odours: What does a home stager REALLY do? - 05/16/10 09:51 AM
With the recent proliferation of TV reality shows about home staging for selling, I suspect that many sellers and also many realtors believe that these shows portray what home stagers do....which is not always the case.  What does a home stager REALLY do?
A well trained home stager does NOT go into a client's home and exclaim, "What a horrible decor!  What WERE you thinking?'  (As in many of the TV shows).  Instead, we will first find something positive to say about their house and then say something like, 'We can help make your home even more attractive to buyers'.
Yes, we do … (15 comments)

odours: Cathy's Top Ten Staging Tips - 01/19/10 11:28 PM
1. The house needs to be clean, clean, clean, from top to bottom, including windows, inside and out, floors, the inside (and outside) of fridges, microwaves, ovens, etc.  Everything needs to be sparkling!
2.  Remove ALL clutter…this is a head start in getting packed for your move to your new home!  Remove at least half of the clothes from each closet…this makes the closets look much larger than … (6 comments)