Pasadena Staged Home Sells in 5 Days!

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

Staged Pasadena home sells in 5 days!

I called the Listing Agent of a Pasadena cottage we staged 2 weeks ago, just to check in and lend support where needed. The listing agent told me that they got an offer after 5 days on the market and the house was now in escrow! The listing agent paid for the staging and we only staged the living room, dining room and kitchen to keep costs down. It is rare for the LA to pay for the staging, at least among the agents I work with, but this listing agent and her investor client have an ongoing relationship with multiple buys and sales between them. The house was a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house that is owned by an investor who fixes and flips 'em and was listed for $840,000.00.

This was such a small, quickie job for us, I didn't even take before and after photos. I guess I'll have to do that when we destage.

The moral of the story? Real Estate staging by Moving Mountains Design helps sell homes quickly, even in this depressed market.

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Thank you to all our clients, business partners and friends for making 2008 our best year ever! Happy Holidays to you and your family and may good fortune be your constant companion in 2009.

Visit our Los Angeles home staging web site to see before and after pictures of our beautiful home transformations. To learn how home staging can help you sell your home faster and for a better price, contact Michelle Minch at (626)441-8975. I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have about home staging or preparing your home for sale.

Moving Mountains Design stages homes in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Arcadia, San Marino, Glendale, Burbank, Los Feliz, Silverlake, Studio City, Toluca Lake, Sherman Oaks, Encino and Tarzana. If you don't see your city listed here call us. We may be willing to work in your area, or know an excellent stager partner to refer.

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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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Kym Hough
www.Staged-to-Sell - Danville, CA
Staged to Sell East Bay - Danville, CA

Congrat's Michelle - Ah the wonders of selling a property correctly - works every time. Kym

Dec 21, 2008 03:22 AM #7
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Tanya Venable
Orlando, FL
SEO, Mobile SEO, and Internet Marketing Consultant

Congratulations to you Michelle. I am sure the homeowners are elated and just in time for Christmas too.

Happy Holidays!

Dec 21, 2008 03:57 AM #8
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Michelle your small jobs are my average jobs, but none-the-less we'd all like to see your photos. Great news about the sale.  Don't you wish that agents would let us know these things.  I don't think that they realize how important news like this is to us and how excited we get when we finally hear it. 

Dec 21, 2008 04:05 AM #9
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Maureen: I have never staged and not done the master bedroom. I know I would be disappointed if I went into a beautifully staged home and the master wasn't done. I'm very glad it worked out the way it did.

Connie: I didn't take pictures because it was such a small job and the listing agent wanted to take her own photos. I won't make that mistake again.

Carole: Thank you. Actually I have had my staging projects sell at the open house so this is not a record. However, I am glad to see that such a quick sale is still possible even in this market.

 

Dec 21, 2008 04:06 AM #11
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Charlene: Thank you. It took us about an hour, including the furniture delivery.

Kym: I really like working with this listing agent. She gets her clients to price their property realistically and she pushes them to have the home staged. In my book she is doing everything the right way and it shows in her sales numbers.

Thank you Tanya. Happy Holidays to you too.

Dec 21, 2008 04:08 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

Ginger: I think agents don't let us know because they don't want to jinx anything. I always call to check on any progress with my staging projects, so I usually find out pretty quickly. It is exciting to hear it though.

Dec 21, 2008 04:10 AM #13
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Lori Kim Polk
Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services - Roseville, CA
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento

Whoopee! Please send that Karma up here. So glad that it sold quickly. Get those pics girl :)))

Dec 22, 2008 03:19 AM #14
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

LKP: Good Karma express on the way! I'm happy that this home sold so quickly. It portends well for the future.

Dec 22, 2008 03:25 AM #15
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

Love, love, love hearing this Michelle! You always work magic with your jobs and it doesn't surprise me.

Dec 22, 2008 04:27 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

Thanks Karen. I didn't know what to expect a couple of weeks before Christmas, but this was a nice early present.

Dec 22, 2008 04:55 AM #17
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Teresa Meyer
Cincinnati Home Stager - Cincinnati, OH
Home Staging Cincinnati-OH.

Michelle:  Congrats on such a quick sale! Not surprised since you do such fantastic work!   I'd love to see the pictures after you de-stage! 

Dec 22, 2008 05:37 AM #18
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Teresa: Thank you. I'll post pictures as soon as I take them ;O))

Dec 22, 2008 05:41 AM #19
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

That's awesome, Michelle.  Congrats!

Kathy

Dec 22, 2008 09:16 AM #20
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Thank you Kathy.

Dec 22, 2008 09:35 AM #21
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Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

Congrats on the quick sale Michelle!  Continued success as we enter 2009!

Dec 25, 2008 11:31 PM #22
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Thank you Michelle. I wish the same for you.

Dec 26, 2008 12:22 AM #23
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Wendy Timmons
Move Home Realty - Temecula, CA
Temecula Realtor

Hi! Congrats!!! Great job selling so quickly! On to 2009! Can't wait to see pictures :)

Dec 26, 2008 01:13 AM #24
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Thanks Wendy. I take photos when we destage. BTW, yum yum (thanks)

Dec 26, 2008 04:02 AM #25
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David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Michelle - great job.  Can't wait to see what it looks like.  5 days in this market is a great testament to staging.

Dec 26, 2008 04:46 AM #26
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

David: I honestly don't think this house would have sold as quickly without staging. It really is a testament to the power of professional staging. Thanks!

Dec 26, 2008 08:44 AM #27
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