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What is staging? Picture speaks 1000 words

I'm amazed when someone asks me, "What is staging?"  I know that I should not expect everyone to know, but even more surprising is the number of agents that don't understand it's importance.  After going through some old before and after pictures, I'll post a few since the pictures speak for themselves.

This was an adorable home.  It was actually on the market for 7 months with another company before I took over the listing with few showings.  When I took over the listing, we got higher showing activity due to additional marketing, however no offers.  This home was competing with a lot of homes, including new construction.

before staging living room

My staging partner, First Impressions, came to the rescue and rearranged this living room.  Once the MLS photos were updated, even more showing activity resulted and more importantly an offer!  This home sold in 44 days after this mini makeover.  See the difference.  The after photo makes this living room a warmer space and the coffee table and rug anchor this room.  Removing the piano and adding these chairs helped this room come together. 

after staging living room


Michele Reneau - Military Relocation Specialist with Carolina One Real Estate in Charleston, SC.

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Comment balloon 5 commentsMichele Reneau • January 12 2009 07:20PM


Hi Michele

Your photo's are worth 2000 words, great job.

Good luck and success

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 10 years ago

Good stuf Michele.....and yes....I think a picture is probably worth 1,000,000 words.

Posted by Larry Bettag, Vice-President of National Production (Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001) over 10 years ago


Keep up the good work of educating people about the importance of merchandising their homes.

Posted by Allegra Dioguardi, Home Staging & Training, Suffolk Co. Long Island (Styled and Sold Home Staging and Staging Training) over 10 years ago

That's great, Michele! It's amazing the difference staging can make when selling a home. I cannot speak enough about how it has helped countless homes sell in record time- because they were staged right.

Thanks for sharing, Nicole Weidauer

The Egerer & Weidauer Team, Keller Williams Realty North Seattle

Posted by Nicole Weidauer (Keller Williams Greater Seattle) over 10 years ago

HI MICHELE!  Nice -- I have recently become a real fan of staging!  Another great case for it!  Good job!  And Congratulations on the sale!  -- Gabrielle

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) about 10 years ago

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