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Fall weather brings new home staging clients! - 09/29/09 11:55 AM
With cooler weather approaching here in Pawleys Island, SC, it seems people are staying in more and focusing on all the upcoming seasons. For home staging here locally, that means business is picking up. As the end of the year approaches and all the holiday seasons ahead of us, I think people are putting together new plans to sell the house that has been sitting on the market "not sold" for the year. People are looking for new ways to get that house sold. This is the time of the year where I really kick up my advertising. I feel like (1 comments)
Make it happen, there is business out there!! - 09/25/09 07:43 AM
Do you ever find yourself in a rut? Sometimes it seems like business comes to a stand still, especially in this economy. The best thing you can do is "make it happen" for yourself. There are so many things you can do to promote yourself that are relatively inexpensive. One of the things I recently did paid off for me. I designed and ordered 1000 great postcards from Vistaprint.com for less than $80. I targeted "For sale by Owners" and rode neighborhoods looking for my prospects. I put a postcard in each box that had a FSBO. I know...lots of stops; chances (16 comments)
Stage that kitchen, please! - 09/24/09 08:43 AM
The most important room in a home to stage is the kitchen The Kitchen is the central hub for the entire family. We eat in the kitchen, we cook in the kitchen, hang out in the kitchen many time homework at the table in the kitchen. Why wouldn’t you focus on this room? Especially, when Mom…the real decision maker spends a majority of her time in there. The kitchen can be an absolute deal breaker in the sale of a home. It can also be the place where little attention is paid to details. If you are selling your home and (4 comments)
Surround yourself with positive people and watch the success flow!! - 09/21/09 09:37 AM
Surround yourself with positive people and watch the success flow!! There are enough critics out there so never criticize yourself. You can't please everyone and you can't let what others say affect your day! Staying positive has a profound affect on your success...in your work, your family, your friends and ultimately YOU! Home staging has its ups and downs just like every other business. For me, it's much more about my performance and delivering the best results possible to my clients. I am so blessed that my work is my passion and I enjoy what I do. If I ever get (12 comments)
In a slow real estate market, Staging is a MUST! - 09/20/09 02:42 PM
In a slow real estate market, Staging is a MUST! If the real estate market is slow, staging is a must! Home prices are lower than they have been in years, if you want your listings to sell; I highly recommend having a professional home stager assist you or your client with the home. Statistics show (in my local market) that a stage home sells 33% faster than a home that is not staged. Not only will staging help you create a positive first impression quicker but it will also assist you in selling it for top dollar. Don't be fooled....HOMES (15 comments)
What is the MOST important room in the house to stage? - 09/19/09 11:11 PM
What is the most important room in the home to stage when you are selling your home. When home sellers put their house on the market they really need to be considerate of what would be the most important room to the potential home buyer. Especially if you are working with a limited budget! I am sure all the Realtors and stagers will get this right. I would love for you to post your answer! I will follow up with the ANSWER! What is the most important room to stage when you are selling a home? Look forward to hearing everyone's answers! If (3 comments)
Why Staging the bathroom is so important! - 09/19/09 02:46 PM
Bathroom decorating/home staging is so important. Bathrooms help sell homes, especially the master bath. Make sure you clean out ALL the clutter!! You ALWAYS want to have your master bath sparkling clean, windows and mirrors included. Add a simple flower arrangement, fragranced soaps and a few new spa towels and you have it! Remember if you have your home for sale, people are there to imagine themselves in the house so remove the personal items. A simple, clean look always works. Don’t forget to light a few scented candles! Neutral paint choices in the bathrooms please! Potential buyers can always add (6 comments)
To Blog or not to Blog?? The proof is in the pudding! - 09/19/09 09:36 AM
To Blog or not to Blog?? The proof is in the pudding! For all Realtors and Real estate related fields wanting to achieve higher SEO, blogging is a must! I live in Pawleys Island, SC and started blogging with Activerain 2 weeks ago. I own Low Country Home Staging & Interior Design in Pawleys Island. My rankings in the search engines were minimal 3 weeks ago. Since joining Activerain, my rankings have gone through the roof! I personally try to write a daily blog and post it to outside blogs as well. When you write about something you know, that is (7 comments)
Tips and ideas to keep in mind while decorating a girls bedroom! - 09/17/09 01:16 PM
Girl's rooms are fun!! Remember to mix patterns, textures and colors. Girls grow up quick and they change their minds like the wind. Choose colors that can be changed easily. I love to use contrasting colors on the walls and the bedding. The green color choice in this picture can easily be changed in a few years by adding all white bedding with some splashes of color for accessories easily converting this little girl's room to older, young ladies room that will carry her through several years. Night stands should always flank the beds. This is great for storage as well (5 comments)
We made the News today! Sun News in Myrtle Beach, SC. Think outside of the box to gain media exposure! - 09/17/09 12:56 PM
Today's Newspaper Article in the Sun News, Myrtle Beach, SC There is nothing better than free advertising! Getting involved in the community and social networking is a great way to get "noticed" in many forms of media. I started the Pawleys Island Women in Business Group over 2 years ago and we now have 125 active members. We meet monthly and have at least 50 women every single month! What a great way to for business exposure and creating business as well as personal realtionships! I have networked and really propelled Low Country Home Staging to a new level and gained (7 comments)
Realtors and Home sellers~ Has your home been on the market too long? Hire a Home Stager! - 09/17/09 11:46 AM
Has your home been "for sale" on the market for a long time? Even in this economy houses are selling. Chances are there is a reason why your home has not yet sold. Have you thought about staging your home? As there are more and more houses on the market for sale it is an absolute MUST for you to set your home apart. Do you want to create a stand-out home and get it sold quickly? HIRE a HOME STAGER!! It's really important to get an outside opinion about your home, especially if it has been on the market for (1 comments)
Realtors~ Do you bite your tongue or tell them the truth?? What do you do when you KNOW your home seller needs their home staged?? - 09/15/09 10:07 PM
This is a very common problem and can be delaying the sale of the home on the market. Realtors can be in a very delicate situation when you KNOW your client desperately needs their home staged. You don't want to offend your client in fear of losing the listing or creating bad feelings. You need that client to believe in you! What do you do?? Bring in a home stager!! We deal with this ALL the time. We know how to handle things and to gentle push the client into staging their home. As an unbiased third party, who does not yet (2 comments)
Trying to sell a home?? Is it outdated and in need of a facelift? 8 "Quick Tips" to update your home! - 09/13/09 12:12 AM
Styles can quickly become outdated, so here are 8 quick tips to spruce up your home without spending a lot of money. Whether you're selling your home in the real estate market or just want to keep your home looking good and up to date, Low Country Home Staging can help. You can do it yourself or hire us to come in and update it for you. I have a team of contractors that can get the job done quickly. Here at Low Country Home Staging, located in Pawleys Island, SC, we offer a variety of services to include: Interior design, (8 comments)
25 Home Staging Tips - 09/11/09 03:47 PM
Place large bowls of fresh fruit in the kitchen or dining room. De-cluttering is a must! Pack up all little knick knacks (this distracts the buyer from the structure or the features of the home you are trying to showcase). Wipe your cabinets down with orange oil to make cabinets appear newer and back to their original luster. Remove everything from the outside of the refrigerator. Add green plants to any room. De-personalize...you want the potential home buyer to imagine themselves in your home. You must remove all family/individual pictures off the wall. Add a spa basket, lotions, scented soaps and (11 comments)
In today's real estate market, timing and information are crucial. As a seasoned sales professional, with a proven record of success, I will work hard to earn your trust and your business. You will find my website's and blog's to be your premier resources in your search for a home. My user friendly website will give you a great online experience when searching for your ideal home! Keeping in regular communication throughout the entire process and all the behind the scenes efforts are a few of my best attributes. I take the time to educate and inform my clients about the market condition, loan process, financing available, how to present a home and much more! Buying and selling a home is one of the biggest events in your life. My experience can help guide you through a process that can be overwhelming at times. One of the many extra perks my clients receive is the benefit of me being a home staging specialists. In a slow real estate market, home staging is a MUST! A potential buyer has made up their mind in approximately 10 seconds after they step in the front door. You can never make a 1st impression a 2nd time! You have to find creative ways to set your home apart from other homes. Home Staging will create a positive first impression to help sell your home quicker and for top dollar. I have staged many homes in this real estate market and the difference between a staged home versus one that is not, makes an unbelievable difference, especially to the potential buyer. Please feel free to browse my Pawleys Island Real Estate website to learn about the different subdivisions in Pawleys Island. When you live at the beach...it's always feels like vacation! Hope you all have a blessed day!
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