,

As usual, truly beautiful (photos too!).  Congratulations!  BTW, my hubby & I had our first home (cottage) in Arcadia.

Aug 09, 2008 09:34 AM #6
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

Hi Michelle, I wish I could say I was surprised but knowing you, your work and your track record I can totally see how this happened.  Have him write a great testimonial for you! You're fabulous!

Aug 09, 2008 02:25 PM #7
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Betty Haney
Haney Consulting - Calgary, AB

Michelle your staging is always so beautiful - it makes me very envious.  Congrats on helping to sell this cottage so quickly.  When will you remove the furniture and staging accessories - just curious.  Betty

Aug 09, 2008 02:33 PM #8
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Elaine: Thank you for your kind comments. Sometimes the simplicity is driven by a "simple" budget. My staging philosophy is that I think most rooms look best if you can dress them with one or two larger accessories than 10 or 15 smaller ones.

Patti: Thank you. I love working in Arcadia. My warehouse is located there. I bet you won't recognize Arcadia now if you haven't been there for a while.

Karen: Since English is not his first language, he would be totally stressed by having to write something like a testimonial. I'll happily settle for him telling all his friends what a great job I did for him. Thank you, Chica!

Thank you Betty: Even though the sale is a cash deal, he wanted to wait until just before the close of escrow to remove everything. Probably the end of this coming week. Sometimes clients want us to take everything out once contingencies are removed but more and more they want to leave the staging in place until just before escrow closes.

Aug 09, 2008 03:11 PM #9
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Ronelle Schroeder-Hill
Vacaville, CA

Gorgeous work (as always), and congratulations on those fab stats you've been piling up lately!

Aug 10, 2008 06:53 AM #10
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Thanks Ronelle. I'm really excited about how quickly our staged homes are selling. I have to recalculate our company stats to see where we stand.

Aug 10, 2008 07:10 AM #11
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

Yahoo!  Fabulous for you and your clients and Realtor!!  I love the new Brook occasional tables too-they look just super in the home.   

Aug 10, 2008 07:52 AM #12
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Cathy: I agree. Brook has gotten some really nice new furniture. Thank you!

Aug 10, 2008 03:51 PM #13
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Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

What great results & Staging!  I love your couch selection.  Congrats Michelle!

Aug 10, 2008 11:48 PM #14
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Michele: Thank you. The couch is very versitile.

Aug 11, 2008 01:37 AM #15
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Teresa Mills Schremm
Looking Fine by Redesign, LLC - North Olmsted, OH
Online Home Staging - Coast to Coast, ASHSR

Michelle, I love the staging!  I see another room to the left of the fireplace.  Is that a family room?  I love the way you pulled the colors into that area.  I'm sure your client is thrilled, and is asking himself why he didn't call you sooner!  Congratulations on another great job!

Teresa

Aug 11, 2008 01:58 AM #16
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Teresa: Like many clients, he wanted to see if he could sell it first without investing in staging. He quickly recognized the error of his ways. The room off to the left is actually a legal bedroom (converted from the garage), but since the house didn't have a family room and the alyout was appropriate, I suggested we make it a family room. And it worked! Thank you for commenting.

Aug 11, 2008 02:12 AM #17
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Wow, now that's a stat you can't beat.  If that doesn't prove staging works, I don't know what would!

Aug 11, 2008 12:21 PM #18
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Cindy: It is always exciting to have a fast sale. Thanks for commenting.

Aug 11, 2008 12:38 PM #19
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