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Being home stager I worked closely with my clients to de-clutter their home and get it ready for lising and staged before hitting the real estate market.  We began with De-cluttering which can be difficult for clients at the best of times with so many emotions attached to their home and their belongings,  Fortunately, my clients were motivated, we began with gettinga storage locker and the pictures tell a story...

Not exactle the same angle but i am sure you get the picture!.. First rule of thumb to good home staging is to DECLUTTER and CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN if its all your client can afford these are the must do's next off is a coat of Paint to give a fresh look and smell..  If you can match up the paint you may only need one coat depending on when it was last painted. oops we must not forget the carpet cleaning, if you cannot afford to hire someone, rent a carpet shampoer from your local grocery store for a weekend.

'We brougt this L shaped sofa up from the downstairs media room and added an "Accessory Package" to suite their home and budget.   Again if your client does not have much of a budget be creative.  borrow stuff from their family members if necessary, no one wants to buy stuff when they are moving as it may  not suit their new home.


I think everyone was please with the outcome... which house would you linger in?

Attract buyers to your lisitngs HOME STAGE WITH PAIR HOME DESIGN

serving Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Fraser Valley, Vancouver, Lower Mainland..  No job too small.  Furniture rental and Accessory packages available to suit your home and pocket book.


Yet another run to the storage room, Home Staging is not just about good placement of furntiure, art and accessories, its about the whole package of cleaning, de-cluttering, painting, curb appeal and everything in between, the furniture and accessory package is the attractive Icing on the house.



Every home needs updating in some way or another.  realtors and home stagers can "PAIR" up to give added value to a home owner and ensure their home is on the "TOP 10 must see properties"


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Eric Reid
Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners - Lawrenceville, GA

maybe that is not staging but cleaning

Aug 24, 2009 03:01 PM #1
Louise Henry
Pair Home Design serving Langley, Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack British Columbia - Chilliwack, BC
Home Stager Pair Home Design Chilliwack

Hi Eric, thanks for catching this,  i'd hit submit before finishing my blog.. obviously I am a newbie to blogging.

For me home staging is alot more than good placement of furntiure, art & Acceossories, its much like selling a car it has to be detailed, all mechanical work up to date and in working order and spotlessly cleaned and shined from one end to another and everything in between.

 p.s. I like your website

Louise Henry

Home Staging & Redesign Consultant

Pair Home Design

Aug 24, 2009 03:42 PM #2
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing ( - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Yes, you can.  Staging and seller's inspections can move a property faster, IF you get good ones, instead of the quick cheap ones.

I'd agree that the first part of staging is declutter and clean.  But, it's also about putting the right furniture and accessories in the right place in the right room to make it attractive to the eye.

That's Louise's point.  Almost anybody can do the first part.  It's the last part that's hard.  I've seen a lot of bad attempts at that from people both sellers and realtors, who are too cheap to get a professional.

But there's also a core of people who understand what a stager can doo for selling a property quicker.  That's who you need to focus on, Louise.  Just avoid the cheapos and naysayers.

And, on the blogging, glad to see you just jumped in and went for it.  You'll pick it up as you go.  Read a bunch of the posts on using Active Rain effectively.  You'll get the hang of it.

And here is a link to a post that should help you better understand tagging:

Good luck in the Rain!


Aug 24, 2009 11:15 PM #3
Chris Penner
Serving Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and the Fraser Valley - Abbotsford, BC
Real Estate Consultant - Keller Williams Valley Realty

Hey you can really see the difference in the rooms when a stager comes in to do it for you. Good deal.



Oct 13, 2009 04:31 AM #4
Louise Henry
Pair Home Design serving Langley, Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack British Columbia - Chilliwack, BC
Home Stager Pair Home Design Chilliwack

Hi Erby, thanks for the encouragement, your right stick with the people who value the services of a Home Stager.  More & More realtors are "Pairing Up" with Home stagers as it makes their listings more markeable and sell faster so its a win, win situation.

Hi Chris, I did a presentation on Home Staging at the Keller Williams office in Abbotsford a few months ago, sorry I missed you.

Oct 14, 2009 05:31 PM #5
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