home improvement: The Five Senses of Home Selling: Opening a Blind Eye - 08/19/10 05:15 AM
What do you SEE first when you walk into house?
Do you scurry around and check the layout like a mouse?
Or do you walk through slowly and first check the door?
Maybe your one of those whose eyes are drawn to the floor?
Do you first notice the texture and condition of the carpet?
Or maybe you first see the tail wagging of the family pet?
Do the colors scream at you as soon as you walk in?
Or are you more likely to check out where the TV will fit in the den?
Let's do a survey to see … (1 comments)

home improvement: What's That Smell? Part II: Using the Five Senses to Sell Your Home - 08/17/10 10:34 AM

Yesterday, we talked about how the five senses, specifically smell can affect a buyer’s perception of a home. My own home smelled of cinnamon and spice from the apple, pumpkin, and pecan pies baking in the oven the day we first viewed our current home. We barely noticed the faults in the house because the sweet perception those pies made on our senses was almost overpowering.
Every buyer should feel very comfortable when viewing your home. Invasive odors such as pet dander, old food, garbage, horse manure (if you are out in the country), strong perfumes, etc. can make a … (6 comments)

home improvement: What’s that Smell? - The Five Senses of Home Staging - 08/16/10 12:07 PM
I walked into the potential staging client’s house and the smell of mothballs and all things that smelled old invaded my nose. Upon further inspection, the house didn't disappoint me, as it looked as old as it smelled. Although clean, the home had sat vacant and mostly closed up for several months. Inherited by an out-of-town owner whose family member had passed recently, the house sat for sale for 8 months. The neighborhood demographic included a mixture of recent new families as well as some seniors who had most likely lived there since the homes were built in the 1960’s. In any … (0 comments)

Susan Cope (Simply Stunning Staging)

Susan Cope

Oceanside, CA

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Simply Stunning Staging

Address: 3168 Alta Verde Drive, Fallbrook, CA, 92028

Office: (760) 728-3003

Mobile: (760) 468-3464



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