valparaiso stager: 2353 Horizon View Ct. Valparaiso, In - 06/30/08 08:41 AM

Located in picturesque Harrison West, this home offers more than just your average construction.  Expansive wood floors accent beatiful tile work, cabinetry and craftsmanship.  Architectural detail abounds in this well planned, family friendly abode.
Amenities include:
Large master suitePrivate office Private office Sunny breakfast nook Main level laundry Stately fireplace Large Deck perfect for summer entertaining Upper level guest rooms with Jack and Jill bath Rambling finished basement with ample storage space 4 bedrooms 3.5 baths 3 Car garage 2308 sq. ft not including basement $399,900
Come see your future home!  Contact Amy Redman of Seramur Properties, LLC at 219-617-6700.

valparaiso stager: The Mystery of Vacant Listings - Which Room is Which? - 05/11/08 11:57 AM
I have heard it said many times that the cost of staging is not a worthy one when it comes to vacant homes.  Staging has been described as just another way to fleece a builder - or an agent, and a waste of time and effort, especially in this market.
Below are some photos of a home I recently staged.  Had the seller decided against staging, these are the photos that would have been placed on the MLS.  Can you tell me which room is which? 
 Place your guesses for rooms 1 through 4 below and I … (10 comments)

valparaiso stager: A HOME is Where You Live. A HOUSE is What You Sell. A PRODUCT is What People Buy. - 04/24/08 09:18 AM
In today's market, it is important for sellers and RE agents alike to realize that standard marketing techniques are no longer sufficient when selling any property. In days past, an MLS listing and a few marketing avenues would do the trick to get buyers in the door.  However, with so much competition on the market, that just isn't enough anymore.
Today's buyer is much more savvy than in days past.  With the onslaught of staging and real estate shows, buyers are learning they should have certain expectations when searching for a future home.  Should those expectations not be met, they will move … (20 comments)

valparaiso stager: Purdue Now Offering Home Staging Class - 01/08/08 01:29 AM
It was recently brought to my attention by Steve Dalton, NWI builder and Blogger extraordinaire, that Purdue North Central, Porter county and Main campuses, is now promoting a home staging class.  He sent me a link to this article in one of our local newspapers.
Intrigued by a staging class being offered for a fee of $59, lasting 2 hours, I decided to do some research and see what I could find out.  Here is all of the information I could come up with:
1. This class is listed under the 'Leisure Learning and Personal Discovery' department (in the Art and Music section), so it … (14 comments)

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