Staging your home to sell in Davidson, NC. Home Staging can turn the unsaleable into saleable. With the current economic conditions and state of the current real estate market you can't just be good, you have to be better than good. This has been a hard lesson learned for some sellers in this market. This blog post tells the story a Davidson,NC family struggling to get their home sold in this market. Over a year ago these Davidson, NC home seller's had home staging recommended to them prior to listing the home. The seller’s originally declined because they did not want to spend the money and besides they were in a desireable location, had done lots of renovations and thought their house was great just the way it was and would have no problem selling.
Fast forward a year later and the Davidson, NC home for sale was still sitting on the market and the seller’s had already moved. As nice as the renovations were at this Davidson, NC Home for Sale the house was empty and did not show well. Lot’s of feedback was received by various buyer’s agents focusing on things like, don’t know how to use the space, some of the wall color choices were undesireable etc. The seller's broker approached them again with the idea of staging. This time the seller’s were exhausted and tired from the year their house had sat on the market with no offers and agreed to at least listen to a proposal. They called Maria Tobin, ASP and CIRC Chapter President and asked for the help of the Charlotte Regional Chapter of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals (CIRC). Maria put together a plan of action for the sellers and called in members of the Charlotte Staging Chapter to help execute it.
A collaborative effort was made by over 20 area Accredited Staging Professionals to stage the Davidson, NC home for sale. It took over eight hours and two moving truckloads of furniture and accessories to highlight the home’s best features, giving purpose to each room and even playing up some of the paint choices the sellers had chosen. The home went from sitting on the market to receiving two offers in just under 90 days after the full staging was performed.
Entry Foyer Before, Buyers were not enthusiastic about the paint color.
Entry Foyer After, Warm and Inviting, paint color no longer a sticking point.
Dining Room Before, Empty Rooms don't show well and do not give buyers a reason to engage with the room.
Dining Room After, Offers a broad appeal to everyone.
Great Room Before, Not so great, buyers questioned furniture placement.
Great Room After, Lots of possibilities, at the end of the day we created 3 distinct seating areas in the room giving buyers lots of options.
If you would like to see more photos of this home, be on the lookout for the September issue of Lake Norman Magazine. This home will be featured in the magazine along with interviews with Barb Schwarz, The Creator of Home Staging and President of StagedHomes.com and Maria Tobin and myself. The article addressess the misconceptions the public has about home staging as well as answers the many questions we often get when they learn what we do.
Jennifer Manchester is Public Relations Chair for the Charlotte Chapter of International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP). The Charlotte IAHSP sets the standard for excellence in the Home Staging Industry for the Charlotte Metro area.
This article was written by: Jennifer Manchester. If you want to learn more about Staging your Charlotte, NC home to sell contact Jennifer Manchester at www.JenniferManchester.com and make an appointment to give your home a competitive edge and use the ultimate home seller's marketing tool to beat out your competition and get your home sold faster.
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