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How to Understand Home Staging Pricing and Proposals: Do’s and Don’ts

How to Understand Home Staging Pricing and Proposals: Do’s and Don’ts
How to Understand Home Staging Pricing and Proposals: Do’s and Don’ts By Audra Slinkey, Home Staging Resource A lot of real estate agents are looking for a good, reliable home stager that can magically transform their listings into the price point their seller is hoping to achieve.  The trouble and confusion sometimes comes when the real estate professional asks a few home stagers to “bid” or present a proposal on their vacant home. BEFORE   AFTER Photo credit: HSR Certified Helen Bartlett of Refined Interior Staging Solutions in Kansas City The vacant staging proposal price can range ...
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Before and After Photos: How Staging Can Make a Big Difference

Before and After Photos: How Staging Can Make a Big Difference
Before and After Photos: How Staging Can Make a Big Difference By Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating What is the key to staging a home in appealing to a broad demographic?  Presenting a property’s main rooms so buyers can see its true potential beyond what they read in the listing. A room showcased in a way that features the best use of the space will not only get noticed but will increase the perceived value and ultimately reduce the time spent on the market. The following are some examples of rooms that were “styled to sell” by meeting targeted buyer specific need...
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Virtual Staging Transforms Cold, Vacant Spaces Into Warm, Welcoming Homes

Virtual Staging Transforms Cold, Vacant Spaces Into Warm, Welcoming Homes
Virtual Staging Transforms Cold, Vacant Spaces Into Warm, Welcoming Homes Photo credit: VHT Studios By Brian Balduf, VHT Studios Technology and the convenience it offers to buyers and sellers has changed real estate forever. The days of starting a home search inside the office or car of a real estate professional and touring five or six houses are long gone. Now, interested buyers expect to “shop” for their new home whenever they want on whichever device they desire and they often spend hours clicking through listings online before ever scheduling a visit. As a result, savvy real estate profe...
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Watch for Asbestos When Renovating Older Homes: You May Be at Risk

Watch for Asbestos When Renovating Older Homes: You May Be at Risk
Watch for Asbestos When Renovating Older Homes: You May Be at Risk Photo credit: BanksPhotos -iStock / Getty Images Plus By Rosie Rosati, guest contributor As a homebuyer, it’s easy to understand the appeal of investing in an older home. After all, it’s the perfect opportunity to tackle a few DIY projects and renovations to give the place the custom touch you’ve always imagined. Although this can seem like an exciting endeavor, new owners may get ahead themselves without realizing their house may be harboring toxins from decades ago. It’s important to understand the dangers of asbestos during...
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Report: The Buyers and the Design Trending in 2018

Report: The Buyers and the Design Trending in 2018
Report: The Buyers and the Design Trending in 2018 Article Submitted by Fixr.com Whether you’re selling your own home or staging a home for your seller, paying attention to industry trends can go a long way toward ensuring a fast and successful sale. Each year, Fixr—a company that creates remodeling cost guides–polls industry influencers to find out what the top trends are within the building industry. Following up on our 2018 Home Trends to Guide Your Staging post, we’re bringing you the highlights of the full report that includes the complete results from Fixr’s single-family home tre...
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How to Make a New House Your Own

How to Make a New House Your Own
How to Make a New House Your Own By Julea Joseph, guest contributor The keys are in your buyer’s hands! They’ve gone through the process … the search, deciding, inspection, stress, closing, and finally, the elation of buying a new home. Now, they have to make it their own. Here’s how. Color –  Paint is the least expensive, easiest way to update a space.  It can individualize a room and put your personal stamp on your home. Pick your color style: From modern farmhouse neutrals to Boho bold colors. Whatever is in your style files (Pinterest, HOUZZ, tear-sheets), co...
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2018 Home Trends to Guide Your Staging

2018 Home Trends to Guide Your Staging
2018 Home Trends to Guide Your Staging Article Submitted by Fixr.com Before you’re able to successfully stage a home for sale, you need to understand your target audience, and the kinds of things they’re looking for in a home. Home buyers today are much more savvy than previous generations; they know what they want, and they’re willing to wait to get it. In a recent survey, industry influencers shared what they felt were the top trends in single-family homes for 2018. These trends took a good look at what home buyers were looking for, and what potential sellers and real estate pros can do to ...
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