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Home staging is not a fad, it’s a trend. If you want to be ahead, adopt early.

Posted  June 30, 2012  by  Melissa Marro

The key differences between a fad and a trend is staying power. Fads develop quickly and evaporate. Trends develop over time and have staying power. Here in 2012, it’s clear that home staging is now a trend, not a fad. Consumers who want to sell their home, and real estate pros who want to build […]

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Taking Home Staging to the Next Level: Lifestyle Merchandising

Posted  April 4, 2011  by  Donna Dazzo

Did you know that home staging is all about “lifestyle merchandising“? Yes, when you are selling your home, you are actually merchandising a lifestyle to potential buyers. Recently I graduated from an advanced staging course given by Matthew Finlason, host of HGTV’s “The Stagers”. It was an intense, two-day course attended by only a handful […]

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DIY (Do it Yourself) Home Staging Gets Sale

Posted  March 1, 2011  by  Donna Dazzo

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on hiring a home stager.  If you are willing to do the work a home stager recommends yourself, then a few hundred dollars investment in a home staging consultation can result in thousands of dollars of return in selling your home and/or thousands of dollars in […]

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Area Rugs: Tips for Purchasing and Placement

When I am staging a home for sale, area rugs serve many functions in a room: Defining the area, for example, a seating or dining area in a large room Adding pops of color to an otherwise neutral room Toning down a room that has...
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New York City Loft Transformed

  | The children and their toys had overtaken much of the space in this beautiful and spacious loft in the Chelsea area of New York City. The owners also admitted that after moving in several years ago, they did nothing to...
by Donna Dazzo
 

 
 
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Lighten and Brighten Your Way to a Successful Sale of Your Home

When selling a home, it is very important that it be light and bright.  Buyers do not respond well to dark spaces. Here are a few home staging tips and tricks to brighten up your home: Remove screens from windows – this ...
by Donna Dazzo
 

 

 
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Fence Overview

Carefully inspect wooden fences for dry-rot and split planks. Look at your fence as if it were a piece of furniture outside your home. If it is damaged, weatherworn or shows signs of dry-rot, it may be best to replace the entir...
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Staging Overview

Gone are the days when you could simply hang a for-sale sign in front of your house and wait for offers. In today’s real estate market, home staging is fast becoming a necessary part of the selling process. Home staging isn...
by EnergizedSeller Community
 

 
 
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Finding the Right Balance with Furniture

  Imagine a boat where all of the weight was shifted to one side.  What would happen to the balance of that boat? Balance in a room is the same thing. It’s affected by two things: The size of the furniture The place...
by Donna Dazzo
 

 


 
 


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