Sellers, please take a moment to read this blog about home staging written by a stager from New York. Different geographic regions — same concept. In this case, all of the Seller’s furniture/decor was used — just some rearranging and some fresh paint made a huge difference. Remember that Buyers make their first impression of your home very quickly! Lori
I recently had the opportunity to do a two hour/owner occupied Home Staging Consultation in East Hampton, NY.
The two hour consultation was formerly my “bread and butter” when I lived in MD and I loved doing them. In the six months I’ve been back in The Hamptons I’ve only done two. It seems to be a concept that hasn’t caught on here….YET!
The two hour consultation is a fabulous bargain for the an owner occupied home that needs a “face-lift” and some TLC from a trained professional. If the owner is a DIY-er, even more so, they can complete most of the work themselves. Rearranging furniture and rehanging artwork to create focal points, a coat of fresh paint where appropriate and some de-cluttering can make a world of difference! I hope the word gets around what an affordable option this is for home sellers who want their homes to sell faster and at top dollar.
I’m posting a few before and after shots. Remember, this was accomplished by utilizing what the client had in the house plus a coat of paint and a good cleaning.
Here is what the home seller had to say:
In a brief two hours, Allegra utterly transformed my East Hampton home. With her advice about furniture and picture reorganization, new paint colors, a thorough cleaning and improved “curb appeal,” my house now looks absolutely wonderful…at a surprisingly modest cost.”
Helen Horowitz, East Hampton
And the Realtor who referred me:
“Allegra, thank you for the list of recommendations, I agree
with you 100%. With the living room furniture in that position now you can see the fireplace as you walk up the stairs. Even if Mrs. Horowitz will do only some of your other suggestions, that will be a great improvement.I have already contacted agents that have shown the house before to tell them about the “new look” and to please re visit the house with their customers.Thanks for all your help”.Ricardo Gobello
The Corcoran Group East Hampton, NYAllegra Dioguardi has a degree from Parsons School of Design and 27 years experience as an award winning designer merchandising homes for sale for national builders.Call Allegra Dioguardi for help making your Real Estate property in the Hamptons or anywhere on Long Island into a more marketable commodity.Visit our website Styled and Sold Home Staging for more about our services or call us at 631-899-3305 and we’d be happy to discuss an affordable strategy for your home for sale.For my e-book which details the design principles and “tricks of the trade” of Home Staging go to Styled by Design.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org