All I did was....Home Staging Success Stories

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All I did was...create a warm, welcoming feel to an empty, cold living room.

In this example I would like to show Realtors and Home Owners the importance in this very competitive market to Stage when a property is vacant. When buyers are looking at listings on the net or come through your property, it is very difficult for the average person to gauge how much space there is to set up their furniture. Don't leave this up to the buyer's imagination. Paint the picture for the buyer to achieve your desired result...a viewing and an offer. Professional Staging will create demand/desire by providing an inviting look for your listing photos and getting your property on the buyer's "must see list".

When furniture is placed for good flow in a room, it allows the buyer to see how they could set up their furniture and how they could use the space. It is important to use the proper scale furniture, lamps and artwork in a room so the buyer makes a connection with your property. The buyer must be made to feel comfortable immediately so that you will hear them say..."I don't know what it is about this place, but I feel at home here".

In this vacant property in Thornhill, all I did was give the living room a warm look using soft textured furniture and artwork that relayed the story of inviting friends over for good times. Staging the room in this way will prompt the buyer to see themselves entertaining their friends in their comfy, inviting living room.

Sellers are looking for Realtors that offer value added services and buyers are looking for the perfect house that they can just move into.

Advantage Staging will market your property to stand out from the competition every time.

Investment, minimal.

Impact Priceless.

unstaged living room

staged living room

staged living room

Comment balloon 24 commentsMichelle Finnamore • December 17 2008 09:31AM
All I did was… create a warm, welcoming feel to an empty, cold…
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In this example I would like to show Realtors and Home Owners the importance in this very competitive market to Stage when a property is vacant. When buyers are looking at listings on the net or come through your property, it is very difficult for… more
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All I did was… declutter and place some props.
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