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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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Walls & Ceilings Overview

It is important for walls and ceilings to be clean throughout your house. Make sure cobwebs aren’t lurking in corners and no stains are visible, especially on the ceiling. Ceiling stains will make buyers wonder whether there ...
by EnergizedSeller Community
 

 
 
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Chimneys & Fireplaces Overview

A fireplace is often the focal point of a room, so it should be attractively featured. If your fireplace looks dated, a fireplace screen can be used to camouflage the problem. Make sure the fireplace and fireplace tools are cle...
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Furniture Overview

Your furniture plays an important role in the sale of your home even through you’ll take your furniture with you when you move. Without furniture, buyers can become confused about the size, flow and scale of each room since t...
by EnergizedSeller Community
 

 
 
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Does Your Home Have Architectural Features that Pose Problems?

Does your home have architectural features in the interior that pose problems?  For example, the ceilings are so high that it just doesn’t feel comfortable when walking into or being in that room? Or a room is so narrow,...
by Donna Dazzo
 

 
 
 

Home Sold 8 Days After Home Staging!

Home staging does work! A two-bedroom apartment in New York City needed to be sold, and sold quickly, because the owners were being relocated down south.  And it happened in 8 days! But, let’s start at the  beginning of...
by Donna Dazzo
 

 


 
 


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