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Vignette Staging Doesn’t Cut It Anymore: Here’s Why

By Jennie Morris, International Association of Home Staging Professionals In the beginning, home staging was mostly focused on sprucing up vacant properties. In the late 1990s to early 2000s, when staging first started to gain traction, stagers and real estate professionals tended to have limited furniture resources and focus on “vignette staging.” Vignette staging is [...]

By |2019-05-21T03:15:18+00:00May 21st, 2019|Home|Comments Off on Vignette Staging Doesn’t Cut It Anymore: Here’s Why

Neon Colors in Staging?! You’ll Be Surprised How Much You Like It

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey In a throwback to the 1980s, neon colors are popping up in more home decor. The flashiness of neon colors is a sure-fire way to brighten up your home’s interior, and the way fluorescents are being worked into a room isn’t as nauseating as you might at first imagine. Adding in neon-green [...]

By |2019-05-14T03:07:54+00:00May 14th, 2019|Home|Comments Off on Neon Colors in Staging?! You’ll Be Surprised How Much You Like It

Get on Mom’s Good Side: Staging Fit for the Female of the House

By Sarah Anderson, VHT Studios Let’s face it: Moms work hard! Besides juggling their own work schedule, they are integral to keeping the family on track, from changing diapers to helping with homework to shuttling kids to and from school and assorted extracurricular activities. Because of that, when moms are looking for a property, they [...]

By |2019-05-10T03:03:18+00:00May 10th, 2019|Home|Comments Off on Get on Mom’s Good Side: Staging Fit for the Female of the House

Hot Home Trend: Countertops Making Waves

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The speckled, spotted styles of granite countertops that have dominated kitchen design in recent years are moving out of the mainstream. In fact, those brown speckled granite countertops may even start to now age kitchens. Instead, countertops are blending in more to the kitchen design. A polished, solid colored [...]

By |2019-05-07T03:05:40+00:00May 7th, 2019|Home|Comments Off on Hot Home Trend: Countertops Making Waves

Staging Tip: Remove the Window Screens Prior to a Photo Shoot

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Besides a good window cleaning, there’s another way to boost your curb appeal and get those windows shining: Remove the screens. Home stagers love this trick, and it’s taken straight from the film industry. Remove the outside screens on your windows in the front of your home prior to [...]

By |2019-04-29T20:09:57+00:00April 29th, 2019|Home|Comments Off on Staging Tip: Remove the Window Screens Prior to a Photo Shoot

5 Steps to Creating the Perfect Outdoor Living Room

Submitted by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) Photo credit: OPEI 1. Declutter & Clean The first step to sprucing up the outdoor living room is to clear dirt and clutter from the space. Store lawn equipment, children’s toys, and pet play things in a shed or garage. Give the entire area a good scrub down, [...]

By |2019-04-29T20:09:57+00:00April 29th, 2019|Home|Comments Off on 5 Steps to Creating the Perfect Outdoor Living Room

Staged to Sell: A Virtual Transformation

Photo Credit: VHT Studios / Chrissy Barrett The real estate professional: Cris Grayson, broker associate at Baird & Warner in Glen Ellyn, Ill. About the home: The five-bedroom home in Glen Ellyn, Ill., was built in 1975. The home has been meticulously maintained, and the homeowners had recently made some updates to the interior as well. [...]

By |2019-04-29T20:09:56+00:00April 29th, 2019|Home|Comments Off on Staged to Sell: A Virtual Transformation

How to Prep a Yard for Spring Buying: 5 Tips

Photo Courtesy: OPEI By Kris Kiser, President & CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) As the spring selling season kicks into high gear, real estate and staging professionals can help their clients enhance their listings by creating an outdoor space that is attractive to buyers. The family yard not only can expand living [...]

By |2019-04-29T20:09:56+00:00April 29th, 2019|Home|Comments Off on How to Prep a Yard for Spring Buying: 5 Tips

Instagram-Worthy Pics and Ga-Ga-Like Amenities to Attract Millennials

By Justin M. Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency Surveys show that millennials prioritize home buying over getting married or having kids. They’re eager to buy, as soon as they  get their finances in order. So, how do you appeal to the millennial home buyer? Here are some tips in speaking their language: 1. Make it Instagram [...]

By |2019-04-29T20:09:55+00:00April 29th, 2019|Home|Comments Off on Instagram-Worthy Pics and Ga-Ga-Like Amenities to Attract Millennials

The Top Energy Efficient Home Trends That Home Buyers Want in 2019

Article Submitted by Fixr.com As the cost of energy continues to rise, many home buyers today are looking for homes that are going to be easier and less expensive to run long term. I’ts important to know the trends to look for, whether you’re helping a seller update their home prior to selling or you want [...]

By |2019-04-02T03:00:32+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Home|Comments Off on The Top Energy Efficient Home Trends That Home Buyers Want in 2019