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Real Estate and Home Staging information from professional home stagers in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.
One of my favourite TV shows is Supernatural where two heroes (very hot heroes I might add) battle supernatural beings and triumph over evil .. as much as anyone can ever triumph over the dark forces. I enjoy how each episode has its own story even though there is a very strong mythology that has...
A few weeks ago, a local builder contacted Rooms in Bloom about the possibility of staging his vacant model home that he was trying to sell. The home had lots of appeal however buyers just weren't 'getting it' for some reason and after having it sit on the market, unsold, he started looking for h...
It’s amazing how connected people are today with the internet, iPhones, blackberries (I call mine my crackberry), iPads and more. They want information to be accessible everywhere, instantly. Virtually everything in our lives is touched by this hi-tech vibe and its revolutionizing the way people...
It’s that time of year again and the spring market is ramping up with a lot of buyers out there searching for new homes. Several of our realtor partners have noted record numbers of buyers at open houses because people are once again shopping for real estate. So what are buyers looking for in 20...
In December of last year, we were contacted by one of the realtors we partner with about a vacant property which needed some TLC and staging before being listed. We walked through the property and from piles of christmas lights to garbage bags and rooms full of clutter, we saw that with some hard...
When we put our homes on the market, we all want two things: for the home to sell fastand for the most money possible. We start the selling process with such hope however when a home doesn’t sell or develops a stigma, sellers are often confused and unable to figure out what to do next. What crea...
A few weeks ago, one of our realtor partners contacted us to do a consultation for one of his listings which was located in a very family friendly neighbourhood. My partner Alana did the consultation and as it turned out, the home had served as a university residence for up to 20 university stude...
Okay, so this blog article was inspired by a meeting my partner Alana Merritt and I had with a realtor the other day and its not a new topic - but it IS an important one! We met with this realtor and being savvy business women, we checked out his online presence, read his blog and noted what he l...
Making the decision to go to RESA's 2011 convention was one of the best business decisions I have ever made. Yes, there was a cost involved but I viewed that as an investment in our business and a way to inject fresh ideas and passion into the work we do everyday. Although the travel itself was c...
Excellent post by Kristine and very relevant information for sellers and realtors alike. We often get questions from realtors on how to handle sellers who have watched a few HGTV shows and now suddenly consider themselves PROS. I think the valuable distinction between TV reality and the average s...

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Blog written by Heather Cook, award winning home staging designer for Rooms in Bloom Home Staging & Design Inc. Great information on home staging & re-design for realtors, sellers and buyers!