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Does Your Realtor Recommend Staging?

Premiere Stagers & Realty received a phone call from a condo owner asking about my staging services for her property that had been on the market for 52 days.  I viewed the condo with her realtor later that day.  The realtor told me he had never used a home stager nor recommended a home [...]

Does Your Realtor Recommend Staging?2019-04-09T13:55:39-05:00

Ice Dam Information

What is an Ice Dam? An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. While frozen, the snow and ice [...]

Ice Dam Information2019-04-04T12:54:41-05:00

Form Follows Function Makes Good Design

Sometimes it takes time away from the usual to see the unusual.  On a recent cruise (Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas), I was struck by the beauty of the ship.  American architect Louis Sullivan (1856-1924) coined the phrase  form follows function. This means that the purpose of a building (or object) should be the [...]

Form Follows Function Makes Good Design2019-03-27T17:30:45-05:00

Stage it Better

Something Missing I thought I brought the right wall art for this recent vacant staging.  But when viewing the room from the front entryway, I noticed it needed something more.  I did bring another piece of art to hang, but felt it competed with the larger art over the sofa.  The room didn't feel [...]

Stage it Better2019-03-14T12:47:13-05:00

So You Want to be a Home Stager?

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 [...]

So You Want to be a Home Stager?2019-02-25T18:04:45-05:00

5 Tenets of Real Estate

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’ [...]

5 Tenets of Real Estate2019-02-13T10:52:42-05:00

Not All Home Stagers are Equal

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 [...]

Not All Home Stagers are Equal2019-02-04T16:10:20-05:00

A Home Inspection Report

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, [...]

A Home Inspection Report2019-01-15T12:55:07-05:00

A Day in the Life of a Home Stager

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
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