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Can the Right Accessories in a Home Make a Difference? - 07/30/10 11:12 AM
Can the Right Accessories in a Home Make a Difference? One of the services my Atlanta Georgia home staging company, Georgia Interior Solutions, LLC, offers is an "accessory" package for occupied homes. And while the majority of our stagings focus on vacant homes, we do, on occasion, receive calls from homeowners that simply do not know what to purchase or don't have the time. In the case of this home, we swapped out some of the existing accessories and added a few other touches to help make this home shine! Here are the before and after pictures:
Can a Single Home Staging Consultation Help Sell a Home? - 07/30/10 09:51 AM
Can a Single Home Staging Consultation Help Sell a Home? The answer is yes. Here's why. The challenge many homeowners experience is that not only are they emotionally attached to the home, they're attached to the items within the home. There's also a tendency to believe that the layout of the furniture, which fits their current lifestyle, is the perfect layout when selling. Nine times out of ten, it is not. The value in a home staging consultation is that a professional home stager understands what buyers are looking for and understands how best to arrange the furniture to maximize the (13 comments)
Is Your Home Capturing the Buyers Off the Internet? - 07/28/10 09:15 AM
Is Your Home Capturing the Buyers Off the Internet? In the case of this home (see before picture below), we have a completely vanilla kitchen (minus my bin of accessories, of course). The cabinets are white. The appliances are white and we have a light-color countertop. If left empty, it's likely the buyers, when searching the Internet, would likely find nothing appealing about this kitchen. If you're selling your home, your objective should be to make the "short list." The short list is comprised of the homes they've viewed off the Internet that are "worthy" of seeing first-hand. Once a (14 comments)
Here's an awesome set of yard staging tips brought to you by Corinne Kaas, a home stager out of New York City. If you have a home you're looking to sell in NYC, Corinne Kaas with Harmonizing Homes makes the perfect solution.
Via Corinne Kaas (Harmonizing Homes LLC): Over the weekend I wrote a a blog about a house that was for sale which had no curb appeal. Although the house was cute, it lacked that slow the car down and check out this house. Your yard believe it or not has to impress potential buyers...its the first impression. Here are some (5 comments)
Will Dated Furniture Hinder The Sale of Your Home? - 07/21/10 09:05 AM
Will Dated Furniture Hinder The Sale of Your Home? A common practice for homeowners with vacant properties is to utilize furniture that they have hanging around. They make the assumption, and with reason, that something in the room is better than leaving it vacant. And while most buyers benefit from seeing furniture placed in a room, dated furniture has its drawbacks. Here are just a few:
The dated furniture can, and does, nine times out of ten, date your home Dated furniture will NOT appeal to a broad base of prospective buyers. In fact, your home will likely be a turn-off to the (30 comments)
Semi-Staged. Is it Effective? - 07/12/10 09:15 AM
Semi-Staged. Is it Effective? Let me start by sharing an example of what I mean when I say "semi-staged."
As you can see in the photo above, there are a few accessories scattered on the bookshelves. The homeowner had added these to help warm up the space. Don't get me wrong, the accessories were a nice touch. However, if you look closely, you'll see the light fixture in the forefront of the picture. This room actually served as the eat-in and a great place for the family to gather for dinners. The challenge for the homeowners, with this semi-staged room, (31 comments)
The following post was created and posted by Karen George back in the beginning of '07. I had only been following Karen for a couple of months when she had made this post. I knew so little about SEO back then. However, I felt confident that the advice she was sharing not only made sense but... if followed, could lead to good things. It has. Since then, I've shared her words of advice with many Rainers. Today, I want to take the opportunity to share it with as many as I (105 comments)
Author Bio: Kathy Nielsen has been a professional home stager since the end of 2005. Kathy works with Atlanta home flippers, homeowners and agents to assist them in getting their home ready for the market.
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