October 30, 2015

Naughty or Nice? Selling Your Home During the Holidays

As the days begin to get shorter and winter slowly creeps in, the thought of preparing a home for sale takes a back seat to holiday decorating, hosting parties and finding that perfect gift. To many homeowners, selling a home during the holidays can sound stressful and may seem a bit pointless. The excuses are endless, “we’ll be interrupted during Thanksgiving dinner” or “nobody buys during this time of year” or my favorite “I won’t be able to enjoy our family traditions.” Selling your home during the holidays shouldn’t feel like an obstacle, rather look at is an opportunity. Here are a few important reasons to consider staking that for sale sign in your yard. Motivated Shoppers.  People who are looking for homes during the holiday season are serious buyers. They’re willing to alter their holiday schedules and deal with bad weather to get into a home. In most cases, they’re on a deadline to […]
October 26, 2015

The Power of Home Staging

Home staging is the act of preparing and showcasing your home for sale. Since 2009, I’ve been helping home sellers get their spaces market ready. I believe in the power of home staging because I’ve seen it work first hand. In the end of 2009, I opened up a New York City based home staging company called, Stylish Stagers, Inc. since then we’ve been helping homes sell faster and usually for more money! In fact in 2014, we helped sell homes 80% faster. If you want to get on (and off) the market with less headaches and hassles it’s important to take the time to stage your home prior to going on the market. Check out this recent infographic from UpNest, a website that helps create a cost-effective way for home owners to compare and hire real estate agents when they sell their homes.  The Length of Time a Buyer Spends Inside […]
October 21, 2015

Home Staging Transformation: 110 Duane St., NYC

Only 10-percent of home buyers can visualize the potential of a vacant space, that’s why it’s so important to stage your home if the space is empty. This is especially true when it comes to this type of layout found in our latest home staging transformation. Stylish Stagers, Inc. our New York City based home staging company recently staged a vacant space at 110 Duane St. in Tribeca. The 4,000 square foot home has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and tons of living space for you and your family. Despite having amazing amenities and upgrades in the home, there were a few minor issues that could be solved with home staging. Home Staging Solution # 1: Open Layouts While buyers love open layouts they get tripped up when they go check out a home and see one large space. This type of space becomes challenge to figure out the furniture placement […]
September 16, 2015

Realtor.com Says September is Month to Buy

If you’re trying to move before the end of the year, now is the best time to grab an offer. There is no exact science to the age old question: when is the best time to buy or sell a home? But, in a recent Realtor.com article their proclaiming September 2015 looks to be the perfect storm to purchase the American dream. According to Realtor.com’s article, “Is This September the Perfect Month to Buy a Home?” there are three specific reasons to their findings: supply, demand and low mortgage rates. More homes on the market Normally inventory peaks in August, however this year inventory has been growing all spring and summer, so “there will be more choices in September than any other month in 2015” explains Realtor.com giving buyers the opportunity to find the home that they need. Apparently, buyers have been “holding back” on making a purchase because they haven’t found their perfect home since […]
August 26, 2015

6 Ways to Decorate for Fall

This time of year is bittersweet for me, I LOVE summer and never want it to end, but I know soon the cooler air will be creeping in, my pool will close trading flip flops for boots…yes we’ll be saying goodbye to summer soon, so how will invite fall into your home? In a few weeks I’ll be swapping out my beach theme decor for more fall inspired accessories throughout my home. Let me share with you five ways I decorate for the fall that you can use whether you’re selling or staying in your home. Bring in color. Consider changing out your summer colors with more deep-toned saturated colors that you would find in fall foliage. Try contrasting complimentary colors for maximum impact. Stick with cool colors, like blues, purples, and greens, to compliment different shades of red, orange, and yellow. Use color in your home decor, flowers or even in […]