(626) 629-8439

Does Home Staging Really Work for Pasadena Real Estate Sellers

Home staging is always on the mind of my Pasadena real estate home sellers.  And, today, I had an opportunity to interview Michelle Minch. Michelle is a local Pasadena home stager who has been recently honored by her fellow home stagers across the country as the Home Stager of the Year for 2010!

The question posed to Michelle was:  Does home staging really work?  See what she has to say:

Do you have any questions about the real estate market locally or nationally, staging or the process of buying or selling a home? If so, give me a shout at 626-629-8439. I will be putting a bunch of videos up over the next few months addressing as many questions as I can.

Additional Reading:  Preparing Your Pasadena Home for Sale

UPDATE: Good Morning America had Gary Keller, author of the real estate best seller “Shift”, on their program. The question posed was “If you had to sell your house today, how do you do it?”

Gary makes a couple of pretty poignant points and home staging is at the top of the list of things home sellers should do to help sell their home faster.

This is a “GOODBYE/BUY” market. If a seller wants to sell their home and say “good bye” to it, the buyer is going to have to perceive it as a “GOOD BUY”! PRICE gets you interest. STAGING it, gets you OFFERS! by Gary Keller

I couldn’t agree more. Take a look at the clip below for more home seller tips that will help you sell your home fast and for more dollars. However, sellers beware, I strongly disagree with tip #5. Home sellers should try to avoid being at showings and open houses. In my experience, that always backfires and too much information is shared which might make negotiating the best possible price more difficult.

For fun, let’s take a look at some of the more expensive Pasadena Area Luxury Homes for Sale:

If you are thinking of selling your home and would like a free consultation on what can be done to make your home more attractive to buyers, please give me a call at 626-629-8439.

PasadenaViews Real Estate Team Inc.

Pasadena Real Estate Agents

Pasadena, California

(626)629-VIEW (8439)
find your dream home

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Other Local Properties

    $6,800,000 :: 561 Woodland Road, Pasadena CA, 91106



    Property Photo

    5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,810 sq ft
    Lot Size: 20,570 sq ft
    Added: 07/05/22, Last Updated: 07/05/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-10286
    Community: Pasadena (SE)
    Tract: Not Applicable
    Status: Active

    Located in Pasadena’s prestigious Oak Knoll area, this thoughtfully designed contemporary style home is the perfect venue for large scale entertaining. Step into the light infused living room with 22′ vaulted ceilings that extends seamlessly into the private backyard. The space flows into the grand dining room with a dual sided fireplace and spills into the gourmet kitchen with a 17′ marble waterfall island and Sub-Zero/Viking appliances. Relax in the privacy of the second level media room. Separate guest house includes the comforts of a kitchenette and bathroom with shower. Newly updated efficiency features include, drought tolerant landscaping with drip system, tankless water heater, whole house solar power, tinted windows/skylights and LED lighting. Designed for quintessential California living, enjoy the heated pool/spa, fire pit, outdoor shower, alfresco dining area with heat lamps, and architectural lighting design.

    Listed with Michelle Chan CalDRE: 02013197 | (310) 775-3423, DPP


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!


    $800,000 :: 80 Marion Avenue #1, Pasadena CA, 91106



    Property Photo

    2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 950 sq ft
    Lot Size: 4,073 sq ft
    Added: 07/05/22, Last Updated: 07/05/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-10285
    Community: Pasadena (SE)
    Tract: Not Applicable
    Status: Active

    This enchanting, English-style cottage is located on a tree-lined street in Pasadena’s historic Victoria Court. Whether you dream of making the house your first home, or choose it for your perfect pied-a-terre, 80 Marion will charm you with its beguiling blend of period finishes, and modern updates chosen specifically for today’s discerning buyer. First in the court-style setting, the home greets you with a picket-fenced large grass area, garden roses, and a private, brick patio with seating space and trickling fountain. 1920’s style architectural elements abound in this beautifully updated home. Refinished original oak flooring flow from one lovely and light-filled room to the next. The large living room is dramatic with a soaring, barreled ceiling, original Batchelder tiled fireplace and built-in bookshelves. The dining area, with views to the garden, has a built-in buffet and cabinetry. The kitchen features vintage schoolhouse-style lighting, black and white tiled flooring and butcherblock countertops. Outside the kitchen the intimate patio is a splendid spot for outdoor dining. The one-car garage is currently being used as a home office. Additional features include kitchen appliances, a stackable washer and dryer and central air and heat. If you love antiquing, the revered monthly PCC Flea Market is minutes away. Also within proximity is the Huntington Library and Gardens, Caltech, and the numerous shops and restaurants on South Lake Avenue and in Old Pasadena. The property is in the attendance zone of the award-winning Hamilton Elementary School and is walking distance to the Metro Gold line.

    Listed with Lisa Ashworth CalDRE: 01330150 | (626) 644-3844, The Agency


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!


    $1,898,000 :: 532 Catalpa Road, Arcadia CA, 91007



    Property Photo

    4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,634 sq ft
    Lot Size: 13,012 sq ft
    Added: 07/05/22, Last Updated: 07/05/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR22145656
    Community: Arcadia
    Status: Active

    Your own private haven awaits offering the peaceful and private lifestyle you’ve been craving. Come treat yourself to this impeccable Lower Rancho Arcadia home offering a generous lot size of 13,000 square feet and a well-sized front yard with lush, established landscaping. Occasional peacocks decorating the front yard, tall trees as the backdrop, and a delightful facade display friendly curb appeal from the moment you arrive. Inside, the ideal layout offers generous and light-filled living areas that have been expertly crafted for comfort. Sitting on a lot over 13,000 square feet with gorgeous landscaping. This spacious home has not been on the market in over 42 years and shows pride of ownership. As you walk up to this beautifully manicured home you are greeted to a spacious formal living room and a separate formal dining room large enough for family gatherings and is perfect for entertaining guests. The Kitchen is spacious with built ins, granite counter tops and has been remodeled through the years. The large family room is gorgeous with multiple windows with views to the center courtyard, large backyard and sparkling pool/spa with a slide!. The outdoor covered sitting area is comfortable & relaxing for outdoor gatherings and cozy summer nights, an entertainer’s paradise awaits you in this large very private back yard. This property has so much to offer, the Master Bedroom is spacious, with a separate and recently updated en-suite bathroom, large closet and views to the beautiful landscaping. There are 3 additional bedrooms and 2 baths that have also been remodeled and show great! This picture-perfect single-level residence is within with easy reach to Santa Anita Park and the 210. Nearby shopping and restaurants add incredible convenience, and you’re just moments from great schools. You’ll never have to sacrifice style, comfort, or convenience when it comes to enjoying this beautiful home. Don’t miss the opportunity to live in one of the nicest areas Arcadia has to offer, close to the Arcadia Arboretum, Santa Anita Park and Westfield Shopping Center and part of the highly desirable Arcadia School District.

    Listed with Ash Rizk CalDRE: 01503342 | 626-574-2321, Coldwell Banker Realty


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!


    $899,800 :: 9721 Ardendale Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91007



    Property Photo

    3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,024 sq ft
    Lot Size: 6,243 sq ft
    Added: 07/05/22, Last Updated: 07/05/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR22141227
    Community: Arcadia
    Status: Active

    South Facing! This single-story cozy home is located on a very quiet and desirable cul-de-sac street in Arcadia with award winning Temple City school district! Bright and open floor plan! It features 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom plus a bonus room with bath, all in the west side of the house. Entering the house is a living room with fireplace and an open dining area. The kitchen is in the east side with an access to the beautiful backyard lush with of fruits and vegetables, is a good place to relax. A detach 2-car garage with a long driveway offers plenty of parking spaces. Very convenient location. Walking distance to 99 Ranch market! Close to Arboretum, the Westfield Mall, Racetrack, parks, supermarkets restaurants and more ….

    Listed with Jih Tang CalDRE: 01755519 | 626-386-7888, Keller Williams Realty


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!


    $1,100,000 :: 1901 Galbreth Road, Pasadena CA, 91104



    Property Photo

    2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 996 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,754 sq ft
    Added: 07/05/22, Last Updated: 07/05/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-10279
    Community: Pasadena (NE)
    Tract: Not Applicable
    Status: Active

    California Dreaming in real life! THIS is the home you’ve been waiting for. Situated on a charming tree-lined neighborhood of Pasadena, this tastefully renovated home features quality craftsmanship, upgraded Smart home systems and the perfect indoor outdoor living space. The home radiates style and sophistication with refinished hardwood floors, crown molding, elegantly framed fireplace and a gorgeous kitchen everyone will be taking notes of. Newly installed picturesque windows bathe the house in natural light. The glamorous kitchen is setup with matching stainless steel appliances, beautiful quartz countertop, farmhouse sink, and shaker cabinets accentuated with designer ‘Ann Sacks’ herringbone tile backsplash. After each meal, step through the French doors that open up to the dreamy California living in the tranquil backyard patio, surrounded by lush greenery, perfect for intimate gathering of family and friends, or just a quiet retreat for yourself, pool side. The upgraded electrical panel services a new energy efficient air condition system, new water heater, Nest security, thermostat and safety detectors throughout the house. This home has been thoughtfully renovated to perfection. **Bonus: comes with plans to expand to a 3bed/2bath home. Come, stay awhile and you’ll know, this is Home Sweet Home.

    Listed with Beverly Liu CalDRE: 02017904 | (626) 600-2381, Remax Dream Properties


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!


    $3,088,000 :: 2065 Oakdale Street, Pasadena CA, 91107



    Property Photo

    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,502 sq ft
    Lot Size: 6,086 sq ft
    Added: 07/05/22, Last Updated: 07/05/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-10278
    Community: Pasadena (SW)
    Tract: Not Applicable
    Status: Active

    Newly built Modern two-story home tastefully built for today’s conveniences. Impressive and Sleek black framed pivot door entry leads to a stunning open and spacious floor plan with walls of chic floor to ceiling sliding door access to the entertainment friendly back yard creating a seamless blend of indoor/outdoor living. A food enthusiasts dream, the gourmet kitchen boasts two huge center islands, built-in Viking stainless-steel appliances, two sinks, double oven, 6-burner gas stove, trendy floating shelving and breakfast area. Must see to appreciate this exceptional kitchen. Lower level is complete with powder bath plus a generous en-suite bedroom. Upper level offers a cheerful loft, large laundry room with an abundance of storage, 2 en-suite bedrooms, and expansive master suite featuring a luxurious spa-like bath with soaking tub and double shower, custom closet & balcony with breathtaking treetop and mountain views. Oasis-like rear yard is highlighted by sparkling lap pool, large spa, lush lawn, and open patio with room for an outdoor kitchen. The two car garage is attached and has it’s own entry into a hallway leading to the kitchen, ideal and easy for bringing in the groceries and shopping bags. This is a special gem with lots of features and amenities. Close to Caltech, Huntington Library, Restaurants, and much more!

    Listed with Michele Downing CalDRE: 01046965 | (626) 523-6939, COMPASS


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!


    $899,000 :: 1015 Worcester Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91104



    Property Photo

    2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,008 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,096 sq ft
    Added: 07/05/22, Last Updated: 07/05/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: SB22131400
    Community: Pasadena (NW)
    Status: Active

    Located in the coveted Garfield Heights Landmark District neighborhood with tree lined streets and welcoming lighting. Imagine coming home to an architectural beauty emanating peace and tranquility. This special 1923 Craftstman home features special details including overhanging eaves, heavy, tapered columns, patterned window panes and a covered front porch to enjoy a glass of wine or lemonade on warm evenings. Featuring custom wood fencing, newer wood style flooring, an open floor plan and built ins. Several focal points including a decorative living room fireplace and dining area with an Edison style chandelier and built in shelving and wood/glass cabinetry. Beautiful details: arched welcoming ceilings, special door moldings, glass doorknobs, and more. The spacious remodeled kitchen overlooks the large backyard and includes an area for a side by side washer/dryer. Have a cup of coffee on the back patio or go outside by the guava trees and a neighboring Japanese Persimmons tree. Plenty of parking in the oversized driveway. The owners have upgraded the home with a newer, tastefully decorated bathroom, tankless hot water heater, newer pavers in the front, retaining garden walls on the side and back, new fencing all around, a motorized gate, reinforced/bolted foundation, resurveyed the property, changed out the sewer line to the street, and more (Over $165,000 in upgrades). Owner has drawn plans to enlarge the garage. City states can add an ADU if it meets their guidelines. Check private remarks. Located near Robinson Park, schools, Old Town Pasadena, The Huntington Library, Rose Bowl, Gamble House and the Norton Simon Museum. Easily accessible to the 210, 134 and 110 Freeways. More photos to come shortly. This beauty won’t last long. All information deemed accurate, but not guaranteed.

    Listed with Clara Duran-Reed CalDRE: 01396050 | 310-519-7670, The Duran Reed Firm, Inc.


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!


    $4,560,000 :: 1348 Westhaven Road, San Marino CA, 91108



    Property Photo

    5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,956 sq ft
    Lot Size: 14,567 sq ft
    Added: 08/25/21, Last Updated: 07/04/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: CV21188510
    Community: San Marino
    The price of this listing was last increased on 7/4/2022 by 4%
    Status: Active

    Fabulous home accompanied by prestigious schools in vibrant San Marino City; tranquil, privacy, north of Huntington Drive, perfect location with unparalleled qualities. Excellent condition with many upgrades including: newly designed front lawn, a curved path to main entrance, new driveway, dual central air, outdoor kitchen, new plumbing, new electrical panel, improved basement, auto gate, backyard golf course, video surveillance system. Magnificent stone wall, beautifully trimmed front lawn, formal entrance with midcentury column porch and balcony top, tree fenced property lines separate neighboring houses. Spacious living room with fireplace, hardwood floor, new chandeliers, great outdoor view. Formal dining room with view, nice kitchen with designer appliances including gas range, built-in appliances, triple sinks, center island with seating. Laundry room by kitchen, kitchen side door opens to gated driveway and to the detached garage. Breakfast nook by family room with door windows to backyard, large center office with fireplace can be used as media room, powder room, one bedroom with en-suite bathroom by family room can be used as guest room, maid room or for seniors who will love this quiet first floor chamber. Large windows with blinds throughout the entire house. Elegant foyer accessing second floor, great viewing balcony overlooks front garden and Westhaven Road. Four bedrooms on second floor are Spacious master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two closets for his and her clothes, adjacent kid’s bedroom with en-suite bathroom and full backyard view, third front view bedroom with Jack and Jill full bathroom to fourth bedroom. Party can be held in living room further extends to family room and to the backyard. Heated inground pool, spa, patio, outdoor kitchen, backyard golf course, storage shed, fruit trees. Two car garage, two parking spaces in gated portion driveway, two more parking space on front driveway outside auto gate with security camera on top, total 6 parking spaces; street parking available. Finest community, cozy neighborhood, curb sidewalk with poled street lights, walking distance to The Huntington Library, Art Museum

    Listed with VINCENT YU CalDRE: 01440257 | 626-382-1688, PINNACLE REAL ESTATE GROUP


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!


    $899,000 :: 3030 Center Street, Arcadia CA, 91006



    Property Photo

    2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,351 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,917 sq ft
    Added: 06/25/22, Last Updated: 07/03/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR22132639
    Community: Arcadia
    Status: Active

    Welcome to this warm and inviting home in Arcadia. This 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom home has the perfect blend of charm and modern improvements and has been lovingly maintained by the owner. Entering the home, the bright foyer leads you to the living room and flows into the dining area. The open concept layout has all common areas illuminated with bright natural light that comes from the sliding door with direct access to the private backyard. Adjacent is an updated kitchen with customized cabinetry and mosaic backsplash. The spacious prime bedroom boasts two customized closets, a bay window, and an enchanting fireplace. The guest bedroom is also generously sized with a walking closet. A full bathroom in the hallway has been upgraded with new vanity and skylight. Other upgrades include dual pane windows, laminate floors, recessed lights, and many more… An oversized garage is detached and located at the end of a long driveway allowing for lots of additional parking. This home is situated on a large lot with space for expansion and ADU (check with the city), the possibilities are endless. Convenient location, within minutes to parks, restaurants, schools, entertainment, and much more. Don’t miss out!

    Listed with Wenqian Zhou CalDRE: 01986112 | 626-400-8880, Keller Williams Realty


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!


    $1,178,880 :: 2257 E Del Mar Boulevard, Pasadena CA, 91107



    Property Photo

    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,117 sq ft
    Lot Size: 4,544 sq ft
    Added: 06/17/22, Last Updated: 07/03/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: IG22131543
    Community: Pasadena (SE)
    The price of this listing was last increased on 6/29/2022 by 1%
    Status: Active

    Newly remodeled and upgraded! Open floor plan with new flooring, renovated bathrooms, kitchen w/island includes high-end appliances (LG stackable washer & dryer, Samsung refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave oven. Gas range w built in air-fryer) and new painting both interior & exterior. This property has new landscaping, roofing, repaved concrete driveway, and new wood fencing around. Spacious 2car garage can be used as office, work-out room or man’s cave. Convenient location within a few mile radius include: Huntington Library, Cal-Tech, and Art center, restaurants, shops, nature and great outdoors.

    Listed with Jaime Eum CalDRE: 02078576 | 714-334-1281, Avery Realty Management, Inc.


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!