St Augustine, St Johns County Real Estate & Home Staging


Deja vu?? What happens when two of us do the same house two years apart?

Last week I received an email from a past client.  Two years ago we staged her downtown Charleston loft and in less than a month it went under contract.  The deal was supposed to be a lease to own, but apparently things didn't go exactly as planned with the economy and banking being what they are.  Recently the tenants moved out and the home was ready to go back on the market.  The email was on Thusday of last week and the new open house was scheduled for Thursday of this week.... with no time to spare and my calendar being completely full, I turned the staging job over to one of our experienced team members, David Moon.

I had no doubt that he would do an amazing job - he always does!  I was curious how it would differ from what I did 2 years ago.  Leaving him completely on his own to do what he does best, I waited until today when I could see the completed project.  So.... how did they compare?


          (Mine)                                                                             (David's)

Now, I confess I think he did do a better job on this unit than I did way back when.... in my defense, we certainly have a broader selection of inventory than I did.... anyway, that's my excuse and I'm sticking too it.... lol!

I am curious what the homeowner will say having seen both....


If you would like to be taught by CSP's Executive Director, Melissa Marro, see her class dates below and call 1-888-STAGING to reserve your seat. To learn more about becoming a Certified Staging Professional, visit

  • July 8 -9 CSP Elite Instructor Training - St. Catharines, ON
  • July 28-30 CSP Certification Course - Charleston, SC
  • August 4-6 CSP Certification Course - Jacksonville, FL
  • August 11  CSP Elite Agent Training - Charleston, SC
  • August 13 CSP Elite Agent Training - Columbia, SC
  • August 25 - 27 CSP Certification Course - Nashville, TN
  • September 10-12 CSP Certification Course - Atlanta, GA
  • September 22-24 CSP Certification Course - Denver, CO
  • October 6-8 CSP Certification Course - Charlotte, NC
  • October 20-22 CSP Certification Course - Baton Rouge, LA
  • November 10-12 CSP Certification Course - Tampa, FL
  • December 1-3 CSP Certification Course - Jackson, MS


First Impressions Home Staging & Interior ReDesign is a nationally award winning company owned and operated in Summerville, SC a suburb of Charleston, SC.  We provide high quality staging for both occupied and vacant homes in the greater surrounding areas and beyond!  For more information please visit,  If you are interested in learning about making Home Staging your profession, please visit, for more information.


 Author Bio: Melissa Marro, Home Staging Industry leader, Realtor, and entrepreneur offers a unique perspective on New Home Construction, Resale Residential Real Estate, and Home Staging

For more information on buying or selling in the Fleming Island, Orange Park, or Jacksonville, area, visit or call Melissa Marro (marro.melissa at, Keller Williams First Coast Realty, for more information (904-466-2093).


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