real estate cincinnati: Join Us at the Midwest Tech Fair August 24, 2012 - 04/19/12 01:43 PM

We at Design To Market Home Staging are pleased to announce our corporate sponsorship of the upcoming Midwest Tech Fair.    A panel of experts in real estate and technology will share tips and  insights into best practices and new technologies for Realtors.  As sponsors of this exciting event we hope to see you there!  To learn more about this incredible event visit the Midwest Tech Fair website.
Design To Market has been staging homes in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky since 2004. For more information about this project and our other Cincinnati home staging services please call us at 513-265-0952 or … (0 comments)

real estate cincinnati: Staging Through The Eyes of a Buyer: Part 2 - 01/05/11 03:58 PM

"I wish the walls could talk!"  I think this is the mantra of many that are involved in the process of selling a home.  Sometimes, it is assumed to be a price  issue.  Often though, a new lower price does not solve the problem.  More times than not, it is more subtle and requires the team work of a Realtor, a homeowner, and a home stager.  
I recently wrote a post titled Staging Through The Eyes of A Buyer in which a Realtor shared a buyer's comments about his pleasure as a buyer in purchasing a staged home.  

real estate cincinnati: Staging Makes Sun Porch Into Critical Living Space - 06/05/10 05:04 AM
It's a small home on a desirable street in Cincinnati.  Staging in Cincinnati's older communities has become a critical piece of sales successes.  This home was built before the days of the expectation of multiple rooms for play, entertaining, work, etc.  Today's buyers need to be shown how to adapt older spaces to newer purposes.  While a solarium is a nice bonus in a large home, it is often needed in a smaller home as an add on to the usable everyday space in a home.  

This room is nicely finished and the view is attractive.  But, what … (7 comments)

real estate cincinnati: Staging In Cincinnati: Look at this Transformation! - 05/22/10 04:59 PM
This room was not meeting buyers expectations.  Why you might ask?   Here are 3 places to start...
The lamps were distracting and somewhat dated. Awkward furniture placement. Wallpaper in the dining room. A simple staging with mostly accessories and artwork delivered a completely new look.  Often sellers have the right pieces but they are missing the "glue" that creates the necessary look to grab a buyer. Sometimes the problem is bigger!  This room had some bigger issues. Painted bookshelves that need to be neutralized.   Wallpaper border that needed to be removed. An empty room that doesn't … (25 comments)

real estate cincinnati: Master Bedrooms...a critical part of the staging challenge - 03/20/09 02:07 PM
We at Design To Market LLC  recently had the opportunity to stage a beautiful home in the Cincinnati suburb of Anderson.  The master bedroom is large, the attached dressing room is spacious, and the master bath has real potential deliver the "spa like" feel that can be so appealing to a prospective buyer.  The challenge was easy to identify:
The furniture was not arranged to it's best potential The bedding was dark and slightly dated The wall colors were a shade of pink that would not be broadly appealing to the market Take a look...

Now look...
Repositioned furniture New bedding A … (22 comments)

real estate cincinnati: It's Time to Stage Your Vacant Home - 11/16/08 06:34 AM

According To Lawrence Yun a Chief Economist with the National Association of Realtors, "A vacant home listed for sale always applies downward pressure on home prices. The opportunity cost of carrying a vacant home is high."
According to the U.S Census Bureau records, we have the highest number of vacants on record since 1956.
What does this mean for homesellers as we wrap up 2008 and look with hope to 2009?  It means that if you have a vacant home on the market, it is critical that you investigate staging your vacant home.  Design To Market Home Staging in Greater Cincinnati has been staging vacant homessince 2004.  We  have seen … (6 comments)

real estate cincinnati: Design To Market Is Staging Urban Spaces! - 10/13/08 01:33 PM
Loft apartments, urban condominiums, and refurbished older homes in downtown spaces in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky continue to grow in popularity with everyone from young professionals to empty nesters.  While buyers tastes vary it is critical to show the livability of these unique spaces. 
Design To Market's diverse inventory of furnishings have enabled us to meet the needs of these diverse properties and to tell the stories that sells homes!
                        Loft Before                                                            Loft After
                       Living Room Before                                           Living Room After
To view related blog entries please click below:
Home Staging Cincinnati:  Furniture Makes all the difference!
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