UPDATE: Boyfriend's House for Sale and Staging

aktillery9May 14, 2012

I wanted to follow up with those of you who had followed a couple of my threads as to how things turned out with the staging and sell of my bf's house in Seattle.

Things could not have gone better! We received a fabulous offer before even going to list. It was from the clients of the first Real Estate Broker with whom we met (yet we told him we were not going with him as our agent and had chosen another). So, we had not yet signed with the agent we had chosen and he brought his clients in and that was it... they made an offer. We had a day and a half to stage and clean and move boxes etc before they came. We did a pretty good job given the time we had. We hung over 40 paintings and decorated every last inch of his 3000 sq. ft house. Plus put in a half day of shopping! We still have a long road ahead of us with the inspection and everything else. Never a done deal until the closing is over.

So, here are some pictures...

Here is one area I had posted about

And another... I had much bigger plans for this spot but had zero time to work on it. This was the best I could do.

Here are some other pics

These chairs were a steal at TJMaxx

A shot of his dining area etc.

And it was the perfect day for a showing!!!

The sad part is leaving this stunningly beautiful city and his fabulous house! But we are overjoyed with the great luck we had.

Thanks to you all for your help with this whole staging dilemma. I love this forum!


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Who could have walked into that house on a day like that in Seattle, with that view and NOT bought it? Magic.

It looks fabulous! Congratulations to you both. Where are you off to?

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 8:13PM
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Thanks Oly! That is so sweet of you to say. We were in Austin, TX and my bf was renting this house as a corporate rental. We just moved to Bismark, ND for his business and so that is where we are for a couple of years but plan to move back to Texas. However, I do LOVE Seattle!!!

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 9:33PM
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I didn't see the earlier posts, but this is stunning. So happy it went well for you.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 9:59PM
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Amy...you did an AMAZING job and I can see why it sold! Congrats ~~ keeping my fingers crossed for the sale.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 5:41AM
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wow! great news! congrats!!!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 9:28AM
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He's lucky to have a gal like you, wonderful job!!!!!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 11:39AM
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Thanks for the sweet comments Jlouise!

Loribee, thank you for the compliment and yes! please keep those fingers crossed!

Lukki... thank you and YES such great news!

yaya...you are sweet and I will be sure to tell him so he doesn't forget!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 2:23PM
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You could have NOT hung all 40 paintings and sold this place. The furnishings and paint are lovely. I especially love the reading nook upstairs and the way you situated the chair to look out the door instead of looking over the balcony railing. Great job and good luck with the closing!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 2:50PM
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Thanks Newhomebuilder... I was just admiring your bedroom in another post! It looks so lovely and soooo inviting. I want to curl up in your bed with a good book.


    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 8:41PM
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Thanks Amy. I am actually thinking of painting the bedroom a lighter color. Maybe to match my bathroom.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 10:03PM
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atkillery, I always enjoy your posts and you've done a great job with staging your boyfriend's home. I'll look forward to what's coming next!

    Bookmark   May 16, 2012 at 9:57AM
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great job! fantastic place! congrats on selling.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2012 at 1:11PM
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I look forward to seeing it newhome!!

Arapaho, you are so sweet! Thank you!!

Thanks pip! The house hasn't closed so I will have to wait to truly celebrate!

    Bookmark   May 16, 2012 at 4:45PM
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Love this house! Great job.

Every time I've been to Seattle for a conference the weather has been fanstatic.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2012 at 8:04PM
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