After . . . and Before
Where: 2705 France Ave. South
What: 3 BR/2 Bath Cape Cod in Minneapolis’ Sunset Gables neighborhood
When: listed Nov. 15; off market Jan. 24; closed Feb. 25
How much: List price — $439.9k; sold price — $400k
Who: listing agent — Ross Kaplan, Edina Realty; selling agent — Kathy Huss, Edina Realty
Does virtual staging work?
It certainly did for 2705 France Ave. South, in Minneapolis’ Sunset Gables neighborhood. It only took 3(!) showings to sell — and just closed last Friday.
While the home needed some updating (see below), the three virtual staging photos — one apiece in the Living Room (above), Family Room, and Master Bedroom — helped Buyers visualize the potential.
Of course, the fact that the home has great bones and curb appeal; a three car garage (2 1/2 in back, plus an attached single); hardwood floors under most of the carpeting; and is one block to Cedar Lake didn’t hurt, either.
Total cost for virtual staging? About $600 (vs. easily $5,000-plus to rent furniture and accessories for several rooms, once you factor in moving expenses, stagers’ time, rental minimums, insurance, etc.).
And virtual staging is faster!
P.S.: Thanks, Kathy! You were great to work with.