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When Kristan Stacey-Graf signed her new Rancho Cucamonga listing she called on Pro Staged Homes to help her client prepare the house for market. Having worked with us on a previous listing, Kristan knew we would go above and beyond the call of duty and do everything necessary to assist her and her client.

We prepared a written consultation for the client and were then hired to implement those recommendations. We brought in the necessary people and resources and proceeded with our plan, which included:

Pulling the carpeting from the powder room and tiling it, replacing the mirror and removing some dated hardware. We painted the vanity and added new hardware. We also painted the vanities in the master bedroom and guest bath room and added new hardware to them as well. To keep the budget reasonable, we spray painted all of the cabinet hinges black to coordinate with the new knobs and handles for a more cohesive look. We also ended up pulling the carpet from the master bath and replaced it with tile as well.


Powder room before          Powder Room After

Grout before cleaning          Grout after cleaning and repair


We patched and painted the nail holes throughout the house and replaced and/or updated all of the cabinet hardware. We cleaned and repainted the grout on the kitchen counter tops, replaced the hall and master bath light fixtures and had the seller remove everything from the house that we could not use for staging.


cabinets before  cabinets after

We were also hired to stage the property. So, using the homeowner’s existing living room and master bed room furniture, we brought in additional furniture for the family room and dining room as well as accessories, bed and bath linens, plants, lighting and artwork.

We were also hired to stage the property. So, using the homeowner’s existing living room and master bed room furniture, we brought in additional furniture for the family room and dining room as well as accessories, bed and bath linens, plants, lighting and artwork.

Living Room Before    Living Room After 

   Master bedroom before     Master bedroom after

The property is now listed for sale. It is a 5BR 2.5BA 2050 SQ FT Pool Home offered at $449,000.00. The listing agent is Kristan Stacey Graf of Keller Williams East Foothills.


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Los Angeles Home Staging: West LA Stunning Remodel

Stunning West Los Angeles home completely remodeled and staged by Pro Staged Homes.

Listing Price: $985,000 Status: Active

2744 Midvale Ave Los Angeles (City) CA 90064 Residential –

Single Family Living Area: 1,955 Sq. Ft. Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5

Conveniently located on a quiet street in Rancho Park neighborhood of West LA, this beautiful 4 bedroom & 3-1/2 bath home (including the addition) is completely renovated with professional designs.

This property is within walking distance to everything you want: great schools, groceries, shops, and restaurants.

Within this contemporary styled house, there are new dual pane energy efficient vinyl windows, new copper plumbing, new electrical panel and system, new recessed lighting and fixtures, new HVAC system, new exterior & interior paint, new front and backyard deck, new hardwood and tile floors, new doors and newly landscaped garden with a fountain. The kitchen has new custom cabinets, quartz-stone countertop, and equipped fully with stainless steel appliances. All bathrooms have been upgraded with mosaic tile layout, modern bath faucets and accessories. Front and backyard gardens are beautifully designed and landscaped with new plantings, pebbles, and trees.

Terms: Standard Sale Listing courtesy of Realty One Group Inc, James Chen;



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Averaging less than 10 days to an accepted offer and less than 54 days to close of escrow, Pro Staged Homes has…

Proven results in priced right-staged homes sales.

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Does being more expensive mean better quality and results? Many people believe that when an item or service costs more it must mean that it’s because the quality or service is better. Some times, that is true. I admit I am a name brand shopper,  particularly when it comes to food and groceries. I’m sorry but in my opinion, my Haagen-Dazs ice cream tastes way better than any other national or store brand out there. And I like my Bounty paper towels and Quilted Northern toilet tissue a lot better than those other supposed leading brands.

And when it comes to service providers there is a certain satellite TV company that I much prefer over its competitor and those cable companies. I pay more for my dry cleaning because the cheap guys ruined a couple of my suits. So yes, there are times when the cost does mean better quality and results.

But this is not always the case. Take home staging for example. I don’t know of a single stager who will disclose their pricing strategy, myself included. Our course instructors advised us to develop our pricing based on how much money we need to make to support ourselves. Using this strategy, it is quite easy to see why there would be such a variance in the pricing strategy of home staging companies.

There are times when you are paying for the name attached to the staging company. Think Los Angeles based Meridith Baer and Matthew Finlason for example. Extremely talented, highly reputable and respected. You pay for that. But at the same time, these people are staging for the uber rich, not your average home seller.

Some staging companies carry their own inventory so they have warehouse and storage overhead costs such as rent or a mortgage, insurance and so forth. Some have employees so they have payroll taxes and costs. Some may have an office outside the home. All of that has to be included in the pricing. But not all staging companies have these expenses.

Many staging companies consist of only the stager him or herself, such as my case. On occasion I hire extra help but for the most part, it’s just me. I do not have a family to provide for nor do I have a spouse or significant other helping to support me. I do not live beyond my means so I do not have excessive bills and expenses. But I do have to support myself for today, tomorrow and the future. I still have to be able to put food on the table, gas in the car, save for rainy days and retirement. So based on the strategy I was taught to develop my pricing strategy upon, my costs may not be as high as others.

So when Pro Staged Homes submits a bid to a prospective client that comes in lower than some others, does that mean that my work is not as good as my competitors? That I am using cheap furniture and accessories? Absolutely not. Don’t get me wrong, my prices are not the cheapest, but I am also not the most expensive. I pride myself on the service and quality I provide and every one of my clients will tell you I go above and beyond what is expected. In the home staging business, word-of-mouth and referrals are the biggest form of advertising and source of work.

You still need to use caution when hiring a stager, or for any business or person for that matter. There are those who give you a low bid and their portfolio will show you why their bid is so low. When hiring a professional home stager be sure to get their statistics and portfolio results because those two items will tell you exactly what you’re getting for your money.



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The listing agent for this beautiful Claremont CA view home had never used a home stager before. She had shown the property several time but there were no takers. After taking our advice to remove the existing furnishings and bring in up-to-date furniture and accessories, the home was re-presented.

The result? The house sold in one day! The buyers had viewed the property before it was staged and decided it wasn’t the right house for them. After being persuaded to come back for another look after staging, they bought it.

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I ask myself all the time why one would take money off the table when there may not be a need to. I’m hearing that home prices are rising, rates are low, there are buyers but not enough homes for sale. So, if this is true, why aren’t the properties that are on the market not selling?

I think that we all would agree that the right pricing is critical to the success of selling a home. Second to that success is probably location. And third, condition. Obvously pricing is under our control. If the property is priced correctly, you’re one-third of the way there. Location though, not much one can do to change that. But still, you bought the house because you liked something enough to overlook the location so chances are there are buyers who will also. That leaves condition. The home’s condition is going to be the thing that makes or breaks the sale. And we definitely have control over the condition.

The goal of every seller is to get the most money possible for the property and to get it sold as quickly as possible. The longer a house sits on the market, the more likely there will be a price reduction and less than full price offer. But there are things sellers can do to help avoid this from happening to them. And it costs a whole lot less than a price reduction. What is it? Home Staging. By this time, you have heard about it, you know what it is. If you’re looking for a new place to buy, chances are you’ve seen properties that have been staged.

So what is is that is holding you back from taking advantage of one of the most advantageous, successful investment and marketing strategies available? HomeGains 2012 annual survey ranks home staging at #5 on their list of top improvements when it comes to selling a home, What should be noted is that the top 4 improvements are all part of home staging.

Pro Staged Homes staged 4 properties in the last few weeks. All of them are now in escrow. Since the time they were staged, there were no price drops. Each one sold within days of being staged and listed.  The average price to stage these 4 homes? $3700 for a 60-day contract. None of them will exceed their 2-month contract. A $3700 investment that gives you a nearly 200% return and you’re going to reduce your price by $10,000? Pro Staged Homes averages less than 54 days from date staged to close of escrow – 6 days less than our minimum contract term. The Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), who tracks sales as date staged to accepted offer puts the national average at 42 days. Using RESA’s method, Pro Staged Homes # of days staged-to-sold is less than 10.

For example:

1939 Grace St Family Room On the market nearly 50 days with no offers. Staged and offer accepted within 20 days.


933 Conlon La Puente Staged with open house – opened 45 day escrow less than 10 days later.


2931 San Angelo Claremont Purchased one day after the open house by a couple who viewed the house unstaged and didn’t think it was the right house for them!


2744 Midvale West LA This sophisticated stunner received an offer the week after the open house.

With results like these, isn’t the investment in home staging a much wiser and faster route to selling your home than a price reduction?

Proven results in priced right-staged home sales.

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Entertainer’s Dream within Riverside Orange Groves * On 1 Acre of land, Main Home features 3257 square feet of living space with 4 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms * Separate Guest Home features a Full Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms, and 1 Bathroom * Main Home has Granite Countertops, New Stainless Steel Appliances, Double Oven, and a Center Island in the Kitchen * Family Room features a dramatic Wood Beam Ceiling with Brick Fireplace * Master Suite features it’s own Fireplace and French Doors leading to the Pool and Courtyard * New Granite Countertops, Dual Sinks, and New Tile Shower in Master Bath * New Interior and Exterior Paint throughout * Separate Wet Bar for Entertaining * New Carpet and Tile throughout * Backyard features a Pool and Spa in Courtyard * 3 Car Garage and plenty of additional Parking Space * RV Parking * Revitalized Landscaping.

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Listing Courtesy of Josh Painter with Pacific Lifestyles Realty, License number: 0173469.


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Still don’t think staging is worth it? This cute La Verne family home was staged on August 18th and is due to close escrow on October 1. That’s 45 days from listed to sold folks.

3BR 2BR 1511 SQ FT Home Year of Construction: 1963 LISTED AT: $359,800 2735 8th Street La Verne CA 91750

Home Staging: Kitchen

Beautiful home situated in the city of La Verne. The property is a standard sale and is in excellent condition due to extensive remodeling. Appliances Included.

Home Staging: Staged Living Room

The property is definitely one of a kind. Note: This property was staged by Pro Staged Homes. We are not real estate agents or brokers.


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