The beginning of each new year always feels like an appropriate time to reflect on the previous 12 months while looking forward to what the next 12 may bring. This year we at Synergy Staging decided to assemble our list of Top 10 Home Staging Success Stories for 2009. While we had a variety of projects, both home staging and design, we'll limit this list to those that sold quickly or had particular challenges to overcome. In re-visiting these projects we hope to share some valuable staging tips that will help others as well.
Single Family Home, Beaverton, OR
The investor who bought this home faced very stiff competition when they discovered there were two similar vacant houses on the same street. This home had been vacant and languished on the market until it ultimately sold at auction. This nice neighborhood was filled with homes that utilized the same type of construction and floorplans. Understanding that professional staging would give the property an edge, Synergy Staging was brought in to make the house shine and stand out from the others in the neighborhood.
Staging the space in the entry welcomes the buyers immediately and sets the tone for the rest of the home.
The small living room felt larger once staged and was warmed up with lighting and warm colors.
This house didn't have a dining room, so creating an eating space in the kitchen helped buyers see how they could use the space.
The master bedroom was also moderately sized, but once staged with a queen size bed, the room felt larger and more spacious.
A staged room always feels bigger than a vacant room.
After the home was listed, an offer was accepted only 2 hours later!
The other two homes that were vacant on the same street and priced similarly remained unsold.
There is no doubt that professional staging will make your home stand apart from the competition.
We hope you have enjoyed our look back at 2009. Please keep sharing your own staging stories and testimonials - they inspire and encourage all of us. We look forward to new opportunites and continued growth in the home staging industry in 2010.
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