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Home Stager - Ski Utah Real Estate
I've heard a lot of opinions about virtual / conceptual home staging from home stagers. But I am curious what realtors think about it. Virtual / conceptual home staging is basically taking a photo of a vacant room and photoshopping in furniture and accessories to give an idea of what it could loo...
So what's the deal with all this controversy about "virtual/conceptual" staging? What is virtual staging, you might ask? It is taking pictures of vacant homes and using photoshop or some other software to add photos of furnishings in the home to make it appear staged. Is it ethical? I believe it ...
So what's a sellers agent to do? I kept wondering why my listing that had been completely remodeled and was priced below market value wasn't getting any offers in spite of many showings! Come to find out, that the obnoxious neighbor, of my listing, is telling every agent and potential buyer that ...
This condo was already darling, but it was one great room with no defined areas, so we brought in smaller scale furniture and layed out a dining area and seating area for the family room! We also added some extra lighting, because even though there was great natural light in the day, the nightti...
I have come across Realtors who feel "inadequate" if they can't tell their sellers everything a stager should know. My personal opinion is that way of thinking is harming you and your business. As a licensed Realtor you are not necessarily a home stager. Your job is to list the home and come up w...
The article below is written by Debra Gould who I was trained by and look up to as a mentor in the staging business. If you or a client has considered staging but need a few more reasons to finally decide to take that crucial step to sell your home, keep on reading and I think you'll understand ...
I've been studying the basics of Feng Shui (fungshway) to see how it might impact the sell of your home or listing. In the little bit I know about it so far, there are some things that could have a huge affect, for example cutter. Clearing clutter is one of the basic rules of staging and makes a ...
So this home was staged and it sold after 30 days on the market! Just look at the before and after difference in the photos and you can see for yourself why staging really works!      The walls were painted a more nuetral color, the counters were re-done with granite tiles and the large cabinet w...
Above is the before picture of the re-design of this apartment complex rental office. Below is the after. Quite a difference, and on a pretty small budget! It will be completley finished when the vertical blinds are replaced with 2"wood blinds the rug for the seating area arrives, and the decora...
Is it just me or do occupied home owners have a hard time doing what they need to do in order to sell their home? It boggles my mind that after spending an hour or two in a paid staging consultation, going over in detail what needs to be done in order to sell their home and they just don't do it...

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Bella Staging & Design SLC, Utah
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