The Power of The Throw Pillow

There are so many great and inexpensive ways that sellers–and anyone, really–can update the look and feel of each room in their house. And, over the years, I have realized that there are a few key components to making a room really sing, especially in online listing photos.  I recently wrote about how to update a room […]

Home Staging Tips To Attract The Right Buyer

The dilemma I describe in today’s video–lots of traffic, no offers–is not uncommon but with some solid Home Staging tips, it can totally be turned around.  In fact, this seller’s problem kind of reminded me that in my business, my branding coach always says that I don’t want to just attract clients, I want to […]

Great Resources For Curtains Under $50

I never fully realized the power of the humble curtain until I started Staging.  For me, I always loved the look of bare windows and, to be honest, found other ways to spend the money that probably should have been set aside for window coverings.  But, wow!  When I started my Staging business, I quickly learned that […]

Which Backsplash Tile Goes With Granite?

Even though Quartz and solid surface counters are making a strong showing, granite is still the counter that I see installed most often when people upgrade their kitchens.  Also, since granite has become one of the more affordable options for countertops, a lot of my investors use them in their rehabs and a lot of […]

Home Staging Tip: How To Style Your Dark Sofa

Full disclosure…when I first started my real estate staging business, I was not very good at explaining why something wasn’t working in a room.  The reason was that I really didn’t know why I felt the way I did.  I would just get this little voice nagging at me and I would struggle to come […]

How To Make A Crazy Wall Color Make Sense

Neutralize, neutralize, neutralize. You’ve heard that advice a million times I am sure. Honestly, it is generic advice that anyone can give you and is often misguided, especially when it comes to paint colors. If you are starting from scratch with a flip or new construction then you are most likely going to keep the […]

Should We Paint The Paneling To Sell The House?

Sheila reached out to me in a panic.  Her house had been on the market for 60 days and they had no offers. “Everyone says it’s dated and dark.  Everyone wants open concept and light and bright.  If I hear those two things one more time, I don’t know what I’ll do.” When I got […]

Updating 80’s Laminate Cabinets To Sell

Mullets and feathered hair were wicked awesome in the 80’s but thank goodness, we easily jumped off of those two train wrecks of fashion.  80’s laminate cabinets haven’t seemed so easy to shed though.  And, when you get ready to sell your house, they are a real problem. But, fear not!  Like a great new […]

{video}: Beautiful Blue and And White Living Room Makeover

When my friends Kelly and Brandon asked me to help them redesign their living room, I was so honored.  They have a beautiful home located right in my neighborhood so the pressure was on to create a truly amazing space. The interesting thing is that their house is on a street where a lot of […]

How Do You Know If A House Should Be Staged?

I just recently gave a presentation to a real estate office and one of the REALTORS® asked a great question. How do you know if a house should be staged? I think that his real question is really about value.  How do I know if it is worth the investment to stage a house?  I think […]