Home Staging During the Holidays

Home Staging During the Holidays

When staging an occupied home for sale during the holidays, is it OK to decorate during the winter holiday season?    My answer is yes, it is OK to add some subtle holiday touches, but be careful not to go overboard or the Holiday décor may distract potential buyers from seeing all of the features that the home has to offer.   Here are some tips:   ·         Curb appeal – leave

How I was Inspired to Stage Homes

I was recently reflecting on how happy I am to have become a Certified Staging Professional® and what inspired me to do so.   A potential future home stager who had registered for a home staging certification program contacted me to ask me about the program from which I received my training and certification.   I think she could hear the excitement in my voice as I shared information about the classes!!  

Should Home Sellers Stage their Vacant Homes?

I am asked this question fairly often, and my answer is yes!  Here are some reasons why: ·         Homebuyers are aspirational  – they buy how they want to live! ·         If there is no furniture in key rooms, homeowners struggle to correctly judge room sizes and rooms may appear smaller to them. ·         Buyers need to be shown how each space will function for them.   If they can’t visualize it

Light Scents Appropriate for Staging

When I came home this evening, I decided to light my newly-purchased Yankee Candle:   Pumpkin Pie flavor!   As I briefly departed my home to walk to the mailbox, and then re-entered, I immediately breathed in the lovely scent wafting through my rooms! So, because home staging is never far from my mind, it reminded me how important the smell of a home is to potential buyers. Here are some suggested

To Pack or not To Pack – That is the Question!

To Pack or not To Pack – That is the Question!

Many of my clients who are living in their homes while trying to sell can be hesitant to start packing their belongings until they have a contract on their home.   Some are worried that it may take a while to sell, and if they pack something away and then need it, it will be difficult to find.   Others just figure they’ll do all of their packing once they are closer