STAGING CLOSES SALES OPENS DOORS

People uproot their lives, sell homes and move for so many different reasons.  The seasons of life pass and the pages turn.  New beginnings arrive only after one door closes and another opens.  So, when we’re helping our clients stage a property, we’re mindful that while our efforts will help close the sale, it’s also a way of helping them open a new door on the next chapter in their lives.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve had the privilege of guiding a wonderful family in Lakewood as they’ve readied their house for sale.  After an initial consultation and leaving a fairly lengthy to-do list, we returned yesterday to put the finishing touches on all the family’s hard work.

Sorting through and purging for a cross-country move is no easy feat.  Added to that:  painters,  electricians, repairmen, and landscapers and you have a plate full of busy.  None the less, this family stuck it out and were ready when our team arrived.

In the living room of this mid-century colonial, with freshened paint, we decluttered and arranged the furniture to open up the foot print of the room showcasing just how large this space is for living and entertaining.

Living Room

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Living Room

AFTER

In the dining room, we eliminated unnecessary furniture.  Taste specific wallpaper was replaced with trendy grays.  Dated brass fixtures were updated with warm gold to appeal to a younger subset of buyers,

Dining Room

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Dining Room

AFTER

In the Master Bedroom, as with all bedrooms, simplicity was key.  Pops of color add memorable character in listing photos for this zen and restful retreat.  (The cat seems to approve!)

Master Bedroom

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Master Bedroom

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Finally, in the finished basement, leftover furniture helps buyers visualize the possibilities for this great space.

Stone Fireplace

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AFTER

Many sellers fall prey to the idea that buyers can look past their lives in the home to envision their own.  Sadly, nothing could be farther from the truth.  Considering judicious updates, completing necessary repairs and staging to evoke an emotional attachment from potential buyers are all key to a quick and lucrative sale.

Hard work by this family along with our finishing touches means this Lakewood property will be home to a new family very soon!

Have plans to sell your current home?  We can help stage your home so you can close the sale and open the door to your future.  815-245-2433.