Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: Another Staging Success- Twice in one week!

Another Staging Success- Twice in one week!

I love it when sellers cooperate and do just about everything I ask them to do so we can present the house in a way to get top dollar!

Look at the before and after pictures below:

Office    Study

The office not only had this built-in desk, but there was also another complete desk to the left that you can't see.  All of that has been removed out of the room and look at the white walls!  It makes the space look so much more manageable.

Formal Living    Formal Living

Almost all pictures have been removed from the wood paneling and a nice open area has been created for a better flow of traffic.  Before, you couldn't really see the fireplace, but now the fireplace POPS!

Family Room   Family Room

The is the back Family Room.  There was no order to anything back here.  I had a chair removed, and it opened up quite nicely.  You can even see the view of the Diving Pool in the back!

This floorplan is so open, and the rearrangment of furniture shows the space much better.  All personal items  have been removed. 

Can you imagine your family living here?  Are you packed yet?

Comment balloon 16 commentsDonna Harris • April 05 2007 03:03PM

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Donna, those pictures show another staging success!  Wish I could get all my sellers onboard.
Posted by Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873), GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay | (eXp Realty LLC) over 11 years ago
Hey Maggie!  I show my sellers many before and after pictures and it almost scares them into staging.  I've only had 1 seller in over a year that wouldn't stage, and I terminated the listing, and it's still listed, and it's been almost a year.  So sad!  Staging is the way to go!
Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 11 years ago


The after pics are great!! you are working the subliminal mind. please don't make me do someting crazy! ;)  enjoy the weekend.

 

Posted by Nick M., Realtor-Appraiser in West Palm-South Florida Real Estate Appraiser (Certified Residential Appraiser- West Palm Beach Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Nick, what would be crazy?  Buying the house and moving here to Dallas??  We don't have hurricanes!!
Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 11 years ago
Donna:  Those are great.  I am bookmarking for my sellers.  My last two have done everything I told them, but I never thought of the before and after pictures.
Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago
Donna, I need to add some before and after pics to my stuff so I can prove my point to them.  It's true that visuals do wonders.
Posted by Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873), GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay | (eXp Realty LLC) over 11 years ago

Marchel, That's great that your sellers are doing everything without you showing evidence of what the difference could be.  Sellers never believed me before I got the ASP and pictures.

Maggie, My first set of before and after pictures was that I put a lot of stuff in a couple of rooms in my own house, then I staged it by removing everything, and took after pictures.  Once I got a couple of sellers to do the same thing, I didn't need my pictures anymore.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 11 years ago
Nice job Donna - space does make a difference
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) over 11 years ago
Thanks Thesa!
Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 11 years ago

Donna.  It is truly amazing how little change can make such a difference!  Isn't kind of funny that people fix their homes into a better condition, then move?  

 

Happy Easter!

 

-Meg

Posted by Meg Stewart, Appraiser-Frisco, Texas (Reliable Appraisal) over 11 years ago
Great before and afters Donna!  If only every seller were so good!!!
Posted by Chris Tesch, College Station, Texas Real Estate (RE/MAX Bryan-College Station) over 11 years ago
Wow!  Great Job Donna!  I am sure the house is already sold!
Posted by Greg Herson (Mal & Seitz Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Donna - These photos are great and a terrific job accomplished. I give my sellers a free staging consultation and wish they all would just do everything the Stager suggests. I would sell more homes in record time. Best to you!
Posted by Paula Henry, Realtor - Indianapolis Real Estate - 317-605-4174 (Home to Indy Team @ HomeSmart Realty Group) over 11 years ago
I usually help stage the home as one of my freebies. I will also help paint, move or whatever. Great Job!!!
Posted by Christopher Webster, Columbia South Carolina Real Estate For Sale (Carrington Real Esate Services) over 11 years ago
I wish the house was sold already!  Are market isn't THAT fast.  It's been on the market just over a week.  We've had about 6 showings and 2 agents have said their buyers are pricing how much it would cost to update things... we'll see.
Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 11 years ago
If you haven't enrolled your sellers in the Lowe's marketing program, they now offer Designed To Sell DVDs which consist of three episodes.  It's a good thing to send once you get those CMA requests.
Posted by Tamara Inzunza, Close-In Alexandria and Arlington Living (RE/MAX Executives) over 11 years ago

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