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...]

Staging Basics: Bathrooms

While you may think bathrooms are all about the fixtures, it's still important to keep staging in mind when your house is on the market. Potential buyers do pay attention to these details, whether consciously or subconsciously. And since it's often said that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses, it's important to put your best foot forward. After … [Read more...]

Staging Basics: The Kitchen

  Even if you’ve poured your money into custom cabinetry or granite countertops, making a strong impression on buyers goes beyond just the upgrades. Properly staging your home, room by room, will help buyers see the unique features of your home and the full potential of each space, without being distracted by clutter or your personal … [Read more...]

Tricks to Make a Room Look Larger

When getting ready to sell, one of the most important preparations is staging your home to show. There are many things to consider when staging and preparing your home to appeal to the widest range of buyers (which I go into in detail in my staging post). But one of the most important parts of staging is doing everything you can to make your rooms … [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...]

The Art of Staging: 7 Easy Tips

When getting ready to sell, it's extremely important to take a fresh look at your home through the eyes of perspective buyers.  The way you organize and decorate your home may be perfect for you to live in, but buyers need to step into your space and immediately imagine themselves.  The process of neutralizing and rearranging a home to appeal to … [Read more...]

Ready to Sell?

Spring is in the air….well, at least for us in the real estate world. This is the time of year when the phone calls and follow-up appointments with soon-to-be sellers occur. The most frequently asked question is: “What do I need to do to get my home ready for the market?” Here is my advice: De-clutter. The process of minimizing the “stuff” in and … [Read more...]