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Never has there been a room that can have a larger impact on a buyer than the bathroom. It’s a room of such intimate exposure and can often display what I call “The ICK Factor”.Here’s a checklist to keep your listings on track:- Replace the plastic shower liner and wash the shower curtain.- Take ...
Quest for the best…Yesterday morning, I dashed out in the middle of a down poor of rain, on a quest to have my hair trimmed. Simple enough task, right?I arrived at the local big-box-shopping-plaza in search of a haircut before picking up me youngest son from kindergarten. Dashing across the parki...
I’ve seen it time and time again, and each time I can’t help but flinch. Mini-blinds, PVC blinds and vertical blinds scream of the 90’s to me and not in some trendy “retro” way. Your area might be different but in these parts of frosty old Canada, they are so “yesterday”.They were a popular and a...
I have had a few comments about “Home Stagers Unite” but I need your input as to how you think our network might work. What would you like to see? How should it all come together?
In my last blog, “Propping Up” Open Houses, someone mentioned their recent purchase of a P-Touch label maker.I must confess, I have been in love with my P-Touch since I bought it over 3 years ago. It cost only $40, but has been far more valuable than that to me.I use it for absolutely everything ...
Open HousesWhen I stage for an Open House I charge a flat fee to go in and add those extra touches that really close a sale. By limiting the use of your props, you will prolong their life and protect your investment.The fee includes the cost of:1) Using the goods for the Open House2) My time to s...
I have started building a “prop” library but I’m starting off smaller with a more cost-effective solution. I decided to begin with purchasing accessories to help add personality to rooms without homeowners incurring additional costs.Smaller items such as dinnerware, glasses and placemats are grea...
When selling a home, remember that a master bedroom should convey the feeling of relaxation, peace and a get-away for prospective buyers.Simple steps such as removing children’s artwork and toys, finding a new home for laundry and ironing, and giving it a fresh coat of paint, can go a long way fo...
We all know that getting our names out there is crucial to building a business, but it can be particularly difficult when dealing with a relatively new industry. While home staging has been popular in some areas of the U.S. and Canada, it can still be a new concept in other locations. What that m...
I joined Active Rain just a few days ago and I have already met some great people! For awhile now I have been wanting to build a network of home stagers where we can share ideas, discuss challenges in the industry, the ups and downs of running a business, refer clients - whatever we want. If you'...