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Going, Going, GONE! The Staged Mobile Home Sold!!!

I received a call from one of my clients a week before Christmas.  He told me that he just received an offer on his Murrieta, CA property after being listed on the market for only 3 WEEKS!!!  He said "Thank you so much for helping me get the house looking it's best.  That's why it SOLD so quickly!" What a wonderful Christmas present! 

This was a mobile home property staged by  1st Stage Property Transformation   which I blogged about back in October Do you Stage Mobile Home's?   wondering if Mobile Homes should be staged.  I received some great comments and was looking forward to the challenge.

I am soooo excited and happy for the home seller, REA. and lil ole me! :)  A Win-Win-Win! 

Some favorite shots... :)

We did a whole house consultation for this client, brought in a few accessories and staged the family room and spare bedroom with furniture.

I did suggest painting the panelling and removing or painting the wallpaper but the seller had a limited budget.  The seller spent most of the budget on the driveway repair which I recommended and he agreed needed to be done. Let's face it...it's the first thing you see and considering this is a 55 and better community we don't need any potential buyer's falling on the way in!

Here are some Before & After's......

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

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Comment balloon 48 commentsJanice Sutton • January 03 2008 02:50PM

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Well I'll be dog-goned!!! If you're on a mobile home budget, you may as well go for that cosmopolitan mobile/loft feel! GREAT JOB! I think I'll stage everything from now on. After all, even car dealers stage their vehicles by detailing them, making them smell nice, and putting accessories like floor mats and seat covers on, right?
Posted by Lania DeMers, Broker, Rocky Mountain Realty Co. (Rocky Mountain Realty Co.) almost 11 years ago

Janice, this is so cool!

I missed your original blog. I'm so glad I didn't miss this!

 

Posted by Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging (2 Hounds Design + Home Staging) almost 11 years ago

Janice, this is so cool!

I missed your original blog. I'm so glad I didn't miss this!

 

Posted by Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging (2 Hounds Design + Home Staging) almost 11 years ago
Now thats what I call a transformation!!!
Posted by Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495 (Stage it Right!) almost 11 years ago
Very nice!!! Love the color combo in the living room!!!
Posted by Elaine Manes Gage, Staging done ONLINE! (Home Staging Online Services) almost 11 years ago
I REMEMBER your original blog - how great it sold!  What's impressive about the staging is you worked WITH the paneling - adding a mid-century chic factor with the  furnishings!  Julie
Posted by Julia Maher, Connecticut Home Stager (Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes) almost 11 years ago
Oh My Gosh Janice! This is fantastic! I too, read the first blog. Thanks so much for the update. This is simply wonderful. You've done an excellent job with the staging. I constantly say all price points can use our help. I've been asked to speak at a broker's breakfast in February with the specific reason given that they would be focusing on "half million dollar and up" houses so it would be a good time for me to speak. May I please use some of your photos to make a not so subtle hint about the fact that all homes can be helped with our expertise? 
Posted by Yvonne Root, Home Stager - Northern Arizona (rooms b.y. root) almost 11 years ago
Great work and proves a fact!!
Posted by Nicola Lindsay, CRSS (Nicola Lindsay ReDesign and Home Staging) almost 11 years ago
Janice, I'm sure this was a challange, you did a terrific job working with it!  Congratulations to you on your success.
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 11 years ago

Lania - Bingo..."even car dealers stage their vehicles by detailing them...etc"  You are so right.  I use that analogy often.  It really works well with the men!  Thanks for commenting.

Dane - Glad you stopped by.  Thanks for commenting.

Terry - I agree.  While I love staging Vacant homes...there is something about transforming an Occupied Home that makes you smile.

Elaine - Thanks.  I usually use red when I can but I thought the blue would go well with the brown panelling which was everywhere!  It really helped to update the space.

Julia - Yes..the panelling was a challenge.  It was really in every room but the kitchen which had wallpaper of course.  After I staged the family room I was wishing the owner would have let be bring in furniture for all the rooms!!  I was scared at first but it turned out well.  Bottom line - It sold quickly.  :)

Yvonne - Thank you very much.  It was tough with the home sellers budget but it turned out well.  I am honored, feel free to share all my pictures.  Stage it Forward!

Nicola - Thank you.  I was thrilled that I was able to help.

Carole - Thank you.  I was lucky to have such a cooperative home seller.  He listened to almost everything I told him. :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 11 years ago
Janice ~ You really opened it up!  I understand about the driveway as well.  It definitely looks like it needed attending to and it looks great now too. 
Posted by Kathy Passarette, L.I. Staging/Decorating (Creative Home Expressions) almost 11 years ago

Janice - YOU are my hero with this one!  I have been saying since forever that almost every homeowner committed to selling their property will: make necessary repairs, stage it appropriately, price it appropriately and SELL IT!

Thanks for sharing the follow up.  If ever there was a before and after staging post deserving of "feature" this would be it, given the skittishness of many in the real estate market.

Jackie

Posted by Jackie Peraza, Home Stager - Framingham, Massachusetts (Perceptions AdverStaging(TM), LLC) almost 11 years ago
Thank You!
Posted by Yvonne Root, Home Stager - Northern Arizona (rooms b.y. root) almost 11 years ago

Kathy - Thanks for noticing.  The rooms all looked much bigger.  The power of staging!   The driveway looks great.  I was so happy the owner spent the money on it!

Jackie- Awwww. I appreciate your kind words.  Slowly but surely homeowner's are starting to "catch on."  Thank you.

Yvonne - Welcome Girlfriend!

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 11 years ago

WOW great job and great news for you and your client. The rooms look great and it worked with the paneling. These homes can be tough since the ceilings are low and the walls seem to close in on you, but you transformed the space and it worked...Driveway..excellent call

Phyllis Pafumi

Posted by Phyllis Pafumi, ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ (ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey) almost 11 years ago
Janice ~ this is a great example of the benefits of staging for every home!  I love the brown with blue color accents -- looks like it's right out of a stylish magazine.  Great job -- I can't wait for more photos from you!
Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging that Sells Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) almost 11 years ago

Awesome job, Janice!  What a great transformation!

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

Kathy

Posted by Kathy Nielsen, Atlanta Georgia Home Stager (http://atlantahomestaging.net) almost 11 years ago

Very nice! I hope your business is booming right now you do a great job!

your friend in Charlottesville

Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) almost 11 years ago
You generally don't think of staging mobile homes but you have done an excellent job.  I wouldn't have believed it without seeing your photos.
Posted by Latonia Parks, Certified Military Relocation Expert (Top Bragg Realty, Fayetteville NC, Home of the 82d ABN DIV) almost 11 years ago

Phyllis - Thank you NJ Girlfriend!  It was a challenge to do this property.  I am sure you can imagine how much I wanted the seller to paint.  But I am glad he did the driveway.  The best part was working with such a sweet client.  He had just lost his mother and it was hard for him to part with everything.  He was great!

Maureen- WOW!  Thank you so much.  As I look back at my old staging jobs I can see that I have improved and grown.  Thank you for the compliment.

Kathy- Awwww shucks!  I really am humbled.  It is so nice to wake up in the morning, sign on to AR and get a warm and fuzzy feeling from my colleagues and friends!!  :) Thank you.

Charles- Thank you.  Business is picking up.  I am trying to grow slowly (which kills my husband) so that the quality of my staging doesn't suffer.    Thanks for stopping by....your friend in Murrieta

Latonia - Thank you.  I did have reservations about staging a mobile home.  I believe every property needs to be staged.  I am glad I made a believer out of you!

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 11 years ago
Way to go Janice!!!  The spa blues worked really well and created more coolness (perhaps mobile home cool?) LOL!!  Nicely done..and I agree with your guidance re-the concrete drive...important to senior citizens and their safety!  And they DO check those things!!  :)  Happy New Year!  Regards-Kathleen G
Posted by Kathleen Garvey, Denver's Neighborhood Expert - Listings & Sales (HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Denver) almost 11 years ago
PS-I liked your Palm Leaf print...great selection!  Regards-Kathleen G
Posted by Kathleen Garvey, Denver's Neighborhood Expert - Listings & Sales (HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Denver) almost 11 years ago

You lightened it & updated the colors well, Janice. Yea on the quick sale!

Kathy

Posted by Kathy Riggle, Houston Home Staging (STAGING SMART N SOLD) almost 11 years ago
Another great example of how staging benefits all price ranges of the real estate spectrum!  Thanks for posting!
Posted by Kristina Leone (Lionheart Home Staging, LLC) almost 11 years ago

You have inspired me beyond words.  I will never look at another place, object, or space that someone will occupy for more than a 5-minute time frame and not think Staging.  

Thank you for your post.

Tarenia 

Posted by Tarenia www.stageitpros.com (Stage It & Redesign Professionals) almost 11 years ago
Good for you!  You really helped update an outdated space.  This is the essence of staging.  Maximize the positive while minimizing the negatives.  Kudos to you for a quick sale.
Posted by Marla Hofstee, Design by Marla- Home Staging, Burbank & Los Angeles, CA (Design by Marla) almost 11 years ago
AWWW, Congratualtions Janice!!!!  That is sooo awesome!  You did great work.
Posted by Abby Roselli, Staten Island Home Stager (ALR Home Staging and Showcasing, LLC) almost 11 years ago

Kathleen - "Mobile Home Cool!"  I love it.  You are too funny! The palm leaf print has been used many times.  It has brought much luck.  Thanks for commenting.  Happy New Year to you too!

Kathy - Thanks!  We love a quick sale don't we?  That's the goal...stage it and get it SOLD!

Kristina - I agree...staging works in all price ranges.  Thanks for commenting.

Tarenia - Awww I am glad I could help!  I doubted myself at first.  But I did have a vision and the client was very helpful.  A win - win!

Marla - Yes "Maximize the positive while minimizing the negatives"  What panelling?  :)  See you at the SIF Roundtable.

Abby - Thanks for commenting.  I really appreciate your kind words.  I love your work as well.

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 11 years ago
Good job, you made a Mobile home look chic and modern. Kudos!!
Posted by Elise Sharpless, Home Staging,South Jersey,NJ (Rooms Like New, LLC) almost 11 years ago
Elisa - Thanks.  Who knew a mobile home could look "chic and modern!"  Staging Strikes Again! :)
Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 11 years ago
Janice, this looks great!  Congrats to you- the REA and the seller!  Im thinking - trailers in CA is that right?
Posted by Marci Toliver, Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging (438-4642) almost 11 years ago
Janice, Great job...I like the color combination in the living room.  Nice job on the drive-way
Posted by Mary Lou Teague, Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN (HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC ) almost 11 years ago
Thank you for showing us that even when homeowners don't want to take all of our suggestions, that what they do take can still make a big difference.  The rooms look so much bigger!
Posted by Deena DeVito-Carl (Urban Peridot Design) almost 11 years ago
Mobile homes need all the help they can get - and you helped this one out very nicely.
Posted by Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals (Keller Williams Realty Professionals) almost 11 years ago

Marci - Thanks for stopping by.  Yes...Win-Win-Win...don't ya' just love that!  Trailers in CA are very popular.  This one is in a 55 and better community next to a golf course. 

Mary Lou - Thank you.  Red is my favorite accent color, but I needed to follow what was currently in the house and there was a lot of BLUE.  I do love a blue & brown combo.  It really helped to update this trailer.  The driveway was a must!  I am glad the home owner was on board.

Deena - I agree.  Home owners can get overwhelmed with a long To-Do list.  If they prioritize they can tackle the most important items and still achieve their goal...which is to SELL their house!

Kathleen - Thanks. It really did turn out better then I expected.  I still wonder what it would look like painted.  Oh well...you can't have it all! :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 11 years ago

Janice,   Way to go - that looks awesome.   I would initially have been tempted to go with that paneling and think I had to be locked into something "lodgy" but you made it look really up to date and modern with your choice of colors and furnishings - great job!

Good post - because we are going to sell a camper/trailer and I immediately thought of staging it -- you know, mugs for hot cocoa on the table, a snuggly throw across the bed in the back -- looks like I should go for it staging works no matter what the size and price of the home.   You did a great job!    -Sheri

Posted by Sheri Davis, HSR, ASHSR (Transformations Home Staging and Redesign) over 10 years ago

Sheri - Thanks!  I thought about a more "lodgy" look too....but the home was soooo dark I thought it needed to "wake up" so I opted for a more contemporary look.  We continued the color scheme of blue and brown where ever we could.  This helped the home appear larger.

Go stage that camper/trailer and then blog about it!  I would love to see the pic's!

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 10 years ago
Janice,
You did a marvelous transformation! I received a call from a potential client who sells mobile homes and I was able to refer to your blogs on the subject! I didn't know it had been done until I read your posts. Thanks for the inspiration.....it may lead to a ton of business for me.
Posted by Anthea Click, Nashville Home Stager - Selling Nashville, TN homes quickly! (Fresh Perspectives - www.InsideNashvilleHomes.com) over 10 years ago
Anthea - Thank you.  Glad I was able to help.  I hope you get lots of business!  Mobiles really have the WOW factor after staging.
Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 10 years ago

So where did you put all the seller's "stuff?"

Looks really great--like a different home.

 

Posted by Erica Ramus, MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate (Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA ) over 10 years ago

Erica - Thanks, I really appreciate your comments. 

Regarding your question, The owner had passed away and her son ended up keeping (we kept the living room furniture and added pillows and updated accessories), selling (estate sale) or donating (Salvation Army)  the "stuff."

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 10 years ago
This is very beautiful Janice.  I'm sure the owner's son really appreciated everything you did.  Here in Canada, there are mobile homes but mostly seasonal. People don't usually live in them year round and I'm sure staging them hasn't crossed anyone's mind.  Now I'm thinking that this might be a market for me.
Posted by Karen Hubert, Home Stager (Center Stage Design-real estate staging, Ancaster/Hamilton) over 10 years ago

Karen - Thank you.  The owners son was thrilled and now wants me to drive to his property (1 hour away) to "stage to live in." 

I hope you find another whole market for staging mobiles in your business!  :)

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

Hi Janis -  Thanks for the compliment.  Nice name by the way! ;)

At first I was a little undecided about staging a mobile home.  Now I am a firm believer that any property could benefit from home staging.

Thanks for sharing your picture.  Totally helps to distract from all the panelling. Very cute.

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 10 years ago
I commented on your blog a few weeks ago. I cant stop thinking about it. It is such positive reinforcement that Staging is a wonderful concept and a wonderful career choice. Whenever I feeling discouraged or boo hooing about clients or Realtors not calling. I think about the trailer that was staged. Proof and confidence in staging is in these photos. ANY listing, any property, any house can be staged. Whether Condo, townhouse, or trailer. We are EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STAGERS no discrimination. What a great thing that everyone and anyone can benefit from staging. Thanks again for sharing you post.
Posted by Elise Sharpless, Home Staging,South Jersey,NJ (Rooms Like New, LLC) over 10 years ago

Elise - Wow!  This was a nice comment to wake up to this morning.  I too love this blog.  I just recently destaged this property and was sad to see it "undressed!" :)

I can feel your passion for home staging in your comment.  I am glad you are networking with  Phyllis Pafumi .  She is a fantastic home stager and a good person. You have what it takes...a lot of passion, hard work and the need to help others.   Keep strong and work hard.  Get your website up and running.  Before you know it you won't have a second to breath!  Watch out for what you wish for! :)

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

Good luck with your newest listing!  This looks like a great home at a competitive price.

Posted by Mike Martin, Realty Masters & Associates ((909) 476-9600 ~ WeLoveSellingRealEstate.com) almost 7 years ago

Nice listing you have there. Happy selling and good luck...

Posted by Mike and Adie Realtors, Realty Masters & Associates ((909) 476-9600 www.WeLoveMorenoValley.com) almost 7 years ago

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