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Make Sure You Accessorize!    Accessorizing a home is a key part of staging. Here are a few tips on how to accessorize for staging, not decorating, while remaining on a budget and using items you may already have:    Books - To bring a pop of color to a room, place colorful books on side tables,...
03/03/2014
  If You Stage It, It Will Sell               Staging: It's Not Personal As a professional stager, it is my job to help clients understand why and how staging works. No matter what you have heard, selling a house can be very stressful! I can help relieve a lot of this stress.  The first step for...
02/13/2014
Furniture Arrangement and Decluttering     When staging a home, less furniture is better. This gives buyers an idea and reference point for size and amount of seating in a particular room. Below, we've come up with five tips on how to declutter a home:     Foyers - Most buyers enter a home throu...
01/29/2014
7 Budget Friendly Kitchen Updates When preparing a house to be sold, an entire kitchen remodel is oftentimes not necessary. In these cases, a kitchen refresh can do the trick! Keep reading for ideas on how to make simple yet effective kitchen upgrades while staying on a budget.  Lighting - A bri...
12/19/2013
The Importance of Color    When staging a home to sell in Bethesda or Potomac, MD, putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls is an inexpensive but effective way to appeal to more potential buyers. We've put together several color tips below to help you get your clients home sold.    Choose a ne...
10/31/2013
What Closets Tell Buyers    Buyers make assumptions on the condition of a property by how organized/cluttered closets and storage areas are. Below are closet ideas that help sell a home.  Master Bedroom Closets -The closets in the master bedroom often tell a story of the homeowners' lifestyle.  I...
08/07/2013
This blog puzzled and upset me. I couldn't believe it. I was prepared to argue.  Lo and behold it was a bit of reverse psychology, with every point well written and absolutely true.   Vivian1.  We want to test the market for 90 days.  And on the 91st day?  Price reduction--and 90 days worth of po...
10/20/2012
    We are on a roll! Six houses received contracts in 3 days or less. Two with multiple offers. One house had been on the Market 179 days before we staged it and it received a contract 2 days after Staging. This happens all the time. All properties should have some form of Staging. We love what ...
06/12/2012
Another great post on the do's and don't of getting your home Market Ready! This enumerates exactly what a buyer/realtor team needs to accomplish. When you bring in a Stager to join the team, the journey becomes easier and less stressful. VivianThe Do's and Don'ts When Preparing to Sell          ...
02/02/2011
This is a well organized and succinct message on what Staging is and what it does. The multicolored couch is exactly what we DO NOT use in Staging a property. The goal is to appeal to the broadest range of buyers and help them envision themselves in a property. VivianThe concept of Home Staging i...
02/02/2011
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