Friday, April 28, 2017
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Home Staging Tips

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What is a Home Staging Consultation?

Home staging doesn’t have to be expensive, especially if you just hire a home stager to give you detailed advice on what to do on your own. This is commonly referred to as a Home Staging Consultation and a good one will include: 1. Discussion of the target buyer for your home. Think of home staging as “packaging” your real […]

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When Home Staging Doesn’t Sell Your Home

Thanks to “JC” for a recent comment on this blog expressing his frustration that his staged home didn’t sell. It’s awful to be in that situation when you feel like you’ve done everything “right”. I don’t know JC or even what city he lives in, but he said he spent a lot of money on […]

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Real estate listing photo better at dusk

Real estate photography quality has never been more critical. I’m dismayed when I see real estate listing photos that look like they’ve been shot from a moving car, or when the photos show a home at its least flattering angle. As a home seller you need to insist that your real estate agent use quality […]

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What bed size to buy for a tiny condo?

An interior redesign client of mine was struggling with what size of bed to order for the master bedroom of her new condo. She and her husband were used to sleeping in a King but she was concerned it would be too crowded in the new room.

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Home Staging Helps Develop a Real Estate Listing Mindset

One of the side benefits of home staging is that it helps you see your house as a real estate listing instead of your home. A professional home stager forces you to look at your home from the eyes of a highly critical buyer which is key to selling quickly and for top dollar. If […]

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5 Real Estate Safety Tips to Protect your Family

One of the unpleasant realities of selling your home on the real estate market is that you’ll have to put up with strangers going through every room and opening every closet. They’ll even look in your medicine cabinet! It’s all fair game, since you are trying to sell your house and prospective buyers have the […]

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Kids Rooms are Key in Selling in Family Neighborhood

If you’re selling a three or four bedroom house in a family neighborhood, it’s important to show kid’s rooms, even if there are no longer young children living in the house. It doesn’t take much to create the look and it’s an important part in romancing the target market for the home. Home buyers have […]

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Quick Fluff for the Powder Room

Bathrooms are such small rooms and so easy to update without spending much money. Whether you’re moving now or later, why not fluff your bathroom and make it a more enjoyable room? In the case of powder rooms, all you need is some art, a bud vase and a nice fluffy towel.

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Rental furniture for home staging adds to what you currently have

When it’s time to put the house you are living in onto the real estate market, it becomes a product. Rather than suggesting all new furniture in a resale home, a good home stager will try and work with what you already have in new and better ways when staging your home. Sometimes though, it’s […]

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Ditch the clutter and use art when staging a home office

If you have a functioning home office in your house, the chances are it’s quite cluttered with papers, binders, “to do” piles, stacks on the floor under your desk and general chaos. This might be how you work (no judgments here, I work that way myself), but it’s no way to sell your home. Besides, […]

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