How to Hide Cords and Other Eyesores 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 Cords and Other Eyesores in a Room”

Staging a Home That Buyers Will LOVE This Valentine’s Day

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 made it inside your front door, your house probably already meets their general criteria.

Resolve to Sell! More Quick Tips for Getting Your Home Market Ready

Last year’s “Resolve to Sell” post was hands down our most popular blog post on Pinterest, so with that in mind, we thought we’d follow up with some more helpful tips about how to start getting your house ready to go on the market this year! Declutter. As a home stager, I can say thisContinue reading “Resolve to Sell! More Quick Tips for Getting Your Home Market Ready”

Tips for Organizing and Staging Your Laundry Room

We all have to do laundry. For most of us, it’s not a room we choose to spend a lot of time in. Remember, though, home staging is all about romancing potential buyers–not reminding them of chores or a lack of storage space. Keeping the laundry room clean, bright, and organized when selling will maximizeContinue reading “Tips for Organizing and Staging Your Laundry Room”

How to Clean Granite Countertops Naturally (and Cheaply!)

Make sure granite countertops are clean and shiny when selling a home. Learn our recipe for DIY eco-friendly granite cleaner on a budget.

Summer Home Staging Tips

Set the stage for summer home selling by staging an environment where potential buyers can see themselves relaxing and entertaining in a cool, comfortable space. Turn the patio into an additional “room,” complete with a table, chairs, flowers, and maybe even some type of food or beverage vignette. Add a new outdoor rug and cushy pillows toContinue reading “Summer Home Staging Tips”

How to Improve Curb Appeal When Selling Your Home

Let’s be honest — we don’t live in our front yard so we have a tendency to overlook the many cobwebs, grease stains, and water stains that accumulate there. But never, ever underestimate the importance of curb appeal to a potential buyer. A buyer’s critical eye will not miss a detail, however, especially when they areContinue reading “How to Improve Curb Appeal When Selling Your Home”

How to Avoid 3 of the Worst Clutter Traps When Selling Your Home

If selling a home is on your to-do list, eliminating clutter may be one of the most important New Year’s resolutions you can make! Here are three of the worst clutter traps I typically see as a home stager, and some tips on how to avoid them. Closets Closets are a fantastic place to storeContinue reading “How to Avoid 3 of the Worst Clutter Traps When Selling Your Home”