Home Staging Done Right

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 [...]

By |2018-09-10T16:36:48+00:00September 11th, 2018|eXp Realty, Portfolio|

Home Staging a Rental Townhouse

Premiere Stagers & Realty rarely stages rental units, usually because they get rented quickly in Madison, WI.  In this case, however, the rental agents were not quickly renting out their 3-bedroom townhouses. Townhouses are such a great idea for young families, roommates, students, or people wanting more privacy than a typical apartment.  This townhouse [...]

By |2018-09-05T18:13:46+00:00September 5th, 2018|Articles, Portfolio|

Condo on the Golf Course

Is the Grass Greener? This condo complex is on the north side of Madison, WI.  It boasts a community room, in-ground pools, indoor tennis courts, and a nice golf course.  The owners of this condo apparently loved the way the green grass looked that they carried that look indoors in their wall-to-wall carpet. [...]

By |2018-08-29T12:52:31+00:00August 29th, 2018|Articles, Portfolio|

Pros and Cons of Flat-Fee Listings

It appears the usual answer from full-service brokers regarding flat-fee listings are "you get what you pay for."  However, let's take another look. According to a San Diego Agent:  "A flat fee company is as good as the agent you have working for you. In many cases these agents are capable and diligent and [...]

By |2018-08-21T10:48:11+00:00August 21st, 2018|Articles, eXp Realty, Portfolio|

When Should you List your House?

Is there a good time to list? Most agents will say during the spring months---March through June.  But data from actual sales show it depends where you live.  For example, homes on the west coast sell almost equally in every month except January. This is because the climate is temperate all year 'round. In [...]

By |2018-08-04T17:29:50+00:00August 7th, 2018|Articles, Portfolio|

Traditional v. Transitional Staging

Traditional This house was sold last year, but the new owner received an unexpected job change to another state not that long after moving in.  Therefore, not much work was done to make this house their own.  So, before listing it this year, the owner contacted Premiere Stagers & Realty to stage it.  It [...]

By |2018-07-17T11:52:37+00:00July 17th, 2018|Articles, Portfolio|

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. [...]

By |2018-07-11T14:31:18+00:00July 11th, 2018|Articles, Portfolio|

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 [...]

By |2018-06-20T16:53:46+00:00June 21st, 2018|Articles, Portfolio|