This Long Beach home sold two weeks after staging (after sitting for two months with no offers) and the homeowner was thrilled. 60 DOM before staging - SOLD in 14 days after staging by Moving Mountains Design. Here is her testimonial:
"Michelle Minch is absolutely delightful to do business with, and a genius at what she does (STAGING!!). My beautiful "cottage" was on the market for two months without a decent offer. I had the greatest realtor ever and she was working the property. And we had to keep dropping the price along with the crazy and difficult market. But no offers!!
I read an LA Times article about Michelle and her staging successes and decided I needed her help. When I called Michelle, she responded quickly and professionally and got my home staged quickly. And two weeks later my home was in escrow!! I only wish I had called on her to stage my house when I first put it on the market. I am convinced I would have gotten a far better price and sold my house much quicker. Thanks to Michelle and her crew for all their great work and for helping me and my realtor get the job done. Great work!!"
The homeowner had already moved out of the house and up to Oregon where she was hoping to purchase a new home and retire. She had left a lot of furniture and accessories which were going to be sold in an estate sale once the house sold. The garage was packed to the rafters, and much of what we used we found by digging through the boxes and stacks. We staged this house with the homeowner's own furniture (mostly) and some accessories. I brought some accessories, bedding, towels, artwork, silk plants, a blow up bed and a coffee table.
Dining room before staging (above)
Dining room after staging (right)
Master bedroom before staging (left)
Master bedroom after staging (right)
Staging by Moving Mountains Design Home Staging was a very inexpensive and cost effective way to get this home sold quickly. This was a modest house and we staged with modest furniture. Staging doesn't have to be fancy or complicated to be effective. But it does require an experienced professional stager who understands the market and how to best use the available resources to squeeze maximum appeal from the home and furnishings.
When we staged this house, I could see 4 other houses for sale from the front yard. When we destaged, the same 4 houses were for sale and an new one had been added.
While we were staging, after we first got there, a Real Estate Agent showed up to show the house to a client. They practically ran through the house and back out the door. 3 hours later, after we were done staging and I was photographing the house for the listing agent, another Real Estate Agent showed up with another client. They walked slowly through the house and lingered in every room. They were there for over 1 hour. I know because I couldn't finish taking my photos. I kept hearing the client (and potential buyer) exclaiming how cute the house was and how it was everything she was looking for. Would she have felt the same way if she had seen the house unstaged? Probably not.
Here are some shots of the family room:
Can you hear the echo looking at this before picture?(left)
Family room after staging (right)
*Long Beach Home Staging: Photos and Testimonials* Copyright 2008 Michelle Minch and Moving Mountains Design Home Staging. All rights reserved.
Please contact Michelle Minch at Moving Mountains Design Home Stagingfor more information about staging your Los Angeles area home. Call us at (626)-441-8975 or visit our Los Angeles home staging website. Don't settle for second best. Choose the home staging company that has the track record and home staging portfolio that proves our ability to help get homes sold quickly.
2015 RESA Professional Stager of the Year
2014 RESA Top 10 Professional Home Stager2010 RESA Professional Stager of the Year
Michelle has staged hundreds of Los Angeles homes, many of which have sold with multiple offers, above listing price.
She works with home sellers, listing agent, builders, flippers and asset managers to prepare homes for sale throughout Los Angeles and North Orange County.
Moving Mountains Design provides vacant home staging, color consultations, corporate and executive relocations, and interior design. We also stage model homes, REOs, foreclosures and auction properties for real estate investors and asset managers. Builders hire us to stage their models or to help move inventory when sales slow down.
For more information about our Los Angeles home staging services, contact Michelle at (626)385-8852 or by email.
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