Front Porch Ideas and Home Staging Tips

In my experience with home sellers, the front porch is often one of the most neglected parts of a home. This makes sense when you think about how most homeowners use the front porch…in that they really don’t use it at all. Many homeowners enter their house through the garage or a back door entrance,Continue reading “Front Porch Ideas and Home Staging Tips”

Quiz: Is Your Home Ready to Sell?

Quiz time! Are you ready to sell your house? You may feel like you’re ready…but that doesn’t necessarily mean your house is. Have you done everything in your power to squeeze out every penny of hidden equity in your home? To successfully sell your home quickly and profitably? To find out, sign up below toContinue reading “Quiz: Is Your Home Ready to Sell?”

Our Favorite Kitchen Home Staging Decor Finds on Amazon

Using a few simple accessories as marketing pieces helps add warmth to your space. Staging a kitchen is simple and fairly inexpensive with the right props.

The Rules of Good Home Seller Etiquette

Part of our job educating home sellers on how to have a more successful sale means teaching them the rules that govern good home seller behavior. Believe it or not, there is (sort of an unwritten?) code of etiquette for home sellers (there’s definitely one for home buyers, too — we’ll circle back to that one on a different day). And just like all codes of conduct, the rules governing home seller etiquette are meant to reflect an attitude of consideration, kindness, and respect toward your potential home buyers and the real estate agents trying to sell your home.

Our Favorite Neutral Home Staging Decor Finds on Amazon

How do you de-clutter and de-personalize your home for sale without creating a space that feels sterile and empty? One way is to incorporate neutral home decor pieces that add texture, warmth, and interest to the space. These pieces should serve as highlights to the architectural features of the home, not as the focal point themselves. To help you get started, take a look at these neutral, budget-friendly home decor finds available on Amazon that can add complement almost any space.


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When to Use a Rug in Home Staging (and When Not To)

As The Dude sagely noted, a favorite rug can really bring all the elements of a space into harmony. A good rug adds interest, defines the space, helps absorb noise, and creates a sense of warmth. Used improperly, however, rugs can really distort a potential buyer’s perception of your home when staging for sale. From being a simple trip hazard to posing a major distraction, some rugs really just work better for staging when they’re gone. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a few pointers to keep in mind when deciding whether your rug should stay or go when staging your house for sale…

DIY Holiday Simmer Scents: Make Your House Smell Great for the Holidays!

You know we love simmering potpourri recipes (read our posts about Simmer Scents for Autumn and Summer). They’re a simple, cost-conscious way to make your house smell warm and comforting for the holidays using fruits and spices and WITHOUT the use of harmful chemicals! They’re especially useful for anyone planning to put their home on the market soon — research shows that potential buyers can find overly complex fragrances too distracting. These natural fragrance recipes are super light and clean, a great way to make your house smell welcoming to anyone who visits this holiday season!

Our Top Recommended Cleaning “Must-Haves” for DIY Home Staging

When it comes to selling your home, cleanliness says a LOT to your potential buyers (so does dirtiness, for that matter). Home buyers are some of the most judgemental visitors that will ever darken your door (and understandably so, right? — they’re trying to decide whether they want to invest thousands of dollars in yourContinue reading “Our Top Recommended Cleaning “Must-Haves” for DIY Home Staging”

Our 6 Favorite White Paints for Selling Your Home

Choosing the right shade of white paint can be a big challenge. It’s highly reflective so you have to consider the other elements in the room: accent walls, wood tones, bold furnishings, ceiling color, light bulb color temperatures, even the direction the windows are facing (and possibly what’s outside those windows)! White paint is alsoContinue reading “Our 6 Favorite White Paints for Selling Your Home”