oakville home staging: 'Staging' Your Flower Photos: A Neat Trick for Close-Up Photography - Makes Great Staging Artwork - 05/17/10 01:21 PM

An inexpensive way to add some extra artwork to your home staging inventory is by photographing some of the flowers in your garden.  I have a macro setting on my digital camera for close-ups, but I would always have the problem of other items appearing in the background.  That's not always ideal when you are having the photos blown up quite large. 
Here's a little trick that I just learned for taking close-ups of your outdoor flowers.  Buy a piece of black construction paper and hold it up behind the flower(s).  Here's an example of the difference it makes.  … (20 comments)

oakville home staging: Orange You Glad You Removed the Carpet? - My Latest REALTOR Magazine Article - 05/05/10 11:02 AM
Talking a homeowner into removing worn and/or dated carpeting can be a tough sale sometimes.  I had this scenario play out very close to home recently.  We are in the process of preparing my Mother-in-law's out-of-town home for sale.  It's a beautiful home with loads of potential, but it is in need of some updating.  The main drawback in my opinion was the orange carpeting.
Recently I wrote an article about this for REALTOR Magazine's blog Styled, Staged & Sold.  The 'before' photo is shown above.  To read about my experience and see the results afterwards, click here.
I was excited to find out yesterday … (13 comments)

oakville home staging: Pillow Power - My Latest REALTOR Magazine Home Staging Article - 04/07/10 10:50 AM

Recently I wrote an article for REALTOR Magazine regarding the use of pillows in home staging and redesign.  They are an inexpensive, easy way to change the look of tired, dated furniture without breaking the bank.
You can read the article here on REALTOR Magazine's blog Styled, Staged & Sold.  Check out the before and after pictures to see the difference a few pillows can make.  I was excited to find out that my article was also published by the International Business Times and posted on their online edition - check it out here.
Dezigner Digz … (11 comments)

oakville home staging: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Survey: Home Staging Helps Sell A Home - 06/01/09 11:56 AM
More great news for the home staging industry!  According to the latest results in an ongoing internet survey by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, 81.35% of respondents felt that home staging helps sell a home.
What are you waiting for?  If your home is on the market or you are thinking of listing, it's time to call a professional home stager in your area to help get your home sold.
Here are a couple of 'before' and 'after' photos of past projects staged by Dezigner Digz.  If comparing apples to apples as far as location and price, which property do … (8 comments)

oakville home staging: Selling? How To Get Your Home Into Someone's Virtual Shopping Cart. - 04/17/08 12:41 PM
                           BEFORE                                                                   AFTER
Well, actually you can't buy a home like that, however, the point is that today's buyer has made a decision on your property before even seeing it in person.  Especially if that decision is to skip your home and go on to the next one.  Most people will view your home over the internet before ever setting foot through the door.  Their first impression of your property is made through a computer monitor.
What can you do before listing your home to grab the attention of buyers and leave them wanting to see more?
Here are a few suggestions:
-Make sure that your home is spotless.  Clean your home from top to bottom and once … (13 comments)

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