Selling your Home should Begin with Staging

If you are thinking about selling your home, you should seriously consider hiring a stager. As a Realtor, I have a stager on my team of experts that I work with. Why? Stagers are trained to make your home look its best for potential buyers whether it’s only by moving some furniture around and painting a couple of rooms, or remodeling at a low cost so that you maximize your profit. It will also likely reduce the amount of time your home will be on the market, thereby saving you even more money.

Kitchen at 106 Grand Prairie before renovations

This was the kitchen/breakfast area at 106 Grand Prairie in Lafayette the first time I saw it. Bright orange counter tops, dark cabinets, a combination of wall paper and brown paneling on the walls and hanging cabinets separating the kitchen from the living area. It screamed 1970s.

Before picture of breakfast area at 106 Grand Prairie in Lafayette, LA

There is not much in these pictures that is appealing to today’s buyers because the majority of them want a move-in ready home and most of the time, “clean” and “well maintained” simply doesn’t cut it. Below is what the same kitchen looks like after the owner followed our stager’s recommendations.

106 Grand Prairie kitchen after staging and renovations

The cabinets that were removed from above the counter tops were recycled in the breakfast area.

remodeled kitchen area at 106 Grand Prairie in Lafayette

The total cost of this kitchen renovation was about $5,000 and included moving the cabinets around, new counter tops and back splash, new light fixtures, fresh paint on the walls, cabinets, and cabinet hardware, and the labor to get it all done. Staging is not about spending a ton of money, it is about maximizing the return .

106 Grand Prairie in Lafayette is currently available and will likely not stay on the market much longer. This home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, plus a large office or bonus room, 1822 square feet of living area, double carport and a nice size backyard. And aside from the newly remodeled kitchen, this home also has new flooring in the living, hall, office, baths, and laundry, new light fixtures everywhere, fresh paint inside and out, , and the list goes on. Our stager’s team went through this home room by room, and inch by inch, to make it ready for you. The best part is the price: only $155,000!

Contact me today to make your appointment to view this home or visit this link for more details and pictures of 106 Grand Prairie in Lafayette.

If you are considering selling your home and think that my team and I may be on to something with this staging business, I’d love to tell you more about it.

One Response to Selling your Home should Begin with Staging
  1. Red Blue Realty
    July 27, 2012 | 6:03 pm

    Staging, professional photography, curb appeal, minor painting and kitchen improvements = huge return $$

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Selling your Home should Begin with Staging

If you are thinking about selling your home, you should seriously consider hiring a stager. As a Realtor, I have a stager on my team of experts that I work with. Why? Stagers are trained to make your home look its best for potential buyers whether it’s only by moving some furniture around and painting a couple of rooms, or remodeling at a low cost so that you maximize your profit. It will also likely reduce the amount of time your home will be on the market, thereby saving you even more money.

Kitchen at 106 Grand Prairie before renovations

This was the kitchen/breakfast area at 106 Grand Prairie in Lafayette the first time I saw it. Bright orange counter tops, dark cabinets, a combination of wall paper and brown paneling on the walls and hanging cabinets separating the kitchen from the living area. It screamed 1970s.

Before picture of breakfast area at 106 Grand Prairie in Lafayette, LA

There is not much in these pictures that is appealing to today’s buyers because the majority of them want a move-in ready home and most of the time, “clean” and “well maintained” simply doesn’t cut it. Below is what the same kitchen looks like after the owner followed our stager’s recommendations.

106 Grand Prairie kitchen after staging and renovations

The cabinets that were removed from above the counter tops were recycled in the breakfast area.

remodeled kitchen area at 106 Grand Prairie in Lafayette

The total cost of this kitchen renovation was about $5,000 and included moving the cabinets around, new counter tops and back splash, new light fixtures, fresh paint on the walls, cabinets, and cabinet hardware, and the labor to get it all done. Staging is not about spending a ton of money, it is about maximizing the return .

106 Grand Prairie in Lafayette is currently available and will likely not stay on the market much longer. This home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, plus a large office or bonus room, 1822 square feet of living area, double carport and a nice size backyard. And aside from the newly remodeled kitchen, this home also has new flooring in the living, hall, office, baths, and laundry, new light fixtures everywhere, fresh paint inside and out, , and the list goes on. Our stager’s team went through this home room by room, and inch by inch, to make it ready for you. The best part is the price: only $155,000!

Contact me today to make your appointment to view this home or visit this link for more details and pictures of 106 Grand Prairie in Lafayette.

If you are considering selling your home and think that my team and I may be on to something with this staging business, I’d love to tell you more about it.

One Response to Selling your Home should Begin with Staging
  1. Red Blue Realty
    July 27, 2012 | 6:03 pm

    Staging, professional photography, curb appeal, minor painting and kitchen improvements = huge return $$

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