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You Be the Judge - Before and After Photos

You Be The Judge - Before and After Photos

This vacant home is for sale. It's my listing...I tried to stage it. But, I know I'm not good at it. So, I hired a professional. You won't have any trouble telling the difference between the two!

Great Room Great Room Staged

Front Room Front Room Staged

Looking now at my attempts to "stage" the house, it's comical! What a great job "my" stager did. Would you like to know who did this staging? Click Here. And in case you're interested in knowing more about this great 2-story Woodmoor neighborhood, Monument, CO, here.


Marianne Snygg, GRI, ABR, ASP
Broker Associate
ERA Herman Group Real Estate

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Colorado Springs and Monument Real Estate

Comment balloon 15 commentsMarianne Snygg • November 08 2009 07:17PM


Hi Marianne~A good and experienced stager can make a world of difference and help get a home sold quickly and for more money!

Posted by Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY (Maverick Realty) about 11 years ago

I have a listing that I threw a couple bunk beds in.  No sheets, no comforter, just a matress.  Maybe I should hire one too???

Posted by Lewis Beynon, Triangle Real Estate 411 (CENTURY 21 Triangle Group) about 11 years ago

lol on the comment above mine. it is amazing how minor changes make a major difference!

Posted by Allison Ables, Gainesville Realtor (Allison Ables Real Estate) about 11 years ago

These are pleasant areas to have conversation areas as your stager set up. Great job on deciding to go ahead with professional staging.

Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) about 11 years ago

This time of year, can't you just imagine sitting in the chair by the woodstove with your feet propped up catching the warmth?  Or perhaps sitting in the chair by the window with a good book?

Proper staging makes all the difference in the world.

Posted by Joe Brant, ABR, GRI, ePRO (Keller Williams Realty) about 11 years ago

The difference is obvious! It's worth the money to pay a professional, that's for sure!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) about 11 years ago

Hi Marianne, Cheryl did a fabulous job! It's the little thing that have a big impact!

Posted by Cynthia Bartch about 11 years ago

Marianne the difference is dramatic, yes staging can surely make a home more salable.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) about 11 years ago

Yep. Big difference, LOL Cheryl did an awesome job on this! Looks wonderful!


Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) about 11 years ago

Thank you everyone for stopping by and leaving great comments!

Vickie: From your post to the Buyer's ears! Thanks!

Lewis: You're too funny. Are you storing the bunk beds? Or staging the home?

Alison: I know! How funny he is.

Vickie: Due to associated upfront costs, I was hesitant, however, I knew that Cheryl could make it look so much better! Glad I went with her, too.

Joe: It looks so warm and cozy that I was tempted to buy it myself! LOL

Richard: I already said I was lousy at staging, are you trying to make me feel even worse??? LOL Just kidding.

Cynthia: She did do an excellent job, didn't she.

Jennifer: One little thing I didn't mention, is that the interior was painted between my staging and Cheryl's. They used a warm yellow paint. Made a big difference, too.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Debi: Thank you so much for stopping by! I agree, she's fantastic!

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Thanks for the heads up, to check out your post, Marianne, I have been consumed with other stuff and not on AR lately!  Also, thanks for the "plug"! =o) Your house came out really cute, and remember, we used lots of YOUR things! The beauty of staging...making your things look new to you! Now, on to a successful open house, and SALE!

Posted by c m about 11 years ago

I really hope so, Cheryl! Thanks for being there today.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Hi Marianne, I didn't click on the link, I guess it was our friend Cheryl - and it is a great job.  Good luck with the sale and good job hiring a professional!

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) about 11 years ago

So, right you are, Mary! She does really good stuff. I just sent another client to her, today.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) about 11 years ago

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