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Choosing Paint Colors That Will Sell Your House

Choosing Paint Colors That Will Sell Your House

First impressions are everything when it comes to selling your home. Of course, buyers are going to need to love the layout of a house and the neighborhood before they make an offer, but let’s face it. If they walk in the front door and hate the paint color, they will have a hard time shaking that unpleasant feeling they got the first time they stepped inside.

We always tell our clients that staging is NOT...

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Fast Paced Selling Solutions in a Buyers Market

Fast Paced Selling Solutions in a Buyers Market

In Michigan, some are questioning the importance of home staging in this fast paced, low inventory market.  The best reason for staging is that you still desire the best possible outcome for your sale- in the shortest amount of time. This is true for any market condition scenario.

We have not had this type of market for over 20 years.  For move up buyers it may be confusing to navigate how to maximize the...

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The Jewelry In Your Room

The Jewelry In Your Room

The right accessory can bring an old ensemble back in style, elevate a casual outfit to evening status, give a drab dress pizazz, and make a boring business suit ready for a GQ photo shoot.  It’s the same with lighting fixtures; the jewelry of your room.

When buyers walk into a home that has only been updated here and there, or not at all, they begin a checklist in their minds of projects coming their way. Almost always, they...

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Un-Cluttering Laundry Rooms

Un-Cluttering Laundry Rooms

Today’s real estate market is tough and competitive.  Inventory is at an all-time low and while you may think that may work to your advantage, “My home will sell, there is not that many to choose from”, that could also be your downfall.  Your home has to be move-in ready!  What does that mean?  It means marketing your home is such a way that when a perspective buyer enters your home, immediately it feels like “their home”.  How...

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Tips for Quick and Easy Accessory Vignettes

Tips for Quick and Easy Accessory Vignettes

A big mistake many sellers make is ignoring the impact that accessories make when staging. Yes, it’s important to stage with furniture so buyers can see the purpose of a room and how the sofa will fit, but accessories are what make the room inviting. Here are some quick tips for easy accessory vignettes using items you probably already have in your house.

  • Hardcover Books – Remove the dust jackets from the years...
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Styling Your Home with Art

Styling Your Home with Art

Trying to think of ways to create a style & personality for your home? There is no better way to do this than through the use of art. With all of the great cost effective art available through places like Home Goods or on the Internet, the choices are endless. Get creative with some of these ideas!

  • Utilize old books or calendars to get pictures that are alike in color & style to create a grouping. Cut pictures out, utilize...
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Basic Home Staging Concepts

Basic Home Staging Concepts

There are many things that a homebuyer takes into consideration when walking through a house.  The location, floor plans, unique features, home amenities and potential negative areas of the home.

It is important to know the target buyer and their likes and dislikes.  Staging the home according to the target buyer is a key component to staging.  Every item in the home must have a purpose and ultimately highlight the home’s...

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Presenting a Clean House to Buyers

Presenting a Clean House to Buyers

Most home sellers understand the importance of presenting their home in the best light, but it’s easy for us to take for granted the surfaces we see every day.  It’s imperative that we pay attention to the details of a clean home! Think “spring-cleaning-on-steroids!”  Doors and windows, baseboards and crown molding…. all the little nooks and crannies, will be seen by potential buyers with fresh eyes!  Anything that shows...

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Rug Rules 101

Rug Rules 101

Rugs are an essential aspect of successful staging when you have a home with hardwood or tile floors. Think of it as jewelry for your floor! Rugs add texture and color to your decor, pull together a seating area, and absorb noise, which in turn creates a more intimate, comfortable space.

Here are some rules to follow when staging with rugs:

  • Neutral and textured rugs work in almost every decor. An off-white shag rug immediately modernizes...
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Don’t Neglect Your Front Porch

Don’t Neglect Your Front Porch

You’ve taken the plunge and your home is staged. Everything is in place and just waiting for the perfect buyer to walk through the door. Your job is done, right? Not so fast!

Take a look at potential buyers’ first impression of your house. They will probably have to wait for a couple of minutes while their agent opens the lockbox on the front door. What do you think they are doing in those moments? They are getting a first...

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