Staging Diva Graduate Lavonne Clifford proves that home staging works after selling her own home for $15,000 above the asking price.
(UNITED STATES) October 24, 2011 – Before Staging Diva Graduate Lavonne Clifford had ever heard of home staging, she was reaping its benefits.
When Clifford was preparing to sell her home, all the real estate agents she spoke with said that she wouldn’t get more than $330,000 for it. After she staged her house, it was listed for $350,000 and sold in less than 10 days for $365,000 after bringing in multiple offers.
“Our real estate market is horrendous,” says Clifford. “A local real estate agent called me last week thanking me for the best neighborhood comp in over a year. As one agent put it, ‘I see hundreds of houses, but every year there are one or two that take your breath away.’ I always strive for that ‘take your breath away’ feel. It sells houses!”
As a dedicated mother and full-time volunteer, Clifford spent years focused on others. Now that her children are in high school, she is focusing on her home staging business, Big Dog Staging based in Atlanta.
About the home staging training Clifford received from Staging Diva, she says, “The program helped me set some goals, which is the first step towards achieving them. Baby steps!”
For more information on the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program, visit the Staging Diva website.
The creator of the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program, Debra Gould has staged millions of dollars worth of real estate, including seven of her own homes. She is the president of home staging firm SixElements.com and has trained over 4000 home stagers to start and grow their own businesses.
Debra has gained international recognition through features in major media in the US and Canada including: This Old House, HGTV, CNN Money, CBC National News, CBS Radio, Global TV, City TV, The Wall Street Journal, Women’s Day, Reader’s Digest and more.
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