January 25, 2018

Home Organizing Ideas: Staging a Closet Maximizes Space When Selling a Property

It’s no secret if you’re selling a property home buyers will open up cabinets and closet doors, it’s not because they’re nosy persay, these buyers want to know how much storage and closet space is available for “their stuff” on the property. Closets are one of the most important features in a listing, so it’s imperative that home sellers schedule time to salvage unorganized and overpacked closets. Unable to find what your looking for, items continually falling to the floor, or worse yet, not being able to shut the door are all reasons why you might want to consider organizing your home closets. I recently took the weekend and went through every closet in my house, no I’m not selling, but if I feel this great purging the old to make way for what the new year has in store, imagine how buyers can envision your newly found closet space. […]
December 28, 2017

Best of 2017 Home Staging and Decorating Tips

Well, we’ve reached the end of another year — 2018 is upon us and before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve I’m taking this week to reflect on life to review our successes, failures and where we can improve. I take pride in producing valuable content for a homeowner — no matter if they’re selling or dwelling to help make the home staging and decorating a bit easier for you to create a space that feels at home.  We’ve been teaching home sellers how to embrace home staging since 2009, so it seems fitting that we first share our top six blog posts on the subject matter. If you plan on selling in 2018 — these are a  must read. Home Staging Tips These posts have been derived from your questions or problems when it comes to staging a home. From how to hire a home stager to […]
October 5, 2017

7 Proven Do It Yourself Home Staging Tips

How can you stage your home like a pro when, in fact you’re not a home stager? Home staging is the act of preparing and showcasing a property for sale to attract MORE potential buyers and ultimately providing a  quick and easy sell. Rated as the second best home improvement for sellers by Zillow, staging can be a powerful marketing tactic used to gain a competitive advantage. The problem is it can also be expensive!  If you have more time, than money on hand to get your property prepared for sale than you may want to consider do it yourself home staging, rather than hiring a costly staging company. Regardless, here are four reasons why you’ll want to consider staging a home prior to going on the market. Top 4 Reasons to Stage a Home Avoid Costly Price Reductions: Staging is an effective way in reducing the number of days […]
September 18, 2017

Architecture and Design Style Guide to Sell Your Home Quickly

Did you know there is nearly 100 architectural styles to choose from when building a property? Every home has a unique style sometimes combining two or more of these styles together with renovations and extension projects added to the property over the years.  It’s important to know the architectural style of your home to help determine how to decorate the inside of the space properly– so it will be attractive to the current buyer, if even the property was built centuries ago.  Some architectural styles are more on trend now than others. Usually homes that linger on the market longer look dated. I recently visited a home (pictured above) on North Shore Long Island, the property was in a prominent area and the price tag was hefty, but the home was built back in the 1980’s featuring the popular contemporary style of decades past. While this isn’t the ideal architectural […]
September 14, 2017

Space Planning: How to Sketch a Floor Plan

Don’t start decorating a room without first analyzing your space with an accurate floor plan. A floor plan is one of the easiest ways to know how much space you have, both the positive and negative features. Plus, a floor plan can help you visualize the space without breaking your back moving furniture around multiple times.  As a kid, I use to love rearranging the furniture in my room to create a fresh feel in the space. Moving the bed from one side of the room to the other, I didn’t realize it then, but I was space planning. Space planning allows you to organize furniture to work effectively together while utilizing the entire space more efficiently–and it all starts with a floor plan. With each room drawn, out you can add furniture, fixtures and appliances to see which arrangement will fit best in your space. Here’s what you’ll need […]