House #2: Staged for Listing

September 15, 2008 · 3 comments

My wife — the amazing woman she is — spent the entire weekend staging The Bulge House in preparation for it going on the market today. This was quite a feat, considering that four days ago, we didn’t have any staging furniture, accessories or materials. But amazingly, it all came together in about 48 hours.

Here are some almost final staging pictures; as of later today, the living room will be getting a TV and there will be fresh flowers throughout the house. Plus, we have a professional stager coming in this afternoon to give us some pointers are how we can improve the layout and design.

It’s quite amazing how well this project came together. In about two-and-a-half weeks, this went from a run-down foreclosure into a house that I’d be willing to live in; it took a lot of contractors, some long days, and more personal elbow-grease than I planned to put in, but in the end, I’m very happy with the results. As I mentioned previously, this rehab was a bit non-standard, as we hadn’t originally planned to try to resell it so quickly. That being the case, we didn’t do as much as we would have liked; had we planned to resell from the beginning, we would have done some additional bathroom and kitchen remodeling. But live and learn…

For those who are interested, I’ll post some rehab financial tallies in the next day or two…

3 responses to “House #2: Staged for Listing”

  1. Tracy says:

    It’s those little details…. like Star magazines in the bathroom…. 🙂

  2. Terri says:

    You had mentioned that your wife was going to start a staging company geared toward investors. If she has, can you please provide info to find out more info about it.


  3. J Scott says:

    Hey Terri,

    She never fully kicked off the business, as we had two babies in the past 3 years, and she doesn’t want to be working full-time. She does some listing/staging for a few investors who we work closely with, but is very picky about the houses she lists/stages and only does it when we have extra furniture and free time.

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