Staging Diva Graduate, Patricia Ebrahimi, owner of Show-Smart!, is proving over and over again in Washington DC that home staging works.
In the month of May, Patricia staged five properties that sold in record time in her “slow” real estate market.
After staging two renovated historic row houses, they each sold for full price the first day after they were staged. One had been on the market for more than two months without any traffic.
This successful streak continued when Patricia staged a town house owned by desperate young sellers who were thrilled to accept an offer that came in within a week of staging. “This town home needed only two chairs, a table and lots of accessories to bring out its good features and bring on the buyers,” said Patricia.
Realtor, Marc Dosik, was thrilled with Patricia’s work when she staged an outdated property he had listed and it sold within a week for full list price. He said, “Patricia convinced the (elderly) sellers to remove even more outdated décor than I could. She first set them at ease, complementing their good taste when they decorated it in 1987. Then, speaking with the authority of an objective expert, Patricia explained the logic of appealing to the age of the average buyer in 2009.”
Patricia was also hired to stage a very small vacant ground level condo which had been on the market for over a year with no traffic and no offers. After staging, this hard-to-sell condo sold in 6 weeks at almost full price.
“The Staging Diva® Home Staging Training Program gave me the confidence to start my business and to charge enough money to make it worth my time and energy,” says Patricia. She adds, “Debra provided me with the business framework and marketing strategies to get the business going and make it work. I had the talent, but had never started or run a business of my own. With Debra’s instruction, I was off to the races.”
It’s great to read continued proof that home staging works even in a slow real estate market. If you have experienced success like this please write me so I can feature you in an article like this one.