December 2, 2014

Home Staging Winter Container Ideas

Home staging your front yard is an instant way to attract buyers, but just because it’s getting cold, dark and dreary outside doesn’t mean we can dismiss curb appeal, in fact now is the time more than any to pay attention to your yard’s first impression. That’s why I’ve made this Home Staging Winter Container Ideas video, to get those creative juices flowing and make sure buyers (or just neighbors if you’re staying put) stop by and go gaga over your winter containers well into Spring. Over the weekend I swapped out Tom the Turkey and my pumpkins for Winter and Christmas Decor. Winter can be a tough time to showcase your home’s landscaping. This season makes your flower beds and trees look lifeless, so why not create some life by utilizing your flower pots and adding these winter container ideas to your front yard. I do this every year to […]
November 25, 2014

Home Stager Says Thanks with Charitable Kids

Home stager say thanks: This is not the usual format of our videos, however, while attending a Real Estate Staging Association’s Charity Gala in Canada for Alzheimer’s I was given the opportunity to create short videos of each guest, who discussed their personal thoughts and feelings on some very tough questions relating to Alzheimer’s. These videos will ultimately help raise awareness about the disease that still has no cure. During my visit to Canada, I had the opportunity to stay with Gala Organizer, colleague & friend, Lisa McIntee and her family. The McIntee Family is always giving back to the community. So in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to share what I’m thankful for…now while this is video is really silly, the topic is no laughing matter and it’s always important to show your thanks and give back and I hope this inspires you to take a moment and […]
November 25, 2014

Do It Yourself Table Centerpiece Ideas

Whether you’re selling your home, getting ready for guests or entertaining the next holiday bash, you can always create a warm and welcoming feel when you create a do it yourself centerpiece and add it on your dining room table. Your Table Size Matters. The first step to creating your very own do it yourself table centerpiece is determining the size needed for your table. Since, dining room tables come in all different shapes and sizes you can centerpiece size will vary. It’s important to make sure the table’s centerpiece is proportion to the table’s size. For example, a small arrangement on an 8-foot rectangle table will get lost once the table is set, so opt for 4 or 5 small arrangement in a line down the middle of the 8-foot rectangle table, this will create more of a statement. How to Ground Your Centerpieces. Consider the first layer of […]
November 25, 2014

Home Staging Tips: Kitchen Counters

We all know the kitchen is the heart of the home, it’s a major buying feature when purchasing a house and that’s why it’s important for a home buyer to see the potential this space has when putting in an offer. The following home staging tips will help get your kitchen counters show ready. According to a 2013 National Association of Realtors Home Features Survey, they found granite countertops were important to 20-percent of home buyers. While new kitchen appliances and eat-in kitchens were most important to buyers, the kitchen was the most common home improvement made after purchase. Home Staging Tip #1: What’s In a Material? Possibly an offer. In September 2014 the Real Estate Staging Association found that the most recommended countertop material for resale was granite and replacing the kitchen counters is one of the top recommendations made among home stagers for resale. Now, if you have those countertops in […]
November 5, 2014

Staging A Home HGTV Star’s Home Lighting Technique

In this video I wanted to show you a lighting technique I learned from HGTV’s star, Matthew Finlason, from The Stagers that you could use when staging a home. Creating light and bright spaces is an important part of the home staging process and is a low cost solution that can bring you a 299% return on investment according to Homegain’s 2012 National Home Improvement Survey and I talked about ways to lighten up your home in a previous video, that you can go check out after this one.  So, one of the ways you can improve the quality of lighting in a room is to add table and floor lamps. But how many lamps do you need and where exactly do you place the lamps in the room? The answer is Matthew Finlason’s the triangulation effect. Basically in order to add drama to your design you need to strategically […]