Staging Basics: The Living Room

If you are trying to sell your home, it's important to note, a house almost always makes a stronger impression on buyers when it is furnished. With that being said, leaving your house furnished as-is is not always enough, even if you are sure to tidy up before showings. Staging is an important topic to think about as a seller. When done properly, … [Read more...]

Staging Basics: The Dining Room

Not all homes have a formal dining room, and some families do not use their space for sit down dinners on a regular basis. However, if you have a formal dining room, it is important to stage it as such, even if you use it as a home office or play room in your daily life. Buyers love the added entertainment potential of a formal dining room and it … [Read more...]

Staging Basics: Bedrooms

While compared to other rooms in a home, bedrooms may seem less important when trying to sell a home, but it's still essential to create a warm and inviting space for potential buyers. And, yes, it can be tempting to leave these rooms set up for your regular day-to-day lifestyle, but some thought should be put into staging, beyond just making sure … [Read more...]

Home-made Air Fresheners

Making your home smell cozy and inviting for a showing or open house is one of the best tricks in the business. There are so many ways to create authentic, amazing scents that draw in buyers more than the uwrap-and-plug-in smells. I've collected the best scents I could find to use when showing a house, having guests, cleaning, or simply enjoying … [Read more...]

How to Sell a House With Pets

When preparing your home for a showing, one of the most important things aside from cleaning and tidying is removing all personal traces -- you want buyers to picture themselves in the home, not your family. And this includes your pets. Contrary to what we pet-lovers may believe, not everyone is excited about animals and particularly not in a space … [Read more...]