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 […]
August 24, 2015

What’s Feel At Home About?

Our new book called “Feel at Home: Home Staging Secrets for a Quick and Easy Sell,” has ranked top 100 in four categories on Amazon! Woohoo! We’re receiving lots of feedback from readers who love how simple it is to apply our easy suggestions into their homes whether selling or staying. Read some of the fabulous reviews: As a listing agent, it is my job to educate clients on the best strategies to get top dollar for their home. For so many sellers, staging seems personal (“I hand carried this pile of stones through FIVE countries!”). A book that breaks out of the emotional and focuses on the facts and fixes allowing sellers to prepare their homes to increase marketability and profit. – Jessica Balsam, Real Estate Agent. We just sold our home over the summer in 8 days, with the help of Tori’s staging secrets. This book really works! […]
August 18, 2015

Overcome 5 Common Myths About Home Staging

Yes, I snapped this picture out on a home staging consultation the other day! The real estate agent made the appointment and paid for the service because he knew the home wouldn’t sell in it’s current state. This was the master bedroom located on East 84th Street in New York City and the agent was correct this home was in dire need of some updating, however, the seller was hesitant to use a home stager. I explained to the seller the benefits of home staging, provided home staging statistics and gave her my advice on how to instantly make this room stand out. Want to hear it? Paint the Room a Brighter Neutral Get New Bedding (Nix the grandma comforter) Put Away the Clothes Piled Up in the Corner Add a Large Piece of Art Over the Bed Add More Pillows to the Bed Including Throw Pillows Add Table Lamps […]