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 […]

Should We List Our House In November?

I was just reading a Trulia blog post and thought that it was so perfect that I wanted to pass it along to you… Some owners hesitate to market their homes between Halloween and New Year’s Day, believing the holiday season to be an off-peak time to sell. But the idea that houses don’t sell in […]

4 Ways To Stage A Mantle and 1 Way Not To

Focal points are HUGE when staging a room!  When you think about your online listing, you have to go BIG when it comes to accessorizing your focal points because big is what jumps off the page in those itty bitty online listing photos. One of the best focal points in many rooms–and easiest to identify–is […]

Save Money with These Pro Staging Tips

I’m not sure if I told you yet, but a HUGE thing for me is how to stage a house on a budget.  Staging can be an investment, but I get a sense from my clients that they or their friends and family watch HGTV–which I love, by the way!–and have a reality tv image of staging and stagers […]

How to Stage a House 101: Declutter for Quick Sale

“Do I really have to take down Great Aunt Mildred’s portrait?”  Um…yes…  Actually, I get asked about this–well, not exactly this–all the time.  That said, when it comes to how to stage a house, it is the most important staging question I have to answer.  So, what exactly is decluttering and depersonalizing and how far should […]

How to Stage a House 101: You Can Totally Mess Up Your Sale in a Hot Real Estate Market

Finally!!  The real estate market is showing signs of improvement in this busy fall market!   Behind the spring season, fall is the best time of year to list your house because the buyers are active again after a long summer vacation from house hunting.  This makes for a seriously sweet combination for you, my dear […]

How to Stage a House 101: Sell Your Property Faster With These 5 Important Steps

A Property Restylist, or Home Stager, can often make simple changes to your property that lead to dramatic results—a faster sale for the most money possible.  As a Real Estate Stager, I have learned that there are five things that you absolutely must do to stage your house to get it in its most marketable […]

How to Stage a House 101: Strategy Matters More Than Ever in Real Estate Marketing

Think about this Seth Godin quote…”When everyone is playing the same game, your execution is critical.”  Never has this been truer in the real estate market.  The real estate websites all offer the same framework to showcase your house compared to others.  What are you and your Realtor doing to make your house, your listing, […]