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Home Stager - ProStaged Homes
  Start with a newly remodeled house. Next, hire a stager to bring in furniture, lighting, artwork and accessories and make the house a home. Then add a motivated pair of real estate agents to price it right and sell it and you wind up with one happy home buyer. The power of home staging is awes...
This is an outstanding article written by Lori Cain of Midtown Tulsa Real Estate. There's a lesson in this post for everyone. Thanks for a great post Lori!Why "as is" properties are not selling and why "move in ready" properties ARE selling When preparing your home for sale, you need to evaluate ...
This year is passing by so quickly. It's hard to believe, especially here in Southern California where we are having record heat waves, that the holidays are almost upon us. For real estate, that means there is a very short period of time to get your house sold before people start to put everythi...
I  just can't emphasize enough the imporatance of staging your home for sale. In this market staged homes are selling first. Why? Because they show far better and appear better cared for and maintained than unstaged homes. Creating an emotional connection between the buyer and the home is critica...
  I was looking at homes on a property search site and came across this photo for a $multi-million listing.  As a prospective buyer, what would be going through your mind as you looked at this photo. Would it make your short list? Highly doubtful. When selling, your home (and your pictures) wheth...
This living room features fresh paint, crown moulding, bamboo flooring, a fireplace, decorative lighted nooks and a great view. But it still looks cold, dark and uninviting - even in broad daylight. Living Room Before The purpose of home staging is to highlight the home's features and focal point...
Still don't think staging is worth it? This cute La Verne family home was staged on August 18th and is due to close escrow on October 1. That's 45 days from listed to sold folks. 3BR 2BR 1511 SQ FT Home Year of Construction: 1963 LISTED AT: $359,800 2735 8th Street La Verne CA 91750   Beautiful h...
Brand new listing: 3BR 2BA 1600 SQ FT POOL home. Remodeled kitchen and baths with granite counters, stainless appliances, bamboo, tile and carpeted flooring, crown moulding and more.   Chocolate bamboo flooring in entry and cozy fireplace in living room, great view off balcony, open floor plan, l...
When selling a home, to get a quick sale at full asking price, the property needs to show in an appealing and enticing manner. Potential buyers need to be able to emotionally connect to the home. The stronger that connection, the more likely a full asking price is on its way. A professional home ...
This home has been on the market for a few weeks. Although there's been a little bit of activity, there have been no offers. It's a great family home in a great location, close to schools and freeways. Wonder why there've been no offers? Here's the home owner's master bedroom: And here's her newl...

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