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San Marino Home Staging - Home Sells For $90K Over Asking!

We recently staged this exceptional San Marino home for sale. And guess what: it received multiple offers over asking price!

UPDATE: This home has sold and escrow has closed! The home sold with multiple offers and the owners received $90,000 over asking!

We staged the home using a mixture of the homeowners' furniture with additional rental furniture, Persian rugs, artwork and accessories. The homeowner initially hired Moving Mountains Design for a Comprehensive Home Staging Consultation and followed our step by step instructions. When we arrived to stage the home owner had completed all the recommended work and the home was in excellent condition. The response during open houses was overwhelmingly positive. But the best reaction to the home staging? The home owner has hired Moving Mountains Design to help design their new Monrovia home!

 

This information from the listing agent's site: This beautiful Traditional home in San Marino affords an opportunity for families looking to move into the #1 public school district in Southern California – San Marino Unified School District at a reasonable price. Given that the median home in San Marino closed escrow at $1,848,000 was in January 2011, 2926 Woodlawn Avenue priced at $574 per sq. ft. makes this a must see property. A marble and wood-paneled entry greets you as you enter the formal living room with gleaming wood floors, inset paneling, a marble surround fireplace and a large bay window. Dining room is accessed through the living room and leads to a gourmet kitchen with porcelain tiled floors, oak cabinets, stainless steel appliances and granite counter-tops. A lovely, wood paneled library with built-in shelving and a fireplace overlooks a family room with wall to wall windows and terra cotta tiles leading to an expansive, professionally landscaped back yard with a rose garden, Camellia and Azalea bushes, fruit trees and a magnificent, mature oak tree providing shade. Perfect for entertaining. Master bedroom with an updated bathroom featuring granite counters and a tub offers a spa-like setting. The other two bedrooms are serviced by a spacious bathroom with a glass shower enclosure and granite counters. For an interactive, digital experience, please use your smart phone to scan the QR Code below: QR code 2926 woodlawn San Marino For more information, please visit www.2926Woodlawn.com

This was orignally posted on my Los Angeles home staging website 

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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.

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Comment balloon 19 commentsMichelle Minch • April 17 2011 11:36AM

Comments

Good job! Staging can make a HUGE difference as it clearly did here!

Posted by Pasadena Short Sale Agents Pasadena Short Sales (Munson Realty Southern California Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

Thanks, Stephen! I'm really happy the home sold so quickly with such a huge over-asking sales price bump.

Posted by Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA (Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA) almost 7 years ago

Michelle ~ Very nice over-asking price increase, which I'm sure is at least partially due to the excellent staging presentation. It's no surprise that the sellers have hired you to design their next home's interiors!

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging that Sells Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) almost 7 years ago

Maureen: The home owners hired an excellent real estate agent and the home was marketed well. But the over-asking price bump exceeded everyone's expectations. I think the staging transformation had a lot to do with the higher sale price as the buyer said he "fell in love with the house" and imagined it would be a great place to raise his family.

Posted by Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA (Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA) almost 7 years ago

Michelle, I suggest. Excellent staging job and I am not surprised that the house sold 90k over asking. It confirms my believe that if you stage reasonably priced home it will bring multiple offers and it could end up selling higher than asking.

Posted by Anna Dovger, Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX (Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607) almost 7 years ago

Michelle, What a great success story!  Congratulations on this project and on getting to design the sellers' next place.  All so well deserved.  You do such beautiful work.

Posted by Barb Hutson, Phoenix Home Stager, Redesign Expert 480-216-7182 (Sonoran Accents Home Staging & Redesign, Phoenix Metro, AZ.) almost 7 years ago

Anna: Thank you! FYI, this house was priced at over $1M.

Thank you, Barb. What a nice thing to say :o)

Posted by Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA (Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA) almost 7 years ago

Michelle....beautiful home and lovely staging!!  Congrats on the sale and then $90k over....WOW!!

Posted by Kathy Burke, S.F. East Bay Home Staging (Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA) almost 7 years ago

Michelle,

Wow, the sellers must be thrilled, great job. Btw, what makes San Marino the #1 public school in CA? I cliked on over to you link, but must have missed it. I'll check back to read your reply, tnx!

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) almost 7 years ago

Kathy: We're all saying "wow"!

 

Posted by Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA (Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA) almost 7 years ago

Lynda: Here is the information from the San Marino schools website -

The 2010 top scoring unified school districts in California include San Marino USD (Los Angeles) with an API of 949, La Canada USD (Los Angeles) with an API of 933, Manhattan Beach USD (Los Angeles) with an API of 926, Piedmont City USD (Alameda) and Palo Alto USD (Santa Clara) with an API of 925, Arcadia USD (Los Angeles) with an API of 922, San Ramon Valley USD (Contra Costa), Oak Park USD (Ventura), and Irvine USD (Orange) with an API of 916, Palos Verdes USD (Los Angeles) with an API of 912, and South Pasadena USD (Los Angeles) with an API of 911.

Here's the link to the article.

Posted by Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA (Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA) almost 7 years ago

Michelle did a fantastic job staging this home.  I've seen the before and after and the difference was tremendous.  With the professional photos that she took, the website for this home just rocked!

Lynda, San Marino Unified School District is #1 in California based on API results testing.  You can see all API results on the CDE Website!

Michelle, thanks for making my job so easy!!!

Posted by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena CA Real Estate (Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc.) almost 7 years ago

Michelle ~ Thanks so much for the detailed info & the link I'll check it out.  & Irina much appreciated.

 

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) almost 7 years ago

Irina: As always, it was a pleasure to work with you :o)

Posted by Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA (Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA) almost 7 years ago

You're most welcome, Lynda!

Posted by Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA (Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA) almost 7 years ago

Michelle, beautiful staging.  I am sure you are delighted with the over-asking price and the request by the sellers to design their next home.  Fantastic work. 

Posted by Janet Jones, Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii (Just Your Style Interiors, LLC) almost 7 years ago

Yes, I am delighted. Thank you, Janet.

Posted by Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA (Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA) almost 7 years ago

Bravo! It's encouraging to see this result. Can't imagine that it's a trend yet, but perhaps a good sign of a turn around to come.

Posted by David Peterson, Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon (Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging) almost 7 years ago

Thanks, David. I do hope its a harbinger of good things.

Posted by Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA (Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA) almost 7 years ago

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