Real estate mogul Barb Corcoran says, “Home staging used to be optional. Today, it’s a necessity in selling a house.” In this video she goes on to say that home staging can increase the selling price of a home by 10% to 20%.
Home stagers, it’s official, Pantone has selected Emerald as their color of the year for 2013. I must admit I like the freshness of it and can totally see it as an accent color that splashes through different rooms in one of my next home staging projects.
I’ve never been one of those home stagers who believes everything has to be totally [...]
If you’re a successful home stager, you’ve probably already noticed that you can make more money during a home staging consultation than many people earn in an entire week. These have certainly been the backbone of my home staging business which I started in 2002. I’ve done many hundreds of home staging consultations and I’ve found there are 5 words or phrases [...]
I love this quote for many reasons, but one is that it so nicely distinguishes between home staging and interior design.
Less is definitely more in home staging. We’re not trying to impress the home buyer with the contents, but rather with the [...]
Home stagers, interior redesigners and color consultants are frequently asked to recommend the perfect white paint. After all there are hundreds of possibilities and most people can’t see the difference from one swatch to the next.
I personally find that when you put the paint swatches next to each other, it’s suddenly obvious which ones are more pink, green, yellow or blue. This is really helpful [...]
Like most home stagers, I can’t resist a weekend open house. I like to stay on top of what’s for sale in the neighborhoods I stage in, and what homes look like at various price ranges.
Occasionally, I pick up a new client visiting open houses and speaking with the real estate agent, but that’s [...]