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HOME STAGING in Temple City


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Pro Staged Homes was called in to help these Temple City homeowners get their property sold. It had been on the market for 90 days with no offers. The new listing agent brought us in because he knew we could help put this property in market-ready condition. The issues? There were a few. 1) The house is currently rented out to several tenants, each renting their own room and sharing the kitchen, baths and living areas. 2) The front part of the house had been added on as the owners worked out of their home, so they added on an office and lobby/reception area. 3) The kitchen needed to be updated. We prepared a written consultation with several suggestions to successfully prepare the home for market. The homeowners chose to implement some of recommendations which vastly improved the look and feel of the home. Once they were don, using some of their existing furnishings and bringing in some of our own we created a cohesive, pulled together property that is sure to bring a sale.

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HOME STAGING TIPS FOR UPDATING KITCHENS AND BATHS WHEN SELLING A HOME


Lots of homes are listed for sale that are in need of some updating. I would not recommend a seller spend a lot of money on remodeling the kitchen and bathrooms. I do however, strongly recommend that sellers invest in some minor updates so that the property appears well-maintained and move-in ready. Move-in ready, one of the top “must haves” on buyer’s lists of wants/needs.

So what do you do when you have a kitchen that is still in the 80’s? Oak cabinets, tile countertops? There are things home owners can do to counter the dated look. With some elbow grease and sometimes a small cash investment, you can have your kitchen and baths looking great.

Tomahawk before makeover

Tomahawk Kitchen After Makeover

Real Estate Agents and Home Stagers cannot stress enough, the importance of a clean, uncluttered home. Make sure that every surface in the kitchen and bath from floor-to-ceiliing have been washed, scrubbed, dusted and polished. Nothing turns a potential buyer off more than dirty, unsanitary rooms, fixtures and appliances.

Tile Countertops: Replace or repair cracked and/or broken tiles. Clean the grout and if necessary replace it. Try using sandpaper to scrub the surface of the grout or use a grout cleaning solution. There are also grout markers available at most home improvement stores that come in a variety of colors. You may need to reseal so check with your home improvement expert.

Bathroom Before

Cabinets: Paint and stain is your best friend when replacing the cabinets isn’t an option. This home stager recommends not painting over the hardware. It’s best to remove cabinet doors and hardware for painting.

 Bathroom After

At the very least, cabinetry should be washed and polished. We recommend Murphy’s Oil Soap. This product cleans the wood and brings back the shine and luster. See the difference in this cabinet door? 

 

                Oak Kitchen Cabinet Before         Oak Kitchen Cabinet After

Pro Staged Homes suggests updating faucets, fixtures and lighting whenever possible. These items can be purchased relatively inexpensively but provide a lot of bang for the buck.

1-1/4 in. Hollow Cabinet Hardware Knob 25-Pack   Home Depot sells contractor packs of knobs for about $40 and 3 in. Satin Nickel Cabinet Pulls 10-Pack 10 packs of pulls for about $16.

Taking the time to make these small changes will net great gains in the amount of time it takes to sell, the selling price of your home and quite possibly multiple offers. Home selling is about perception and a well-maintained home is always perceived with a higher value!

Thinking or planning on selling? Properties staged by Pro Staged Homes average less than 10 days to an accepted offer and less than 54 days to close of escrow. Call us today and schedule your home staging consultation. You’ll be glad you did!

Proven results in priced-right, staged-home sales!

 

 

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Home Staging is only for high-end homes. We’ve been seeing and hearing that for years. Just look at all the model home communities. Theses gorgeous properties are staged to the max. Buyers tour them, sometimes drooling and sometimes finding love-at-first-site. Admit it, haven’t many of us spent our weekends driving around to the grand openings, delighted and excited by the life-style decorating feast we’re about to partake in?

But the times, they are a changin’. Home Staging is here to stay and it’s growing in popularity. That is in large part due to all of the HGTV like programming, decorating magazines and media attention being given to the home selling and buying industry. But it’s also because people want to get in on that slice of heaven they saw in the models. Home buyers at all price levels want a piece of that pie.    Piece of the Pie

Here in America, buying a home is almost a constitutional right, it’s always been touted as the great American Dream. Buy a home, set down roots and become a part of this great country. But do only wealthy people get a piece of this pie? Are only wealthy people entitled to buy that heavenly lifestyle? Of course not.

Whether the buyer is a first-timer, moving up or down-sizing, they still desire that dreamy lifestyle they saw in the model home. Most people will be able to describe every detail of “that” model house they fell in love with – no matter how long ago it was that they saw it. And there’s a reason for that.  Home Staging.  Love at first site They made an emotional connection to a home that was staged, a home that hooked them on the lifestyle living in that house would bring them. It wasn’t just because the price was right, it wasn’t just the location. It was the way the house was staged, it was the way the house appealed to their emotional senses, the way that house looked and felt like a home to them.

Some will say it’s pricing. Some will say it’s the location. Some say both. Some still don;t believe in that value (Check out HomeGains 2011 Top 10 Home Improvement Realtor Survey) home staging brings to the table. But let’s face it, buying a home is a highly emotional process. Home Staging is based on that emotion, placing focus on the features, showing how each space can be used, high-lighting all of the home’s potential. In many cases, when a buyer is torn between 2 or more properties, where one is staged and the other vacant, often times, it’s the staged home that will sell.

Check out a few of Pro Staged Homes wide range of staged properties:

363 W Peach St Compton CA before staging    363 Peach St Compton CA staged by Pro Staged Homes  Compton CA $185,000

 

Maimone San Dimas living room before staging   S Maimone San Dimas living room staged by Pro Staged Homes San Dimas $280,000

 

Glendora CA family-dining before staging   Glendora CA family-dining staged by Pro Staged Homes Glendora CA $622,00

Chino Hills master retreat before staging     Chino Hills master retreat staged by Pro Staged Homes   Chino Hills CA $989,900

Proven results in priced right staged home sales



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Pro Staged Homes      Home Staging & Redesign      San Dimas, CA 91773     909-714-1149      www.prostagedhomes.com      judy.colburn@prostagedhomes.com

   

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Home Staging Whittier


3BR 2BA 1576 SQ FT Corner lot home. Listed by Rob Doeppel. 626-447-1818. Offered at $379,800

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The Power of Home Staging Pasadena


Newly listed with the power of home staging. Listed at $928,800 by Rob Doeppel. 626-447-1818

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How To Sell Your Home: Home Staging


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Home Staging: Vacant to Staged For Sale


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