Staging #3: Pictures

January 6, 2010 · 9 comments

My wife finished her third official staging project about two weeks ago…

The property was a low-end condo in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. Because the list price is relatively low, the investor she was staging for didn’t want to spend very much on the staging, so they agreed to do just a basic staging of the condo. This meant a bit less furniture than usual, not as much in the way of accessories and pictures, and no window treatments.

Despite the scaled back staging, the condo looks great. The spaces are well-defined, the color scheme (red and black) works tremendously well with the new hardwood floors, and there’s no doubt in my mind that it will help sell the property, and probably at a higher price. As with the previous project, my wife is working contingency, meaning she’ll only get paid when the house sell, and her payment will be a fixed percentage of the sale price.

Here are some pictures of the final staging:












9 responses to “Staging #3: Pictures”

  1. Steve says:

    Looks great! She does an amazing job.

    How much do you charge the investor for this job?

  2. Tracy says:

    What’s the listing price for this condo?

  3. Uncle Jeff says:

    I recognize some of the pieces from the 2nd staged house in Buckhead. Were those items moved here, or did she get a bulk discount? Either way, another nice job.

  4. J Scott says:

    Hey Tracy –

    It’s listed for $124,900. Makes you happy that you sold yours when you moved to California a couple years ago, huh? 🙂

  5. J Scott says:

    Steve –

    When working on contingency, we generally charge between 1.25% and 2.00% of the sale price, depending on the price range of the house, the level of staging desired, etc.

    This is just for vacant houses, where we are providing all the furniture, btw…

  6. J Scott says:

    UJ –

    All the stuff from the 2nd project is still there…we just shop at the same places over and over…

  7. Bilgefisher says:

    Looks great at usual. I enjoy the pictures. Gives me ideas for house staging.

  8. Brian says:

    I think the more minimalist approach works, especially for condos and smaller spaces.

  9. Aly L. says:

    Great job. You can’t tell that there is less furniture or accessories. If you hadn’t mentioned the lack of window treatments, I may not have noticed 🙂

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