Staging To Sell Fast In A Slow Market

Home Stager with Reveal Estate Home Staging - Vancouver
Reveal Estate Home Staging

It seems the Vancouver Real Estate boom is over. According to statistics released by the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board, home sales are down more than 50 % from this time last year. With an abundance of properties for sale, savvy sellers realize the benefits of having their properties professionally staged. The following is a testimony from one of our recent clients... 

" The transformation of our apartment to a comfortable, spacious, and clean looking living space by Reveal Estate was remarkable. The colours, styles and spacing blended to create a smooth flow throughout. The sun room was particularly beautiful as an extension of the master bedroom. Everyone was impressed how a fifteen year old apartment could look new. Even though there are multiple units for sale in our building, we had no difficulty getting two offers for the full asking price within five days of listing the property. The new owners loved it so much, they wanted the furniture as well! "

  Before Home Staging  

Staged Home by Reveal Estate

Before Home Staging

Reveal Estate Home Staging, Vancouver

If you are considering selling in a sluggish market, protect your investment. Contact a qualified home staging company to help expedite a speedy, profitable sale!  


Comments (26)

Susan Peters
Dove Realty Inc. - Seattle, WA
The Better it Looks the Better it Sells

Hi Jackson,

It looks like no one is going to get immunity from the mortgage meltdown. That makes execptional  staging more important than ever.


Sep 14, 2008 10:25 AM
Juliet Johnson
Vizzitopia - St Johns, FL
Jacksonville Photography & Digital Marketing

Hey Jackson,

What a spectacular use of blue, white and grey!  Just delightful.  There's always a stark, but rich simplicity to your work, Jackson... it's a lovely touch.



Sep 14, 2008 11:39 AM
Barbara Cluck-Miksits
BCM Home Staging LLC - Ridgewood, NJ
Home Staging - New Jersey

What a comfortable and soothing combination of colors. Great job.

Sep 14, 2008 12:36 PM
Debbie Wheeler
Real Estate Staging/Rooms Rearranged, LLC - Chandler, AZ
Chandler, AZ Rooms Rearranged RESA, IRIS

Jackson - I alway look forward to seeing your staging jobs.  I love the light and fresh look.

Sep 14, 2008 01:17 PM
Kathy Passarette
Creative Home Expressions - Mount Sinai, NY
L.I. Staging/Decorating

Jackson ~ Love the furniture and rug together!  Yes, if you have more photos of this home, please share!

Sep 14, 2008 01:18 PM
Tanya Venable
Orlando, FL
SEO, Mobile SEO, and Internet Marketing Consultant

Jackson - it looks great. I really love that artwork. Lavendar is one of my favorite colors.

Sep 15, 2008 06:34 AM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Jackson, you always manage to use blue in such interesting ways! :)  I try to use blue but it just doesn't seem warm enough to me. Maybe it is because you are near the ocean and the light is differnet?

Love this room, I have the same artwork. Can you say where you picked up the area rug?

Sep 15, 2008 08:05 AM
Janet Brown
Re/Max Aerospace Realty - Rockledge, FL
"Making A Difference One House At A Time"

love your before and after photos.  I agree that staging is the key to selling.  I am a home stager in Florida and its a must.  Unfortunately alot of people in the real estate field either don't know much about home staging or they believe they can do just as good of a job as an actual licensed and certified home stager. Good luck in your field.  Love to see more photos

Janet Brown



Sep 15, 2008 01:33 PM
Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

Jackson, another stellar job.  We count on you for excellence.  And they want the furniture too.  That saves time on the destaging huh? 

Sep 15, 2008 05:57 PM
Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

Jackson, What a wonderful testimonal of your work.  The room looks great!  Congrats on the sale!

Sep 15, 2008 10:44 PM
Kathi Presutti
RE:STYLE LLC - Brighton, MI
Re:Style, LLC

I just love that chair-and it's in my corporate colors! No wonder I'm so drawn to it...besides the obvious staging skill involved! Actually, I found that staging benefits from the beginning of a downturn in the market. It's when it goes on and on (like Michigan) when things start to deteriorate...but I digress! Great job!

Sep 16, 2008 10:35 AM
Gary Barnett
Home Matters - Indianapolis, IN
Home Matters Property Stylist Group, Indianapolis

Hello Jackson, I agree with Juliet in that the colors are stark yet very eye catching.  Don't ya just love those rugs that really tie everything together?

Sep 16, 2008 04:16 PM
Phyllis Pafumi
ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey - Old Bridge, NJ
ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ

I love the colors, very soothing and clean and fresh, you are terrific at what you do. Continued success

Phyllis Pafumi

Sep 18, 2008 02:55 PM
Jackson West
Reveal Estate Home Staging - Vancouver - Vancouver, BC

Thanks to everybody for taking time to check out this post and leave a comment. The slow market has resulted in a huge increase in business and not much time to blog. Finally, staging is truly becoming a necessity! 

Selling the furniture, artwork and accessories we place in homes is proving to be another stream of income and as Terrylynn suggests, it certainly makes "striking" the property easier!

The area rug (where would we stagers be without our area rugs?) is from "Canadian Tire". For my American friends, they sell much more than tires ;)

Some of you asked to see the adjoining bedroom and although I don't find this shot portfolio worthy due to the "blown out" windows and lamps, here is a peek...

Staged Master Bedroom


Many of you know how I like to take "mirror shots" so I thought I would throw in this one from the dining room of the same property...


Although I don't have a great deal of time to spend on my blog, I truly appreciate the kind comments and words of encouragement. Thank you!






Sep 20, 2008 08:06 PM
Annie Pinsker-Brown
Stage to Sell - LA Home Staging - Los Angeles, CA
Stage to Sell, Los Angeles Home Stager

Absolutely gorgeous work. The transformation is amazing. That white tile is always a challenge and can make a room feel so dated, but you handled it beautifully.

Oct 29, 2008 11:53 AM
Wendy Timmons
Move Home Realty - Temecula, CA
Temecula Realtor

Hi Jackson! As always, beautiful, outstanding work!!

Oct 29, 2008 03:25 PM
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Great work Jackson!  Your furnishings are always top notch.  We've been selling more of our inventory lately as well.  Keep up the beautiful transformations.

Oct 31, 2008 12:00 PM
Juliet Johnson
Vizzitopia - St Johns, FL
Jacksonville Photography & Digital Marketing

Oddly enough, I'm selling LESS inventory!  I always offer it, but money seems generally tighter all round. Great proportions and scale on this one, Jackson.  Well done.

Oct 31, 2008 01:32 PM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Love the mirror shot and the mirror too! Great colors and very soothing color palette for a late Friday night.  Happy weekend Jackson!!

Oct 31, 2008 03:43 PM
Suzanne Metz
Design to Appeal (Homestaging and Interior Redesign) - Medicine Hat, AB

Hi Jackson, your photos are beautiful! You know how to make a room look very warm and inviting!


Nov 01, 2008 02:26 PM