Before and After: Home Sale Preparation: Auction, Renovations, and Home Staging

What used to be popular in design even 10 years ago isn’t what today’s savvy buyers are looking for. Even in the grand estate home sale market, a decor and design update is needed to refresh the space and have it market ready for those searching online.
Today’s market is strong, however, with a great deal of inventory available, sellers are choosing to do everything they can to attract that one special family to be enchanted with their property.
This project was well-planned months in advance. After consulting with the couple, who had made the decision to downsize after raising a family out in the country, we realized the property needed a refreshing. After sitting on the market for several months, it became clear some work was needed.
How to achieve a great price on your home sale? Make the necessary investment in Home Sale Preparation. Have a look at these exceptional Before & After photos to see what our team can accomplish for your home sale.


What changed? Just about everything, from lighting, wallpaper removal and painting the whole main floor, painting doors, crown molding and ceilings, adding new carpets and furnishings, decluttering and removing dated decor. Items that were not moving to the new home were sold through our Maxsold Auction.

A Work in Progress: Bathroom renovations


Bathroom fixtures were updated and refinished. Strategic Property Solutions planned, managed all repairs and renovations. SPS coordinated contractors to be on-site in the necessary order to efficiently complete the overhaul of this estate property. Modern artwork and decor accents added.

The most important part of this project was the difference in the impression it now makes to potential buyers when they first view it online. Buyers make a firm impression within seconds…is this a property they want to live in, or do they only see work to do and expenses for renovations? Will they make the effort to take themselves to the home for a viewing, or dismiss it as too much work, and click to the next listing? These homeowners, realizing after many months on the market, made the decision to take the extra step to have their property completely prepared for sale from top to bottom.



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It’s not enough to pack away family pictures, declutter the closets, and add some fresh cookies baking in the oven when you’re serious about achieving the best price for your home. Taking an objective look at the space is our specialty, and our mission is to make sure you’re not leaving money on the table. We work through the entire property inside and out, create a plan, and follow through with all the fine details to complete your renovation, packing, decluttering, auction, cleaning, and full home staging with our team of professionals.

Buyers have already shown interest in this beautiful property, now refreshed, updated, modernized, and move-in ready. This was an absolute pleasure to work on with our team, and we hope it encourages others to take that extra step when planning the sale of their home.

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