If you want to sell your house, home staging can often help to accentuate the positive while minimizing the negative. But sometimes staging can go awry. A three-bedroom Mesa Verde home in Costa Mesa is an example of this. Click on the link to see what I mean. For the most part the staging is fine. In fact, the first picture is appealing, but look at picture four, the living room picture.The diagonal furniture arrangement cries out that the size and shape of this room makes it difficult to fit all the furniture that would normally be placed in a living room. Sometimes the diagonal arrangement works, but not this time. A few pieces of furniture in a more traditional furniture arrangement would be a better idea.
Here is what some other homes in the area have sold for recently:
2903 Pemba Drive: 3 beds/2 baths, 1768 SF, built in 1960
Sold for $775,000 on 6-15-08 ($438/SF)
3140 Sumatra Place, Costa Mesa: 3 beds/2 baths, 1820 SF, built in 1957
Sold for $506,250 on 8-18-08 ($278/SF)
2013 North Capella Court, Costa Mesa: 4 beds/2 baths, 1638 SF, built in 1963
Sold for $620,000 on 8-15-08 ($379/SF)