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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Introducing our new app!

Do you remember as a kid for Christmas or Hannukah, getting super excited to get that one “it” gift.  For me it was the Barbie Beauty Salon.  I thought that I had been so outrageously good that year that Santa of course would see the wisdom in giving me the one tool that could take […]

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 […]

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 […]

Buy This, Not That: TV Stands

For those of you who read this blog, you know I am a chipper, enthusiastic sort.  And, in my staging, I love to work with what my clients already own as much as possible. I don’t like to ever go negative unless I feel it in service to you all.  So, in the spirit of […]

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 […]