Tag Archives: staging

What Paint Colors for a Rental Property?

People often ask me what paint colors they should use to paint the apartment or condo they are living in. But what paint colors for a rental property? Few people ask that question. I think this is a question that SHOULD be asked more, because paint color can make or break the success of a […]

Home Staging Paint Colors – Befores & Afters

I often finish work with clients who come back into my life a few years down the road when they purchase a different home. C. is a client I have never met in person – I first helped her decorate and choose paint colors for her home via online consultation, then she hired me again […]

6 Things I Wish Real Estate Photographers Would Do

Whether you are staging a house to sell or using interior photos for a blog or publication, there are a few things I’ve learned over the years about photographing a home that makes all the difference for those viewing them. And although I am NOT a professional photographer, there are things I wish all real […]

Considering Home Staging Training? The 3 Short-Sighted Mistakes You’ll Regret

I’ve received many emails lately from people anguishing over which home staging training program to take, so I thought it might be helpful to write this post. Anyone can hang up a shingle and claim they are a home stager, but that doesn’t mean they will be successful or even do quality work. Not all […]

Study Confirms: Staging Colors Increase Home Sale Prices

I’ve been saying it for years now – the right staging colors increase the sales price of homes on the market. I believe it and have built my business on it!   Many of you know that I founded the RESA-accredited Expert Psychological Stager™ certification course after a decade of staging homes to sell quickly and […]

The Last 10% – The Art and Science of Photostyling

Let me start by saying I am NOT a professional photographer. But I know the power of really great photostyling. I recently had the opportunity to do a little speed staging for one of my favorite local Realtors, who just happens to be married to my former office manager, Allison! While Allison now stages most […]

How To Choose Paint Colors for Staging Homes

Is choosing paint colors for staging homes to sell different than choosing them for a home you plan to continue living in? Yes and no. While I guide all my clients towards colors that update their home while taking their existing finishes into account, I want the homeowner’s personality and personal preferences to shine through […]

First Impressions In Home Staging – Even More Important Than You Realize

First impressions in home staging – you may not realize just HOW important they truly are.  How much do you really know about the impact of the first impression on homebuyer decision-making? First of all, it’s important to understand that the “decision” to like or dislike a visual stimulus is not truly a decision. It is […]

When Beauty is a Blessing – Meet Dragana

  When you’ve been blogging for as long as I have (over seven years now), there are readers who earn a special place in your heart. Today I want to share a story about one such reader, Dragana Djordjevic. Dragana lives in Belgrade, Serbia – a half a world away (8500 km away, to be […]

Home Staging is Easy – Anyone Can Do It!

Today’s post is written by Shannon, who recently began working with us. After attending my staging training course last week (with very little prior knowledge of home staging or my business), she found herself quite surprised about a number of things. She’s going to share those with you, including the fact that she came into […]