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 your … Continue reading Our Top Recommended Cleaning “Must-Haves” for DIY Home Staging
Clearly, "grossed out" is not the vibe you're going for when trying to sell your home. Eliminating the types of things most likely to trigger sensitivities in your potential buyers can make a big difference in how quickly your home sells!
Vignettes, or "tablescapes," are a powerful tool in home staging. They help set a vibe and sell a lifestyle. These decorative groupings of art or accessories act as a focal point or make a decorative statement. They're especially useful in staging a home for sale because they can draw a buyer’s attention toward a positive attribute or help distract from less appealing features.
The Real Estate Staging Association® (RESA®) is pleased to announce that Vannessa Rhoades with Three Bears Home Staging in Katy, TX has been voted One of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate Staging.
The entryway (or foyer or entrance hall, depending on what part of the country you're from) is literally the first impression buyers will have of the interior of your home -- making this space appealing is the first step in helping buyers establish a particular feeling about your house. As with all first impressions, buyers will form an opinion about your house within a matter of seconds -- either positive or negative -- that they will try to further support as they view the rest of your home. If that first impression is a good one, they tend to look for attributes throughout the home tour that will support those initial feelings.
So what's the best way to stage the entryway when selling your home?
First impressions are especially important when it comes to bathrooms, an area where potential home buyers don't typically spend a lot of time. We've outlined a few of our favorite tips for staging your bathroom (and some easy updates even if you're not trying to sell your home). Keep it sparkling clean. Remove all traces of dirt and … Continue reading Bathrooms: Easy DIY Staging Tips
I really dislike the word "declutter" -- to my mind, it implies messiness, dirtiness, and disorganization. I prefer "simplify and reduce" because it feels less judgemental and more direct (the Google search engine tells me I'm in the minority as far as which phrase people actually search, though). The truth is, even the neatest, most … Continue reading 3 Easy Steps to an End of Summer Declutter
Built-in shelves can be especially tricky when staging your home for sale. When they’re overflowing or crammed too tightly (as many of them are), they give the impression that there’s a lack of space. Use our tips to learn how to stage a bookcase like a pro!
To maximize your selling and renovation budget, pay attention to features that will make your home more attractive to today's potential buyers.
Your master bedroom should be a relaxing, romantic respite from the chaos of the world around you. Whether you're staging your home for sale or just trying to create a more inspiring vibe in your current space, a few simple changes this Valentine's Day can add romance and calm to your bedroom sanctuary: Tidy up. Lots … Continue reading How to Make Your Bedroom More Romantic