St Augustine, St Johns County Real Estate & Home Staging


2 Staged Homes from the tour of homes... under contract within 2 weeks!

A couple of weeks before Charleston's Tour of Homes I received a phone call from an agent with a builder client.  They had 4 homes on the tour of homes that he thought could benefit from staging.  We worked a really long week, staging 5 homes that week (some of you may remember those blogs).  A week ago I blogged about moving the furniture for one of them that was under contract & today I found out a second one went under contract on October 25th... We staged them on October 13th! 

Here are the past blogs on these homes... House #3/5... Cute Home in Moncks Corner  &

House #2/5... They're all done now, I'll roll them out one by one....

Something to think about: 

  • House #3 went on the market, 04/25/07, was staged on 10/13/07 and under contract on 10/30/07
  • House #2 went on the market, 04/25/07, was staged on 10/13/07 and under contract on 10/25/07

We all talk about gathering statistical data to prove to agents that staging DOES work.... What does this say to the builder?  the agent?  do you think these agents talk to other agents?  This is one way we educated consumers on the NEED for staging in the current market...



 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 6 commentsMelissa Marro • November 18 2007 09:55PM


Great job Melissa... Love your work.
Posted by Christina Williams. REALTOR® TN property search & local insights (First Realty Company) almost 11 years ago
Staging is very important in some instances.Do you also use virtual tours?
Posted by Gary Urich, North Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Elliott Costal Living / Better Homes & Garden Real Estate) almost 11 years ago
I'm doing the yippee dance for you!  Doesn't success fell great!?!
Posted by Natalie Langford, Winchester, VA Real Estate (Realty Negotiations) almost 11 years ago
thanks for the stats ... as an AHS I appreciate the information
Posted by Allen C. Wright, NS, AHS, REPS (RealtyU) almost 11 years ago

Melissa - Whohoooo!  I'm doing the yipee dance for you, the builder and the agents involved!  Great job and thanks for posting all that data.


Posted by Jackie Peraza, Home Stager - Framingham, Massachusetts (Perceptions AdverStaging(TM), LLC) almost 11 years ago

Melissa, this is great news for you, and the rest of us! Thanks for doing such a great job.

Posted by Roberta Anderson, Hearth & Home Staging, Staging Kitsap County (Hearth & Home Staging) almost 11 years ago

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