What Home Buyers May Miss If You Don’t Stage Your Home to Sell

One of the reasons Home Staging is so important to utilize when selling your home is that buyers make snap judgments when they walk into a room.  Your house is one of the many they are touring, and buyers are very quickly taking mental notes and drawing instant conclusions about each room they enter.  

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Staging a Dated Sofa – Styling Tricks from The Decorologist

I did another Speed Staging this week where I had to pull some magic out of my hat.  Well, not really magic.  But I had to be resourceful.  Below is the living room of the house about to go on the market to sell.   I chose a new (more neutral!) wall color for them, which should be painted within the next couple of days.   Is there something we could do to update and improve this sofa?  Well, yes, and  I’m hoping these tips may be helpful for you:

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Nashville Home Stager: What Turns Buyers On

This week my assistant and I staged a home to sell.  I helped the homeowner choose paint colors and decorate her home a couple of years ago.  So now, I had to shift gears from decorating to staging  - you can learn the difference here.

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Psychological Staging in Vegas

A week from today, I will be in Las Vegas making a presentation to almost 400 professional stagers from across the United States and Canada.  I’m nervous but excited to be one of the main speakers at the Real Estate Staging Association’s (RESA) 2014 Annual Convention.  Did you know that fear of public speaking is right up there with fear of death and heights?  Well, I guess dwelling on that too much certainly won’t help my jitters! 

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In Home Staging, the Whole is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

The day after New Year’s Day I met my favorite Realtor with Brentwood Area Homes at a house I had been hired to Speed Stage before it went on the market.  When I walked in the door, I was a bit concerned . . . 

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So, What Should You Yabba Dabba Do With A Flintstone Fireplace?

I never know what challenge I may walk into when I’m called in for a Home Staging Consultation.  This house had a few, but none larger than the 1970′s Flintstone fireplace in the paneled den:

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The Power of Paint – Amazing Wood Paneling Makeover

My online home staging client, Jessica, was overwhelmed with getting her home ready to go on the market.  The dark wood paneling sucked out any light and made the space feel smaller than it was.  Her husband had resisted lightening up the house for several years, but when it came time to think about selling the house, they both knew they had to do something drastic to get top dollar so that they could build their dream home.

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