Home Staging Riverside County, CA


Vacant Staging Success Story for the New Year!

One week before Christmas I got wonderful news that a house that I staged got an offer 3 weeks after it was listed.  I just blogged about this yesterday.  Going, Going, GONE! The Staged Mobile Home Sold!!!

Today I received an email from my client/realtor Dexter Padilla RiverRock Mortgage Realty  which reads:

Great news! We just went into escrow on the property a couple of days ago, so I'll keep you posted once all conditions are cleared so you can remove the furniture.   Additionally, the selling agent loves the furniture and is thinking about buying it.

This property was staged October 25th and is now in Escrow!!!  2 months after being staged! I am thrilled!

The kids were still asleep...it's 11:30am....teenagers....and my husband is at an appointment.  I want to just SCREAM!!!!!  But instead I decided to blog on AR about this wonderful staging success.



Before & After's...............

Thanks you for letting me share with you and allowing the kids to continue sleeping.

This Murrieta Vacant Property was staged by 1st Stage Property Transformation.  Please email  Janice@1stStage.net or call me at 951.704.0597 for a free home staging quote. 

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Comment balloon 34 commentsJanice Sutton • January 04 2008 05:27PM


Wow what a difference it makes...Staging has always brought in more money on the price.  Keep up the good work.
Posted by Matt Ratcliffe, REALTOR (Keller Williams Realty Brazos Valley) over 12 years ago
Very nice. Staging is so important. I have sold homes in hours when my clients listen and do what I say about staging the house.
Posted by Mary Bowen, Real Estate At Its Finest!!! (Coldwell Banker United, Realtor) over 12 years ago
Janice, You have the right touch and the right attitude. I'm so glad the kids were asleep so you would share this great story with us. Way to go!! 
Posted by Yvonne Root, Home Stager - Northern Arizona (rooms b.y. root) over 12 years ago
Janice-great job on the staging of this home. With that kind of work you should get more showings.
Posted by Steve Glose, TRC, CIPS, 407-616-7286, Orlando Real Estate, Orla (Keller Williams Classic Group) over 12 years ago
Janice: Congratulations! You did a great job. It is always gratifying when hard work pays off. Everything looks beautiful and goes together so well.
Posted by Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA (Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA) over 12 years ago

Congratulations Janice!  Not just one quick sale, but 2... excellent results and definitely something to scream about.  Your work is beautiful!

Lisa Sherman ~ Interior Aura

Posted by Lisa Sherman, Home Stager, Interior, Redesign & Decorating - Salem Oregon (Interior Aura) over 12 years ago
Another fine job you did! When are you going to open a office on the East Coast? All the best!

Your friend in Charlottesville

Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) over 12 years ago
Your staging added life to the space.  Great work!
Posted by Kristina Leone (Lionheart Home Staging, LLC) over 12 years ago

Janice... Wow! That looks great!  Keep up the good work!

Idaho Real estate

Posted by Don Wixom, "Looking out for your next move..."tm (RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID) over 12 years ago
Janice awesome creativity! you added a touch of class to that space....Impecable! Congrats 2 u
Posted by Fernando Rosado, 561-906-0050 or 561-840-8950 over 12 years ago
Congratulations on this success Janice ~ you're sure to have many more with work of this calibre.  I like all your nice touches throughout this home.  The bedroom looks twice as big once it's staged!
Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) over 12 years ago

Janice- it looks great! Did you recommend the paint color change & would you mind sharing the brand & color #?


Posted by Kathy Riggle, Houston Home Staging (STAGING SMART N SOLD) over 12 years ago
Nice job Janice!  It looks so much warmer when staged... and you didn't go too overboard with it either which really shows the home.  Glad you are still selling down there.. we are up here too. Go California.. Yee Haw!
Posted by Lori Kim Polk, Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento ( Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services) over 12 years ago
Another great job Janice!
Posted by Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495 (Stage it Right!) over 12 years ago
I love checking out all the before and after photos. Rooms look much more warm and inviting with your staging.
Posted by Angie Vandenbergh, A Crye-Leike Blogger (Crye-Leike, Realtors) over 12 years ago

Matt - Thank you.  Staging does make a big difference which allows potential buyers to imagine living in the home.

Mary - Thank you.  Having a willing client that understands the importance in staging is GREAT!  :)

Yvonne - Awww thanks.  I am glad I could share this story with a wonderful group of friends and colleagues.  The kids would have just burst my bubble by saying "So, that's whats suppose to happen!"

Steve - Thanks.  I was very proud of the way this home turned out.  I am hoping for more clients this year!

Diane - Thank you for your kind words.  I would love to work with this Realtor again.  Keep your finger's crossed!  See ya on Wednesday at the SIF Roundtable.  I am looking forward to it!!

Michelle - Wow thanks!  I really appreciate comments from a leader in the industry.

Lisa - Thank you for the compliment.  Yes, let's keep the sales going!!!

Charles - Thanks!  No plans for an East Coast office...there are already many wonderful talents AR home stager's there!  Not sure I could handle the competition.  :)

Kristina - I love staging vacant homes.  It is like bringing them to life!  Thanks for commenting.

Don - Glad you liked it!  I plan on keeping it up and helping my clients.

Fernando - You are too nice.  Thank you.

Maureen - Thanks!  Vacant bedrooms really transform when they are staged. 

Kathy - Thank you.  I did recommend painting since every room was white.  The paint is Dunn-Edwards. The color is called Cochise, DEC761.

Lori Kim - Thanks.  Yes, the staging and the paint really added a lot of warmth.  Yes, finally homes seem to be moving more.  Glad you are enjoying the same CA market!  This is going to be a great year!

Terry - Yah!  I hope to be posting about another one soon!!

Angie - I love B&A's too!  Vacant homes always look better staged.

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 12 years ago
Congratulations & what a great way to begin the new year!  Much continued success.....
Posted by Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging (Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team) over 12 years ago

Well deserved.  The home looks terrific and you might get to buy all new stuff!  A win-win all around!


Posted by Juliet Johnson, Jacksonville Photography & Digital Marketing (Vizzitopia) over 12 years ago
Janice, great job. The warmth you put into the vacant rooms is just amazing. No wonder it sold after your professional work. You certainly have the eye and the touch! Happy New Year.
Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 12 years ago


Bravo! Your staging is fabulous. Many more happy returns!

Posted by Paula Springer, A.S.P. (Key Elements Inc. Home Staging & Interiors) over 12 years ago

Scream let it out...how great for you. Don't you wish you could sleep in until 11:30?? The house really looks beautiful

Phyllis Pafumi

Posted by Phyllis Pafumi, ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ (ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey) over 12 years ago
It is Beautiful!  Glad the kids got to sleep. . . we are always here for you!
Posted by Karen Dembsky, Atlanta Home Staging (Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA) over 12 years ago

Melissa - Thank you.  It has been a great start to the New Year!  Best to you this year!

Juliet - Thanks!  I already have my eyes on my next purchases.  :)

Gary - Thank you very much.  I had a lot of fun staging this property.  Let's make this a year to remember!

Paula - I appreciate your kind words.  I look forward to sharing many more with you.

Phyllis - WOOOO HOOOO!  You should have seen me when I got this email.  I did my little staging dance.....and I don't dance.  Ha!  I was glad the REA notified me since I have been by homes that I staged and there were sold signs out front and nobody notified me.  Whats up with that?! 

And yes I wish I could sleep past 6:00am!  Ahhh to be young again.

Karen - Aww thanks.  You guys are always there for me.....that is why I love AR!  You guys are great.

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 12 years ago
Janice-  The rooms (after staging) have a great look.  Clean, uncluttered, modern.  Congratulations on both of your successes!  You deserve it.
Posted by Marla Hofstee, Design by Marla- Home Staging, Burbank & Los Angeles, CA (Design by Marla) over 12 years ago
Marla - Glad you like it!  Thank you very much!  Looking forward to meeting you at the OC Stage it Forward RT tomorrow!
Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 12 years ago
yes- I'll see you tomorrow.  I look forward to it!
Posted by Marla Hofstee, Design by Marla- Home Staging, Burbank & Los Angeles, CA (Design by Marla) over 12 years ago
Great difference in the homes.  Thanks.
Posted by Vincent Coccia (Construction Services Integration) over 12 years ago

Congratulations on a job well done.  you brought style and visual interest to the space!




Posted by Brenda Thomas (Hidden Potential) over 12 years ago
Beautiful job. Do you own the furniture or rent it? I am new to all of this staging.
Posted by Heather Jemison, Las Vegas & Henderson, NV (Keller Williams The Marketplace One) over 12 years ago

Vincent - Yes, Staging a vacant home makes a BIG difference.  Thank you.

Brenda - Thank you.  I appreciate your kind words.

Heather - Home stagers rent and own furniture.  I own all of my inventory.  I love when I can sell the furniture with the house.  Win - Win!

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 12 years ago

Janice - How did I miss this?  You did another fantastic job. 

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


Posted by Kathy Nielsen, Atlanta Georgia Home Stager (http://atlantahomestaging.net) over 12 years ago

Kathy - Thank for featuring my post.  Compliments from you Girlfriend mean a lot to me.  I am always trying to improve and this vacant staging is one of my fav's. 

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 12 years ago
Janice - Congratulations. Your work is superior. I'm sure it warms your heart to know it's making a difference.
Posted by Tom Plant (WINEormous.com) over 12 years ago

Tom - Thanks for stopping by.  I really appreciate your kind words.  I try my best when helping home sellers and Realtors sell properties as quick as possible.   I love what I do and am always thrilled when we reach our goal....A SOLD HOME!  :)

If I can help you with any of your properties please let me know.  I would be happy to help!

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 12 years ago