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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 31
What To Expect From a Home Staging Consultation Even though the concept of home staging has been around for many years, many still don’t understand what it is and what it can do. Many think of staging as just placing furnishings in a vacant home.  It gives a buyer an idea of where to put everythi...
By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
Comments 28
A For-Sale-By-Owner reached out to me.  They are a distant acquaintance of mine and they are dead set on trying to sell their home without a Realtor® but they have their first showing scheduled for Saturday (after trying to sell for a month+) and they were looking to me for advice.  I am happy to...
By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 40
 ©Written by Patricia Feager, 9/26/2016 When a Seller decides to move, the house isn’t new anymore; but to a new Buyer, the house is new. Expectations can be different, depending on who’s the Buyer; and who’s the Seller. Most Buyers and Sellers are cooperative, but there can be some who are more ...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 5
Oconomowoc WI Condo Sales Market Report 8/1/16 to 9/25/16    Oconomowoc Condos For Sale, Oconomowoc Realtor Kristin Johnston RE/MAX      My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Realty Center.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Condos in  Oconomowoc, WI.    Are you looking to...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 9
Evanston IL is the home of the Sherman Plaza condo building. The property is located at 807 Davis Evanston IL 60201. This is the middle of downtown on the North West corner of Sherman and Davis. This property is one of the most sought after buildings in town.Sherman Plaza is a full amenity buildi...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 3
This week's edition of Animals of the MLS features a lazy tabby who doesn't care what is going on around them as long as their favorite lounging spot is available. There's no way this kitty was going to move for anything other than feeding time and possible to rub up against some legs while purri...
By Treasure Coast, Fl Real Estate Ron and Debbie Albert, "Make The Most of Your Move"
(BEX Realty, St Lucie West)
Comments 0
Ron and Debbie AlbertBEX Realty in Port St LucieServing Florida's Treasure CoastCommunity Specialist in St Lucie Westand Tradition1800 Fountainview, Suite 105Port St Lucie, FL 34986Ron:  772.359.3810Debbie: 772.708.3292Make The Most of Your Move 
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 25
Home staging has come a long way in the last few years, gaining more popularity and mainstream attention. Unfortunately, it's still a misunderstood and underutilized professional service.Yes, home staging can be expensive. Full staging, including the rental of furniture and accessories for every ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 19
Do you know the secret in attracting attention to a home For Sale? One of those keys is PRICE. However is it best to use a price ending in 000 or 900. Will it affect the sale if a seller insists on 555, 300, or 999?  A  Manchester NH area Home Owner called to list their home, they said "the only ...
By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
Comments 2
Whether you only have a laundry area in the garage or a designated laundry room, this is a great room to show off your staging techniques. I agree with all 10 of these Feng Shui tips for staging a laundry room. If this is a vacant home, put a cute basket with beautiful towels rolled with some spa...
By Mindy Sylvester, Naples Fl Real Estate
(MVP Realty)
Comments 0
Thinking of Selling Your Madison Park Naples, Florida home?  You need an agent with a powerful Action Plan that gets results!     http://www.70pointactionplan.com  
By Mindy Sylvester, Naples Fl Real Estate
(MVP Realty)
Comments 0
Thinking of Selling Your Blue Heron Naples, Florida home?  You need an agent with a powerful Action Plan that gets results!     http://www.70pointactionplan.com. 
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 15
Home Staging Tip- How to Stage Your Laundry Room.When buyers are looking at a property for sale, they look and consider every room.  Remember, it’s your space that they’re buying.  One room you don’t want to forget is your laundry/utility room.  With our attached garages, it’s often the first roo...
By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Comments 17
I hear it all the time...take down all your personal photo's.I have never been a strong believer in that.And once again personal photo's were the difference.We looked at 3 home today and walking into the 4th it was totally different.The first 3 were nice, but just had an odd feeling.The last home...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors ~ Subsidiary of NRT, LLC)
Comments 6
OPEN HOUSE: NW Austin Canyon Creek ~Sunday, Oct. 2nd 1-3pm Buyers, don’t miss your opportunity to preview this home at the Open House this Sunday, Oct. 2nd from 1-3pm. www.11137riovista.com  11137 Rio Vista Dr. Austin, TX 78726 is located in the master planned community of Canyon Creek on Hwy. 62...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 15
Top Ten Comments Stagers Love to HearWe all have comments that people make to us that are music to our ears.  Stagers have them as well, whether they’re coming from our sellers or our agents.Here are 10 that make our eyes light up:1. (from an agent)  We recommend staging to all of our sellers.We ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 32
“I keep hearing that inventory is low, so why do I have to stage my home?” The other day, a seller contacted me after being told to call me by her agent.  And, that is what she asked me. It’s easy to see why some people might think this however even more than ever, the condition of your home...ho...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 2
Something to think about as we depersonalize a home. We are selling homes not just houses. Great quote too, "Now this feels like a home and not a museum." I hear it all the time...take down all your personal photo's. I have never been a strong believer in that. And once again personal photo's wer...
By Janice Ankrett, Accredited Staging Professional
(Janice Ankrett Home Staging)
Comments 18
I've written before about the importance of your home 'speaking' to the buyer as they view it. Today let's talk about the male buyers out there. I was just consulting on a home with a very feminine feel to it. Every room was beautifully accessorized with throw pillows, flowers, art etc. When we g...
By Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
(Rooms With Style)
Comments 8
I stage every kind of home. Old, new, renovated, remodeled, big, small and everything in between. That's why my job is so much fun. It is never the same. Ever.Recently I staged a new construction home for a builder. Beautiful home, large home and as always fun to do. Take a look! Huge Office:    ...