Goodbye 2017 and what a year it was!!!
What a year it was!!! This year was a fantastic year in Real Estate it was almost impossible to keep up with the demand.
What a year it was. There were homes that we staged that went over asking price, one home we staged sold for $102,000.00 over asking! We would stage a home only to quickly re-book our movers to de-stage within the week. I have never had so much quick turnaround in any other year in business. It was a crazy year!
We experienced so much growth and demand of our services that we almost tripled our inventory with beautiful new furnishings and decor. Even with all the purchases we incurred it was still difficult to keep up with the demand for staging properties. Our warehouse constantly remained empty as every home we staged sold quickly and then our inventory was moved to the next home!
At the beginning of 2017 my extended family and I decided to plan a large family vacation for all of us to go to Italy for 2 weeks!! In hindsight, I dont know what I was thinking, as it turned out to be one of the busiest months that we have ever experienced for our staging company! We had a beautiful vacation and thank goodness for my very understanding clients and very helpful colleagues that were willing to step up to the plate and perform some of our staging projects while I was away. What a year it was so far!
The beginning 2017 also brought the onset of one of our largest staging renovation ever. We often provide minor renovations as most clients need, painting and other services. We had one client in particular that was going to need more than minor renos, instead he required a major overhaul of his home. Working with our trades we were able to offer our client a large scale renovation that involved, new flooring throughout his 2600 sq home, painting of the entire home, installed new light fixtures, new flooring. En-suite bath was totally gutted and remodeled with new free standing tub, new shower with glass enclosure, new vanity with double sinks, granite countertops in all bathrooms and kitchen, and of course staging the entire project. Quite a huge undertaking but we were up for the challenge, out homeowner was very happy with the results of the renovations, and staging. The home is now sold! What a year it was!! Take a look below at the transformation….
We were fortunate to work with many investors that realized that it is imperative for them to leave money in their budget to stage . Staging their Real Estate investment, will allow them to reap in the rewards to receive a faster sale and get their full price or close to it. One investment company comes to mind, they had a beautiful, renovated home with a huge yard that was listed for quite a while without any offers. They were about to reduce the price but their Realtor suggested to stage instead. Guess what happened? They were sold within the first week without reducing their listing price! By the way the staging investment for them to stage was a fraction of the price of price what their reduction would of been!
We were fortunate to work with our existing clients, but also to meet some new clients that have realized how important it is to incorporate home staging into their package when trying to receive a listing. We thank you all and enjoyed working with each and everyone of you!!
In closing I would like to thank everyone for making 2017 an outstanding year for Images Staged with Flair! At times it was extremely difficult to keep up with the demand but I loved every minute of it and I appreciate our clients entrusting our company with their clients!
Welcome 2018… lets kick some butt!!
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