After many people asking…..“so what house are you working on this week?” I decided to jump into the world of blogging……so keep up as “Irresistible Homes” takes you door to door, so to speak, into the world of staging and designing.
What really prompted me to get into Real Estate years ago, was my love to present homes (Oh ya, did I mention I was also a licensed realtor?) I have a natural inclination to “think outside the box”……so a ‘boring’ or a ‘way ugly’ room doesn’t even hit my radar when it comes to presentation. When there is a will, there’s a way……and any space with some creativity can shine. And shine you must, when it comes to MLS and marketing your home over your competition.
What a better place to start my blog, than back a few years ago with my first staging job. I lost out on a listing to another Realtor…..but that happens in this industry!!
But then came my second chance!!! When the house didn’t sell with the first Realtor (nor did it even get showings in the 3 months on the market) I got a call to put my sign up and give it a whirl. But before that could happen, I helped these clients transform the home. Within a month, the house was sold, and the stress was off for the Sellers and I was a happy Realtor.
Here’s what my Seller had to say:
“After years of neglect and questionable decorating choices we were in need of some serious re-decorating to make this house buyer ready. Three months of no interest in this house made it evident that something new needed to be done. Karen transformed my father’s house in a miraculous way! As we walked through the house after Karen’s work two phrases continued to be repeated by many of our family members. “WOW” and “I feel like I’m on one of those reality decorating shows”. Words are not adequate to express or explain the transformation of an old, neglected, mish mash decor, or the warm, welcoming, relaxing and homey atmosphere that appeared after Karen worked on our house. She has a gift for staging a house so that buyers are able to picture themselves in your living space. That became very evident when less than one month after her transformation took place the house was sold. We are so grateful to Karen and her innovative ideas. She is a blessing to anyone who hires her.”
Melissa Price, June 2011
But that got my mind to thinking…. there could be potential for a business here! Thus, the birth of “Irresistible Homes”. My extra furniture, a little ingenuity and creativity, and always keeping my eye out for those key focal pieces, has helped create an avenue to assist my own clients as well as the clients of other Realtors be able to keep more money in their own pocket and sell quicker.
So welcome to Irresistible Homes…..I hope you enjoy the stroll you’ll take with me through many homes……
Master Bedroom After