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…
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.
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
Decorating your home in a way that seamlessly combines style and functionality can be challenging. Regardless of how expensive the furniture or decor, sometimes our homes still seem to missing "it" and fall short of the perfect rooms we see on HGTV.
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 in 2015! Declutter. As a home stager, I can say this … Continue reading Resolve to Sell! Quick Tips for Getting Your Home Market Ready in 2015
With the holidays now behind us, it's time to plunge into a new year with new goals and expectations. If putting your home on the market is part of the plans you have for this year, it's important to remember a few basic tips for preparing your home sell (even for sellers on a modest … Continue reading Resolve to Sell! Quick Tips for Getting Your Home Market Ready in the New Year
Autumn is a great time to sell your home! There are fewer homes on the market (i.e., less competition), and the cooler months offer the perfect opportunity to stage your house as a great place to snuggle up and get cozy for the winter. Here are six home staging tips for fall that can help … Continue reading Home Staging Tips for Fall