PS - The Art of Home Preparation

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Home Stager - Preferred Staging, LLC
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Of all the phone calls and inquiries I receive, one of the most common comments I hear is, "I've never used a stager before... so I'm really not sure how all of this works". Actually, the process is quite simple.  Generally, you tell us what you need and want and we take care of the rest.  Well, ...
11/14/2008
I received a phone call the other day from a gentleman who owns a house in Maryland, not far from Washington, DC.  He's preparing to move at the end of the month, and wanted his house staged to help facilitate a quick sale.  But he also had a means of helping to pay for the staging, and that was ...
11/14/2008
According to the website www.usingenglish.com, "When people say that the devil is in the detail(s), they mean that small things in plans and schemes that are often overlooked can cause serious problems later on..." This couldn't be truer than when you're selling a house! As a home stager, I see l...
11/05/2008
I recently wrote a post about how 70%-90% of buyers don't "see" how a vacant can look with furnishings; basically, they see a big empty room. As I mentioned in that post, I've heard numbers between 10%-30% of the population can visualize spatial relationships, but I couldn't find proof of those n...
07/07/2008
I was recently talking with a Realtor about various staging options for her clients, when she asked, "Is it really important to stage vacant houses? I mean, there's nothing in the house to be cleaned up or put away.  I would think a big empty room would be ideal."   Her question is not an uncommo...
07/01/2008
Here's another great way to use scrapbook paper:          I bought 12x12 frames from Michael's that are made to frame scrapbook pages - I think they were $10/ea.  I went online to www.paperaddict.com, and bought about 50 pieces of scrapbook paper.  I got multiples of some really graphic ones, lik...
06/18/2008
Way back in February I posted about an inexpensive way to create wall art using scrapbook paper and foam board (Cool and REALLY inexpensive wall art ideas!!).  In April, I did a detailed consultation report for a young couple that needed guidance in getting their house ready to list.  At the end ...
06/15/2008
For all of you stagers, designers, and anyone looking for great deals on furniture and accessories, check out the Private Sale (which anyone can attend) at the Bassett Direct store in Victor, NY, which is just off I-90 on route 96 just east of Rochester. (I believe the exit off I-90 is #47.)The s...
02/24/2008
For all of you stagers, designers, and anyone looking for great deals on furniture and accessories, check out the Private Sale (which anyone can attend) at the Bassett Direct store in Victor, NY, which is just off I-90 on route 96 just east of Rochester. (I believe the exit off I-90 is #47.)The s...
02/24/2008
Check out this link to Michael's - it's all about really inexpensive, easy, and fast wall art you can make in a matter of hours. http://www.michaels.com/art/online/static?page=greatdecorinaflashIf you can't find the scrapbook paper that meets your needs, check out www.paperaddict.com.  They have ...
02/03/2008
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