staging faqs: Staging FAQ's-I Can't Afford to Stage my Home...Any Suggestions? - 01/07/14 07:48 PM
Staging FAQ:  I Can’t Afford to Stage my Home. Any Suggestions?
 
Stagers run up against this road block all of the time and the bigger question is: Can you afford NOT to stage your home?  

First of all, what exactly is staging?  It’s not just about moving furniture around.  Staging or home styling is more about making sure that a buyer can see all of the possibilities of your property.  It’s making sure that the Condition of your property will not derail the sale or offering price.

So, what can you do if your  budget for this is … (23 comments)

staging faqs: Staging FAQ's- Should I Pack Up and Move Everything Out Before You Come To Stage? - 09/11/13 09:08 PM
Staging FAQ’s-Boca Raton- Should I Pack Up and Move Everything Out Before You Come to Stage?
 
NO!   Put down the sofa !!!!!   When you hear of home staging and preparing a house for sale, we often
associate that with “decluttering”, moving things out and packing things up.
 
However, you can save yourself and your Home Stager a lot of time, money and headaches if you first allow the professional to see what you have.
 
Most stagers have a creative eye and an awareness of everyone’s budgets and do their best to have the two coexist.
On … (40 comments)

staging faqs: Staging FAQ's- What are the costs involved in Staging a vacant home? - 09/04/13 09:18 PM
Staging FAQ’s- What are the costs involved in Staging a vacant home?

This is a valid question that all Stagers receive when asked to provide a bid on staging a vacant home.   How much is it going to cost me and why is it so much?
 
I know.. the last thing you want to do is put money into a house that you’re leaving BUT, that’s the point.  IF you hope to sell your property for the amount you feel its worth and in as short a time as possible then it is worth the INVESTMENT…..whether it is in improving … (80 comments)

staging faqs: Staging FAQ's- How to Make a Small Room Grow! - 08/29/13 09:04 PM
Staging FAQ’s- How to Make a Small Room Grow!`
 
Let’s face it…. people buy space.  And, they want to be able to see what it is they’re buying.    A room’s size is what it is… short of getting a sledgehammer or a wrecking ball, that room is staying the same size.

…..or is it???

Staging isn’t about covering up flaws or hiding something.  But it is about enhancing a home’s features.  So, even though we can’t actually change the size of a room, there are some things we can do that will help the room seem spacious.

Here are some … (81 comments)

staging faqs: Staging FAQ's-What Are Some Tips for Staging My Home Entry to Say "Welcome"? - 08/28/13 09:20 PM
Staging FAQ’s- What Are Some Tips for Staging My Home Entry to Say “Welcome”?

If you are selling your home, you need to consider how your property looks from every angle.   Trust me…. your buyers certainly will!  

And, often we are so busy painting, packing and editing what we have that we forget one of the most important areas of the home…..the Entry!

What you want your Buyers to see and feel when they first walk through the door is their new home!  You want them to want to enter and want to see more.  

Here are some tips … (24 comments)

staging faqs: Home Staging-Palm Beach County- Is it worth it to stage a vacant dining room? - 08/19/13 01:42 AM
As a Home Stager, I am asked this question all of the time.  Even in Palm Beach County, our homes have dining rooms and the question becomes whether or not to stage them.  Michelle Finnamore of Advantage Staging in Ontario has written an excellent post showing just why this area can be important to your home being on the short list of homes to be seen. 
Home staging in Toronto and Vaughan we are asked this question at least once per week by sellers. The seller invested in a larger home to take advantage of rising home prices in our area and … (9 comments)

staging faqs: Staging FAQ's- Can't You Just Put Some Furniture in It? - 08/06/13 09:07 PM
Staging FAQ’s- Can’t You Just Put Some Furniture in It?

Recently I wrote that success in selling your house is affected by a confluence of different factors, such as price, condition and location.   Just a few weeks ago I met with a client whose condominium had been on the market for over 11 months.  

As I toured the property, I was making a mental checklist of the positives and not-so-positive features.  Why wasn’t this property selling?

It was in Palm Beach, located on an upper floor with a nice view of the ocean.  However, he told me that he had … (61 comments)

staging faqs: Staging FAQ's-Can You Guarantee Me That Staging My House Will Get It Sold? - 08/04/13 09:16 PM
Staging FAQ’s- Can you guarantee me that staging my house will get it sold?

When a prospective client asks me this question... “Can  you guarantee me that staging my house will get it sold?” …. I give them an honest answer that they may not want to hear.
 
“No”  
  
“Condition” isn’t the only factor in getting your home sold.  There are some things that are out of a Stager’s control.
 
*Price- no matter what the condition of your home is, Price is key.  And in turn, an offering price is often reflective of the condition of the property. … (23 comments)

staging faqs: Staging FAQ's- Boca Raton- What Can I Expect From a Staging Consultation? - 06/24/13 09:28 PM
Staging FAQ’s- Boca Raton- What Can I Expect From a Staging Consultation?
 
If you are selling your house in Boca Raton, you may have been told to “Get it staged!”.   So what is a Staging Consultation and what can you expect?
 
A Home Staging Consultation will give you a plan of attack for preparing your home for sale.  Room Service! Home Staging will walk with you through every step of your home... front and back, inside and out..... and provide a detailed, tailored- for- your- home game plan to help you get your house sold.

We’ll address:

1. What … (32 comments)

staging faqs: Staging FAQ's-Boca Raton- How to Stage Your Windows. 7 Easy Tips! - 06/19/13 09:10 PM
Staging FAQ’s-Boca Raton- How to Stage Your Windows.
 
When selling your house in Boca Raton or anywhere else for that matter,  remember that your windows can play an important role in letting your Buyers see the possibilities of your home.

-Windows allow light in and on those overcast South Florida days, you’ll want this light to help shine a spotlight on your rooms.
- Windows are also the portal to what your Florida Buyers are looking for.... the tropical oasis they want to call their home.

How you can “stage” your windows:

1. Make them shine!  Grab your … (26 comments)

staging faqs: Staging FAQ's-Palm Beach County- Do I Have to Stage My Patio Area? 8 Easy Tips! - 06/11/13 09:23 PM
Staging FAQ’s-Palm Beach County- Do I Have to Stage My Patio Area?  8 Easy Tips!

When you’re preparing your home for sale do you have to stage the patio area?

I had an inquiry from a Palm Beach County homeowner who was placing his home on the market.   He’d heard about staging and wanted to know exactly what he needed to do.  As we spoke he was surprised to hear that yes... he would need to do some work on his patio area.

The overall condition of the property, inside and out,  is important no matter where you live … (17 comments)

staging faqs: Staging FAQ's- Palm Beach County- Can I Just Place Some Flowers & a Table in My Vacant Home? - 06/06/13 09:19 PM
Staging FAQ’s- Palm Beach County- Can I Just Place Some Flowers and a Table in My Vacant Home?
 
Vacant homes can seem hollow and cold, so Stagers and Realtors will often recommend staging it to give it life and help buyers see the “liveability” of it.  We usually stage the primary or key areas of the home... the entry, primary living area, master bedroom and bath, primary eat in area and kitchen.  

A frequent question I am asked though is if I can do what many call vignette staging.  It’s certainly less expensive but many of the Stagers … (25 comments)

staging faqs: Staging FAQ's-Boca Raton-How Can I Improve My Entry? 10 Helpful Tips! - 05/15/13 09:30 PM
 Staging FAQ’s- Boca Raton- How Can I Improve My Entry? 10 Helpful Tips!
 A frequent question I am asked about Home Staging when providing a staging consultation in Boca Raton is how the seller can improve their entry.  Chances are you’ve watched a program on one of the cable channels about the importance of a good first impression when selling your house and this is absolutely true.
 
After your “virtual impression” in your MLS listing, your curb appeal and entry can significantly impact your Buyer.  Ask any agent and they could tell you stories of Buyers who have refused to … (20 comments)

staging faqs: Staging FAQ's-Boca Raton-What Should I Do When My House is Being Shown? - 05/02/13 09:15 PM
Staging FAQ’s- Boca Raton- What Should I Do When My House is Being Shown?
 
When you have your house on the market you’ll want to take advantage of every showing.  
Having a checklist of what you need to do can help you for those times when you get that last minute call that your house is being shown.
 There are things you can do to keep your house ready for showings but there are always last minute items that you will need to do.
 
1.  Ditch the dishes!  If there are dishes in the sink, put … (39 comments)

staging faqs: Staging FAQ's-Boca Raton-I Can't Afford to Stage My Vacant HOme. What Can I Do? - 03/21/13 08:54 PM
Staging FAQ’s- Boca Raton- I Can’t Afford to Stage My Vacant Home.  What Can I do?
I’ve had a few calls recently from sellers who felt the market was finally right to sell their parent’s home in Palm Beach County but their budgets did not include staging some of the rooms with furniture.
How could a Home Stager help them get their parent’s home sold?  
 Easy answer- First we can provide a Staging Consultation, the same as we would if your home were occupied.  
Remember- Staging isn’t just about moving furniture around.
 The Consultation covers everything from … (39 comments)

staging faqs: Staging FAQ's-Boca Raton-If Houses are Selling, Tell Me Why I Still Need to Stage My House. - 03/06/13 08:51 PM
Staging FAQ’s- Boca Raton-If Houses are Selling, Tell Me Why I Still Need to Stage My House.
As a Home Stager I’ve been getting asked this question lately by Sellers and some
Realtors.  The media and other information outlets are talking about the rebound of the housing market.  “Buyers need to act now”  “Is it too late already?”
So the “frenzy” (and yes they’re using that word again) has some Sellers thinking as they did pre-2008.... just put the “For Sale” sign up and sit back.
 
So, is it necessary to stage your house in this market?
 
Remember... Condition is … (25 comments)

staging faqs: Staging FAQ's-Boca Raton-Do I Have To Stage Every Room in My House? - 02/22/13 08:29 PM
Staging FAQ’s-Boca Raton-Do I Have to Stage Every Room in My House?
This is a frequent question I get from sellers.... “If I do stage my vacant property, do I have to do every room?”
 The purpose of staging a vacant home is to help Buyers see the potential and the possibilities of a space.   It also helps Buyers “see” themselves and their lifestyle in the space.
 
We usually suggest furnishing these 3  “key” areas of a house:
 
1. The Master Bedroom and Master Bathroom
2. A Primary Living Area
3. The Dining Room or other Dine-in Area
Any other … (44 comments)

staging faqs: Home Staging FAQ's-Boca Raton-What Is a Staging Consultation? - 02/01/13 08:25 PM
Home Staging FAQ’s-Boca Raton-What is a Staging Consultation ?
Every home  can benefit from a Home Staging Consultation, whether you live in Boca Raton or anywhere else in Palm Beach County.   As a Home Stager in Palm Beach County I’ve seen many homes in various stages of “move-in ready” condition.  Some needed our Vacant-Home Staging services but many of them benefited from our Staging Consultations.
So, what is a Staging Consultation?  
 
Our consultation will give you a game plan for preparing your house for sale.  We begin at the beginning... your home’s curb appeal and walk you through every area of your house … (29 comments)

staging faqs: Home Staging Tips in Palm Beach County- Waiting to See How it Goes Before You Stage? Here are 6 Reasons Why You Shouldn't. - 01/26/12 10:40 PM
Home Staging Tips in Palm Beach County- Waiting to See How It Goes Before You Stage?   Here Are 6  Reasons Why You Shouldn’t.
I run into this all of the time when I speak with  Realtors... they have your home listed and are doing everything they can to get it sold for you.  They’ve done their research and have suggested the best List Price for your home based on the market, your competition, location  and condition of your home.
There are items regarding condition that your Realtor feels need to be addressed to give your home the best chance of selling but you’d … (41 comments)

 
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