Arlington, Virginia Home Staged and Sold, But It Took Some Work!

BEYOND THE FRIDGE IN THE DINING ROOM

Yes, this is how the house looked the first time I saw it. The old fridge was in the dining room, but that wasn’t all. Cardboard boxes were everywhere, bathroom fixtures and mirrors weren’t in place yet, painting needed to be finished, and the bath in the basement was just a rough in. The whole house was a construction zone, and we were asked to stage it in just 10 days.

This isn’t an uncommon scene for us. There are so many houses now being developed (and just a few years ago, I would have said “flipped”), especially in our area where there are a lot of wonderful older homes with good bones that just need some money and attention to bring them back to life. The trick for the professional stager, though, is to see beyond the construction to the potential that the house has. It is our job to show the buyers what the house really can be, and how wonderful it would be to live there. But you’ve got to see beyond the old, nasty fridge in the dining room.

The owner of the house was able to have all of the construction work completed on time, and the renovations were absolutely beautiful. Working with someone who knows not only knows what they’re doing but also goes one step beyond by using quality materials just makes our job that much easier. The staging, however, is what really brought the house to life.

This is what the dining room looks like without a fridge in it, as well as the before and after of the living room:

 

 

To see more before and after photos, check out our Gallery, or visit the website of Ellen Robinson, of RE/MAX Premier.

All the Best,

Monica, ASP

703.851.2690

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