St Augustine, St Johns County Real Estate & Home Staging


A new listing, a staging job and some new artwork

On Friday I was officially told that I would be listing several homes for a local custom home builder. After checking out the partially build home that will become our model home to see what the staging needs would be, I realized that the home lends itself perfectly to the coastal theme that I've specialized in for the last several years. 

A few weeks ago, I started photographing local area hotspots to use as my art and I'm very excited to actually have them turned into massive posters that will be professionally framed to create a gallery in my staged listings. 

avalon jacksonville beach

seagulls of jacksonville beach

jacksonville beach city walk

I've never used my own photography in my home staging jobs and I'm really looking forward to seeing how they turn out in big print!


 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 • November 18 2012 07:14PM


Melissa - congratulations on your recent assignment to stage the local custom builder homes. Your photos are exceptional beautiful. Not only are you talented as a stager, but also as a photographer.

Posted by Les & Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor and Investor (Realty One Group) over 6 years ago

Melissa - Huge congratulations are in order!  Oooh, and I love the idea of you using your own photography as artwork.  I've used black & white photographs of local places and used them as artwork in stagings, hung as kind of a gallery.  The photo of the seagulls is perfect.  I bet they'll make great posters and will really add to the coastal theme.

Posted by Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C (EXIT STAGE RIGHT) over 6 years ago
Congratulations Melissa! I think it's great you're bringing in your own artwork. It's that personal touch. The seagulls and bikes are nice beach themed choices.
Posted by Marie Fox, Lake Mary, Florida, Home Stager & RE Photographer (Foxy Interiors Inc. Lake Mary Florida) over 6 years ago

There's nothing like framing your own artwork!!!  I've just started recording my own music.... kind of the same thing. 

P.S. many, many thanks for the heads up on Google+.... incredible results, so far!!!!

Posted by Alicia Barrington, Houston Home Staging Presents Alicia Barrington (THE ORIGINAL HOUSTON HOME STAGING) over 6 years ago

Awesome, Melissa.

You have to post photos of the art hanging in the home!  I've also considered doing that with my own photos. I just haven't made the time. Shame on me, I know.


Posted by Kathy Nielsen, Atlanta Georgia Home Stager ( over 6 years ago

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