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What is the strangest or scariest thing you have found in a client's home? - 06/29/07 04:45 PM
I thought I had seen it all until today..... I have found moldy food, panties, money, jewelery, illegal substances, naughty bedroom items but I have never found what I saw today. Our team went into a client's home to destage it since it had sold. The homeowner was at work and left me the key to let myself in. After we had packed up the accessories, lamps and artwork we then got to work rolling up the area rugs. I had to move the family room sofa to get the rug out from underneath it. When I moved it I found..... Yes a (85 comments)
Mural, mural on the wall.... you are way too personal for all. - 06/27/07 09:22 PM
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of helping a family in Montgomery County, Haverford PA prepare their home for sale. The home is a stunning historic Tudor in a coveted zip code. The sellers had recently moved and the Realtor felt it should be staged to allow buyers to better envision how they could live in the home. Typically when I do a proposal for a vacant home I only provide the client with a proposal for our services and rental items, however, in this case I could not resist giving them a free bit of advice about the (23 comments)
Talk about day in the life of a stager! Guess who came to stage with me in Philadelphia 2 weeks ago? Ladies who are in the picture below and Kimberly (you already know) you are not allowed to tell!
The mystery stager! Val, Kate and Phyllis (22 comments)
What does staging naked mean? (besides the obvious) - 06/20/07 09:07 AM
I have gotten several emails this past week from stagers asking what exactly "staging naked" means- besides the obvious! Staging naked means that I do not align myself with one designation or consider one designation better than another. Staging naked means that I am not anti designation - if you have earned those letters use them in your marketing materials but realize that other designations exist. We are all stagers regardless of the letters (or lack of letters) after our names. Staging naked means I rely on my portfolio, experience and education to grow my business not my designation and putting other stagers (18 comments)
Home Staging 101: Staging for Property Investors - 06/18/07 06:23 PM
Property investors concerned with the bottom line often cut staging when their budgets become tight thinking it is a non essential part of selling their homes. Staging however is often the key factor in differentiating a property when it has to compete with other similar homes in the marketplace. Our team worked with a developer today in Manyunk, Philadelphia County Pennsylvania that had used our services a year ago. His home had been on the market for 18 months, after staging it sold within 2 weeks! For his current project he did not even hesitate to have us prepare it for sale. (16 comments)
Home Staging 101: Model home staging = business model for faster sales - 06/17/07 03:38 PM
In addition to assisting home sellers with preparing their homes for sale, our team also works with builders, developers and property investors looking for new ways to market their properties. Furnishing a model home is an expensive proposition for most developers who are working on a tight budget. We meet their needs by designing models that can be moved from property to property as each unit sells. Builders with multiple units can invest in staging one property and continue to install the furniture and accessories in each successive unit without paying costly redesign fees, storage fees or purchasing new furniture. Below (3 comments)
Home Staging 101: Too Little Clutter? - 06/17/07 03:15 PM
Have you ever entered a home that did not have ENOUGH clutter? Recently our team worked with a client in Berwyn Chester County PA that had purchased a new home and decided less than a year later to relocate. The home was stunning and had every upgrade imaginable- the problem, however, was that it somehow felt hollow or empty. It was not completely vacant but it did not have a personality about it that buyers would remember. This was a quick fix for us- we brought in some furniture and accessories to give it a memorable quality. Usually less is more but (7 comments)
Home Staging 101: When Neutral is too Neutral - 06/17/07 02:54 PM
Take a look at this recent staging our team did in Glenmoore, Berks County PA. It is a charming new home with gorgeous architectural features but without staging it felt too vanilla- the selling features did not pop. After staging buyers are better able to connect to the space. Take a look for yourself:
Flip this House a Fraud??? - 06/01/07 05:52 PM
Scandle, scandle scandle. I just saw this article about the star of flip this house being a fraud! Thought it was an interesting read. KH Flip Fraud (17 comments)
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