September 17, 2014

Staging A Home Fireplace

Fireplaces are on many buyers’ wish lists, in fact according to a National Association of Realtors 2013 Home Features Survey they found that 57-percent purchased a house with a fireplace.  With so many buyers wanting this feature, you need to make sure as a seller your fireplace takes center stage in the room. Try these tips when updating your dingy fireplace when staging a home: Update Fireplace Materials Screens. If your fireplace has a brass screen modernize it! By spending $200 or so to replace the old screen with a new black or bronze version, you can instantly bring a fireplace up-to-date. Do-it-yourselfers may opt to paint the brass screen themselves using black grill or auto paint with a heat-resistant primer. Background Wall.  Most fireplaces have outdated brick. If the brick matches your design aesthetic then by all means use it. But, if it’s a traditional brick in a contemporary home chances […]
September 17, 2014

Hang Artwork Like a Pro

home staging art: Do you have artwork around your home leaning up against the walls? Or maybe you have bare walls because you’re scared of making a mistake? Don’t leave those great pictures lurking in the corner. Follow this is a fool proof infographic (attached below) created by  Shutterfly to show you what tools are needed to hang anything on any type of surface. So, what are you waiting for? Get hanging!! Make sure to post your comments and photos below of your hanging projects! I’d love to see the transformations. Happy Selling, This infographic is provided to you by Shutterfly, the leading online provider of photo books, cards and Wall Art.  
September 10, 2014

Home Staging Open House Checklist

Having an open house in your home is an opportunity to get your product in front of potential customers, so it’s important to put your best foot forward and make sure your home is prepared properly for sale. In this video we go through some of my best open house tips to home staging and help you become show-ready. 2 Days Prior to Open House – Check out your curb appeal! It’s one of the first things buyers will see as they pull up to your property.  Make sure to cut your grass, cutback shrubs & bushes, and remove dead or dying landscaping. Pick up any garbage and small lawn decor to avoid distracting buyers. Remember to clean your glass door, especially if you have pets and leave the front door open to welcome buyers in. 1 Day Prior to Open House – Focus on the inside of your home today. Hire a […]
August 26, 2014

Home Staging Tips for Fall

As the seasons change it’s time to reconsider your home staging strategy. If you plan on having your home on market this fall check out these Home Staging Tips for Fall to get your home prepared for showings. #1: Make sure to maintain your landscaping. Leaves can make your yard look messy. Also, make sure to trim back bushes and other plants that may be dying for the season. Use seasonal flowers like mums to add a pop of color in your yard. #2: Back to school season can make any home’s entryway cluttered. Kids usually come home and fling backpacks, shoes and jackets all over the place. Create an area for them to store their stuff, so they can grab and go as needed. l #3: Speaking of back to school, kids will bring home artwork, tests and other school paperwork. The paper clutter can easily get out of control, […]
August 20, 2014

Home Staging Based on Architectural Style

Home Staging Based on Architectural Style: I’ve recently visited a home on Long Island that has a problem many of the homes I see face. The exterior looks great its updated and clean and then you walk inside and see this…   The decor has you time warped back to past decades and doesn’t exactly fit the architectural style of the home’s exterior. When your exterior and interior styles clash, buyers usually end up turned off and confused and that means no deal. So how do you avoid this? First, go outside and study your home what is the architectural style? Is it craftsmen, colonial or contemporary? There are lots of exterior and interior styles and in some cases you can mix and match more than one style in your home, so let’s take a look at some of the hotel rooms I stayed at in Italy and figure out […]