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This is one of the best posts I have read on why sellers & realtors should not put a vacant house on the market. Excellent read!  Vacant homes are some of the toughest properties to sell. A national survey done by the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) in 2009 found that vacant homes which we...
10/30/2010
Being available to your realtor when trying to sell your house is a given.  If your realtor cannot get a hold of you to arrange a viewing, there won't be one! However, #4 is key.  Over 90% of home buyers choose the houses they want to view from MLS photos they view, from realtor referrals via e-m...
09/25/2010
Unfortunately, I don't live in the USA, let alone Georgia!  However for those of U nearby - homeowners, thinking of selling, & realtors, this would be a great class to join. Nothing like learning from the BEST!Decorating/Home Staging Class, Flowery Branch, GA Did you hear the school bell ring?  I...
08/27/2010
Julie, This post is also worthy of a re-blog.What will a Home Stager ask you to spend money on?  In a prior post, I outlined some of the questions a Home Stager will ask a seller.  One of the questions involved setting a budget to prepare the house for the market.  This post will flesh out some o...
08/27/2010
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I have chosen to re-post this blog for two reasons: 1) Allegra is offering top notch training for those of you out there who have been thinking of becoming a home stager; and 2) I am thrilled to have been chosen to be one of her experts. Although I am still a 'rookie" stager compared to the very ...
08/25/2010
This is the latest property staged by UPSTAGING YOUR HOMES, with an open house scheduled for this weekend with realtor Patricia Hetherington and her associate Lynn Masters. If you are on or around the Sunshine Coast, this is a must see.   http://patriciahetherington.com/400-STEWART-Road-Gibsons-m...
06/17/2010
Staging creates the proverbial swan from an ugly duckling, and this was no exception.   The main thing this house had going for it was the spectacular view; it needed more and staging gave it that.   Decide for yourselves. The entry was non-descript.  The grass needed mowing; the garden needed we...
06/12/2010
After two months on the market, the realtor for this property decided to try staging, after a nudge from my photographer colleague who was called in to take photos and said, this house needs staging!  Thank you Linda!!  She is well aware how hard it is to make a vacant property appealing to buyer...
06/09/2010
This blog by Michelle from New Jersey deserves to be re-blogged.   It is so great to see realtors agreeing that staging does make a positive difference to real estate listings!!!!   Yeah Michelle & Yeah realtors who get it!! So, I went to a wonderful Open House a couple of weeks ago.  It was for ...
05/19/2010
The real estate market in Vancouver is hopping, and has been since before the Olympics began.  Realtors and Stagers are busy and offers are being made.  Not so on the Sunshine Coast, unfortunately.   Currently, we have lots of properties for sale & the sales are not keeping up: this is called a B...
04/12/2010
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