William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Agent Ira Goldspiel Experiences Benefits of Home Staging First-Hand with Two Recent Sales

Two Litchfield County properties sell as a result of expert home staging, while a third experiences increased interest

Litchfield County, Conn. – February 26, 2016 – William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that Ira Goldspiel, a top-producing sales agent in the firm’s Kent brokerage, saw two of his Litchfield County listings sell and a third receive heightened attention as a direct result of home staging. Expert staging companies MI Bond and J. Seitz & Company served as the decorative talent behind this swift surge in home buying interest.

Staged homes utilize the expertise of pro designers and decorators to highlight a listing’s strengths, and present it in the most positive light, grabbing the interest and attention of prospective home buyers. Clearing out clutter, completing repair projects, repositioning furniture, repurposing rooms, installing proper lighting, as well as adding freshly painted walls, accessories and other decorative touches are all part of staging.

19 Nodine Pasture Road, a post-and-beam, shingle-style residence located on over eight acres of private land bordering Macedonia State Park in Kent, Conn., is one of Goldspiel’s many properties to take advantage of home staging. “The house was on the market for over a year with little activity,” said Goldspiel. “It wasn’t until I took over the listing and had it staged by MI Bond that a bidding war took place, resulting in multiple offers within just a few weeks.” The open floor plan residence features exposed beams, raised paneling, a fieldstone fireplace, high-end light fixtures and hardwood floors. The property is now under contract for a last asking price of $695,000.

Staged by the same company, 258 Brick School Road, a three-bedroom Colonial on over six acres of land in Warren, Conn., had little to no interest after its owner moved. This soon changed after Goldspiel had it lightly staged for showings, ultimately resulting in an accepted offer. The residence displays exposed beams, warm woodwork and an oversized fireplace in its spacious living room. The heart of the home comprises the dining and kitchen area, which offers a vaulted ceiling, woodstove, as well as French doors that open to a screen porch. The home is also currently under contract with a last asking price of $629,000.

Home staging is an essential tool in the home selling process,” said Goldspiel. “With just a few adjustments and decorative touches made by design experts, the results can be vast and amazingly successful.”

24 Ranney Hill Road, a shingle-style residence located on over 30 acres of land in Roxbury, Conn., experienced a recent increase in interest among potential buyers after the home was staged by Joana Seitz of the highly respected furniture store J. Seitz & Company. With her expertise, the residence was effectively staged, boasting new furniture and a highly appealing style.

About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.9-billion portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 28 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.

Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes approximately 18,000 sales associates located in approximately 825 offices throughout 61 countries and territories.

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:

­Ira Goldspiel

Real Estate Agent




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