Last week we asked you for Staging Stories here at the Stagedhomes.com blog. A writer at a national real estate publication had asked us to provide names of ASPs and REALTORS who have helped clients with a unique staging project to get a house sold.
I want to thank those who responded so quickly. Thanks to your quick action we were able to provide several wonderful examples and case studies of how effective Staging is, helping sellers sell homes faster and for more money.
I thought I would take this opportunity to share one of the great stories we received. This Staging case was shared by Joan Inglis, Accredited Staging Professional Master®. I will share more stories in the coming days.
A seller asked me this summer to take a look at an investment property in Rock Hill, SC, which had been listed for sale six months with 22 showings and no offers. The sellers were a Realtor and an NFL player and his wife who had never used Home Staging to prepare their real estate investment properties for sale.
I asked the home owner if they had any feedback from the 22 showings that she could share. She said the buyers complained that the bedrooms were too small.
I devised a Staging plan to furnish key rooms and areas and each of the three bedrooms in the vacant house with my company-owned new furnishings. I used king and queen sized beds, nightstands, chairs, chests and accessories to show the ample space truly available in the bedrooms. We accommodated our client by swiftly scheduling Staging for very early on a Saturday morning, and we completed the Staging project before a scheduled 10:00 a.m. showing.
I was not surprised – but excited and happy for the owners when I received this email from them: “The people that came through at 10:00 a.m. after you staged Springview wrote an offer!”
This house sold in under 30 minutes, on the first showing after Staging – and after it sat vacant and unsold for six months with 22 showings!
Thank you so much dear Joan for sharing this example of how effective Staging is!
I would love to share more stories here at the Stagedhomes.com blog and at all social media channels. Please do keep sending us your stories and examples of how your Staging made a different for your clients and their Realtors.
Always working for you,
Barb Barb Schwarz, ASP®, ASPM®, AB, IAHSP® The Creator of Home Staging® CEO Stagedhomes.com® Founder/Chairwoman IAHSP.com