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Basic Home Staging Concepts

Basic Home Staging Concepts

There are many things that a homebuyer takes into consideration when walking through a house.  The location, floor plans, unique features, home amenities and potential negative areas of the home.

It is important to know the target buyer and their likes and dislikes.  Staging the home according to the target buyer is a key component to staging.  Every item in the home must have a purpose and ultimately highlight the home’s...

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Presenting a Clean House to Buyers

Presenting a Clean House to Buyers

Most home sellers understand the importance of presenting their home in the best light, but it’s easy for us to take for granted the surfaces we see every day.  It’s imperative that we pay attention to the details of a clean home! Think “spring-cleaning-on-steroids!”  Doors and windows, baseboards and crown molding…. all the little nooks and crannies, will be seen by potential buyers with fresh eyes!  Anything that shows...

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Rug Rules 101

Rug Rules 101

Rugs are an essential aspect of successful staging when you have a home with hardwood or tile floors. Think of it as jewelry for your floor! Rugs add texture and color to your decor, pull together a seating area, and absorb noise, which in turn creates a more intimate, comfortable space.

Here are some rules to follow when staging with rugs:

  • Neutral and textured rugs work in almost every decor. An off-white shag rug immediately modernizes...
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Don’t Neglect Your Front Porch

Don’t Neglect Your Front Porch

You’ve taken the plunge and your home is staged. Everything is in place and just waiting for the perfect buyer to walk through the door. Your job is done, right? Not so fast!

Take a look at potential buyers’ first impression of your house. They will probably have to wait for a couple of minutes while their agent opens the lockbox on the front door. What do you think they are doing in those moments? They are getting a first...

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Integrating the Television Into Your Design Scheme

Integrating the Television Into Your Design Scheme

Televisions and media equipment have become such an integral part of our lifestyles that we actually need to consider them as part of the decor when we are styling our living spaces. Large, and sometimes not necessarily complimentary to our design scheme, these components can be a challenge when trying to integrate our media machines into our environment. There are 4 design solutions that can help you...

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Appearance Is Everything When Selling A Home

Appearance is everything when selling a home!

Appearance is everything when selling a home!  A beautifully staged home is warm and inviting and perceived to have a much stronger value which translates into a higher selling price.

If you want potential buyers to choose your property, then home staging will help make your house stand out from the crowd.  Home staging is the act of making a home look visually appealing to buyers.  Guess what??  IT WORKS!

Sim...

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Adding Curb Appeal for the Right First Impression

Adding Curb Appeal for the Right First Impression

It’s time to stop looking at your house as a home and start seeing it as a marketing project.  Potential buyers for your home will make a critical first impression before they even walk through the door. What will they see?  Start by driving down your street and parking your car where a home shopper would park for a showing and walk to your door, looking at all the angles of your home and yard.

Neatness...

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Un-Cluttering Livingrooms


Un-cluttering Livingrooms

Today’s real estate market is tough and competitive.  Inventory is at an all-time low and while you may think that may work to your advantage, “My home will sell, there is not that many to choose from”, that could also be your downfall.  Your home has to be move-in ready!  What does that mean?  It means marketing your home is such a way that when a perspective buyer enters your home, immediately it feels like “their home”.  How...

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Tips For Staging An Open Floor Plan

Tips for Staging an Open Floor Plan

A very popular trend is an open concept home with few or no internal wall partitions between the living, dining and kitchen spaces. Buyers love the idea, but many don’t have the vision to plan out furniture placement so it scares them a little when they see it empty. Since this room is the main focal point of the home, it’s especially important to stage this type of floor plan. Here are a few tips to remember:

  • Create...
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Making Your Rental Property Stand Out from the Pack

Making Your Rental Property Stand Out from the Pack

A consistently occupied rental property can increase your bank account, but a rental that is vacant for even a few months can rapidly deplete your savings.  The solution to getting your rental occupied –  and keeping it that way –  is differentiating your property from the competition.

Impact Home Staging Experts is here to help.  If you’re having trouble landing tenants, we can make your rental...

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