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sellers: Downtown Living Fall Tour this weekend in St Louis - 10/12/07 10:38 PM
Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a loft in downtown St Louis? This is the weekend to take a peek inside some of the city's premier lofts and apartments. The loft at 1619 Washington, #603, was professionally staged by Transitional Designs, LLC and will be a featured loft on the tour. Here is the information on the tour: Fall Downtown Living TourOctober 13 -14, 2007Noon to 5 pmRegistration at: 9th St. and OliveCost: $7 Hopefully everyone will have the opportunity to visit these unique spaces. Shuttle service will be provided to move from neighborhood to neighborhood and the weather (0 comments)
Recent conversations with potential sellers have made me realize an undercurrent of fear in placing property for sale in an uncertain market. Clients have noted that they are worried about spending the necessary money to get their property prepared and ready for the market, spend time hiring an agent, live with the chaos and stress of open houses and showings and then take the chance the home will sit for months. All of this uncertainty is realistic in the current market but there is hope. I inform my clients that people are buying houses! In order to stand out from the crowd, (12 comments)
sellers: Home Staging Assists Home Sellers - 09/13/07 12:02 AM
Sellers thinking of selling their home or with a home that has been on the market for awhile (longer than 30 days) should consider the services of a Professional Home Stager. Here are some reasons why: The cost of a consultation is usually less than $500 (depending on your region) and the cost of a stage is usually much less than your first price decrease. This service is also less than the cost to carry your house for months on the market.Traffic is increased in staged homes as agents tell other agents that your home is move in ready. People are also (8 comments)
sellers: No outhouses in home staging! - 09/10/07 10:44 PM
How do you decorate for Halloween? While on a staging site yesterday, the seller asked if she could put pumpkins out in front. She had recently planted mums so the response was "of course." Then she stated that the pumpkins would be plastic! Okay, maybe not....This conversation brought up the issues of having homeowners decorate for the next holiday while the home is on the market. Here are some suggestions: No outhouses on the front porch No tombstones on the front lawn Avoid inflatable or plastic ornaments inside or outside Avoid putting static stickers on the front windows No orange holiday lights Avoid spiders, skeletons (especially in (16 comments)
sellers: So your agent hired a home stager - 09/03/07 10:17 PM
Here is a document to assist home sellers to get a realistic idea of the timeline and work involved in working with a professional stager. So your Agent hired a Home Stager-Now what???? Congratulations! Your agent/realtor has recommended that a Home Staging consultation take place to highlight the best features of your house. You now have another member on your team of professionals dedicated to selling your home as quickly as possible with the highest profit possible. Here are the three time elements of staging: The Pre-Stage A Design Consultant will contact you to schedule an in-home consultation. This appointment will consist of (11 comments)
sellers: Home stagers-do you do nurseries? - 08/26/07 08:56 PM
We often bid on jobs where the thrid bedroom is pretty small and we seem to always have the debate-nursery or office? We would like the option to do a nursery with a bassinet but are having troube finding a wicker one. They are so much more charming than the new plastic ones....Anyone have a source you can share? Also, I wonder whickh option most stagers are choosing...... (17 comments)
Who's on your team when selling your home? Remember that the three critical aspects in real estate are location, condition and price? If it is important that you get the price you desire out of your home with the quickest sale, the trick is to professionally stage your home. Why is this important? Professional stagers are on your side! Their job is to create a positive emotional reaction with the potential buyers. This will create a buzz about your home and will lead to increased showings. Agents and buyers will be excited about a home that shows well and is "move in (26 comments)
sellers: What a buyer wants…and how we can help - 08/07/07 09:30 PM
My adult son bought his first house over the weekend-you know-in this market where there are no qualified buyers. We (the women in our family) had started the search back in January while he was still serving in Iraq. The one house his girlfriend liked was very 1980's in feel and decor but she was interested. Before he could return home, house was taken off the market due to a lack of a sale. He returned home at the end of June and we all continued to search. Collectively we have probably toured 50 homes. Last weekend he was able to (6 comments)
sellers: Local Real Estate Market benefits from Professional Staging Services - 07/23/07 04:58 PM
St. Louis is a mirror to real estate all over the country in that there is an overabundance of inventory and homes must "stand out from the crowd" to attain a speedy sale. While the "show me" state always watches for outcomes before adopting new trends, our time has come. Home Staging companies are being developed and are opening in our area with great results. Many regions in the country have already learned that hiring a professional staging company can speed the sale with an average of 50% less days on market and increase price with offers of 3-13% higher. Home (0 comments)
Cheri Dueker -Transitional Designs, LLC Home Staging St Louis
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