This home was built in the 70’s and although the homeowners had done some updating when they bought it, there’s still some to be done.
I did what I could with the areas that didn’t show quite as much of a “time stamp”. One of the rooms I staged was the office. I found blueprints the owners had professionally drawn up when they were looking at doing some remodeling. I laid the blueprints across the glass desk for staging.
I said to my assistant, “now if someone wants to know how they can remodel . . . the blueprints are right there”.
The home was listed with photos and the first showing was the same day at 6:00pm. The Realtor called to say that the buyers were looking around and talking about how to remodel to make a larger master suite. As they walked into the office they noticed the blueprints, and said, “oh . . . well here it is”.
The Realtor said to me, “YOU are a genius”!
Literally, staging with the blueprints helped show the buyers what “could be”.
The home received the first offer in less than 24 hours, eventually had multiple offers, all over list price and is now in contract with the first buyers who noticed the blueprints.
Story submitted by Lori Murphy, RESA Pro
President, RESA Columbus Chapter