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  I was consulting with a staging client last week, and she was lamenting that she wasn't able to put in her tomatoes this year because they were selling the house.  I asked her why not, and she said that she didn't think it would look good to buyers.  I didn't agree and here's why: if a garden b...
This post is courtesy of Dana Tucker of Bell & Tucker.  Dana & I had coffee recently in downtown Franklin, and were chatting about how to make homes look great when they go on the market.  But we both know that sellers (or really any of us) don't want to spend a fortune on a house if we can help ...
I love my dog.  She's great.  Sweet, well mannered and not too smelly for a lab.  But come near my house, and all bets are off.  You probably love your dog too.  Maybe you think that she's so cute that anyone looking at your house will just be enthralled with her.  Or that buyers won't notice any...
It's everywhere, that shiny brass!  You see it on doorknobs, light fixtures, cabinet pulls, faucets and more.  When I do staging consults, recommending that people update their fixtures and doorknobs is one of my key points.  Nothing says, "lowball me" or "this house hasn't been updated" like a p...
One of the women I'm on twitter with (@cindylinsf) sells a product called "EcoJoe".  For some reason I always thought it was something to do with hemp, t-shirts or coffee, never having actually looked at her website.  She's fun to tweet with, is a home stager and that was about it. But a recent t...
I had a nice call last month from a local reporter doing a story about smells in a home for sale.  It's a major concern in a lot of houses.  Smells are one of the biggest turn offs for so many buyers and one of the things that home owners rarely address primarily because, well, they don't notice ...
I've had the "deer in the headlights" look from clients so many times when I explain to them the need for privacy in their home when it is on the market.  I don't want to scare them, but it is really important to de-personalize the house.  Not just for helping a potential buyer see the home as on...
I had a client recently for a staging consult.  It was a nice little condo, vacant, that had been on the market for about a year.  The client's ex-wife actually called me in as he was a bit resistant.  In fact, when I met him on the property, he was on his Blackberry and starting pulling weeds in...
I often run into clients on a tight budget who want their house to look terrific when it sells (that's why they hire me!).  But, as is so often the case, even while much of the house looks really nice, the master bedroom is the last place to get spruced up.  I find a big bed - usually just a matt...
Really good post by Karen - I've had the same type of experience and she really speaks to what staging consults are all about in the this post.  Enjoy!One of the most requested services my company, Home Star Staging provides is a home staging consultation.   And if anyone is wondering whether the...

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