furniture rental: Staged Home Sells in 10 under Days! - 07/28/11 05:05 PM
Take something great and make it Greater!  
The home stagers at Design To Market followed our formula for success in working with the owner of this great Cincinnati home.  With a full page of "to-do" items and a willingness to work hard this seller followed the recipe and had his home under contract in under 10 days.  The 3 part strategy focused on the following:
The homeowner decluttered and cleaned the home from top to bottom The Design To Market stagers added the decorative touches with artwork and accessories that gave this great home a finished look that would grab prospective … (10 comments)

furniture rental: Take A Sneak Peak At Cincinnati's GREENarama - 06/13/11 01:34 PM

Good .................Better....................Best!
Green is the way to go in new construction in Cincinnati.  In anticipation of this month's GREENarama, the Design To Market team has staged a home in Cincinnati's Columbia Tusculum neighborhood that will host the first annual GREENarama.  This home at 428 Strafer is a perfect example of new construction that delivers the feel of the historic neighborhood and at the same time meets the green criteria that help make it qualify for the 15 year Cincinnati tax abatement.  
We hope you'll come see Design To Market's staging and at the same time see an exciting neighborhood … (9 comments)

furniture rental: Find Your Passion - 02/20/11 04:11 PM

It's Sunday night and I am fortunate enough to look forward to my work week.  Over 7 years ago I was bit by the entrepreneurial bug and started Design To Market.  We have been staging Cincinnati homes for over 7 years and at last count have staged over 1,000 homes.  I love what I do and I love what it lets me do!  Tonight I just made my 55th loan to Kiva.  According to Kiva's website they:
"empower individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining microfinance with the Internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people … (10 comments)

furniture rental: Have You Rung the Doorbell? - 10/08/10 05:49 PM
I can't believe that I haven't thought about this before, but I was teaching a staging class this week and a Realtor in the class asked if we had suggestions for doorbells!   Her concern was that: 
They might not work They might make some ridiculous noise or play a song We have been staging Cincinnati homes for over 7 years and I have to admit that the only doorbell comments I have made are when they are cracked or the button itself is damaged.   I am not posting this because I have lost sleep over doorbells but rather it made me think of the … (18 comments)

furniture rental: It's August And The Landscaping is Terrible! - 08/31/10 05:27 PM

I just learned a great tip from a landscaper that might come in handy with vacant homes or those where the homeowner does not like to stay on top of watering their lawn.  With the dry final days of summer, lawns and flowers can dry up in a day and the impact on curb appeal can be devastating.  You can hook the sprinkler up to hit any beds or critical areas at the front of the home where dryness will hurt curb appeal.  You can purchase these timers from Amazon for as little as $21.  This worked very well for … (9 comments)

furniture rental: Tips on Selecting the Correct Warehouse for Your Staging Business - 08/14/10 04:12 PM
For those of you that have read my former posts on my warehouse:
Take a Peek At Our Warehouse
Take A Second Look At Our Warehouse
It is time for an update.  It is now almost 3 years later.  Our old "digs" were perfect for our needs at the time but we realized as we finished a record breaking 1st half of 2010 that it was time to move again! This article however is not about me and the many warehouse moves (5 in total) that we have made in 7 years.  It is more about the process of managed … (26 comments)

furniture rental: How To Handle The End Of The Tax Credit - 04/25/10 03:46 PM
The Cincinnati Real Estate Market has been positively impacted by the home buyer’s tax credit.  Home staging in Cincinnati has become an integral part of the selling process.  However, many sellers rushed to get their homes on the market.  For some, the rush to “just get it on the market” may have taken precedence over getting the house ready for the market. When the tax credit option ends April 30th, it will be necessary for those who haven’t yet sold their homes to look back at what they’ve learned, and go forward with the information armed and ready to sell.  … (4 comments)

furniture rental: The Best Money I Ever Spent! - 03/21/10 02:35 AM

The market is picking up in many areas of the country.  People are buying homes.  
The trick though is to make sure that your home is well prepared and will stand up favorably against the competition.  We at Design To Market are now in our 7th year staging homes in Cincinnati.  Most of our business comes from Realtors that know the impact of helping their clients make the best decisions spending their time and money as they prepare to "go to market."  
Most often the positive feedback we get for our work is seeing the sold sing in … (11 comments)

furniture rental: YouTube Video Shows Design To Market's Home Staging Transformation - 12/17/09 03:31 PM
Staging a few model units in condo buildings can make the difference between vacant and sold!  Open floor plans and smaller spaces always benefit from staging.  
Click Here to watch the Youtube Video transformation of a condo at The McAlpin in Downtown Cincinnati.  This transformation was exactly what was needed to successfully sell these untis.
Design To Market has been staging homes in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky since 2004.  For more information about our Cincinnati  and Northern Kentucky home staging services please call 513-265-0952 or visit our website at

furniture rental: Why Stage A Vacant??? - 06/20/07 02:14 PM
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Today's buyer has gotten smart and they most likely have limited time on their hands.  Given these challenges most buyers today have resorted to the use of pre-qualifying the homes they will visit by first touring homes that meet their buying criteria in the virtual world of MLS listings.  
Take a look at the photos above and ask yourself a simple question...Which shot would compel you to call your Realtor and schedule a visit?  The competitive real estate market we live in today makes it critical to stand above the rest in order to even make it to the … (20 comments)

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