Home Staging Riverside County, CA


You're right! Home staging doesn't help sell homes!!!

NOT!  :)

Ok so have you ever heard that Home Staging Doesn't Help Sell Homes or perhaps maybe you have said Home Staging will not work for my properties.

Well, to be honest, after over 5 years in the Home Staging Business, I have heard those words again and again and again! Blah...blah...blah...blah...blah......

Who knew becoming a Professional Home Stager would be such an uphill battle.  When all I ever wanted to do was help Home Owners, Realtors, Investors market and SELL properties!!

Well...its time I stand up for myself and my colleagues and let you all in a little secret that I and tons of other Professional Home Stagers know and that is.....................

Home Staging Helps Sell Homes!

The proof is in the pudding...I mean Home Staging!! :)

Woooooo HooooOOOOO!  I am thrilled to let you know that our Home Staging Company has helped 4 Vacant Riverside County, CA  properties enter into Escrow the 1st month listed! And I am talking this month....August 2010!

Staged and SOLD in 1 month!!  Ummmmm it doesn't get much better then that!!


Here are a couple of Before & After pictures of the properties.

Padaro, Murrieta CA SOLD!!!

Padaro, Murrieta Vacant Home     Padaro, Murrieta Home Staging


Padaro, Murrieta Vacant Home     Padaro, Murrieta Home Staging


Cottonwood, Murrieta CA SOLD!!!

Cottonwood, Murrieta Vacant Home     Cottonwood, Murrieta Home Staging


Cottonwood, Murrieta Vacant Home     Cottonwood, Murrieta Home Staging


Falconer, Murrieta CA SOLD!!!

Falconer, Murrieta Vacant Home     Falconer, Murrieta Home Staging


Falconer, Murrieta Vacant Home     Falconer, Murrieta Home Staging


Windsor, Murrieta CA SOLD!!!

Windsor, Murrieta Vacant Home     Windsor, Murrieta Home Staging


Windsor, Murrieta Vacant Home     Windsor, Murrieta Home Staging

Still don't believe me......Well ask yourself this "What makes my Vacant Listings better then all the rest?" Answer.....Home Staging!

Bottom line......Home Staging Works! Try it you might like it!


Blog posted by Janice Sutton, Murrieta Temecula Home Stager.  We home stage & market homes for the Inland Empire/ Riverside County.

Are you looking for a Home Staging Professional? We currently stage homes in Murrieta, Temecula, Menifee, Fallbrook, Lake Elsinore, Perris, Corona, Banning and other surrounding Riverside County cities.

Don't delay....Home stage today!

Blog posted by Janice Sutton, Murrieta Temecula Home Stager.  Home staging & marketing homes for the Inland Empire/Riverside County & San Diego County.

Murrieta Professional Home Stager

Are you looking for a Home Staging Professional?  We currently home stage in Murrieta, Temecula, Menifee, Winchester, Escondido, San Marcos, Oceanside, Fallbrook, Lake Elsinore, Perris, Corona, Santa Ana, North Tustin, Mission Viejo, Anaheim Hills, Moreno Valley, Banning, Yucaipa, Palm Springs and all other surrounding Riverside & San Diego County cities.

Home staging services included Vacant, Occupied, Model Home, REO & Bank Owned Home Staging.

Contact us at 951.704.0597 for a free vacant home staging estimate!

Don't delay....Home stage today!

Comment balloon 60 commentsJanice Sutton • September 01 2010 01:44PM


Some very dramatic BEFORE and AFTERs - although some of these transformations seem to have gone well beyond what most people think of as "staging" (new flooring, for instance!) -- Thanks for posting!

Posted by Lisa Orme, Broker/Realtor, ABR, CRS,GRI, PSCS, SFR, Notary Pu (The Master's Key Realty LLC -Windsor, CT - HARTFORD COUNTY) almost 10 years ago

Lisa - Thanks for stopping by! You are correct these are dramatic Before and After pictures!  Home staging has gone far past the good ole' days of "fluffing" and "de-cluttering" since today's Real Estate Market has become competitive with so many Vacant Homes for Sale!!

Professional Home Stagers often recommend changing flooring, cabinets and counter spaces if needed to update a property for sale.  Adding the furniture & accessories is the "cream on top" which allows Home Buyer's to see the potential of the property!  :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago

Fantastic before and after photos.  I hope that you have continued success in your market!  At the very least you should be able to target other agents that have vacant listings that are not selling.

Posted by Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group) almost 10 years ago

Wow, Janice - great stats!  I don't think anyone is Staging vacants here.  All the new vacants I see online in my area look alike:  same finishes, same boring colors (or lack thereof), same unidentifiable spaces...all looking poorly lit and very, very sad!  The older homes look like they had their guts ripped out:  old paint and wallpaper, dingy carpet, forlorn window treatments...so sad.  Julie

Posted by Julia Maher, Connecticut Home Stager (Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes) almost 10 years ago

GREAT news.....and you should be proud of both the sales and the staging!

Posted by Kathy Burke, S.F. East Bay Home Staging (Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA) almost 10 years ago

Karen - Thank you! Realtor's would benefit from suggesting Home Staging to their clients! Especially if the property is Vacant.  It would set Realtor's one step above the rest if they had a Professional Home Stager as part of their team.  Don't you agree? :)

julia - Thank you! So far this year has been a stellar year! Smart Investors and Savvy Realtors are very happy with the results of Home Staging.

Wow, that is very sad to hear that vacant homes aren't Home Staged in your area!  I love having the opportunity to help bring these empty properties to life!!  Many time the new Home Owners buy the inventory at these properties too! Happy Seller, Happy Buyer & Happy Realtor!  A win-win-win!! 

Kathy - Thank you!  I am so happy that my clients are thrilled with the results of my Home Staging serivces.  Working together with them has created a perfect long term partnership! :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago

Congrats Janice!  Is that before picture of the bedroom with the original carpet?!?  It looks like there is a clean area where there was once a bed.  You did a great job.  There's no question that your staging played a heavy part.


Posted by Leanne Zumbrunnen (Showhomes of Kansas City) almost 10 years ago

I know for a fact the difference Home Staging has on a vacant house.  You staged one of my listings...which by the way sold, and we couldn't have been more pleased.  What a difference...and the photos of the staged home made it look wonderful in the MLS.

Posted by Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate (CELLing Realty) almost 10 years ago

Janice - Each room went thru one heck of an incredible transformation. Your photos are proof on just how valuable home stagers are!

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


Posted by Kathy Nielsen, Atlanta Georgia Home Stager (http://atlantahomestaging.net) almost 10 years ago

Amen, sister.  I'm 6+ years in, and still feel like I am constantly "defending" home staging, rather than informing and helping.  We all need to keep plugging away, although I honestly don't know how much more fight I have in me!

Great staging, great photos!

Posted by Marianne Sweet, Home Sweet Home Staging, LLC Rochester Hills, MI (Home Sweet Home Staging) almost 10 years ago

Agree totally, these befores and afters are the perfect example of why staging makes such a huge difference.  Buyers need to see how the space looks with furniture arranged.  I really think most buyers need the help to see how they can use the space.  Plus it is the feeling someone gets when they walk into a space in the first few minutes that makes them decide if they want a house or not.  Well done!

Posted by Cindy Garruba (North Fork Home Staged to Sell) almost 10 years ago

Janice - cute comeback and you did an amazing job on these homes. It's no wonder they've sold quickly!

Posted by Tessa Skeens, Staging For Realtors, Builders & Investors (Hampton ReDesign, Home Staging and Redesign ) almost 10 years ago

Awesome shout out Janice!!!  I recently did a presentation for our local realtor board. During my slideshow I shared about a listing that had been on the market for FOUR years with no interest and it sold within 3 weeks of my staging.  I got at least 4 comments/questions from the audience each trying to find another reason why the home sold OTHER THAN our STAGING.  Those people will never be on my team and they will never "get it" and I just have to accept it and move forward.  It does seems to be a never ending battle that you are winning.  Congratulations!

Posted by Ginger Foust, Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging (Certified Staging Professional) almost 10 years ago

Say it loud and say it proud Janice - Home Staging Works!!!  Thanks for the post.

Posted by Maria Tobin, ASP, IAHSP (Staged For Success) almost 10 years ago

Amazing transformation - light, crisp and beautiful. Bravo on a job well done!

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) almost 10 years ago

Janice....you go girl...staging DOES help sell properties...and your staging is wonderful!

Posted by Marianne Cherico, Home Stager -Massachusetts and Rhode Island (Interiors by Marianne Cherico) almost 10 years ago

Leanna - Thanks! This property was a foreclosed home.  When I went to view the property I had to hold my nose!!  The Investor replaced all carpet, tile, painted, ceilings (popcorn before) & landscaped front and backyard! It was like a brand new home!! :)

Kathy - Amen! It was my pleasure helping you with your Banning listing. Staged listing are wonderful for the MLS......a great 1st Open House Online! :)

Kathy - Thanks!  I appreciate the "Feature" and look forward to helping spread the word about the Home Staging Industry!!


Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago

Marianne - Thanks! You can do it Girlfriend!  Educating people is rewarding and priceless. A Win-Win for ALL! :) 

Cindy - Thanks!  I totally agree with you too!  Wouldn't it be great if all our potential clients thought like us!  Haha!  Nah....that would be too easy!

Tessa - Thank you!  I was kind of afraid fellow home stagers would be mad at my blog title and start throwing decorative pillows at me! ;)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago

Your work is lovely, Janice. Congrats on the fast sales. Its no wonder, looking at your photos.

Posted by Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA (Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA) almost 10 years ago

Ginger - Thanks Girlfriend!

Darn those REA's doubting you!  I can see it now...been there....done that....sometimes we are still there.  There will always be doubter's in any industry!  Just remember you can't please all the people all the time!  Don't waste your time and energy on them.  You can only please the savvy smart ones ;)

Maria - HOME STAGING WORKS!  WOOO HOOO! Thanks for letting me get that off my chest!

Kristine - Thank you so much! 

Marianne C - Thank you! I am going going going and it feels great to help! :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago

Very nice before-and-after pictures.

As for doubting real estate agents, you'll never be able to persuade them all. Remember: Most have had it beaten into their heads: price, price price. Too often, the answer to any problem is "drop the price." Or "anything will sell at the right price." And I'll bet that most of the questions Ginger was getting were price-related.

Not that price isn't important, of course, but some properties (that look bad, smell bad, etc.) won't sell at any price. And sometimes, in a buyer's market, it's not possible to cut the price sufficiently to compensate for other deficiencies.

Posted by Donald Tepper, DC area investor helping heirs of inherited homes (Long and Foster) almost 10 years ago

The title is good.  Bet a lot of realtors look in because of it.

Great job in showing that staged homes sell faster.

Posted by Virginia Tatseos (Stage-Show-Sell) almost 10 years ago

i strongly believe in staging, but sometimes with the lower end homes the budget for staging just isn't there...

Posted by Spencer Frazier (SpencerFrazier.com, SoCal Properties, Canyon Lake, CA) almost 10 years ago

You are just awesome Janice...and so is your work! Keep it up girl!!!

Posted by Donna Schoby (Liberty Bank of Arkansas) almost 10 years ago

These are great testimonials to the power of home staging and its always encouraging to see properties selling quickly.  Good work!

Posted by David Peterson, Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon (Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging) almost 10 years ago

Incredible job and stats Janice.  Hearing this from you reallly helps.  Sometimes it almost makes me want to give up, yeah, like that will happen!  Your rooms are fantastic.  Keep charging on!  Someday home staging will just be part of selling a home!

Posted by Laura S. Baker, Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc (First Weber Inc) almost 10 years ago

I agree it sometimes feels like an uphill battle to help home owners and real estate agents recognize the value of staging.  It always surprises me that they seem unable to understand how this can MAKE THEM MONEY rather than costing them.  Your work tells it all.  Great job.

Posted by Karen Searle, Home On Display almost 10 years ago

Congratulations on your success, Janice.  People in my area seem to believe in staging enough to do much of themselves, or their realtors.  Most of the homes on the market look fairly good, but they don't feel the need for stagers.

Posted by Beth Lester, Home Staging & Interior Decorating (Beth Lester Designs) almost 10 years ago

Great photos!  I especially love your art (I have those same aspen trees in my own inventory!)   Way to go helping sell those homes!

Posted by Tamara Cline, Sold By Design, Staging San Antonio and Surrounding Area (Sold By Design www.sasoldbydesign.com) almost 10 years ago

Great post, Janice, and it truly shows the difference (before and afters) as well as the RESULTS! THIS deserves a reblog - and a flag =)

Posted by Connie Tebyani, Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County (Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro) almost 10 years ago

From simply rearranging furniture to large scale staging--anything you can do to make a property look inviting is an absolute must.  It doesn't HAVE to cost a lot of money!  Great job!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 10 years ago

Michelle - Thanks Girlfriend (RESA HOME STAGER OF THE YEAR!) It was great to work with smart Investors and Realtors that understand how to reach the SOLD GOAL! :)

Donald - Thank you! I agree that we can't please all the people all the time and sometimes never! What we can do is educated and "try to beat in their heads" Staging, staging, staging instead of price, price, price. :)  Of course, Price is KING and Home Staging is QUEEN.  However, the two together is a match made in Real Estate HEAVEN.

Virigina - Thanks!  I was cringing as I wrote the title but it seems to have worked!  Marketing is a must, whether its your property, self, blog, etc.... :)

Spencer - Glad we are cheering for the same team..home staging!  As far as the budget not being there for lower end homes, I think you would be pleasantly surprised on the how much home staging can be done on a small budget! I have staged homes in every price level.  The 4 homes this past month were all under $410k and 1 was under 215k!



Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago

Donna - Thanks Girlfriend!  It takes one to know one!  You are awesome too! :)

David - Thanks! It is encouraging to see how properties are selling quickly!  I couldn't keep it to myself!!  Hopefully this post will get at least one...two..three REA's to consider home staging one of their listings that is not selling before lowering the price by 10lk!  That just makes me crazy!!!

Laura - Thank you!  We all need to hear encouraging news and stay positive in this wild industry! I agree, someday home staging will be a must and every Real Estate Office will have a Professional Home Stager.

Karen - Thank you!  You are right, we need to keep educating potential clients on home staging and how it isn't a COST but an INVESTMENT is selling their property!

Beth - Thanks!  I am glad staging is going on in your area. However, it would be nice if REA's would use Professional Home Stager's instead of staging themselves. Just like I would never sell my house without a Professional REA.  More on that topic later :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago

Tamara - Thank a lot!  Great minds decorate alike..haha! Art, as you know, plays a big part in home staging! Gotta love your art!

Connie - Woo hoo thanks G-friend!  I appreciate the RE-Blog and flag!  We must spread the word!  HOME STAGING WORKS!

Chris - Amen Brother! Thank you so much! :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago

Great pictures, deserves a reblog from me for sure. You have a great talent Janice some are blessed and some are not.  I am still learning and I love it....

Posted by Brenda Hughes, Home Staging & Re-Design Southern IN, KY (Evansville Home Staging & Re-Design) almost 10 years ago

Congratulations on your success!

Posted by Joan Inglis, Master Accredited Staging Professional, Home Staging, Model Merchandising, Interior Design (Carolina Spaces, LLC www.CarolinaSpaces.com) almost 10 years ago

When a home is $25,000 in Maine, staging is not the end all, and really no money in the sale to justify, afford it. maine low cost home listingOr need it. Keep it clean, uncluttered of needly debris, over furnitured, turn the lights on and jaw dropping, wolf whistle attention happens getting attractively priced broadcast with video, tons of images, concise but details property copy information. How did we ever sell property without home inspectors, property stagers, buyers agents and four attorneys when one handled it all not many years ago?

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 10 years ago
Thanks for posting this Janice. Your work is beautiful and I feel your frustration. I find that clients think we should be able to renovate their whole house for $500 because they saw it on HGTV. What they don't realize is that there is a $25,000 crew doing most of the work and using $500 worth of materials. We create miracles and value for sellers for much less than that, but it's a constant challenge to prove the value. Sue Cope Simply Stunning Staging
Posted by Sue Cope almost 10 years ago

Nice article. You have wonderful taste! Who generally pays for the staging? The seller, I assume, but what about bank-owned properties? Surely the asset managers won't fork out money for staging when we can hardly get them to pay for what is required by law! Do some Realtors pay for staging themselves?

Posted by Virginia OnullConnor, Realtor - Temecula, Anza, SoCal (RealtorĀ®, Photographer, Artist) almost 10 years ago

Hi janice,

This is a really good post, I liked it - so I've bookmarked it for future reference.

Thanks for the time to get it out to us.

Patricia/Seacoast NH

Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

You don't have to convince me.  I agree and statistics prove it!  Nice work!

Posted by Nancy Timberlake, REALTOR - Southern Maine (RE/MAX Shoreline) almost 10 years ago

Nicely done! If a seller can afford staging I certainly encourage it!

Posted by Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA almost 10 years ago

Of course it helps. I look at everyone's situation on an individual basis and I make a recommendation accordingly. How we move forward & how we will ultimately show the house comes down to the seller but I always make some good recommendations on how we can better the house & most are happy to take the advice. A lot of my client's are short sales so I am the stager- luckily I have a great eye and am dedicated to them showing at their best ;) 

Posted by Peter Testa, PETER TESTA (Nationwide Homes) almost 10 years ago

Home staging will absolutely help to sell a home!  So will scrupulous cleaning and removing everything that is not essential to the life of the seller..... AKA getting rid of all the clutter and the crap we all accumulate!  Living in a home and selling a home are two totally different things.  Good job!

Posted by Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you! (Janisch & Co.) almost 10 years ago

Ditto on #46!  Couldn't be said better!  I absolutely believe in staging to sell a vacant home!  Congrats to you!

Posted by Kathy Kenney, Realtor - Princeton & Central NJ Homes for Sale (Keller Williams, Princeton, NJ) almost 10 years ago


I have home staging in all my marketing plan - it's essential to stage a home whether it's vacant or occupied.  i have a closet full of staging towels, bathroom essentials, flowers, platter and so on....presentation helps attract buyer's attention and even decision making.  A BIG fan of home staging.

Posted by Angela Wong (Ewing & Associates/Sotheby's International Realty) almost 10 years ago

Janice, absolutely. The very few buyers who CAN see full potential of an empty room are indeed very few. And maybe that's why they MIGHT get better deals sometimes. 

I'm currently working with a couple, the wife likes interior design (on a hobby level), and has great eye, good taste - but she tells me herself every time we see an empty room: I don't know what to make out of it. I don't understand how big or small it is! I need to see furniture! At least a table and a chair!

Posted by Anna Tolstoy (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 10 years ago

Agreed, I see it time and again that home straging really does work.  Homebuilders are professional sellers and wouldn't think of marketing their product without staging.  You've done a good job with your staging before and after pictures in adding scale to the room and enphasizing these homes' generous size.  I am working with a buyer now that described a family room as small from the pictures until I pointed out the three double doors on one wall of the room - staging would have done wonders for this home and pictures.  Best of luck Janice! 

Posted by Jason Watton, Realtor - Scottsdale Arizona Homes for Sale (Realty One Group of Scottsdale, AZ) almost 10 years ago

I read the title of your blog and was very surprised as a stager, I was going to prove you wrong but when I read the blog you already had proved the point.  pictures speak more than words.  Staging works.



Posted by Shobha Vyavahare (stagewithme, Greenville, South Carolina) almost 10 years ago

There's just no arguing with SOLD!  Great job!

Posted by Kathleen Stuart, (Letnulls wrap it up & sell it!) (Stage It Now!) almost 10 years ago

My favourite part of your post was your comment under the pictures: 

Still don't believe me......Well ask yourself this "What makes my Vacant Listings better then all the rest?" Answer.....Home Staging!

If they argue that it was all the new paint and carpets that sold the place and not your furnishings and decorative touches, you have toppled that theory right there in that comment.

Posted by Martha Stanton-Smith almost 10 years ago

All it takes is a couple of before and after photographs and you can see the proof that staging is going to make a huge difference.

Posted by Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Great job! The stager I used in the last runup is gone (not dead, just doing other things). I will refer my clients your way.

Posted by Brian Bean, Homeowner Advocate, Dream Big Team, S.Calif (The Dream Big Team at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Champions) almost 10 years ago

Brenda - Thank you and thanks for the Re-Blog!  I really appreciate you spreading the Home Staging word! :) AR rules!! You are in the right place to learn and network! Best to you :)

Andrew - Thank you for stopping by and offering your opinion on Home Staging depending on property, price, etc.

I believe every property for sale deserves and can benefit from home staging.  Even properties for 25k can be highlighted with furniture placement for better flow, lighting to show off space, MLS pictures to attract online shoppers, paint to update, etc.....all on a no or low budget!  A Professional Home Stager knows how to add the most BANG for the BUCK!  :) I have even staged a Mobile home with little budget and the Seller re-couped his investment in home staging in the selling price!!  How cool is that!

As for your questions, not sure how we ever sold "properties without home inspectors, property stagers, buyers agents and four attorneys when one handled it all not many years ago" however I am happy we don't have to try to sell what is usually are biggest investment alone anymore! :) Thanks to AR, we can network, blog and help one another to become the best in our field!

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago

Barb - Thank you Girlfriend!  That is exactly what I aim to do....."set these properties above the competition!" :)

Sue - Thanks! Glad you stopped in to AR.  I hope you will join this wonderful networking group!

Ahhhh the HGTV shows. TV is like reading the newspaper..you can't believe everything!  I am thankful for HGTV bring awareness to people about what a Home Stager is and does.  I am happy HGTV helps spread the word on the importance of home staging properties for sale! :)

Virginia - Thank you so much! Usually the Seller does pay for the home staging.  Some REA's will not list a property with out using a Home Stager.  I have had REA's pay home staging and for consultations for occupied homeowners.

How I WISH Banks would step up and pay for home staging.  I have heard from other AR Home Stager's that have worked with small banks that have used Stagers. So, there is hope! :) I would love to get together with you to see how I can help you! 

Patricia - Thank you!  I hope my blog helps you help your clients.  It is my pleasure to spread the word and educate the public about the benefits of home staging!  :)


Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago

These are great examples, Janice.  Keep tooting your own horn! 

Posted by Marcie Sandalow, Bethesda Chevy Chase DC real estate (Marcie Sandalow, Compass 301.758.4894 ) almost 10 years ago

Nancy - Yaaaah! Thank you!! This is what I am talking about! :)

Cynthia - Thanks! Many REAs believe home staging is too expensive or their client can not afford it.  Newspapers and articles sometimes inflat the price of home stagin services.  REA's should contact a Professional Home Stager in their area to find out about the costs of services. Home Stagers can work within any budget. Like I have said above....A Professional Home Stager knows how to add the most BANG for the BUCK! Remember, Home Staging is an investment not a cost. :)

Peter - Good for you!  That is great that you have a good eye and can help your clients!  Have you ever thought of adding a Professional Home Stager to your team?  How about bringing your Professional Home Stager with you on listing appointments?  This allows them to talk with your client and see the property.  Adding another Professional to your team sets you apart from your competition! :)

Jeanne & Ralph - Thanks!  Yes, everyone loves a cleaned declutter home!  With more and more Buyer's looking online to view properties first impressions are so important!

Toni - Thank you!

Katherine - Thanks!  Yes, vacant home staging does add a BIG impact! 

Anna - Exactly!  It is so hard for buyer's to visual an empty space.  Home staging allows buyer's to imagine themselves living in the space!  Oh, did I mention all of my inventory is for sale?  Many buyer's love being able to buy furniture and accessories that they know look great in the space. :)


Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago

Angela - Atta giirl!  I encourage agents with an eye to do their best and if I can help with furniture that would compliment their accesories all the better!  I have REA's in my area that add accessories to their listings.  Some of them do well....why others....well, let's just say they are not helping but distracting from the space.  I will leave that for another blog :)

Jason - Exactly!  Thank you!  Your client is lucky to have you able to show them exactly how to use the space.  Think about all those vacant houses online that don't have you to help them when Buyer's are surfing the internet!  That is where we, Professional Home Stagers, can really help Buyers visualize how to use the space!  Good luck to you!

Shobha - Hahahaha!! Bring it on!  Write a blog! Trust me, it made me cringe writing the title for this blog!  But I am so glad I did!  Look, it was featured!! 

We can never have too many Professional Home Stager's spreading the word about the importance of Home Staging! :)

Kathleen - I agree!  Would you believe there are still so many that would disagree!  Oh well, you can't win them all!  Thanks for stopping by and helping spread the word!

Martha - Thanks Girlfriend!  I couldn't agree more!! :)

Morgan - Thanks!  Do you have a Professional Home Stager on your team? I would love to see some pictures of your staged listings. :)

Brian - Thank you so much!  I am glad to hear your last Stager is not gone gone! :) I would be honored to get your referrals!  Lets chat! I would love to sit down with you sometime to discuss how I can help you and your clients!  :)

Marcie - Thank you! Toot toot toot toot!!!!  There is no stopping me now! :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago

There is no question that a home that shows well will be a similar home that doesn't....it's not rocket science:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 10 years ago

Bill - Amen brother! You are smarter then the average bear!! :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago