Family Home Gets a Sprucing up from Stage to Sell
Posted on 30 May 2012
Earlier this year we were called to consult with a family who had inherited their parents’ Santa Monica home and wanted advice on some inexpensive updates that would help the home appeal to a wider range of buyers. They went to work on my recommendations, and a few months later, called us to stage the home for sale.
It worked! This home had 5 offers and sold in 12 days for $11,000 over asking. See the before and afters below to find out why.
The living room had dated carpet and window treatments which we asked the family to remove, along with the furniture.
The new living room feels fresh and airy. Though the floors were not refinished, simply removing the carpet was enough to show buyers the possibilities.
The small dining space was not showing to its full potential. Once again, we recommended removing the carpet, window treatments and furniture.
We brought in a table and chairs and some sheers for the windows and now it feels like a functional dining room.
This bathroom was dated and the homeowners didn’t want to go to the expense of updating it.
With nothing more than a fresh coat of paint and light staging, it looks move-in ready.
This bedroom was full of furniture, but had no actual bed. We had them remove the carpet and window treatments, paint and empty it out.
We brought in a dresser, desk, chair and nightstand from another room, rented a bed, art and accessories, and now it’s a bright and spacious bedroom.
We asked the homeowner to remove the carpet and wallpaper, but to leave the bed and dresser.
It’s hard to believe this is the same room!
The master bedroom was large, but not appealing. We asked the homeowner to paint and remove the carpet and furniture.
We brought in new furniture, art, and accessories and now the master feels like a spacious retreat.
All it takes is the advice of a professional home stager, motivated sellers, some elbow grease and a modest dollar investment. In this case, the result was a huge success!
If you’re looking to sell your home in Los Angeles, call Stage to Sell today for a consultation!