Home Staging Riverside County, CA


Realtors.....Don't Delay....Stage Today!!!!

This Murrieta, California vacant property you are about to view had been on the market for approximately one year.   After many price reductions and still no luck, Sirva, a relocation company, took the advice from The Hensley Group, Inc in December 2007 to home stage this property. Six weeks after home staging by 1st Stage Property Transformation, the property received an offer and is now currently in Escrow!  :)

Realtor's, What are you waiting for???   Don't Delay.....Stage Today!!!   :)



This Murrieta California Vacant Property was home staged by 1st Stage Property Transformation.  Please email  Janice@1stStage.net or call me at 951.704.0597 for a free home staging quote.  Home Staging all of Riverside County Inland Empire.

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

Comment balloon 28 commentsJanice Sutton • February 08 2008 04:16PM


Janice ~ You said what I was thinking in your slide show - "cold".  That's what I was feeling from the "before" pictures.  I really liked the chairs and stools you used in the kitchen - they were there but looked light enough that they didn't take up a lot of visual space.
Posted by Kathy Passarette, L.I. Staging/Decorating (Creative Home Expressions) over 12 years ago

Janice - Great job!  I love the RES show you put together.  And I'm with Kathy P - it was so cold looking before you added all your warm and inviting accessories.

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


Posted by Kathy Nielsen, Atlanta Georgia Home Stager (http://atlantahomestaging.net) over 12 years ago
Awesome job.  YES Realtors, it works.  What are you waiting for?
Posted by Terrylynn Fisher, HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc. (Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com) over 12 years ago
Janice ~ Your RES states the case for staging very effectively.  The transformation looks great and I'm sure it will help convince agents who are hesitant to recommend staging to jump on the bandwagon!  Good post!
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
Nice job, Janice. You're pictures are worth 10,000 words!
Posted by Lisa Sachleben over 12 years ago

I especially love the last phrase!  A great thought to leave them with!

Kim Dillon, Creative Eye Home Staging

Posted by Kim Dillon (Creative Eye Home Staging) over 12 years ago
I loved your rhymes - they added a nice touch!! 
Posted by Becca Briggs over 12 years ago
Janice, I love it! great job and terrific presentation! How do you put that slide show together? Do need a techie to do that?
Posted by Kimberley Hawley, Hawley Interiors & Staging (Hawley Interiors & Staging) over 12 years ago

Kathy P. - Thank you!  I love those chairs and stools.  They are very versatile, light weight...which is priceless for us stagers, and work in many kitchens. 

Kathy N.- Thanks!  I put this show together mainly for local Realtors.  Hopefully they will agree with you!  Thank you for the Feature...I am honored. :)

Terrylynn- Thanks!  I am dumbfounded by how Realtors list vacant properties.  It seems like such a waste of advertising dollars!  In S. CA we have too many bank owned and foreclosed properties.  Maybe soon we can get Lenders on board also.

Maureen - That's the plan.  I hope you are right!  I plan on sending this show out on Tuesday.  I will update this post if I get good feedback.  Stay tuned!

Lisa - Thank you!  Visuals always help! 

Kim - Thanks!  Let's hope the Realtors like it too!

Becky & Nicole- I appreciate your comment.  I thought the rhyming might be a bit too much...but it gets the point across. :)

Kimberley- Glad you liked it. Thanks!  These shows are so easy to put together.  Trust me I am no Techie....far from it!  Go to Real Estate Shows to learn more about it. 

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 12 years ago
Janice, Fantastic! I loved the simple window treatment in the breakfast area. Really I loved it all! You have a fantastic touch! 
Posted by Yvonne Root, Home Stager - Northern Arizona (rooms b.y. root) over 12 years ago
Yvonne - Thanks for your kind words.  They mean a lot to me.  Let's hope the realtors like it as much as you!!!
Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 12 years ago
Janice - Loved the show and before and afters and the words along with it, drove the point home over and over! 
Posted by Sandra Hughes, Redesigned Spaces - Fairfax County, Virginia (Redesigned Spaces - Northern Virginia) over 12 years ago
Sandra - Thanks for loving the show.  Yup, the show "drove the point over and over" (a little brainwashing never hurt...right?)  Now we need to SELL homes over and over!!!  :)
Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 12 years ago


Very nice!  This should be a great marketing tool for you.  Keep up the good work.

Posted by Marla Hofstee, Design by Marla- Home Staging, Burbank & Los Angeles, CA (Design by Marla) over 12 years ago
Marla - Thanks!  Marketing is "key" in our business.  Always marketing, aren't we! 
Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 12 years ago
Janice super work, nice shots and a great stage! Congratulation on the sale! ka-CHING!!!!
Posted by Julianna Hind, REALTOR, 206-679-4768, Tacoma Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, WA (eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Julianna - Thanks! I appreciate your comments.  Don't you just love when they sell!  You would think we were getting the commission check!  Gotta love what we do!!!
Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 12 years ago
Janice- I love a good success story especially for us Agents that are having homes sit longer than they used to.  Anything that helps sell them works for me.  Now here is a question......can you be paid at the close of escrow like Agents do?
Posted by Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate (CELLing Realty) over 12 years ago

Kathy - Thank you.  I love to help! Success is something we all hope & try to achieve.  I was very fortunate to work with a fabulous REA team.

About your question...I have always told clients that I would not wait until the close of escrow because I did my job, I staged the property.  Also, since I am not a REA I do not have control of the list price.  Is the property overpriced?  Will the REA be active in marketing the property??  I have worked with GREAT and not so GREAT REA's.  Maybe if I had a great relationship with a GREAT REA that gave me repeat business I would seriously consider getting paid at the close of escrow.  I am very confident in my work and believe that staging is essential in today's market!  Having a GREAT REA & GREAT HOME STAGER is a winning combination!

I understand many REA's and home sellers can't afford to pay for home staging.....but then again, can they afford NOT to?  Especially with vacant properties.  Who can afford paying mortgages on vacant properties month after month?  The above property sat for 1 year.  Then 6 weeks after staging got an offer!  In this case Home Staging was PRICELESS!  :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 12 years ago
Janice, great video of the before and after.  People must realize the psychology behind home staging and how it works.  New home builders realize it, hopefully more real estate agents will also.  Great post!
Posted by Joseph Lang, Home Inspector, Southern California (Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspection) over 12 years ago
Joesph - Thank you!  I hope more real estate agents realize what a great tool home staging is also. 
Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 12 years ago


Great job! Have you ever thought about a career in rapping?

Posted by Susan Peters, The Better it Looks the Better it Sells (Dove Realty Inc.) over 12 years ago
12 months versus 6 weeks... I would think that those stats would be all the realtors would need to convince them!
Posted by Lisa Sherman, Home Stager, Interior, Redesign & Decorating - Salem Oregon (Interior Aura) over 12 years ago

Diane - Thank you very much!  This show is actually based on one property.  I wished everyone agreed with me as much as you!

The video is super easy to do. I use Real Estate Shows.  Check it out.  They offer a free trial.

Susan - You crack me up!  Maybe I should update the music with a little hip hop. :)

Lisa - Me too!  I am getting ready to do another staging job with this same Realtor.  This REA understands what a difference staging does. :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 12 years ago
Janice, you don't have to convince me of the value of staging. Your before and after video says it all. It makes the space warm and inviting!
Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 12 years ago
Hope I can get the banks to foot the bill on this maybe I could move more properties.
Posted by Anthony Saunchez, How can we be of service (Campa Properties) over 12 years ago

Hi Janice

As always....beautiful job!  I love your RES shows.


Posted by Debbie Wheeler, Chandler, AZ Rooms Rearranged RESA, IRIS (Real Estate Staging/Rooms Rearranged, LLC) over 12 years ago

Gary - You and Anthony have made my day!!  I love all the great comments I received BUT getting positive feedback from Realtors is GREAT! 

Anthony - I hope you can too!  I am currently working on getting banks to consider staging.  Lord knows they need all the help they can get at this time.  I would be happy to meet with you and a bank you are working with regarding home staging.  Let's get these homes SOLD!!!

Debbie - Hi Girlfriend! Thanks for your nice comments.  :)  Keep in touch. 

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