Home Staging Riverside County, CA


Gettin' Busy Bloggin' with a Home Staging AR success story

Today I was checking in on AR and my AR associates and to my surprise I read a blog from a Keller Williams realtor Michael Garcia, GRI that I worked with in June that was titled Stage that Home and he mentioned me. (Blushing) Michael posted.....

So, I approached the seller about this idea. I have had a few offers on the property, but none worth talking about. I also have a buyer interested in the property too. But I couldnt get them to see any vision for the home. The seller asked me to get a few bids and accepted one with 1st Stage Property Transformations. Oh yea, the cool thing is, I found Janice here on activerain! Can you believe it? She did a fantastic job and had such great vision on how the home might look and put into action. I e-mailed the picts to my buyer and to other agents to share with their clients and guess what? My buyer fell more in love with the home and told her husband, I have to have it! We opened escrow this week!


I am not a big blogger but this got my heart racing and I thought it was about time I got BUSY BLOGGIN'!!

Here are some Afters of this lovely property that was vacant that Mike sold and I staged. 



This beautiful property is located on the west side of Murrieta, California and has it's own pond large.  Thanks to Mike Garcia/Keller Williams for finding me on ActiveRain.  This property went into Escrow the same month it was staged!   

Contact Janice at 1st Stage Property Transformations of Murrieta Temecula for a home staging estimate.

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Comment balloon 18 commentsJanice Sutton • July 26 2007 05:26PM


Hi Janice,

You did an awesome job!  Congrats!  It's a beautiful home.

Posted by Michelle Ewing, Riverside, CA (Trademark Realtors) over 13 years ago
Hi Janice, We are sill looking to become an "exclusive"  stager for a local real estate agent. We currently have 5 or 6 that we work with but none that have us bid on all of their listings. I woud love to havemy realtors mention the work we do for them. Congratualtions! This sounds like a win/win relationship. Your work looks awesome!
Posted by Cheri Dueker, Transitional Designs, LLC, Home Staging St. Louis (Transitional Designs, LLC) over 13 years ago

Hi Janice!  How are ya my Lawn Guyland 'sista'?!  It's so good to see you blogging!

The house looks fantastic and I love your 'style'!  Congrats on a job well done!

Don't be a 'stranger'...let's keep hearing from you - and can you post this on my new group - VACANT HOUSE STAGING & NEW HOMES (and while you're there 'join'!)???


Posted by Val Allocco, HSE; ASHSR - Home Stager, for Manhattan, Brooklyn & Long Island (Staged 2 Sell New York & Long Island) over 13 years ago

Janice - where have you been? 

Anyhooo.....  you did a fantastic job with this staging project!


Posted by Kathy Nielsen, Atlanta Georgia Home Stager (http://atlantahomestaging.net) over 13 years ago
Janice, Your staging is brilliant! It is wonderful for all of us that you Got Busy Bloggin' with a Home Staging AR success story. And it is nice to have a REA to toot your horn too.
Posted by Yvonne Root, Home Stager - Northern Arizona (rooms b.y. root) over 13 years ago

Michelle - Thank you!  Yes, it is an awesome home.

Cheri - It can take time to build any relationship.  With Mike it was easy we were both on the "same page" when it came to our vision of staging this property.  Thanks for the compliments!

Sista Val - I am doing well thanks.  I am trying to get back into the AR blogging.  And Mike Garcia helped make that happen.  I was so excited to see he wrote about the house and me.  Thanks for the compliments.  I will try not to be a stranger anymore.  I joined your wonderful new group but I can't post to it because AR says I can only post to 5 groups.  Is there a way around that?  New blog perhaps.

Kathy - Awwwww thanks for noticing.  I am humbled.

Yvonne - Brilliant??  That gave me goosebumps!  Thank you for your kind words.  Having "a REA to toot your horn"  is fabulous!

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 13 years ago
Janice, this is absolutely gorgeous!  You have formed the best type of relationship on AR!
Posted by Marci Toliver, Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging (438-4642) over 13 years ago
Marci - Thank you, you are too kind.  I agree...this is the kind of relationship we all hope for on AR.
Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 13 years ago
Nice Job Janice!  Having contacts in AR make such a difference and I do need to begin blogging!!  Keep it up on your end!!  : )  Regards-Kathleen
Posted by Kathleen Garvey, Denver's Neighborhood Expert - Listings & Sales (HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Denver) over 13 years ago
Janice, isn't it fantastic what Active Rain can do for you?  Your rooms look beautiful.  I can picture myself sipping something cool on that back deck.  Betty
Posted by Betty Haney (Haney Consulting) over 13 years ago

Kathleen- Thank you.  When I joined AR it was for knowledge and friendship among colleagues. I never thought I would get jobs from it.  Finding AR was a blessing.

Betty - Yes, AR is fantastic.  I love that deck/gazebo area...its quiet and overlooks the beautiful pond.  Trust me, I had thoughts of buying this property after I staged it.  :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 13 years ago
Janice...its just breathtaking! You did an amazing job!  So glad to hear they found you on AR too!!
Posted by Teresa Meyer, Home Staging Cincinnati-OH. (Cincinnati Home Stager) over 13 years ago
Teresa - Thank you for the kind words.  It really means a lot to me.  AR Rocks!
Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 13 years ago
From those of us still waiting to be found on AR - congrats.
Posted by Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals (Keller Williams Realty Professionals) over 13 years ago

Hi Janice,

Fantastic job! I love seeing photos of imaginative staging. Thank you.

Posted by Kristi Gullickson, Artistic Staging LLC (Artistic Staging LLC) over 13 years ago

Kathleen - Trust me it will be here soon.  When it (Active)RAINS it pours! :) Thanks.

Kristi - Thank you for the compliment.  Everyone's approval and comments on AR means a lot to me!

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 13 years ago

How are you Janice?

Are you still in staging business?

Just wanted to say Hello:)

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) over 5 years ago

Hi Inna! Doing well gf! Why I love AR I am mostly on FB

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) about 5 years ago