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5 Turn-Offs When Buyers Tour Your Home

By Brendon DeSimone A real estate agent's job entails more than assisting clients with the nitty-gritty details of buying or selling a home. Good agents also tour as many homes as possible. Knowing the local inventory gives them an edge over the competition and provides great value for future buyers and sellers because... Continue Reading »

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 staging.... Continue Reading »

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 Plano,... Continue Reading »

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 are not... Continue Reading »

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 efforts. If... Continue Reading »

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 you're just... Continue Reading »

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 by an... Continue Reading »

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 sale,... Continue Reading »

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 control... Continue Reading »

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 experience... Continue Reading »

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 manage a... Continue Reading »

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 woes drag... Continue Reading »

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