Room Makeovers Archive

Before You List, Must-do Showing Tips

Staging pro Sharon Brown with Homescapes by Design in Roseville, Minn., offers her clients a checklist before they list their home for sale. The point of the checklist is to make sure the home is show-ready before the for-sale...
November 7, 2011

Stylish Remodels: A Foreclosure Gets a Dramatic Makeover

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Real estate pro and designer Ayesha Sikandar with Better Homes and Gardens in San Mateo, Calif., wants to encourage buyers to get creative and see the potential in a foreclosed home or fixer...

8 Room Makeovers From Staging Pros

Check out several before and after room makeovers from staging professionals across the country. In May, we featured popular room makeovers from real estate professionals. Now, it’s the stagers turn! They show us how they turned a home’s eyesore...
July 15, 2009

600 Square Feet to Transform: A Challenging ‘Railroad’ Condo Unit

By Martin R. Delossantos Before Christmas, a prominent developer contacted me to stage her model unit.  She was thrilled that her building was finally over the long, tedious hump-that is, the zoning board for permits and inspections.  Now she...
July 10, 2009

Room Makeover: Staging a Condo So it’s Not Fit for a Hollywood Actress

By Martin R. Delossantos A local film company calls: The condo unit I was representing was being considered to rent for actress Mischa Barton to stay in while she filmed in Jersey City. Unfortunately for me, the developer whose...
March 30, 2009

Show Off Your Best Room Makeover Photos

Have you turned a less-than-perfect room in one of your listings into a showpiece? REALTOR® magazine, in conjunction with our new Styled, Staged & Sold blog, is creating a slide show featuring some of the best room makeovers by...
February 26, 2009

How Staging Revived a Dated Listing

By Martin R. Delossantos Skilled staging is essential in this unpredictable market with so much property for sale. A buyer needs to see and feel your property. In my real estate and staging experience, I’ve discovered that it is...
February 19, 2009