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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Owner Occupied

The easiest part of my job is dealing with people.
The hardest part of my job is dealing with people.

Staging an owner occupied property comes with it's own set of challenges. I'm not talking about having to deal with potentially ugly furnishings or small children running underfoot - although those are hazards of the job!  I'm referring to the personal aspect of coming into somebody's home and changing it.  I mean, I wouldn't want somebody entering my home and moving my STUFF around.  However, the way you live in your home and the way you sell it are two different things so that's what we do.  Cautiously.

I recently worked with a beautiful couple in a beautiful Turtle Creek townhome getting ready to market it.  Thankfully, the lady of the house had some fantastic pieces to work with but we just needed to clear some of them out to make the space feel as big as it is.  Take a look at some of these before & after photos...and then, of course, click on the listing at the might just want to make an offer!

Living Room Before
Living Room Before -
 (2nd sofa perpendicular to the first sofa)

Living Room After
...just a few adjustments
But by removing that second sofa, it opens the space nicely.
(Sorry it's not exactly the same angle as the before pic!)

Beautiful items on beautiful shelves - just a little too personalized for selling

Same shelves - staged to sell
Guest Bedroom - BEFORE

Guest Bedroom - AFTER
(Kitty not included)
We removed the extra furniture and put the bed on the opposite wall.  Much more walking space!
Gorgeous Master Suite!  Cozy to live in.
Yes, the photo is fuzzy...

Still gorgeous!
Just created more space for the potential buyers to see....

Take a look at the listing and what a beautiful property this is.  We had fun staging it and making new friends with the owners!

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