home staging tips: Two Reasons Why You May Not Be Getting Any Showings - 05/29/19 03:22 PM
Two Reasons Why You May Not Be Getting Any Showings

How come my house isn’t getting any showings??
Real Estate agents get this question all of the time. So do Home Stagers.

You know that Price, Location, and Condition are key to getting your home sold. Your location is what it is and hopefully, you’ve listened to your agent and listed your home at what the market will bear NOT what you think you should get.
 
But, keep in mind that buyers are visual. They buy based on what they can see. And if they can’t SEE your house, this may be why … (26 comments)

home staging tips: My Property is Vacant-Why Do I Need a Consultation? - 05/15/19 06:21 PM
My Property is Vacant-Why Do I Need a Consultation?
 
Sellers don’t often think of investing in a home staging consultation especially if their property is vacant.

However, a consultation could save you money, or at least give you some direction about where your funds should go to help protect the investment you have in your home.
 
If my home is vacant, couldn’t I just get some furniture and accessories for each room?
 
 
That depends!
A consultation will show you what you need to do to maximize every showing you have. It will point out what buyers will notice that can enhance your sale … (24 comments)

home staging tips: Do I Really Have to Remove ALL of My Personal Photos When I’m Selling My House? - 05/09/19 04:25 PM


Do I Really Have to Remove ALL of My Personal Photos When I’m Selling My House?
 
If your house is on the market, I’ll bet that on the To Do list is to remove all of your personal photos.
 
Agents, stagers and talking heads will toss around the word depersonalize a lot but that has always sounded cold to me. After all, with the exception of a vacant or model home, buyers understand that people do live in the home they’re viewing.
In fact, builders have been known to place framed photos around the house to add to the “homey” feel.
 
First...must … (31 comments)

home staging tips: How To Sell Your Home When There Are Young Children In It - 05/06/19 05:07 PM
How To Sell Your Home When There Are Young Children In It

No one ever said that selling your home was going to be easy. But deciding to sell is a decision that you’ve made and the next step is to move forward. Hopefully, you’ve hired the very best local agent that you can and have begun to prepare your home for sale.
 
However, if you have children in your home, it’s important to recognize that they too will be moving and are experiencing some of the same anxiety that you are. After all, you’re the one who made the decision to … (31 comments)

home staging tips: Home Selling...What Comes First...The Chicken or the Egg? - 05/02/19 04:10 PM
Home Selling...What Comes First...The Chicken or the Egg?

Scott Godzyk wrote an interesting post asking “Should a Seller get the home ready to sell or Hire an Agent First?”
 
If you get a chance, head over there because Scott Godzyk gets some very interesting clients but always manages to do his very best as a professional agent.
 
My answer is It depends.
 
Prior to a Home Staging Consultation, my sellers usually ask themselves the same question. And if I’m lucky they’ll ask me as well.
 
I always suggest that it’s fine to clean their house and toss obvious trash or garbage.  Go ahead and pick … (37 comments)

home staging tips: Staging an Occupied Home Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult! - 04/24/19 01:39 PM
Staging an Occupied Home Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult!
 
Most people think of vacant homes when the topic of Home staging comes up. While I don’t know current statistics, I’d imagine that there are as many occupied homes on the market as there are vacant homes.
Any home that is on the market needs to appeal to buyers. The home needs to show a buyer all of the possibilities as well as the liveability of the home.
 
Recently I went through photos of the first home that I helped to stage. It was in 2017 and my staging class had one afternoon … (27 comments)

home staging tips: Sellers...A 12 Point Checklist for When Your House is Being Shown. - 04/08/19 04:12 PM
Sellers...A 12 Point Checklist for When Your House is Being Shown.
 
Once you’ve prepared your house to go on the market, your work doesn’t stop there.  You’ll want to be prepared to take advantage of every showing your house has.
 
 
It’s hard to keep your house in Show Ready condition, especially when you have a family including our 4 legged members.
 
Below is a 12 point Checklist to help make sure that your house is ready to meet its new owners!!!
 
1. Remove all dishes from sinks and countertops.
This is something you’ll want to do the night before but we all have those … (27 comments)

home staging tips: Agents...How About a Mini-Staging Kit You Can Use?! - 04/03/19 06:20 PM
Agents...How About a Mini-Staging Kit You Can Use?!

In a Home Stager’s ideal world every seller would use the services of a home stager. And we know that’s not going to happen.
 
Often agents will help out their seller by bringing in their own inventory to fill in where necessary or to help soften a vacant home.
 
Every stager keeps basic items in her inventory for use in vacant homes or to fill in where necessary for occupied homes. Even then, since every house is different, we almost always end up at Marchall’s, Target, or Home Goods for those special extras.
 
So … (27 comments)

home staging tips: Don’t Fall For These April Fool Tips When Preparing Your House for Sale. - 03/31/19 01:54 PM
Don’t Fall For These April Fool Tips When Preparing Your House for Sale.

When you announce that you are or have put your home on the market, everyone has a tip or two (more like twenty) to offer. There are some that are very helpful. But alas, there are some that you would do better smiling, saying Thank you and moving on.
 
The condition of your house, how a buyer perceives it, is part of the real estate trilogy...Price, Location, and Condition. Each one affects the other.
 
And so it may be April 1st but don’t fall for these Home Staging … (27 comments)

home staging tips: What To Do Before Your Home Stager Comes…7 Tips You Can Use - 02/25/19 02:08 PM
What To Do Before Your Home Stager Comes…7 Tips You Can Use
 
When many people think of Home Staging they think of vacant homes.  However, staging or styling an occupied home can have an impact as well.
I love staging these homes because it gives me more interaction with my clients and allows for much more creativity.
 
 
So often, the sellers are apprehensive and not sure what to expect. Who is this person coming into my home and telling me what to do??
 
Relax!  Stagers are there to help you get your home sold in a timely manner and to help you maximize … (40 comments)

home staging tips: Hold On...Don’t Buy That Horse Yet Until You Know How Much It Will Have to Pull - 01/31/19 01:22 PM
 
Hold On...Don’t Buy That Horse Yet Until You Know How Much It Will Have to Pull

If you’re planning on selling your home, don’t buy that horse just yet until you know how much it has to pull.
 
It can be exciting anticipating the move to your new home.  New neighbors, new schools, a new adventure, and, of course, new furnishings!  Perhaps you’ve been waiting to try a new color scheme or something totally different from what you have now.
 
But wait…. Don’t be tempted to start furnishing your new home just yet!
 
If you are tempted to buy the larger sofa and … (23 comments)

home staging tips: How to Find or Create the Focal Point in a Room... - 01/07/19 03:35 PM
How to Find or Create the Focal Point in a Room…
 
Try this exercise...go outside and come in through your front door.
What’s the first thing you see?   What catches your eye?
 
 
If you are placing your home on the market then you should perform this exercise for every room.
 
You’ve heard the expression that you have just 10 seconds to make a first impression. This is true in all walks of life but especially when trying to sell your home.
 
Getting back to your front door...What was the first thing that caught your eye?
More importantly...did you like what you saw??
 
Every room … (38 comments)

home staging tips: Tips for the NEW YEAR When Selling Your House - 01/01/19 05:39 PM

Tips for the NEW YEAR When  Selling Your House

If you’ve waited until after the holidays to sell your home, here are 8 tips Home staging tips for the NEW YEAR that will help you get your home sold.
 

Remember, price, location, and condition all play a part in influencing a buyer’s decision to make an offer on your house. It also determines how much they will offer. The location of your property is set but you can control the condition of your house, which in turn will affect the price.  
 
Start the New Year out right by following these … (29 comments)

home staging tips: Seven New Year’s Resolutions Home Sellers Should Make. - 12/06/18 01:43 PM
Seven New Year’s Resolutions Home Sellers Should Make.
Many homeowners choose to wait until after the New Year to list their home. This makes life a lot easier if you have young children at home and/or are expecting houseguests.
 
But once the holidays are over, it’s time to get serious if you have any plans to sell your home. Like a horse at the starting gate, you’ll want to be ready to race out of the gate when that For Sale sign goes up.
 
While you’re busy making New Year’s Resolutions for work or your personal life, here are Seven Resolutions to … (43 comments)

home staging tips: How to Stage Your Home for the Holidays - 11/29/18 02:59 PM
How To Stage Your Home for the Holidays.
 
On our evening walk on Thanksgiving, we noticed that many of the homes in our neighborhood already had their Christmas decorations up and on! I’ve had sellers ask me what they can do if their home is on the market.
Do they have to forego decorating altogether?
 
The short answer is...No!|

However, and you knew that was coming, you’ll want to keep it simple.
 
In fact, creating that feeling of home with a holiday spirit can help your buyers picture themselves there. Let them see the possibilities of your home.
 
 
Remember the Basic Principles of … (44 comments)

home staging tips: Vacant Staging - What You Don’t Want to Do - 10/31/18 04:45 PM
Vacant Staging - What You Don’t Want to Do
 
If you are considering selling your property and leaving it vacant or are an investor with a vacant property, there are tips to help you make sure that it stands out to all potential buyers.
 
Empty properties can present a different set of issues for sellers.

 
Vacant homes have nothing to cushion footsteps and voices, so buyers will feel like everything they say echoes throughout the house.

Even with overhead lights, vacant homes can appear dark. There are no table or floor lamps to provide additional lighting.

With nothing else to catch their eyes, … (57 comments)

home staging tips: Selling Your Home at Halloween - 10/11/18 02:59 PM
How To Decorate for Halloween While Selling Your House
 
You don’t have to pretend that Fall or Halloween don’t exist if you have your house on the market! What you do need to do is remember the basic principles of staging.

Highlight the possibilities of your house to show its livability to your buyers.
Remove anything that would distract or detract from your property.
 
 
 
Staging Tips When Selling Your Home At Halloween...
 
-Don’t make your buyers do the eye bounce.
Lots of little things scattered around the house or Halloween characters on windows can be distracting.
-Make sure that your buyers will be able … (33 comments)

home staging tips: Home Staging Tip-Don’t Buy For the House You Hope to Have - 10/01/18 04:47 PM
Home Staging Tip-Don’t Buy For the House You Hope to Have
It has been suggested that you dress for the job you want, not the one you have. This is not necessarily true when buying furniture for your home.
 
All too often when I am on a staging consultation, the homeowners have not only way too much “stuff” but they have furniture and accessories that are too big or out of proportion for their home.
 
Your agent and home stager will encourage you to store these pieces so that your buyers will be able to see the space and potential it holds … (29 comments)

home staging tips: Tips for Returning Snowbirds to Prepare Your Home for Sale. - 09/26/18 03:54 PM
Tips for Returning Snowbirds to Prepare Your Home for Sale.
 
If you are a returning South Florida snowbird and planning on putting your home on the market, here are some tips that will help you get it in show-ready condition.
 
Remember...presentation matters!
Buyers will want to see that your home is in the kind of condition that will support the price you’re asking.

If they, like you, are a snowbird, they will more than likely want a home that is in move-in ready condition, so that they can spend their time enjoying the sun and the beach.


EXTERIOR
1. Ditch the plants and flowers … (18 comments)

home staging tips: Home Staging Tip- YES...Your Curb Appeal Does Matter! - 09/24/18 11:24 AM
Home Staging Tip- YES...Your Curb Appeal Does Matter!
 
You probably have heard how important curb appeal is to marketing your home. The listing agent gave you a list of suggestions and may have offered the name of a good landscaping company as well.

The Home Stager repeated the same thing when you had your Staging Consultation.

However, you’re working hard with your “to do” list on the inside of your home...painting, editing, making repairs, thoroughly cleaning everything...and working as well. When are you going to find the time?
 
You’ll leave the outside and get to
It IF you have the time. Right?
 
WRONG… an unimpressive … (26 comments)

 
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