Re-listing of 1.9 Million Dollar Home Four Years Later Gets Full Price Offer By Having it Staged.

Home Stager with Debra RowleyInterior Staging

This 1.9 million dollar home was built in 1989, and the furnishings were somewhat dated. The homeowners had it on the market in 2003 for eight months with no offers being made. Upon listing it again four years later, Debra Rowley staged this home by removing most of existing furniture, and reviving the rooms with contemporary pieces. A full price offer was made at the first open house, showing that the bones of a house can be excellent, but tired furniture distracts people's awareness of the initial beauty of its structure. Staging works!

Living Room After


Comments (4)

Leslie Olson
Leslie Olson Interiors - Austin, TX
Interior Design and Redesign - Moved to Austin!

Debra -- your staging made this property exponentially more beautiful! You clearly have an eye for detail, and I suspect a good bit of diplomacy as well. You did a great job ridding the house of its brass and glass, matching limp sofa pillows and dated window treatments. Paring down and re-arranging the existing furniture looks so much more elegant -- and allows the home to be shown to its best advantage.  Nice work! Leslie

Nov 15, 2008 06:56 AM
Debra Rowley
Debra RowleyInterior Staging - Sammamish, WA

Thank you so much, Leslie. I am especially thrilled to receive your compliments since you are from Marin Country. I grew up in Mill Valley and love the area. How is the market there? You really did pick up on all the improvements made, and I appreciate your feedback!


Nov 15, 2008 07:02 AM
Shalimar Backman
RE/MAX Preference - Sammamish, WA

Great staging Debra; you're the best!


Oct 11, 2009 01:59 PM
Debra Rowley
Debra RowleyInterior Staging - Sammamish, WA

Hi Shalimar,

Thank you for your positive acknowledgements of me and my staging abilities. It would be great to work together again soon when I can be of assistance. I am keeping busy, but never too busy for you!



Oct 11, 2009 03:16 PM