St Augustine, St Johns County Real Estate & Home Staging


How's the real estate market going in your area? It's great here!

Seriously, we have been selling and staging houses like gang busters!  Many may notice I haven't had time to post lately what with my new position at CSP and still trying to run our company here in Charleston.  Thank goodness I have a great team because boy have we needed them!  Here are just some of our recent statistics...

MLS# 2904781  $262,500 staged 2/17/09, under contract 2/22/09  under contract in 5 days!

MLS# 2905414  $248,000 staged 2/23/09, under contract 3/17/09  under contract in 23 days!

MLS# 2906646  $334,900 staged 3/25/09, under contract 4/13/09  under contract in 19 days!

MLS# 2829097  $1,999,999 staged 3/27/09, under contract 4/23/09  under contract in 27 days!

MLS# 2910733  $635,000 staged 2/03/09, under contract 4/22/09  under contract in 78 days! (had been on the market since 04/02/08!)

MLS# 2823882  $450,000 staged 3/11/09, under contract 3/20/09  under contract in 9 days!

MLS# 2901714  $192,500 staged 4/03/09, under contract 5/2/09  under contract in 29 days!


Are you still just thinking about staging?? Isn't it time you did the right thing for your sellers and contact a stager today?


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).


Comment balloon 9 commentsMelissa Marro • May 06 2009 09:47PM
How's the real estate market going in your area? It's great here!
Seriously, we have been selling and staging houses like gang busters! Many may notice I haven't had time to post lately what with my new position at CSP and still trying to run our company here in Charleston. Thank goodness I have a great team… more
Melissa Marro to lead CSP in North American Market Operations and…
Certified Staging Professionals (CSP) announces Friday, April 17th that well known Southern-based stager, Melissa Marro is to head Operations and Training for North America. This announcement comes just prior to the 2009 CSP Convention where it will… more
A tale of two rooms..
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The bathroom was blue - everyone likes blue, right?
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Our BEST B&A Ever! Why small spaces should be staged…
One of my fabulous stagers, David Moon did most of the work in this amazing transformation. This very small condo (1126, 2bdrms, 2. 5 ba) has a living room/dining room combo that frankly wasn't showing well. Buyers simply did not feel that their… more
Too many quotes, not enough work? Do you even know your close rate?
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7 Vacant Staging Jobs this week, 3 next - How we do it…
We've been staging crazy lately - spring is here and our local agents and sellers are really 'getting it'! Because I've been updating my status with all our progress this week on twitter and facebook, I've gotten a lot of comments and questions on… more
Recipe for a quick sale - just add paint & a talented stager
Ah, before you think I'm getting all high on myself, this home was staged by my business partner, Bevin Googer I actually staged a very similar unit to this one, but she managed to get the seller to do one thing that I could not, no matter how… more
We didn't know what to do with the furniture, so we bought the house…
Seriously, this is a quote from the lovely neighbors who stopped by our staging job as we ( David Moon my assistant Sue, and I) worked away late into the night… This makes me so sad to hear, and believe me, even sadder for the agent and the… more
MLS before vs My Staged Afters -- who would you bet on?
Sure, sellers and agents are always looking for the sure thing before spending money on staging. They want a guarantee that we can sell their homes by "simply adding some furniture and stuff". Too seldom do they consider the real value… more