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Build Your Team Part 3- Find a great Real Estate Photographer

How do you find a great Real Estate photographer? In two previous articles, I wrote about gathering the key members of your team to help you prepare for a successful home sale. That team includes a professional home stager, a great real estate photographer and a realtor with your best interests as their number one priority! Now, here are some tips for finding the best Real Estate photographer and some ideas for what you can do with all those awesome photos to promote your home Read more [...]

Will Buyers Fall in Love with Your Vacant House?

Selling a vacant house is difficult, for a variety of reasons. With nothing else to look at, buyers tend to focus on every flaw. They have a hard time visualizing how big the space  is and it often appears smaller than it is. They can not picture how their own furniture might fit in the space, especially if you have a challenging layout. And most important, it is very difficult for buyers to make an emotional connection with a vacant house! They look a little sad and lonely!  Here is an example Read more [...]

Getting ready to sell your home? Build Your Team Part 2- Find a great Realtor

Previously, I wrote about getting ready for the spring market and gathering the key members of your team to help you prepare for a successful home sale. That team includes a professional home stager, a great realtor with your best interests as their number one priority and real estate photographer! We talked about how to find a great home stager.  See my blog article if you missed it! Now let's talk about finding the next key member of your home selling team, your Realtor! Here Read more [...]

Increase your Bed and Breakfast Income with Home Staging!

Increase your Bed and Breakfast Income with Home Staging!   In a previous article, I talked about how Home Staging Boosts Demand for Rental Properties. Whether you are renting out a vacation rental like a Bed and Breakfast, or an apartment, home staging can help you generate great photos for online advertising, help you get a higher rental price, increase your business and get a higher quality renter. If you have a Bed and Breakfast,  your customers first stop is your website. Read more [...]

Home Sellers, Build Your Home Selling Team! Part 1- Find a Home Stager

Getting ready to sell your home? Build your home selling team, starting with your home stager! If you are getting ready to sell your home, its time to gather the key members of your home selling team to help you prepare for a successful home sale. That team includes a professional home stager, a great real estate photographer and a Realtor with your best interests as their number one priority! How do you find the best people for your home selling team?  Let's start with your home stager. Read more [...]

Interview with Anchorage Advice Givers!

I was honored to have been asked to do an interview for Anchorage Advice Givers related to my business, Northern Lights Home Staging and Design! The interview was Thursday, April 14, 2016.  There is a video and a podcast that is available on I-Tunes. About Anchorage Advice Givers- by Kris Bohman It’s founder, Kris Bohman, and host of the Anchorage Advice Givers Podcast, as a business owner himself, had an interest in meeting other smart business owners and fascinating entrepreneurs. When he Read more [...]

Why Hire a Professional Home Stager?

Why hire a professional home stager? There are lots of simple things homeowners can do on their own to decorate their homes to sell. They can get rid of clutter, repaint, clean or put out fresh flowers. So why hire a home stager?   Many homeowners are unsure of what paint colors to choose or where to move the clutter. The process of selling a home can be completely overwhelming. They often lack real estate knowledge about their local markets and how homes in their price range should Read more [...]

5 Massive Mistakes Homeowners Make When Hiring a Home Stager

5 Massive Mistakes Homeowners Make When Hiring a Home Stager When you decide to hire a home stager to decorate your property to sell faster and for more money, you need to make sure you’re investing in the right person. After all, you’re trusting someone with the sale of your largest asset--your home--so you have to be careful to put that trust in an experienced professional.   Having operated a successful home staging business since 2002, and having trained over 4,000 people Read more [...]

Home Staging Boosts Demand for Rental Properties

Home Staging Boosts Demand For Rental Properties At one time investors flocked to real estate, anticipating guaranteed and speedy returns. If you were one of the people who purchased rental properties to create the “passive income stream” that most get-rich-quick gurus recommend, you’ve probably become more nervous about that investment, especially if you’re relying on rental income to offset your mortgage costs. Whether you have investments in multiple apartment buildings, a few vacation Read more [...]

Best of Houzz 2016 Customer Service Award

Press Release-Best of Houzz 2016 Customer Service Award Northern Lights Home Staging and Design of Seward Alaska Awarded Best of Houzz 2016   Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World   Seward, Alaska, January 13, 2016 – Northern Lights Home Staging and Design of Seward, Alaska has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Read more [...]