|Gina Newell

About Gina Newell

I 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.

The Little House that Could

Pricing a 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom, 1117 square foot house is based upon the comparables of recently-sold or active properties within its subdivision. Since the house next door is also for sale, it is definitely a comparable.  However, that house has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a family room.  Both houses are in a desirable neighborhood. [...]

The Little House that Could2018-07-11T14:31:18+00:00

2018 Staging Statistics

2018 Staging Statistics A survey was done recently that showed home staging increased the value of the home by a minimum of 6% all the way up to 25%.  Also noted is that staged homes sell faster than non-staged homes.  Neither of these statements are new to home stagers.  We've known since the word [...]

2018 Staging Statistics2018-07-04T12:38:50+00:00

A Tale of Two De-Stagings

Can you tell which property sold and which one didn't?  Neither can I.  The photo on the left is from an available unit in a retirement community and sold within a couple of weeks--well before the 60-day staging contract expired.  The photo on the right is from a river-side property that hasn't [...]

A Tale of Two De-Stagings2018-06-25T16:51:24+00:00

How Expensive is Vacant Home Staging?

Should Every House be Staged? Premiere Stagers & Realty get this question all the time.  My answer is that most houses should be staged before listing. Houses don't need to be staged when they have little-to-no-value and you're basically selling the property; or when you are selling to a relative or to a house [...]

How Expensive is Vacant Home Staging?2018-06-20T16:53:46+00:00

Selling a Home “As Is”

 What is As Is? I recently did a staging consultation for a customer who was to list her house soon.  The listing realtor suggested I pay a visit to help her decide what to keep, what to remove, and how to arrange the furniture.  I am always more than happy to do so. When [...]

Selling a Home “As Is”2018-06-10T19:50:48+00:00

Modern Farmhouse Home Staging

Modern Farmhouse Style Modern farmhouse combines the lines of contemporary design with cozy accents to create a modern, fresh take on the country-living inspired style. Modern farmhouse style is known for its neutral palette and characterized by natural textures such as puffy cotton or linens, and materials like wood or galvanized steel. Apparently it is the new look [...]

Modern Farmhouse Home Staging2018-06-04T17:44:46+00:00

Retirement Community Staging

After two successful stagings by Premiere Stagers & Realty (formerly Premiere Home Stagers) at Middleton Glen Retirement Community, there was one unit left to sell. This two-bedroom unit was quite large and, thus, was a little more expensive.  The director knew it was likely to sell faster if it was staged.  It is difficult [...]

Retirement Community Staging2018-05-14T12:34:09+00:00

Spring Selling Season?

This is the view in my backyard this morning--mid-April in Wisconsin!  We are expecting another 2-4 inches tonight.  Where did spring go? Does this affect the buying and selling season?  You bet! When the weather advisories tell you to stay inside due to slippery road conditions, people heed this advice, especially on the week-ends. [...]

Spring Selling Season?2018-04-15T14:19:05+00:00

How to Conduct an Estate Sale

The first step is to contact a few reputable auction and estate sale companies.  Ask about their terms and how they run their business. Most will have a detailed contract that lists what they will do for you as well as their commission and minimum price to conduct a sale. The second step is [...]

How to Conduct an Estate Sale2018-04-02T21:07:59+00:00

Staging with a River View

Room with a View Some houses have dual focal points.  In the case here, the house sits on top of a bluff overlooking a river.  But there is also a fireplace.  So how does one orient the furniture--toward the river or the fireplace? Premiere Home Stagers did not ignore either focal point.  The furniture [...]

Staging with a River View2018-03-25T10:54:29+00:00
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