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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Tale of 2 Teachers, 2 Mortgages and a Baby...



Ah-Hah! You thought that hiring a professional Stager would cost you big bucks and they were exclusively for fancy, expensive homes.
Think again. With the wise advice of a pro, a homeowner can make smart, economical updates and enhancements to their home to get it prepped and ready for the market.

Case Example The Tale of Two Teachers, Two Mortgages and a Baby…
With a baby, two mortgages, and salaries as music teacher and swimming coach - This young couple was working on a super tight budget to make their for-sale home shine! With the help of a stager, they made great choices on how to stage their home.
Home Statistics: Starter or Down-size Home 2 Bedrooms 1 Bath Price $150,000.00
Pluses: Great cottage feel features, fireplace, beamed ceilings, nice size rooms, awesome, high ceiling bonus room off kitchen.
Issues: Empty, Too personal choice of paint colors.
Action Plan: Because of the price point, no drastic changes were made – Instead with a fresh coat of paint, a few ceiling light fixtures and strategic staging the home was transformed.
#1. Make repairs and updates yourself. With a few stager chosen paint colors and a few key economic updates – In one weekend the home began the shine - Paint, etc…$ 150.00
#2. Empty Rooms? What should I do? Rather than renting furniture, the homeowner purchased and borrowed a few advised key pieces. Once sold, the new will go to their new home – Furniture $ 1400.00

#3. Making it a Home. Once painted and furniture delivered, the professional stager swept through the house - bringing in a host of accessories, art and window treatments, thus turning the house into a home - Staging Fee $ 750.00

Results: See for yourself…. http://www.realestateshows.com/393418
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