Karen A. Keating
Long Beach, CA, 90808-4000, USA
(562) 429-1800
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Karen A. Keating
General Partner and Master Accredited Staging Professional (ASPM) Coast Home Staging

562/429-1800 Office
800/870-4031 Toll Free (Southern Ca. Only)
email [email protected]
About Staging
Buyers only know what they see...not the way it can be...

Staging gives you a distinct marketing advantage

  • Nationwide statistics show that 80% of potential home buyers turn to the internet to view listings before venturing out with a Agent to view perspective properties.

    Take a look at the sample photos on the right side of this page. I would bet money that you would pass by both homes in the "Before Staging" photos and would be captured by both homes in the "After Staging" photos.

    Can you believe they are the same room? They are! And you can believe that they sat on the market for a long time Before Staging with no offers. Once Coast Home Staging was engaged as part of the sales team, they both sold quickly.

Staging attracts a broader range of buyers!

  • The absence of furniture and accessories could allow the potential buyer to draw inaccurate conclusions on how a room may be used or how the furniture can be placed in a room to allow for traffic flow.

    Why give them the opportunity to make incorrect assumptions? Staging the property with furnishings will put these worries to rest. As Accredited Staging Professionals, we are trained to use "buyers eyes" creating a broad appeal. This technique allows a wide range of buyers to visually move in and bond with the property.

Staging keeps potential buyers out of the dark!

  • As Accredited Staging Professionals, we know how important lighting is to every room in the property. Table and/or floor lamps are used in every room, and left on for showing.

    The lighting in vacant properties is generally poor due to the fact that only ceiling lights remain, and in some cases ceiling lighting may not be available, leaving rooms completely dark.
About Coast Home Staging
Coast Home Staging invites you to experience the difference Staging can make with your listing...
Coast Home Staging is owned and operated by my husband, Dan Keating, and myself. As a husband and wife team, we both have had the honor and privilege of being personally trained by the founder, Barb Schwarz, CASPT, ASPM, CSP, and the creator of the Home Staging concept.

Our Mission Statement

It is our goal, at Coast Home Staging, to professionally prepare homes for sale by providing excellent Home Staging Services to Realtors and Sellers through the use of our creative Staging skills learned through the ASP designation and the values of integrity & honesty.

Coast Home Staging will be happy to provide as little or as much Service as needed to fit your budget & timeline.
My Credentials
  • General Partner - Coast Home Staging
  • Accredited Staging Professional, ASP
  • Accredited Staging Professional Master, ASPM
  • Member, International Association of Home Staging Professionals, IHASP - Orange County and West Los Angeles Chapters
  • West Los Angeles Chapter IAHSP Membership Chairperson 2008
  • Orange County Chapter IAHSP Treasurer 2007
  • Continuing Education, IAHSP Symposium 2007
  • Orange County Chapter IAHSP Treasurer 2006
  • Women's Council of Realtors, WCR, Long Beach/South Bay Chapter, Affiliate Member 2006-2008
  • Pacific West Association of Realtors, PWR, Affiliate Member 2006-2008
  • Greater Long Beach Area Real Estate Club, Member 2006-2007
  • Orange County Association of Realtors, OCAR, Affiliate Member 2008
  • B.E.E.E. Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Youngstown State University

What is an ASPM

Before Staging

This photo used on marketing material does not allow potential buyers to accurately gage the size and intended use of the room as shown.

After Staging

This photo of the same room as shown above, used in your marketing material shows a house with a hugh master suite. WOW!

Before Staging

Remember! "The way you live in your home and the way you market and sell your home are two different things."Barb Schwarz"

After Staging

This photo of the same room as shown above, is an example of how Coast Home Staging can take your lived in home and prepare it for Marketing and Sale. Now the seller has a product that potential buyers want!

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