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Behind The Scenes: The Making Of A Luxury Real Estate Video

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Today we’re hanging out behind the scenes at one of our luxury listings inside a 30,000 sq ft house. As you know, staged homes sell faster and for more money because it helps buyers visualize themselves living in the house.

First impressions are important.

For this property, I used my own U-haul truck and loaded a grill and four different patio sets that I borrowed from different people because this property had no outdoor furniture. I had to bring in two guys to help and we spent a lot of time doing it, but it was well worth filling out the 15,000 sq ft of terraces. The other thing we did for this property was a 3-D virtual tour, which you yourself can see here: 



This house has a 22-car garage, so I brought in seven luxury vehicles to accentuate it for any prospective buyers who happen to be car enthusiasts. In case you’re wondering, it was two Bentleys, two Rolls Royces, and three Lamborghinis.

First impressions are important, and you only have one shot at it, so when the time comes for your own home staging, take the time to make sure it looks amazing. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me by phone or email. Remember - It’s Not The Market, It’s The Marketing.

Click on the image to watch the final walk through video for yourself. You can also click on the Chicago Tribune image to read the featured article.


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