Dec22

The Perfect Home Staging Solution

Author // Jeanne Westmoreland

For Your Occupied Listings

Did you know that Classic Staging is one of the few Atlanta area Home Staging Companies that offers complete portfolio staging services for occupied properties? What is Occupied Staging? It's the perfect staging solution for your Sellers that are not moving out during the listing time or need to leave some items behind.

Why Stage an Occupied House?

Jeanne Westmoreland, Owner and Creative Director of Classic Staging, explains, "Every property will benefit from some form of staging. Your listing will photograph beautifully, show better in person, be more memorable than the listing down the street, spend less time on the market, and often sell for more." Staging works! This year Classic's staged projects spent 50% less time on the market than GAR's average and most achieved over list price.

 

How does Occupied Staging Work?

Most times you begin with a Walk and Talk Consultation by one of our team’s Staging Professionals who walks through the property with the Seller. Realtors are welcome to attend with your client.  We offer expert advice on the following:

  • Furniture and accessory placement and editing
  • Lighting and finishes, even lightbulbs
  • Paint colors
  • Exterior landscaping
  • How to live in the home while it is listed

Another opportunity as an add-on is a 1 Hour Refresh, done POST consultation. Sometimes a follow-up could be needed if the client did most of the work...JUST to make sure it all came together as planned. Also, if a property ends up on the market for awhile, it may need a quick refresh to make sue it still shows well. 

Want to take it a step further? 

Let us do the stressful work. With a Hands-on Showcasing, our team can stage the house using the Seller's items by rearranging or removing furniture, art, accessories, etc., to add that professional touch that highlights the home's best features. This service starts with a Walk and Talk Consultation first.

Have some empty rooms?

Staging allows Buyers to visualize the room's purpose and adds personality back into the space. Our Stagers can provide a Hands-on Fill-in Showcasing and bring in our on-trend beautiful furniture, art, lamps, pillows, and accessories. A professional touch that Buyers love, which results in a successful sale! This service also starts with a Walk and Talk Consultation.

For a quick spruce up before the professional photography, hire us for a two-hour Photo Ready Refresh. This impactful service is a more economical option than traditional staging. We use our professional eye to quickly re-purpose the Sellers' items to make staging magic! No Walk and Talk Consultation required. Tell us about your listing, and we can schedule the service for the same day as the photos. 

Our clients tell us...

"It's incredible the impact you made," or "I would never have thought to use it there. Who knew it could look so great?" And our favorite, "WOW, it looks amazing!" 

Do you have a listing that's not selling in the Metro Atlanta area, or are you getting ready to soon? We can help. Call or text 404-234-6908, or click "Get a Quote" above to discuss your home staging plan. 

About the Author

Jeanne Westmoreland

Jeanne Westmoreland

Jeanne is the Owner & Creative Director of Classic Staging, LLC and has over 20 years in the home decorating and staging fields.  Classic Staging, LLC. is a premiere home staging company based in Woodstock, Georgia. Jeanne is deeply entrenched in the home staging industry and respected among colleagues around the world. She has achieved the highest level of accreditations through IAHSP and HSRA. and Classic Staging is respected and referred by the top Real Estate Agents in Atlanta.