September 23, 2014

Successful Yard Sale Tips When Staging a Home

So, sellers ask me all the time what should they do with their clutter and extra items not being used when they’re staging a home? Really it depends on if it’s of use to you or your family anymore. If you can still use the items, but not during the showings then I suggest get packing. But, what if you don’t need the items anymore then I say throw a yard sale to try and make a few extra bucks because we all know someone else’s trash is another’s treasure. I was recently apart of a successful yard sale and here are a few tips to keep in mind when your ready to set up shop in your yard, becuase it’s hard work. Tip # 1: Go through your entire house a few weeks before your sale and start putting aside items you will be selling. Tip# 2: Put like […]
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  Most fireplaces have outdated brick.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.  
August 13, 2014

Home Staging: Need Seller Perspective

I’ve been a home stager for five years now, helping sellers prepare their homes for sale and while home sellers and those in the real estate industry are acknowledging the importance of home staging more and more, there are still some that question what I do everyday. I need sellers perspective! So, ask away, have a question about home staging and preparing your home for sale, Click Here, it’s a simple survey geared to provide valuable content that will serve your needs as much as possible when preparing a home for sale, plus it’s a heck of lot easier when you give me some hints. Again, I could really use your help, Click Here to fill out survey and for more home staging tips check out some of the other blog posts and be sure to leave your comments on them below. Happy Selling!
August 12, 2014

Products I Love: FLOR Carpet Tiles for Home Staging

It takes a lot for me to promote a product, quite frankly because there are so many choices out there, but hands down this product always come up first in my book when it comes to picking a rug. I don’t usually promote products, but I love Flor Carpet Tiles are so versatile that I use them all the time in not only home stagings, but to decorate in my own home FLOR carpet tiles (www.flor.com) are so versatile that I use them all the time not only in the homes I stage, but also in my own home. I’ve bought countless 12×12 square tiles, to make fabulous one of a kind rugs. These tiles come in solid colors, patterns, graphics and textures that you can mix and match into any size rug. A 5×7 rug is typically 12 tiles, a 8×10 rug is typically 30 tiles and a 10×12 is […]