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Open House Undercover: 5 Mistakes to Avoid at Your Open House

I struggle with determining whether or not holding an Open House for your listing is truly valuable. Often times, you only get “Lucy Lookers” and “Nosie Nancys” from down the street. Other times, if your home is staged appropriately, the right potential buyer has found your home online and made an offer before the first… Continue reading Open House Undercover: 5 Mistakes to Avoid at Your Open House

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Home Design for Timeless Value

Making a decision on selections when remodeling or building new construction is overwhelming for most of us. Even if you never plan to move away from this “forever” home, it is smart to make timeless choices with the design selections. Here are a few of my faves: White Kitchens Black and White Marble Crown Molding Stripes Hardwood Flooring Subway… Continue reading Home Design for Timeless Value

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It’s What’s on the Outside That Counts! Home Staging Tips for the Best Curb Appeal

We’ve all been taught to not judge a book by its cover; however, in real estate, that all goes out the window. A lack of curb appeal can be deadly in today’s market. Your staging efforts inside will create enticing online photos, which will get buyers to schedule the showings. Effort toward the perfect curb… Continue reading It’s What’s on the Outside That Counts! Home Staging Tips for the Best Curb Appeal

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Survey Says: Staging Has REAL Value! National Association of REALTORS 2015 Profile of Home Staging

As a new Home Stager and Design Consultant, I am looking to develop partnerships with local real estate agents. During my research for informational materials, I came across the Profile below, published by the National Association of REALTORS. This important publication includes all of the statistics needed to support the value of the home staging industry, a great… Continue reading Survey Says: Staging Has REAL Value! National Association of REALTORS 2015 Profile of Home Staging

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Ten Items for a Home Stager’s Toolbox

1. Baskets: Use baskets of all sizes in all rooms to add texture and provide an aesthetically pleasing storage to corral blankets, pillows, magazines, toys, firewood, books, groceries, clothes, towels…to infinity and beyond! 2. Towels: We previously talked about the importance of fresh, fluffy towels in 3 Essentials Steps to the Most Valuable Bathroom. Having an… Continue reading Ten Items for a Home Stager’s Toolbox

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Living in a Staged Home Stinks, but Your Bathroom Shouldn’t! 3 Essential Steps to the Most Valuable Bathroom

Bathrooms sell houses, which brings them to the top of the priority list when preparing a home to sell. The master bathroom is often the very last room decorated in a home because it is the room least visited by guests; however, it will be one of the first rooms addressed when staging a home.… Continue reading Living in a Staged Home Stinks, but Your Bathroom Shouldn’t! 3 Essential Steps to the Most Valuable Bathroom

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Window Treatments for “Best Dressed” Homes

Window treatments are an important factor for earning top dollar for your home. When designing to sell, window treatments need to accomplish the following: 1. Enhance the warmth and beauty of the home. For universal appeal and a modern look, it is best to select simple drapery rods and hardware with clean lines, which also… Continue reading Window Treatments for “Best Dressed” Homes