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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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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

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Frames for Days

Adding interest to walls goes beyond picking the perfect shade of “pebble” while staging a home for sale. We’ve already learned how best to put your money where your paint is. Another step a home stager usually takes is to remove all family photos and unappealing art (such as nudes). Subsequently, the walls themselves end up unappealing and… Continue reading Frames for Days

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Put Your Money Where Your Paint Is

A twenty dollar can of paint is all you need to transform a space. Changing the color of a single wall can be a quick, yet impactful, redesign. When selling a house, it is best to stick to neutral colors for most spaces. This doesn’t mean your choices should be boring. A feature wall in a… Continue reading Put Your Money Where Your Paint Is