Spring Staging Season Here in Madison, WI, a fair amount of snow remains over a layer of ice. It has been bitterly cold, in fact today we broke a record low temperature. This makes buying or selling a house especially difficult. Very few people will venture out looking at homes when the sidewalks aren't [...]
About Gina NewellI am passionate about staging and selling your home as a packaged unit. I am a certified home stager and licensed Wisconsin Realtor with eXp Realty, LLC. Staging and Selling go hand-in-hand to get you the most value.
Adult Enrichment Class I teach a two-session enrichment class called "Home Staging to Sell," at a local community college (Madison College) three times per year. In just about every class, I get an inquiry about how to become a home stager. I definitely recommend getting certified through Home Staging Resource (HSR). Choosing paint [...]
Taken From: "5 Immutable Laws of Real Estate," by Jay Thompson (Inman 2/13/19) There are various truths among society, e.g., Murphy's Law, Newton's Laws of Motion, Law of Supply and Demand. There are also some tenets real estate agents are especially keen to. First law of real estate: It doesn’t matter what the neighbors’ [...]
What Questions to Ask So, you decided to hire a professional home stager. These are some questions to consider: Are you accredited What is your experience; do you have references What are your statistics - (Days on the Market after staging) What is the charge for an occupied staging and what is the process [...]
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A Home Inspection Yes, you should have a home inspected by a licensed inspector after your Offer to Purchase has been accepted. It is the buyers' responsibility to hire the inspector because they are paying for it. The Offer or Addendum should contain a contingency for an inspection. And, depending on where you live, [...]
Staging to Sell Class I teach a two-session home staging class at Madison College (f/k/a/ MATC) a few times per year. My outline includes furniture layout, size and scale of furniture and accessories, paint colors, and problem-solving each student's situation. I enjoy meeting people who are interested in home staging to make their home [...]
How long has it been? How many days has your house been on the market? Home Staging and Hiring a Stager - Dressing a House for Success, by Elizabeth Weintraub, Updated April 08, 2018 Staging makes your house look bigger, brighter, cleaner, warmer, more loving and, best of all, it makes home buyers want [...]
Excerpted from: Staging Your Home: How to Make Buyers Fall in Love, By: HouseLogic published: April 12, 2018 A recent survey from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® revealed that: 77% of buyers’ agents said staging makes it easier for their buyer to visualize the property as their future home. It’s like helping the buyer dream it so [...]
Should you do renovations? During consultations, I always get asked what the homeowners should do in the way of renovations, updates, or upgrades before they list their house. I wonder why they didn't do some of these beforehand for their own enjoyment. Sometimes, however, they did enjoy their choices, but know that their choices [...]