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Selling Your Home in Auburn or Opelika? Check Out These Spring Staging Tips.

Posted April 9, 2013

Staging in Spring Any home stager will tell you that “staging is staging” and the principals remain the same throughout the year—keep things clean, clutter free and colorful. But that doesn’t each season comes without its own brand of staging magic. For spring, there are a number of things you can do both inside and outside to take advantage of the beautiful weather. Barb Schwarz, creator of Homes Staging® and CEO of Stagedhomes...

Tags: Real Estate In Auburn Al, Real Estate Tips, Real Estate Staging

Selling an Ugly Home

Posted November 17, 2011

Let’s say that you inherited an old house in a distant location and want to put it on the market. You may not have the time, resources or energy to make it perfect and just want a quick sale. Or, maybe you had renters at your property who did substantial damage and you don’t have the money to make necessary renovations. Fear not. Just because the house needs work doesn’t mean you can’t sell it...

Tags: Selling, Staging

Setting the Stage for a Home

Posted November 7, 2011

“You never get a second chance to make a great first impression.” This saying strikes a chord in the real estate industry, where many buyers are quick to jump to a conclusion about a potential home after just one glance. That’s why an increasing number of homeowners are employing professional home stagers to prepare their homes for sale. “Much of what staging accomplishes happens on a subconscious level,” said Carla Grammatica, a consultant with Stage Setters in New York’s Westchester County...

Tags: Staging, Selling

Using Feng Shui

Posted October 19, 2011

The ancient philosophy of feng shui, which translates as “the wind and the water,” is the Chinese art of correct placement. In real estate, those who prescribe to feng shui believe that home sales can be better achieved by arranging furniture and décor to establish harmony and energy. “In feng shui we evaluate a house and its property for sufficient qi (pronounced chee), the living energy of all beings, but also for the land and even a house,” says Werner Brandmaier, a consultant at the Institute of Feng Shui & Geopathology in Portland, Maine...

Tags: Selling, Staging

Backyard Oasis

Posted September 2, 2011

Today’s prospective homebuyers are increasingly interested in a property’s outdoor living space as they are its interior. Savvy agents understand this powerful trend and are staging homes on two fronts – the terrific indoors and the great outdoors. The following tips will help ensure that your backyard is as distinctive at your home itself. Make your Backyard Homey: Create a conversation area with some furniture...

Tags: Selling, Outdoors, Staging

The Backyard Oasis

Posted July 28, 2011

Today’s prospective homebuyers are increasingly interested in a property’s outdoor living space as they are its interior. Savvy agents understand this powerful trend and are staging homes on two fronts – the terrific indoors and the great outdoors. The following tips will help ensure that your backyard is as distinctive at your home itself. Make your Backyard Homey: Create a conversation area with some furniture...

Tags: Staging

Consider the Male Perspective when Home Staging

Posted January 1, 2011

Professional home stagers consult with homeowners on ways to sell their homes quickly and for the most money possible, but often lost in the design process is the fact that men are involved in buying decisions as well. When having your home staged, it’s important to remember to appeal to both sexes and do some things that will pique a man’s interest just as much as a woman’s. Professional stagers take into account buyer demographics, buying psychology, and utilize design elements in planning out the rooms and space and the use of lighting and its effect on the space...

Tags: Selling, Staging