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25 Stages in 14 Weeks by Jessica Miller

It's been an crazy busy start to the year and it's about to get even more insane.  Here's a look back at 25 properties I've staged all over the metro in the past 4 months.  Moving furniture has been a total blast this winter and "spring".  I'm looking forward to some medium warm weather days ahead.  Thank you for all the business, Des Moines real estate world!

Best, Jess

3000 High Street Before and After by Jessica Miller

This home had been listed on Zillow for 64 days with just over 2k views. The before photos are are the actual images pulled off the MLS. Check out what some pretty furniture and high quality photography can do for a listing. Update! Home sold the week it was staged. 

Johnston Overhaul by Jessica Miller

I was contacted back in April by a homeowner who lived out of state but had a property in Johnston, Iowa.  The homeowner worked hard to get the home market ready were talking - gallons of paint, lighting updates, stuff removal and a deep cleaning. I was contracted to stage the living room, kitchen, entry, dining room and master suite.  I also advised on paint colors, lighting updates and kept her updated on the progress of the home over the 90 days it took to get the home market ready.

Listed with Kevin Holmes

Photos by C + W Studio

Hope you enjoy the before and afters!

1764 NW 121st Circle by Jessica Miller

What do you do with a giant classic colonial that has been on the market for over 90 days? I get asked this question a lot by realtors and/or homeowners.  My first two questions are always "What feedback are you getting? And when can I see the home?"

This particular home has great bones, super spacious with a pretty open layout (for a home built in 1999) and has been freshly painted. It was struggling with cleanliness, left behind items and a massive feeling of unimpressive emptiness.

I offered to remove dated blue couches and items that no longer belonged in the home (when you see the photos you'll get it) and then stage the dining, living room, kitchen and master bedroom. Fingers crossed this home will now get the attention it deserves.

Listed with Jim Baehr,  Iowa Realty.  Full listing here

 

 

 

Impressive Kitchen Flip - 4120 Muskogee Ave by Jessica Miller

When a lime green kitchen gets flipped and reversed to maximize every inch of the space. Check out the impressive makeover below. 

Listed with Diane Todd Brown of Iowa Realty.

4327 Greenwood Drive by Jessica Miller

The renovation of this super-sized, South of Grand Tudor home began last Fall . This home has only had one other owner since 1927 which is super impressive nowadays. Fortunately, she had great bones but needed some major modernizing love.  Five months later, we are pleased to put her back on the Des Moines' market. 

As you will notice in the picture below the kitchen was the biggest overhaul.  Unfortunately, I was unable to get a before demo photo but let's just say it was very sad and drab. We added a breakfast bar/serving area to bring in more natural light. Installed glass cabinetry and picked clean, bright finishes to make the previously closed and dark space feel more spacious and bright.

The rest of the house just needed gallons of paint, new flooring, lighting and a bunch of other stuff that was too boring/frustrating to document.  This Tudor was a total labor of love and I can't wait til a lucky family gets to make it their home.

See something you liked? Here's the Pinterest Board for leads and ideas. 

The home is listed with Diane Todd Brown of Iowa Realty. Full listing here.

8276 Aspen Drive by Jessica Miller

Last Thursday, I staged this new modern home in the West Des Moines on Aspen Drive. I got to go with a more masculine look to match it's city loft look.  It was definitely fun to stray from the all white/neutral look that I usually choose to balance the home.  Unfortunately for you, this listing sold already on Saturday.