Home Staging Stories and Other Stuff

Home Stager - Patsy Overton Interiors, Atlanta, Georgia
What I do, where I go, who I meet and how it pertains to you.
It looks like Randy the Realtor is on to something!  See below.I am often asked the question by sellers as to whether the house shows better with or without funriture. I always reply it depends on the home and the furniture but today I went to show a house that has recently been foreclosed on so ...
Duluth, GA Home Stager Solves Problems, Atlanta, Suwanee A few months ago I was called on to stage a cute little vacant townhome in Duluth.  As I previewed the property in order to bid on the project, I saw a potential problem that needed to be addressed through home staging. Men and women tend t...
Please Don't Tell My Husband, But We're Moving It all started about 3 years ago when our son graduated from high school and left home, college bound.  I came to the realization that it was time for us to move.  It wasn't so much that we needed to downsize, as we both have home offices and require...
Website Grader:  What's Your Score? Sometime last fall I attended yet another class on Social Media at our local Virtual Properties office.  The class was informative but overwhelming.  As usual, I went home and tossed my handouts in a drawer to be reviewed later in the day, week, or month.  Need...
A Stager's Advice to Realtors Lately I've been on the agent circuit, having done recent home staging presentations for local Keller Williams, Re/Max and Prudential GA Realty offices.  On the third presentation I realized that there are several key points that I always emphasize when I have the ch...
Arby's Plays the Patriotic Card Several days ago I was driving from one job to the next and realized I was thirsty.  Knowing there was a Chick-fil-a in the area (I LOVE their iced tea!), I started looking for the American flag flying high, which is one of their trademarks.  I spotted one coming u...
Agents, do you have a listing that has been on the market for 3 months or longer?  Do you think the home would benefit from home staging?   I am a member of the The International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP) Atlanta Chapter.  We just launched a contest in which a homeowner wh...
Have you ever walked into a beautiful, well-maintained home only to be put off by a pungent odor?  That was my experience a few weeks ago.  As a result, I started a discussion on LinkedIn to get some ideas from other stagers as to how they get rid of them.  Knowing that we all run into this probl...
This cute little vacant condo in Marietta, GA was in great shape when I first saw it with one exception -- the sun room needed a fresh coat of neutral paint.  The homeowners obliged.  Here are before & after shots:                   Instead of the large zebra striped ottoman which you see in the ...

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Welcome to my blog! I'll be writing mainly about my life as a home stager and all the crazy things that happen along the way, but will also post on the "other stuff" from time to time. I hope you find the read informative, interesting, and just plain fun. Twitter Button from twitbuttons.com