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

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All I did was... take it from empty bedrooms to inviting spaces.

In this example at 39 Tecumseth Heights in Tottenham, I would like to show Realtors and homeowners the importance of staging a vacant home. Buyers spend less than 5 seconds in an empty room. On the other hand, if the room has been staged to invite the buyer to come in and envision themselves or their child in the room then you increase your chances of getting an offer on the property.

The grounds keeper who had been taking care of the property for over 15 years came in to see what the "stager" was up to.  He commented to me how lovely the little girls rooms were and that now he could see someone getting excited about living at the home. I explained all I did was add a few things that would appeal to a little girl so that she would say to her parents...."I want this room!"

Investment, minimal.

Impact, priceless.

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Comment balloon 12 commentsMichelle Finnamore • June 15 2009 07:59AM

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Nice job Michelle. The rooms look cute and inviting.

Posted by Jen Anderson (Exit By the Bay Realty) almost 10 years ago

Very nice!  And it's so true about the length of time buyers spend in vacant rooms vs staged (inviting) rooms. 

Posted by Laraine Shape, Selling Cincinnati...one kitchen at a time (Comey & Shepherd Realtors) almost 10 years ago

Hi Jen, they really were sweet little girls rooms after the staging. Both rooms were painted the same colour purple which normally I would paint a neutral colour to appeal to more buyers. However, the budget for paint went to the master bedroom which was mint green and the dining/living rooms which were painted baby pink. I decided to stage the rooms in two different colour pallettes so buyers could see how they could make the purple rooms work for them if they were not going to paint right away.

Hi Laraine, I agree, if you can't keep the buyer in the home for at least 15 to 20 minutes they are not likely to put an offer in on the property. These bedrooms were just so inviting with the white sheers blowing gently in the breeze it really encouraged buyers to linger in the room much longer than if they were vacant.

Posted by Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale (Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket) almost 10 years ago

Well done Michelle

any little girl would love to have their rooms dressed up like this!

Posted by Kimberly Uksik, Home Stager - Durham, Toronto, On. (Independent) almost 10 years ago

Hi Kimberly, Thank you for the lovely comment on my work. I enjoy doing little girls rooms, it seems to be the easiest room in the house to do for some reason.

Posted by Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale (Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket) almost 10 years ago

Very fresh and pretty Michelle!! I want to live there!!

Posted by Cathy Lee, ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA (CL Design Services Home Staging) almost 10 years ago

Aren't little girls rooms fun?  I shows that you love what you do!

Posted by Karen Dembsky, Atlanta Home Staging (Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA) almost 10 years ago

Hi Cathy, yes that was the look, fresh. The breeze was blowing in on a warm summer day and it just said ahhhh... come in and relax.

Hi Karen, I do love little girls having two of my own. They are 29 and 26 now but I still remember how much fun it was to design their rooms. I always made my own duvet covers, draperies and accent cushions so they had a room that was truly their own.

Posted by Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale (Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket) almost 10 years ago

I am dealing with a home right now that is absolutely gorgeous on the main floor and in the loft suite upstairs but there are two vacant bedrooms downstairs that I think are more of a detriment than a benefit. I don't know what to do with them.

Posted by Jennifer Zammit, A.C.C.I. (Realty Executives Elite Ltd.) almost 10 years ago

Hi Jennifer, I am sure there is a stager in your part of London that would be happy to help you with your dilemma. If I was closer I would be happy to help.

P.S. My godparents are named Zammit, small world.

Posted by Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale (Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket) almost 10 years ago

Michelle, it looks wonderful. Not too much pink, just enough to give the room that girly girl feel.

Posted by Tanya Venable, SEO, Mobile SEO, and Internet Marketing Consultant over 9 years ago

Hi Tanya, exactly. You never know the age group of the prospective buyers children so you try as a stager to create as neutral a look to appeal to the widest group of buyeres. This room could appeal to a little girl or to a teenager.

Posted by Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale (Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket) over 9 years ago

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