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Tips for Capturing the Best MLS Photos

Tips to Get Started: Hire a professional photographer who specializes in real estate photography and uses a wide angle lens. Stage the home. Clearing the home of personal items, arranging the furniture for proper traffic flow and neutralizing decor is important to tackle prior to having your property photographed. Vacant rooms appear smaller and cold.… Continue reading Tips for Capturing the Best MLS Photos

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Vacant Homes Leave Buyers Empty-minded and Sellers Empty-handed

Vacant homes are a tough sell! They always seem cold and uninviting, and empty rooms leave potential buyers confused as to proper function and layout. Rooms actually appear smaller when vacant. Crazy, right? Sitting Pretty Redesign can help make your vacant home appear larger and more inviting. We work with realtors, investors and “flippers,” as well… Continue reading Vacant Homes Leave Buyers Empty-minded and Sellers Empty-handed

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Master the Bedroom Retreat on Buyers’ Must-have List

Creating a serene and luxurious master bedroom is important for appealing to potential buyers. Even if you are not trying to sell your home, or if you just moved into a new home (congratulations!), this is also an important step for home owners. We work way too hard these days, and “life” gets in the way of… Continue reading Master the Bedroom Retreat on Buyers’ Must-have List

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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