Gillespie Home
Staging & Design
You never have a second chance to make a first impression!
                      What is Home Staging / Staging to Sell

There are many aspects of Home Staging. Let's talk about Staging to Sell. This is presenting a
home in it's very best light, especially focusing on all the positives and "playing them up" to
draw a buyer's attention to the best characteristics of the home. But that isn't all! Realtor Les
Bailey says, "When selling your home, you are entering a beauty contest and a pricing war at
the same time! Homes that are staged sell so much quicker and closer to the seller's asking
price than their competition."

Let's look at some statistics. In a nation-wide survey of Staged Homes vs. Non-Staged
Homes, the staged homes sold in 8.9 days on average or three times faster than new listings
that were not staged. They also sold for an average of 100.3% of the asking price! Several of
the homes that had not been staged sat on the market for many days or months without a
single offer but once staged, sold in 13.7 days on average! (Barb Schwarz - ASP Stager)

Lets face it, a home that is clean, attractive and welcoming draws buyers in as they see that
the home as been well taken care of and is "move in ready". No matter how you look at it,
staging is an investment that will bring a much greater reward! Gillespie Home Staging and
Design is committed to helping you sell your home quickly for top dollar! Let us work our
magic on your home, so you can move on to your next!

                     What is Home Staging / Staging to Live

Another aspect of Home Staging is "Staging to Live". Homeowners who are not selling their
homes, but perhaps are tired of the way their home looks or suddenly realize how out of style
it has become are in need of a Home Make over!

A Home Make over is a great way to "fall in love again" with your home. We usually don't
realize how "tired" our home looks because we get used to it a certain way. Many people
place their furniture in their homes once and NEVER rearrange it!

Take a look at your own living room. How is your furniture placed? Does the "traffic
pattern" flow easily through it? Is there too much furniture in the room? Do you have a good
conversation area, or do you have a couch on one end of the room and a love seat way over
on the other side? These are things that could benefit tremendously by a Home Make over.

If you have  done nothing to your home as far as redecorating in the last 5-10 years, your
house is in need of updating, even if you are not selling! Unlike remodeling, updating the
decor of your home does not have to be expensive. It might simply involve removing those
lovely dried or silk flower arrangements (that are probably dusty anyway) and replacing them
with more updated silk greens, or better yet some live green plants. Updating window
treatments, buying a new lamp or two and adding some new pillows are other simple options
we can suggest for redecorating.

So.......what are you waiting for? Give your home that updated and refreshed look with our
Home Make-over services. Soon you'll be "falling in love again" with your home! Get rid of
your spring fever in hurry with a Room Make over or a Whole House Make over!

Gillespie Home Staging is currently serving the Mat-Su Valley and surrounding areas
including Eagle River! We also assist For Sale By Owner (FSBO).
Susan staged my vacant house
after having it on the marked
for over a year without any
offers. Once the home was
staged, it sold in less than 30
days! I wish I had known
about her services earlier
because I know it would have
helped a ton and I believe it
made a huge difference. I told
all my co-workers about what
a great job she did and
showed them all the pictures I
took. I even brought two of
my friends out to see the
house! Susan really did a nice
job. Thank You!

- Brandy