home staging

She's Crafty by Jessica Miller

My latest rehab with Archway Development officially hit the market on Thursday! Good news, bad news though— it sold in under 24 hours. I immediately fell in love with with the charm and layout with this arts & crafts bungalow. I knew from the moment I walked in what I wanted to do design- wise. The character, built-ins, layout and Bertha <see woman on mantle> instantly connected.

Walls - Creamy SW 7012

Trim- Pure White SW 7005

Star tile - Wayfair

Floor finish - Minwax Provincial

Cabinetry - Lowe’s

Lighting - Wayfair

Listed with Eric Quiner - Iowa Realty

Developed by Archway Development

Check out the before and afters!

TOP 18 in 2018 by Jessica Miller

Well, I think it’s safe to say 2018 was successful! I just counted and recounted (because I didn’t believe my math) the number of stages last year and I came up with 125?! How is this even possible? Last year was 52 and the year before that was 35! Holy moly, that is a 140% increase from last year! I even had 30 staging consultations, 15 flips and 10 interior design clients mixed in. I can’t thank my clients enough- agents, investors, homeowners. corporations and agencies. Thank you for trusting me with your homes, projects and designs. I brought on a full-time assistant, leased a 2,000 sqft warehouse and Sprinter van to make job run as smooth as possible. So far so good :)

Here’s my top 18 stages of 2018. I wish I could share my commercial work with Pella Corportation but it won’t be out til early 2019. Thanks for everything! Can’t wait to see what 2019 brings!

Best,

Jess

End of Summer Inventory by Jessica Miller

It's been fun and busy last two months!  Thank you to all the investors, agents and sellers who have hired me to help sell their listing.  Whether it was already listed, new to the market, a flip, occupied, vacant or a spec.  I love and appreciate them all.  Happy selling and happy buying, Des Moines!

Best,

Jess

2104 SW WOODSIDE CT ANKENY by Jessica Miller

Exceptionally rare find in Ankeny - a nature's retreat!  Loved every second of walking through this thoughtfully designed home.  So unique and beautiful. I was asked to stage this gem last Spring and when I finally heard it was ready for me last month I could not wait to get my hands on it.  All the dark furniture was not helping showcase the beautiful wood and stone work so I knew exactly what to do.  Check out the before and afters!

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. 

3910 72nd Street Urbandale by Jessica Miller

Stunning Mid-century modern infused walk-out ranch. This custom home built for Charles Gabus is sure to impress. All the bells and whistles were incorporated into this stunning home, including a built-in audio system, two fireplaces, a game room, 1st-floor laundry and a five-fixture master bathroom. Enjoy the large backyard with mature trees and a small fruit tree orchard. With so much space you'll be entertaining guests in no time in your extravagant living room while the kid can play for hours in the large rec room with access to the backyard.  You won't find another gem on the market like this one! 

Full listing here

TOP 17 IN 2017 by Jessica Miller

Twenty seventeen has been quite the year. Thanks to new and repeat clients, I staged 52 homes (35 last year) all while being pregnant and being new to motherhood. It's been a wild ride thanks to Des Moines real estate. Can't wait to see what twenty eighteen brings!

Happy New Year to all!

Here's my top 17 of the year.

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.

Thumbtack Presentation by Jessica Miller

Thumbtack has helped me grow my home staging business in so many ways. So it was a complete honor to be picked as one of their pros to present to Meredith Corporate this morning. Thumbtack is an perfect platform to find a professional to help you with projects ranging from plumbing to a makeup artist. 
Thank you for everything, Thumbtack! 💥