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A Day in the Life of a Home Stager

2019-01-08T15:44:54-05:00

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 [...]

A Day in the Life of a Home Stager2019-01-08T15:44:54-05:00

Is it Time to Stage your House?

2018-12-19T11:52:51-05:00

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 [...]

Is it Time to Stage your House?2018-12-19T11:52:51-05:00

Staging Really Does Help

2018-12-15T12:11:02-05:00

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 [...]

Staging Really Does Help2018-12-15T12:11:02-05:00

Renovations before Listing

2018-12-15T12:12:11-05:00

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 [...]

Renovations before Listing2018-12-15T12:12:11-05:00

Selling a House with Pets

2018-11-13T09:31:26-05:00

A condo I listed has a very friendly young dog. However, not all people like dogs, or other pets, for that matter.  What can you do to make your home selling experience better for you and for the potential buyer?  Get your pet groomed.  If  your pet has hair, a professional groomer can remove [...]

Selling a House with Pets2018-11-13T09:31:26-05:00

What do Realtors Do?

2018-10-23T16:03:41-05:00

Before getting my real estate license, I only had an inkling of what realtors do to help you sell or buy a property.  Take a look at what I've learned over the past year. 8 Things Realtors Do to Earn Their Keep By Craig Donofrio | Jan 5, 2016 Geri Lavrov/Getty Images Have you ever wondered what [...]

What do Realtors Do?2018-10-23T16:03:41-05:00

Selling Your Condo?

2018-10-15T14:46:28-05:00

Condominiums are great places to live for people who are just starting out or for people who are down-sizing.  Some condos are in large complexes that offer a swimming pool, tennis courts, a work-out room, golf course, or a clubhouse for parties.  Other condos are like a single-family home with their own entrance and [...]

Selling Your Condo?2018-10-15T14:46:28-05:00

Are Professional Photos Necessary?

2018-10-07T14:26:23-05:00

Cell phone cameras can take some great photos of your family, friends, vacation spots, and selfies.  However, when it comes to real estate photos, should you hire a professional? See for yourself. Cell phone photo just captured the basic view of the house. Pro Photo captured a more alluring view of [...]

Are Professional Photos Necessary?2018-10-07T14:26:23-05:00

Open House Tips

2018-09-18T14:03:02-05:00

Few words get home buyers more excited than these two: open house. An open house is their opportunity to give your house a whirl. To wiggle the light switches. To admire the crown molding. To, y’know, awkwardly ask to use the bathroom. (Which, by the way, savvy buyers will totally do — because they’ll want to [...]

Open House Tips2018-09-18T14:03:02-05:00

Home Staging Done Right

2018-09-10T16:36:48-05:00

After 23 years at one address, this homeowner's life plans changed.  Thus, his address has changed also.  But, how does one pack up a 4-bedroom house after all those years?  Slowly, but surely.  You take one room at a time.  You decide what to keep, what to donate, and what to throw away.  You [...]

Home Staging Done Right2018-09-10T16:36:48-05:00
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