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, buyers … Continue reading 3 Ways to Make Buyers Run Screaming from Your Home
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 the … Continue reading 5 Tips for Staging a Media Room
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 contract … Continue reading 3 Revelations I Had While Staging My Own Home For Sale
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 missing … Continue reading The 5 Dirtiest Places You May Not Be Cleaning
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.
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 stocking … Continue reading 4 Tips to Help You Get Organized in the New Year
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 away … Continue reading How to Hide Eyesores and Flaws in a Room
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 these … Continue reading 7 Curb Appeal Tips for Fall
As the April 15 tax deadline approaches, I wanted to remind you that in many cases, the cost of home staging may be tax-deductible! Barb Schwarz, ASPM®, IASHP® and The Creator of Home Staging®, provides the following information: According to CPA/CFE Rob Unger of the accounting firm Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, P.C., “Home sellers can benefit from home … Continue reading Is Home Staging Tax-Deductible?
Home staging is about creating a love connection between the property and potential buyers. As the home seller, you have a HUGE advantage: a perfectly targeted, captive audience and an opportunity to make multiple good impressions! Most buyers who come to your house are good prospects. They are actively shopping for the product you are selling, and if they've … Continue reading Staging a Home That Buyers Will LOVE This Valentine’s Day