3 Misconceptions About Home Staging

Nearly half of all Realtors believe that a staged home can bring a higher price than a non-staged home. According to the National Association of Realtors 2015 Profile of Home Staging, 32% of buyers’ agents believe staging a home increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer by one percent to five percent. Another 16% of agents believe it increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer by six percent to 10 percent.

With so much money at stake, why do some people still fail to stage their homes? Possibly because of a few misconceptions still surrounding home staging…

Great Paint Colors for Home Staging or Selling Your House: Taupe!

Taupes and other neutrals aren’t really that exciting, but for a home that’s on the market, these colors usually present an ideal view of your home in terms of size, shape, and mood. They also allow buyers to envision themselves and their belongings in the home without being swayed by your personal design style.

3 Ways to Make Buyers Run Screaming from Your Home

When staging your home for sale, it’s important to create an atmosphere that promotes peace, tranquility, and respite from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. You want buyers to linger and visualize the lifestyle they could lead if they lived in a home like yours. Yet even in the most beautifully styled house, buyersContinue reading “3 Ways to Make Buyers Run Screaming from Your Home”

5 Tips for Staging a Media Room

Media rooms are an especially attractive asset to high-end real estate buyers who expect luxury features in a home. Just like any other room, staging a media room well means creating a space that helps potential buyers dream about what life could be like in your home! Use these tips to show buyers your media room is theContinue reading “5 Tips for Staging a Media Room”

3 Revelations I Had While Staging My Own Home For Sale

A few weeks ago my husband and I noticed a home we’d had our eye on for several months dropped the price. We decided to take a leap of faith, made an offer, and it was accepted! “Next step: we have to have put our current home on the market and get a sales contractContinue reading “3 Revelations I Had While Staging My Own Home For Sale”

The 5 Dirtiest Places You May Not Be Cleaning

Time for spring cleaning has begun! While conspicuously gross places like toilet bowls and garbage cans are clear targets for disinfection, there are other less obvious, more nefarious dirty spots that we touch on a daily basis. To keep your household healthy and happy, take a look at these 5 germy spots you may missingContinue reading “The 5 Dirtiest Places You May Not Be Cleaning”

Drapes and Wallpaper in Home Staging

Staging is 100% visual marketing. It’s about creating the most demand from the largest number of potential buyers. In most cases, drapes and wallpaper of any kind are extremely taste and style specific. To increase the appeal of your home with more buyers, we recommend removing wallpaper and drapes in most cases.

4 Tips to Help You Get Organized in the New Year

January is the perfect time for a fresh start in your home! Whether you plan to stay put or you’re getting ready to sell your home, start the new year off right by getting organized and enjoy the benefits of a neater, easier to maintain home. Stop adding clutter. Avoid making bulk purchases or stockingContinue reading “4 Tips to Help You Get Organized in the New Year”

How to Hide Eyesores and Flaws in a Room

As I watch my dad and husband eagerly await the approach of hunting season, I am reminded of the importance of camouflage. Camouflage is essentially the art of making something blend in with its surroundings, and it can be an important tool for home sellers on a tight budget. A well-staged home will draw attention awayContinue reading “How to Hide Eyesores and Flaws in a Room”

7 Curb Appeal Tips for Fall

There’s more to fall curb appeal than just throwing a few pumpkins in the front yard. Curb appeal is literally the first impression of your home, setting the tone for the way a buyer views the rest of the house (if they view it all)! You can create a positive first impression with homebuyers this fall with theseContinue reading “7 Curb Appeal Tips for Fall”