Unexpected Coffee Table Ideas and Links To Great Options!

One of the best parts of being a Real Estate Stylist is helping people to see the potential in their “things”.  Sometimes we are so attached to something serving one purpose that we don’t see that it could also be something else.  And one spot that we routinely have to get creative with is coffee […]

5 Staging Tips If Your House Isn’t Selling

Good houses don’t sell. It is a sad, frustrating fact. I have staged houses that were in that circumstance–great houses, no sale (until we staged!).  What I have found is that there are typically two things at play. Houses that don’t sell often have an issue with price or presentation. I tell all of my […]

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 […]

4 Tips to Style Every Room Better NOW

Do you remember the Seinfeld episode with the “close talker”? Ever been in that situation? If you have, you know how important space is to how you feel in a social situation. Did you know that the same thing applies to how you arrange your furniture? Could your sofa possibly be making a potential buyer […]

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 […]

3 Trends For 2015 To Stage Your House To Sell Fast

I have to admit,  I love all of the design trend predictions that happen at this time of year.  Not all are great for staging but some are so I wanted to highlight my favorites so that you can get a jump start on styling your house to sell super fast or making it a […]

5 Costly Mistakes of Untrained Stagers

Selling a house is never easy but today’s market is a total beast!  And, honestly, I think that I’m being kind about that.  The main criteria for selling real estate have always been location, size, and price.  But today, you also can’t overlook your property’s swagger—presentation and condition. Today, more than 90% of buyers are […]