Using personal photos to decorate the walls and tables are common in homes. But when you’re listing a home for sale, can those personal photos become a turnoff to potential home buyers?
One of the greatest rewards of my career has always been to hear from stagers and real estate agents on their staging success stories.
Are you receiving feedback from showings expressing that a room “just doesn’t work”? What potential buyers might be saying is that the use of space is awkward or quite simply, just isn’t functional.
How do designers and stagers stay on top of the latest trends and solutions for home interiors?
Looking for quick, easy ideas to bring a home to life, add value, or prep for sale without spending a lot? Learn from the pros!
Home owners are perusing online, finding the best from past and present styles, then sharing images on social networks where friends and followers offer opinions.
It’s not quite spring yet, but it’s not too early to start thinking about your listings’ outdoors--your buyers certainly will, even if they can only visualize it during the cold, wintery months.
More home owners are looking at sprucing up their homes, at least according to an index by the National Association of Home Builders, which shows its remodeling index reaching a five-year high during the fourth quarter of 2011.
This year’s Cost vs. Value report found that exterior replacement projects--such as new garage doors and a new entry door--offer some of the best returns at resale, allowing home owners to recoup close to 70 percent or more of the costs of the project at times of resale.
Next time a seller brings up the subject of a price reduction, make sure to share the positive impact of home staging. The investment will be less and the impact most likely more.
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