Tag: staging

  • 5 Turn-Offs When Buyers Tour Your Home

    5 Turn-Offs When Buyers Tour Your Home

    Having toured hundreds of homes through the years, agents have come to loathe certain sights. They sometimes leave houses wondering whether the seller even knew a showing was scheduled for that day. Continue Reading

  • Furniture for Home Staging

    Furniture for Home Staging

    When Ed Kelly got a job in Chicago, he and wife Katie had little time to sell their house in Atlanta. They had to pack up and move, fast. They regretted having to take their furniture, knowing it would be harder to sell their home empty. So they thought the best thing to do would be to rent furniture for home... Continue Reading

  • Home Staging Dos and Don'ts

    Home Staging Dos and Don'ts

    It's not easy to look at your own home with fresh eyes. You see a house full of memories and treasured possessions, but all potential buyers see is someone else's stuff. That's why we consulted several experienced home stagers to find out their top home staging dos and don'ts. Karen Otto of Home Star Staging in... Continue Reading

  • Ready, Set, Sell: Home Staging Tips for Spring

    Ready, Set, Sell: Home Staging Tips for Spring

    There may still be snow on the ground in your neck of the woods, but if you're trying to sell a home this spring, it's not too early to start getting the house ready. One of the surest ways to speed a home sale is through artful home staging. Home staging is more important than ever these days, when houses... Continue Reading

  • Home Staging Mistakes Sellers Should Avoid

    Home Staging Mistakes Sellers Should Avoid

    In a competitive buyer's market like the one we're in today, home staging is more important than ever. A successful staging can make the difference between a house that moves fast for the right price and one that languishes on the market unsold. But a handful of common mistakes can hamper the best home staging... Continue Reading

  • Real Estate Definitions Every Seller Should Know

    Real Estate Definitions Every Seller Should Know

    When it comes to selling a home there's a lot to know beyond staging and setting a reasonable list price. As with any industry, there are real estate definitions (homestead, quit-claim) and a set of acronyms (DOM, CMA) that might seem a bit foreign if you've never sold a home before. Turn to this glossary when... Continue Reading

  • Last-Minute Tips for a Successful Open House

    Last-Minute Tips for a Successful Open House

    Realtor Deb Staley has seen it a million times. She pulls up to an open house at a fabulous property, in a great neighborhood, at the right price, only to find an overgrown lawn, a leaf-strewn front porch and a front door covered in spiderwebs. In fact, it's not uncommon for potential buyers to be so turned off... Continue Reading

  • Before Staging a Home, Take These Prep Steps

    Before Staging a Home, Take These Prep Steps

    In this buyer's market, it's crucial for sellers to do everything they can to improve their home's appearance. Staging a home is one way to attract buyers, says Caroline Farnsworth, a sales agent for Keller Williams Midtown Direct in Maplewood, New Jersey. But before you can even think about staging a home for... Continue Reading

  • Home Staging: Hire a Pro or Do It Yourself?

    Home Staging: Hire a Pro or Do It Yourself?

    Realtors will tell you that two things are essential to selling your home: pricing and home staging. The price of your home is dictated by the area in which you live and the amenities your home provides. Your real estate agent can help guide you on this essential part of selling your home. But you can have full... Continue Reading

  • Home Staging for an Empty House

    Home Staging for an Empty House

    Creative Director Beth Elzer needed to sell her Washington, D.C., condo quickly. She and her husband had already moved into another home, so the house was empty. Her broker, Joe Himali of Best Address Real Estate, recommended professional home staging for their empty house. Himali's suggestion came based on... Continue Reading

  • Affordable Rentals: Multimillion-Dollar Homes Discounted by Home Staging Company

    Affordable Rentals: Multimillion-Dollar Homes Discounted by Home Staging Company

    Most of us can envision what a couple of grand will rent in big cities -- a bedroom or two, with a halfway-renovated bathroom and a small balcony. But your fate could be different -- say a $7 million, 9,500-square-foot Bel Air villa, or a $1.5 million desert palace north of Scottsdale, Ariz. -- if you decided to... Continue Reading

  • Nicolas Cage Auction Is A Dud

    Nicolas Cage Auction Is A Dud

    Ouch. Nicolas Cage's Bel Air home had no bidders at a foreclosure auction held at the Pomona courthouse yesterday, reports Luxist. His Malibu properties -- hundreds of acres prime for development -- were also auctioned at a separate liquidation. No takers there either, reports TMZ. As his debt and real estate... Continue Reading