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!

First Floor Floor Face Lift by Jessica Miller

Let’s talk LIGHTING. Lighting can be such an easy and affordable thing to replace in an older home. This 2005 Urbandale ranch had heavy Tuscan lighting and a sponge painted fireplace that were immediate eye sores for it’s market and competition. I worked with the seller on budget and we were able to replace 13 light fixtures on the main level for under $2k. The return on investment would be major for this $489k listing. Thanks to the listing agent Gina Swanson, Webster Electric, Brian Bartlett Painting and my team we were able to change out lighting, paint and stage this home in 6 hours. Talk about team work!

Check out this quick and easy face lift below.

16003 Winston Ct Urbandale - Listed with Gina Swanson, Century 21

Like one what you see? Check out my Pinterest board for the project.

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!

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

 

 

 

4941 Urbandale Ave Transformation by Jessica Miller

I started teaming up with the talented Rally Cap Properties team late last Summer.  Since then, I've staged a handful of their properties around Des Moines. I am always super impressed with their professionalism, talent and visions for each home.  Recently, they asked me if I would be interested in leading the design process and stage an upcoming flip in Beaverdale. Of course, I agreed! Check out how the charming mid-century home transformed below.

Full listing with Gina Swanson here.

4941 Urbandale Ave Inspiration Board just in case you see something you love!

Open house is today (Saturday, March 11th) from 3:30- 5:30pm.

1660 SE Greenbriar Circle by Jessica Miller

Last week, I was asked to stage a Waukee home that has been on the market for over a little over a month.  The home has great bones but it just needed a minor furniture and home accessory refresh to help it show better to potential buyers. Check out my before and afters.

Full listing here with Adam Bunce, Re/Max Agent

7309 Benton Drive Before and Afters by Jessica Miller

This week's listing is large mid-century home just north of the Buccaneers Stadium in Urbandale.  I focused on the living room, dining room and kitchen of this home and also consulted on a new interior paint color and decluttering.  The owners have put a lot of work into this home, I am sure it will not last long on the market! Full listing here.