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If you still don't believe staging's more proof!

We recently took a listing in Goose Creek, SC in Berkeley County that had been on the market for over 10 months with another company.  Theoccupied dining room with red walls before staging first listing was occupied by the homeowners and the 2nd listing was vacant after they relocated out of the area. I previously blogged about this listing showing vacant, occupied and staged photos-Take a look at the difference here. I've posted photos of the most dramatic room transformation here-the dining room.

During the previous 10 months, they had approximately 25-30 showings with not even one offer.  In just 10 DAYS, we had our 1st showing and an offer in hand.  I do not believe this is luck of the draw. The property shows amazingly different and looks like a model after the fantastic staging job by First Impressions staging company and it cost the owner less than 1% of the sales price to have the whole house staged and repaint this room. Because of the new look, we even raised the price slightly to offset the staging costs. While the offer is still in its infancy and I'm not sure we will come to terms, the fact of the matter is that this home has now generated an offer.  Staging works!  This home proved it in just 10 days to elicit an offer.  Even if this one doesn't work out, I'm confident, we'll get another bite. after staging this dining room has been transformed

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Comment balloon 13 commentsMichele Reneau • November 17 2009 09:48AM


Excellent!!!!  Thank you for sharing with us!!!!

Posted by Randy Larson (East Coast Staging & Re-design) over 8 years ago

I LOVE it! Who'd of thought to paint as well as stage? Nice work!

Posted by Taylor Shults Philley, Broker, Realtor , GRI (Austin Realty Firm) over 8 years ago

Staging is definitely in the eye of the beholder and the buyer of this home it meant a tremendous amount. Did I read correctly that you earned the right to be Boeing's relocation company for the Charleston area!?! That's awesome and that should be a blog post by itself.

Posted by James K Barath, CMPS, FICO Pro, Certified Military Housing Specialist (LeaderOne Financial Corp.) over 8 years ago

The paint, chairs, and artwork made the room fantastic.

Posted by Kate Talarico, RESA, Top Orange County Home Decorator & Stager (Kates Home Staging and Interior Design) over 8 years ago

This is a great transformation from seller-specific paint colors to "buyer neutral."  Now it's so much more appealing!

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging that Sells Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) over 8 years ago

It looks like an entirely different room. Paint is definitely the least expesive and best investment to make when staging a home for sale. Even if it is already a neutral colour, if the paint is older than three years, it looks dull and needs refreshing for that model home look of "just move right in" with no work to do. congratulations on your major achievement.

Posted by Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale (Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket) over 8 years ago

Thanks all! It is amazing to see the difference in the 2 photos.  All the rooms had great transformations.  I'm always amazed at the results even though it is successful every time.  The seller was just as impressed and wanted to move back in.

Posted by Michele Reneau, Realtor, GRI ~ Charleston, SC Relocation Experts Team (Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor) over 8 years ago

Wow, what a transformation. Changing the color was huge, but the other items-the chairs, the table setting, the art work are beautifully done as well.

Posted by Rich Cederberg, eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque (eXp Realty) over 8 years ago

It turned out beautiful! It definitely wasn't "luck of the draw." The offer has everything to do with how nice you made this room look.

Congratulations. Your home staging is being featured in the group Staging Before & After Pictures.


Posted by Kathy Nielsen, Atlanta Georgia Home Stager ( over 8 years ago

Rich-Good staging is really an art form. It's amazing the difference in the look and feel.  And this is conveyed to buyers. Buyers want to buy a lifestyle and by giving it to them, it makes it easier to help them move forward in their decision.

Kathy-My stager is really talented and does amazing work. Thanks for the feature!

Posted by Michele Reneau, Realtor, GRI ~ Charleston, SC Relocation Experts Team (Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor) over 8 years ago

I have one word to describe this room "DELICIOUS"! I am sure it's going to sell.

Posted by Barbara Cluck-Miksits, Home Staging - New Jersey (BCM Home Staging LLC) over 8 years ago


The Room looks so impressive now.  The color red that was on the wall almost hurt your looks beautiful now.  Great job!!!

Posted by Linda D. Pufford, ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager (Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging) over 8 years ago

Barbara-I agree. The best part is that the transformation didn't cost much.

Kimberly-I owe it to my stager!

Linda-It's amazing how the right color and accessories create a completely different feel.

Posted by Michele Reneau, Realtor, GRI ~ Charleston, SC Relocation Experts Team (Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor) over 8 years ago

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