The Carolina Spaces team saw our home staging services lead to many successful sales during the first quarter of 2016. With dozens of homes staged and sold, it was hard to highlight just one. So, we've picked our top three favorite home staging projects of the quarter!
The Bronze goes to a Rock Hill, SC home staging project!
 
The homeowner of this $224,900 property in Rock Hill, SC recognized the need for professional guidance to get this home show-ready. Carolina Spaces came in, toured the entire property with the homeowner, and created a step-by-step DIY home staging plan to show off the home's features and attract potential buyers. Home staging worked, and this property was under contract in less than 25 hours!
 
The Silver goes to this Charlotte, NC home staging project!
 
 

This stunning $674,900 new construction in Charlotte, NC sat on the market for 9 months as a home builder's vacant spec home. Feedback from over 200 showings all came back consistent - the family room was too small. So, Carolina Spaces was called in to help! We brought in our stunning inventory and staged the property, paying close attention to the family room. Buyers have a hard time visualizing size and scale in a vacant property (truly, only 10% can visualize the potential of a property!), so we ensured that our staging showed room function and potential furniture placement. Our home staging worked, and this property was under contract in 19 days!

And...The Gold goes to this Charlotte, NC home staging project!
 
 
Both the homeowner and Realtor of this $242,000 condo in the NODA area of Charlotte, NC understood the importance of properly staging a home prior to listing on the market. They trusted Carolina Spaces' full-service home staging to transform the vacant condo into an appealing space to the NODA buyer.  Within hours of listing, multiple offers poured in, and this property was under contract in 0 days!
 
 
Carolina Spaces is a full-service home staging, model merchandising and interior design firm proudly providing home staging services to all of North Carolina, South Carolina and eastern Georgia. With a focus on quality, our team's award-winning home staging can help lead to your property's selling success.  Call 1-855-SPACES-5 for more information.
 
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If you're familiar with project management, you undoubtedly know about the Project Triangle. It illustrates how for any product or service - timeline, quality and cost are interrelated.

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It is very hard, if not impossible, to optimize all three. Something has to give!

  • Looking for a service quickly and inexpensively - you're not going to get high quality.
  • Looking for a high quality service quickly - it will not be cheap.
  • Looking for a high quality service for a low fee - your project will take a long time to complete. (You won't be a priority and will be scheduled behind higher paying customers.)

So, does the saying "cheap, fast or good - you can pick only two" apply to home staging services? Of course it does!   Beware of any company stating that they can provide high quality, quick service for a low rate.

If cheap and fast are your prerogative, the quality of your service will suffer. The old adage stays true - you get what you pay for.

Carolina Spaces is a full-service professional home staging company that uses only insured movers and insured Accredited Staging Professionals (ASP) and Accredited Staging Professional Masters (ASPM). Our furnishings are new from the factories. We do not use garage sale, flea market, or used discarded and dated furnishings (where you run the risk of bedbug infestation). We specialize in quick scheduling and fast completion with superior results!    So, if you picked "fast" and "good" - you're in excellent hands with Carolina Spaces!

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The numbers for 2015 are in and the Carolina Spaces team has picked their favorite projects!

Overall Team Favorite!


A gorgeous home in the South Park area of Charlotte was selected by the Carolina Spaces team as the overall favorite home staging project of 2015. Team leader Joan Inglis assisted with paint and update selections to get this home ready for listing, and our inventory of new, high-end furnishings was brought in to transform this cold, vacant property into a warm and inviting home. Eight offers were received within the first 2 days, and the bidding war ended with this home under contract in 4 DAYS for $27,500 over list price!

 

 

Vacant properties don't impress potential buyers. Carolina Spaces' award winning home staging will turn your cold, empty property into a showpiece that stands out against the competition!

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The numbers for 2015 are in and the Carolina Spaces team has picked their favorite projects!

 
 Sharol's Pick!
 
Sharol selected a great home in east Charlotte as her favorite home staging project for 2015. This home required some updating before it was ready to list. Carolina Spaces selected all renovation materials (flooring, granite, light fixtures and paint), managed the renovation process and staged the property prior to listing. With our help, this home was under contract in 21 DAYS! 
 
 
Carolina Spaces can handle all aspects of preparing a home for sale, from staging and fine tuning to management of home improvement projects.  This property showcased our design talents - no matter your needs, the Carolina Spaces team can help you achieve selling success!
 
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The numbers for 2015 are in and the Carolina Spaces team has picked their favorite projects!

 Carol's Pick!
 

Carol selected a beautiful home in a popular Lake Wylie, SC community as her favorite home staging project of 2015.  Carolina Spaces performed a DIY home staging consultation for the homeowner and provided a customized, detailed blueprint for how they could stage the property on their own.  With our professional staging recommendations and guidance, this home was under contract in 3 DAYS and for $15,500 OVER LIST PRICE!

 
If you're looking to stage your property on your own, obtaining professional guidance that is customized for your property is key!  A DIY home staging consultation from Carolina Spaces includes just that - recommendations tailored specifically for your property.  Following our professional recommendations led to this property's selling success!
 
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The numbers for 2015 are in and the Carolina Spaces team has picked their favorite projects!
 
  Tanya's Pick!
 
Tanya selected a beautiful home in a premier community in Lake Wylie, SC as her favorite home staging project for 2015. Carolina Spaces performed a DIY home staging consultation for this homeowner and provided a detailed plan for staging the property. With our professional staging recommendations and guidance, this home was under contract in 5 DAYS!
 
 

If you're looking to stage your property on your own, obtaining professional guidance customized for your property is key.  A DIY home staging consultation from Carolina Spaces includes recommendations tailored specifically for your property.  Following our professional recommendations led to this property's selling success!

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The numbers for 2015 are in and the Carolina Spaces team has picked their favorite projects!

Joan's Pick!
 
Joan selected a home in the sought after Eastover area of Charlotte as her favorite home staging project for 2015. This home sat on the market for 7 months as a vacant property with no offers and was taken off the market. Carolina Spaces came in and staged the property with our stunning inventory of new, high-end furnishings, the home was re-listed and under contract in 3 DAYS!  
 
 

Vacant properties don't impress potential buyers.  Carolina Spaces' award winning staging will turn your cold, empty property into a showpiece that stands out against the competition!  Our staging led to this property's selling success! 

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It’s an honor for Joan Inglis to frequently be contacted by the media for Home Staging and Design tips and information. “I really appreciate the many reporters who contact me because they are seeking accurate information,” she said.

Joan’s award winning company Carolina Spaces LLC is recently featured in both The North Carolina Association of Realtors Insight Magazine, and The Charlotte Observer newspaper.

More than 30,000 Realtors® in North Carolina receive Insight Magazine. “We are proud to have been the NC Home Staging Professional selected to be featured from the thousands of NC individuals offering home staging services,” Joan said.

Joan received a 2-page spread “Making a House a Home” by Bridget McCrea published in Insight Magazine Spring 2014 issue featuring several photographs that highlight her Staging work.

The Charlotte Observer serves the Charlotte, NC Region which includes parts of SC. The Observer has a circulation of over 200,000 and a popular online presence. Carolina Spaces was selected to be featured in the Observer’s August 9, 2014 Real Estate Column “60-Minute Décor” by Allen Norwood. “We were chosen to provide educated, current information to the Charlotte Region readership,” said Joan.

Joan Inglis has been featured dozens of times on TV, online, and in print. She has won numerous state, regional, and local awards since forming her company Carolina Spaces in 2004. Joan reigns as the Charlotte Region’s leading expert in Home Staging, Model Home Merchandising and Interior Design. Joan provides professional presentations and speaking engagements to enhance educational programs for Realtors®, homebuilders and investors. Contact her at www.CarolinaSpaces.com 1-855-SPACES-5.

You can read the recent articles here:

“60-Minute Décor” by Allen Norwood
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/08/07/5091969/60-minute-decor.html

“Making a House a Home” by Bridgett McCrea
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The best tip that I can give a homeowner who is interested in selling their home is to first hire a professional Home Stager to give you a consultation. By professional, I don’t mean someone with a flair for decorating or someone who thinks they learned Home Staging from watching HGTV. An Accredited Staging Professional® has invested in specialized education and their goal should be to provide sellers with the best possible service. Carolina Spaces offers nationwide assistance with finding a qualified ASP®.

A professional can be expected to evaluate your property with a trained eye and focus on things that would be a distraction to buyers. The Home Stager’s job during a consultation is to make educated recommendations for changing, rearranging, removing, adding, packing, storing, and possibly painting and updating. After the consultation, the homeowner is expected to complete the recommendations prior to listing the home for sale for the best and fastest results.

Once the homeowner has the staging recommendations, he/she might need some organizational help with sorting and packing belongings. The homeowner might also need a moving team and truck to haul excess items to a donation site or a storage facility. A larger-scale professional Home Staging company should be able to assist with these needs at an added cost.

Beyond the common tips of - “reduce clutter, remove personalized items, and keep your home clean and odor-free”- exists the specialized knowledge of furniture placement most beneficial to traffic flow and highlighting each room’s features. This is crucial to prepare a home for showing and it is rare for a homeowner with an emotional attachment to their home to complete their own staging project without professional assistance.

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