St Augustine, St Johns County Real Estate & Home Staging


It's hard to argue with staging when the numbers are there in black and white....

Bevin  has been working putting some statistics together for a new flyer and I have to say that even I am impressed.  First Impressions has been busy this year and thankfully we've got some great stats to prove it. 

It is hard to argue with hard facts and numbers...  Staging turns listings into SOLD!


Bevin Googer (843) 425-0138 ~ Melissa Marro (843) 822-2622 Under Contract in 30 Days or Less!

MLS# 2904781 - Listed: 2/17/09 Owner Occupied Consultation provided prior to listing Under Contract: 2/22/09 - 5 days

MLS# 2823882 - Listed: 8/3/08 Staged: 3/11/09

Under Contract: 3/20/09 - 9 days

MLS# 2911681 - Listed: 4/28/09 Owner Occupied Consultation provided prior to listing

Under Contract: 5/6/09 - 9 days

MLS# 2912367 - Listed: 5/5/09 Staged: 5/6/09

Under Contract: 5/16/09 - 10 days

MLS# 2906646 - Listed: 12/7/08 Staged: 3/25/09

Under Contract: 4/13/09 - 19 days

MLS# 2905414 - Listed: 2/23/09 Staged: 2/22/09

Under Contract: 3/17/09 - 23 days

MLS# 2832943 - Listed: 9/26/08 Staged: 3/27/09

Under Contract: 4/23/09 - 27 days

MLS# 2901714 - Listed: 1/19/09 Staged: 4/3/09

Under Contract: 5/2/09 - 29 days

Under Contract in 60 Days or Less!

MLS# 2908696 - Listed: 12/18/08 Staged: 5/19/09

Under Contract: 6/26/09 - 39 days

MLS# 2910652 - Listed: 4/25/09 Staged: 4/24/09

Under Contract: 3/17/09 - 42 days

MLS# 2903262 - Listed: 5/18/08 Staged: 4/8/09

Under Contract: 5/26/09 - 48 days

MLS# 2833343 - Listed: 11/13/08 Staged 11/12/08

Under Contract: 1/7/09 - 56 days

MLS# 2909698 - Listed: 4/7/09 Staged: 4/6/09

Under Contract: 6/2/09 - 56 days with multiple offers!

MLS# 2813593 - Listed: 5/4/07 Staged: 1/15/09


Now, let's see how anyone can dispute these number?!


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).


Comment balloon 5 commentsMelissa Marro • June 30 2009 09:23PM



This is awesome! Any agents in your area who don't use you are seriously missing out.  You are an inspiration to us all.

Posted by Anthea Click, Nashville Home Stager - Selling Nashville, TN homes quickly! (Fresh Perspectives - about 10 years ago

Vivian-As one of Melissa's frequent clients, I can speak for my own listings that average 98.4%.  The results are amazing and I'm proud to be affliated with the First Impressions team.  It truly makes a difference when the competition is fierce.  But as Melissa says, price has to be right b/c a staged house that is overpriced is still a stage house that is overpriced. And that doesn't always bring offers.  The synergy of the price and condition equals SOLD!

Anthea-Good to see you here.  I've subscribed to your blog. :)

Posted by Michele Reneau, Realtor, GRI ~ Charleston, SC Relocation Experts Team (Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor) about 10 years ago

Melissa, we are right there with you and understand the frustration. We too have had the same results. All of our listings have gone pending within 20 days since January. Most have had multiple offers in this market, there are so many non believers who have been tainted. This includes REAs and stagers alike.  We choose not to even advertise that. It is sad actually, but those are the stats and if anyone wants to challenge..... check the MLS. Thank goodness for the Investors and REAs who know what is really going on ;)))

Posted by Lori Kim Polk, Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento ( Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services) about 10 years ago

Hi Melissa, Your staging is always so beautiful! And those numbers really back up why staging works!

Have a great day,

Anne Rains

Posted by The Rains Team, A higher standard in real estate (Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners) about 10 years ago

Rock on Melissa!  Your numbers are a testament to the talent of you and your team.  It should inspire the rest of us to try and accomplish the same thing.  If the real estate industry isn't paying attention to those kind of great stats - they are the ones missing out on success!

Posted by Sheila Kennedy (J29 Project) about 10 years ago

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