Guest Blog Post- Perfectly Placed For You – Staging and Redesign
We are super excited to bring you this guest blog post From Jan and Liz of Perfectly Placed For You
Professional staging and painting go hand in hand!
A professional staging plan is a uniquely crafted blueprint specifically created for your property. At our initial consultation we will establish the best steps for a quick and profitable sale. Besides the obvious decluttering, depersonalizing and functioning out each space, color is one of our secrets to unite the property and create balance.
Color on the Wall:
A neutral color palette isn’t always a must. First we need to take furnishings, art and finishes into consideration. Key spaces are looked at first. It’s very possible that only the bathrooms and kitchen might require a fresh coat of paint. The selected colors will need to highlight selling features and establish flow with the rest of the home. This is why a neutral color palette ends up being requested by many stagers. The goal is simple. Unify all the spaces, and paint is an easy way to accomplish this task.
Highlighting a home’s features, architecture and style:
Buyers are looking to be wowed. Consider paint your friend! Fireplaces, bookshelves, countertops and crown molding will stand out when highlighted, drawing buyers into the space. Showcasing these features with art, props and furnishing will only accentuate them even more.
Revive dated cabinets:
Dated kitchen cabinets can be a big turnoff to potential buyers, but it’s a big expense and time consuming to have them replaced. Once again, paint to the rescue! A professional paint job will have them looking cared for and well maintained. It might not be the dream kitchen a buyer was hoping for, but it will satisfy them to know they can make it work until they make it their own.
Return on Investment:
Studies show that applying fresh paint prior to selling a property has a very high return on investment. For example; the average cost of replacing a front door is $1230. Provided the door is in good condition, a fresh coat of paint can make it look brand new. As a result, the home seller will receive the same 101.8% ROI* as if they’d replaced it, not to mention avoiding the added hassle and cost. So there you have it, and that is only one example of the power of paint! What color you ask? Give us a call! As you already know, professional staging and painting go hand in hand.
Liz Larson and Jan Poulain are co-owners of Perfectly Placed for You Staging & Redesign, LLC. Established in 2007 and serving the Nashoba Valley and beyond, they provide home sellers, realtors and builders with expert staging strategies geared toward maximizing profit.
Sharing their artistic skills and understanding of what buyers are looking for has proven to be a winning formula when working in both vacant and occupied properties. Jan offers a keen eye for design and color which enables her to engage buyers on an emotional level. Liz draws on her hospitality background to bring a sense of stylish entertaining to each vignette. Fresh thought and passion are essential for each project, and they both enjoy searching their extensive warehouse to select the perfect decorative items for undeniable impact. Client care and attention to detail are also top priorities, but Liz and Jan are never too busy to keep things light and always manage to have a little fun throughout the staging process.
Recent awards include BEST of HOUZZ 2014, 2015, 2016 and HSRA, Top 5 Stager of the Year, 2015. They are active members of The North East Realtors Association (NEAR) and the North East Builders Association (NEBA). Professional affiliations include Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) and the Association of Design Education, (ADE).
Both ladies live in Chelmsford, MA and the both have wonderful families that acknowledge the joy they have for staging and in working together.