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Using just what remains in the home, a Heritage Hills estate is staged and has an accepted offer in less than 30 days.

Faye and I have been neighbors for quite a few years now. And for the first few years I didn’t realize that she is also a real estate agent. I discover this accidentally, as it is my habit to go to the fitness center late in the evening and frequently Faye is working the security desk just outside.

Often we will talk; the typical neighborly type of chatting. I didn’t know that Faye’s last name is different from her husband’s so I never put two and two together. When I finally learn her last name, I realize that she has been on my mailing list for a while. It is nice to put a face to the name.

Faye also does a lot of volunteer work with At Home in Somers, an organization that helps seniors stay in their homes. When one of the members passes away, Faye knows that she can not only help sell the unit quickly, but more important she can help the family with the difficult task of clearing it out and staging it to sell.

That’s when Faye contacts me. Together we come up with a plan. It includes minor repairs, some painting, small updates, carpet cleaning, general cleaning, and of course staging using only what remains in the home.

We advise the out-of-state clients on the items to keep in the home and which to remove. To keep expenses as low as possible, Faye assists with contractors and even prunes the garden herself. And after the home sells, she helps the sellers remove the remaining contents.

The staging leads to two offers and a lot of positive feedback. Here’s what Faye has to say about this project and working with AtWell Staged Home:

FayeDeSanto“This was an estate sale, and all four children lived out of state. They trusted me to do much of the prep work to market and sell the home. I could not have done it without you and your staff. You were always prompt and kept expenses down for my clients. You made my work much easier and facilitated a quick sale. The clients were very pleased with the outcome.

Faye DeSanto
Real Estate Associate Broker
BHG Rand Realty, Somers, NY

Below are the before-and-after pictures. Except as noted, every space is staged using just what remains in the home.

(Click images to enlarge.)

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Bedroom – Before

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Bedroom – After
Window treatments removed, wall patched, carpet professionally cleaned, and staging make this room feel larger, brighter, and more inviting.

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Wallpaper border is removed, and pink walls are neutralized. Only items purchased are two hand towels for $3 each.

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Hall Bath – Before

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Hall Bath – After
Same hall bath from a different angle. 

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Bedroom – Before

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Bedroom – After
Placing the sofa under the angled ceiling makes the room feel roomier.

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Bedroom – Before

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Bedroom – After
You can see more easily from this angle that the sofa previously blocked the entry to the room.

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Dining Room – Before

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Dining Room – After

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Living Room – Before

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Living Room – After

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Living Room – Before

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Living Room – After

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Kitchen – Before

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Kitchen – After

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Kitchen – Before

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Kitchen – After

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Kitchen – Before

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Kitchen – After

Laundry/Office – Before

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Laundry/Office – After
To learn more about this office transformation, click here.

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Master Bedroom – Before

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Master Bedroom – After
Carpet cleaning makes a huge difference in this space. The only furniture missing in this home is a bed. In order to define this space and show its true size, we create a makeshift bed with a foundation of 25 (free) packing boxes topped with a borrowed full-sized air mattress.

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Master Bedroom – Before

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Master Bedroom – After

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Master Bedroom – Before

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Master Bedroom – After

Here are some additional after photos for your enjoyment.

Office – After

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Office – After

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Bedroom – After

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Living Room – After

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Dining Room – After

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Dining Room – After

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Master Bedroom – After

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Dining Room – After

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Dining Room/Entry – After

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Kitchen – After

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Kitchen – After

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Kitchen – After

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Entry – After

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Patio – After 

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