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staging advice: There is a Difference Between Decorating and Home Staging - 04/28/12 11:41 AM
There definitely IS a difference between Decorating & Staging as this post points out! Just because your home is wonderfully decorated doesn't mean it appeals to the most amount of buyers. It could actually be too personalized for the market. Read on and get great advice from Kathy Nielsen a popular stager in Atlanta.
Via Kathy Nielsen Atlanta Georgia Home Stager (Georgia Interior Solutions, LLC): One of the biggest misnomers when it comes to preparing your home for the market is that staging is a lot like decorating. The truth of the matter is that while there are some things that (7 comments)
staging advice: Schaumburg IL Real Estate - 10 REASONS NOT TO STAGE YOUR HOME - 02/07/12 02:14 PM
Are you a seller that just LOVES people traipsing through your home? Looking forward to at least a 6 month market time minimum? I'm always trying to bring my readership great advice and trends. Even though staging is not a trend - some people still aren't convinced of it's advantages. Great staging advice on what 'not to do' when selling your home & why getting staging advice could be a real benefit for you. Thanks to Janet Jones in Hawaii. Via Janet Jones, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii Home Staging/Interior Redesign (Just Your Style Interiors, LLC): 1. We want to test the market for 90 days. (5 comments)
staging advice: Hoffman Estates IL Homes - The Mistake Many Sellers Make Relisting In The Spring - 02/03/12 05:36 PM
It's that time of the year again for the 'SPRING MARKET'. Sellers always seem more optimistic about listing their homes at this time of the year but will it really make a difference? What are the chances of their home selling? It's not only the time of the year that makes a home sell or not sell as this post suggests. Trying the same thing over & over again hoping for a different result is just 'real estate madness'. Maybe it was you - not the market? Thanks to Sharon Tara for this great post. I have featured her many times (5 comments)
staging advice: Schaumburg Homes - Ten things to REMOVE before you start showing your home for sale! - 02/03/12 05:27 PM
Boy, I just can't say some of these suggestions enough when it comes to staging your Schaumburg home for sale. I'm going to keep at it until everyone gets the message on preparing their home for the market! YES, it's that important. Thanks to Lindsey Hasford of Minnesota for this post. Via Lindsey Hasford (Coldwell Banker Vision): Everyone has heard rumors of de-cluttering when it's time to sell your home. But, what does that really mean? Before going hog wild and moving out... here's a few of the most important things to consider removing before you list your home for sale. 10. (0 comments)
staging advice: Waiting to See How it Goes Before You Stage Your Home for Sale? Here are 6 Reasons Why You Shouldn't! - 01/27/12 02:41 PM
The time to prepare you home for going on the market IS NOT after it is listed. Here's a good post on the reasons why after you list your home & things are not going well is a big mistake! You should try for the biggest & best impact that your home can make! You should put your best foot forward in this market with all the added inventory and competition. Many people just don't care & it's shows. Make your home stand out with buyers. Thanks to Kathy Streib in Florida for this well thought out advice. Via Kathy Streib-Home Stager-Palm Bch County (3 comments)
staging advice: Staging is not Fraud! - 12/12/11 05:12 PM
There was a recent post written about buyers being alert and being able to see through 'Mezmerizing Staging Techniques' that really burned me up. We as an industry try to educate our sellers so that their properties will sell faster and they can get on with their lives. Short sales, extended loan processing adds to more stress for today's sellers but telling buyers that sellers are trying to 'pull the wool over their eyes' by staging is just ridiculous! Staging is not magic. But I will say, that in some houses, it could be called that! Voila, and like Houdini the sellers (97 comments)
staging advice: Staging Advice - Preparing your Schaumburg Home to Sell, Phase 3 - 09/28/11 10:56 AM
Is your home ready for it's internet debut? Staging is all about getting your home ready to be seen by all the interested buyers on the internet. So your home better be ready for it's first photo shoot!In this 3rd phase of my Stage-apalooza Series we will talk about how your home is perceived on-line as well as with initial curb appeal.Most professionals in our business agree that you only have 90 seconds to make a good first impression. That's not much time by anyone's standards. In fact, pictures of your home are so important these days I've decided to include (2 comments)
staging advice: Staging your Schaumburg IL Home to Sell, Phase 2 - 09/22/11 01:08 PM
Welcome back to Stage-apalooza Phase 2. This segment of the program is considered the 'meat and potatoes', the 'heavy lifting portion' of putting your home on the market to sell. All parts and segments of staging your home are important and will eventually blend together to make your home shine on the market. With proper planning and direction these videos will give you examples on what will make the largest impact for your future buyers. Sellers should not feel reluctant to stage their home. It is just presenting the home in it's best possible light to future buyers. Buyers in turn (2 comments)
staging advice: Move Along, There's Nothing To See Here! - 09/21/11 12:16 PM
Staging advice .... Presenting your home in a positive light .... You only have 10 seconds to make a good first impression. We've all heard these phrases if we are looking to sell our home currently. This is an important feature of presenting your home to buyers. This is really good advice from the buyers perspective. Think on how buyers shop? One, 2, 3, click and they are gone if they don't like what they see. Great advice from Liz & Bill Spears near Cincinnatti, OH.
Via Liz and Bill Spear RE/MAX Elite Warren County Ohio: Cincinnati to Dayton (513.265.3004 (6 comments)
Selling your Schaumburg Area Home soon? With just a little time, effort and planning you can make the best first impression and optimize your chances of selling your home. This great advice shouldn't be overlooked. Great post by Kristine Ginsberg of Elite Staging & Design in New Jersey. Via Kristine Ginsberg (Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC): Selling Homes - You only Have 90 Seconds to Make a Great First Impression
* According to NAR (National Association of Realtors), 90% of potential home buyers start their search on the Internet before ever stepping out with their Realtor. MLS photos are (4 comments)
A simple this or a simple that can make all the difference. This is ANOTHER staging post that I feel gives great attention as to why staging your home is so important for buyers. You are showing your home to it's optimum advantage using YOUR things. With another valuable point of view, how come you (seller) didn't think of changing that livingroom around before? Now it shows off all the great features - fireplace, windows and no longer blocking the entry into the room. Enjoy this post from Maureen Bray at Room Solutions in Oregon. You can never have too (5 comments)
Does the seller know this disaster exists and is on YouTube? Photo of garbage cans and recycling bins on the patio? And this is good because? Kitchen cabinets all open like a photo requirement for the bank in REO's. Why? Is that drywall dust (12 comments)
staging advice: Is Your House Ready For Its Photo Shoot? - 05/08/11 03:10 PM
I really don't understand it. As a Realtor I spend alot of my time just shaking my head. Why you ask? When I go into homes with plenty of notice (days sometimes) the kitchen still looks like this ....... Do you as a seller think that this is making a good first impression to that buyer? What possible excuse is there for a Kitchen that looks like this?
I'm waiting! (tick, tick, tick, 1 one thousand, 2 one thousand) But until you think of a good story, please read this great post by Chris Ann Cleland about your homes upcoming (10 comments)
staging advice: Staging your Home - What rooms are the most important? - 03/09/11 09:18 AM
Staging Your Home - What rooms should be staged? While making a good first impression is your obvious task when you sell your home which rooms are the most important? This video gives suggestions and goes room by room with before and after ideas on where to put your energies first.Foyer - This is important because this gives that needed first impression. Buyers make up their mind within a very short time about a house so don't blow it with a cluttered foyer. Tidy up the floors, remove boots and shoes and anything else not mandatory. In fact, it might be (8 comments)
staging advice: Making the Most Out of a Small Bathroom - 12/20/10 02:05 PM
Making a the Most Out of Small Bathrooms It doesn't take a full remodel or removing walls to open up space in an otherwise small bathroom. Below are some cost-effective methods for making tiny bathrooms feel less closed in. Pedestal Sinks Pedestal sinks are not only stylish - they also eliminate the boxy, space-eating traditional vanities that can close off small bathrooms. Switching from a traditional vanity to a pedestal sink will reduce some storage space in the room, so you may want to install small shelving above the sink or additional towel racks/hooks in the room. Minimalist Storage When space (1 comments)
staging advice: What types of Hardwood Flooring are best for pets! - 12/19/10 10:57 AM
Great post to read before purchasing hardwood floors or engineered floors. What will hold up best with pets? Hardness? Color? Bamboo good? Debbie Garner of Floor Coverings Intl. takes us thru the many selections and what would be the best choice for you based on your situation.
Via Debbie Gartner, Westchester Flooring (Floor Coverings International :Westchester NY & Fairfield CT): I get this question often from my customers - which type of hardwood should I use for pet? It's a hard question to answer because truthfully all hardwood will dent and scratch over time - it's just a matter of how (5 comments)
staging advice: 8 Reasons Why your House Won't Sell - 12/13/10 08:58 AM
8 Reasons Why your Home Won't Sell 1) Your Home is just not up to Snuff - There is plenty of stiff competition our there in the marketplace and buyers just don't want to deal with the updates you haven't wanted to tackle. You can blame it on anything you want but if your home is outdated, it's not going to sell. You can wish as hard as you can, it's just not going to happen.
2) Your Home does not have 'Curb Appeal' - Notice that buyers cruising by your home point and laugh? They don't want to trim the bushes, (21 comments)
Via Donna Dazzo Home Stager in the Hamptons & New York (Designed to Appeal, LLC): In home staging, we like to stick to a neutral color palette so that we can make the home that's for sale appeal to the broadest range of buyers. However neutral does not have to mean boring. I love to use pops of color (red, turquoise, orange, greens, blues) (1 comments)
staging advice: No Nudes is Good Nudes - 07/31/10 04:57 PM
This is a funny but true post - No Nudes is Good Nudes! If you are a seller ditch any of the 'racy' photos you might have or any unclothed pictures, photos, statues of ANYONE in your home. Why make buyers feel uncomfortable if they are overly conservative? What would be your purpose? Buyers expect that from the Art Institute but not from Joe Homeowner in the suburbs.
Via Richard Strahm (RE/MAX Realty Group - Harleysville, PA): I’m not a prude. I promise. But I always wonder what’s up when I show a home that has nude paintings and photographs (10 comments)
staging advice: SELLERS ADVICE - SMELL-A-VISION? WHAT PICTURES CAN'T CONVEY! - 07/27/10 01:19 PM
Boy I wish we had Smell-A-Vision or do I? This is a great post from Paula Hamilton in Texas about odors in homes that sellers are so used to they don't even notice them anymore. Remember when Fido used to stink? He still does! You've just gotten used to it. Your nose 'knows' that odor and blocks it out. But that buyer won't! I think that on occasion you should 'air out' your home for 10 minutes or so even with the hotter summer months. Think of buyers as the best visitors you can have & give them your best efforts. It (13 comments)
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