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 [...]
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 [...]
Selling a house is stressful. Try these 6 house showing survival tips for life in the real estate market from Debra Gould, the "Staging Diva".
Whether you’ve already put in a conditional offer on your dream home or you’re being forced to move for a job transfer, if your house is on the real estate market you’re probably hoping to sell fast for the most money possible.
Home staging is known to reduce the number of days a home spends on the market before it sells, but it can be very difficult Read more [...]
Home Stagers Help Real Estate Agents Stop Wasting Their “Free Time
"As a real estate agent, you don’t make any money until a home sells, so it’s important for your clients’ homes to stand apart from competing properties. The longer you carry a listing, the more it costs you in marketing fees. Home staging can help differentiate your clients’ homes from the competition and speed up sales.
According to expert home stager Debra Gould, there’s another reason why staging is so crucial. Read more [...]
Looking to get a great logo for your home staging or other business?
In 2014, I graduated from the Staging Diva Home Staging Training program and started my home staging and design business. The program offered a great step by step plan to set up and market a home staging business and loads of inspiration! Some of the great advice from the program that would apply to any new business was to get a professional looking photo and logo, to make a fantastic first impression with potential clients. Read more [...]
One thing I love about Alaska home staging is that it is a win-win proposal for all involved.
Staging is a Win-Win for Home Sellers
If you are the home seller, for a small investment in home staging you can make your house look beautiful, stand out in the market over your competition; sell your house faster and for a higher price. Turn your house into a hot property! And you should be able to write off your home stager’s fees on your taxes as advertising costs on your home sale. This Read more [...]
For most of us, our home is our biggest financial asset. When it’s time to sell and move on, we want to sell it for as much as possible and as quickly as possible. None of want to spend any more on the house we our selling…. None of us want to continue to pay a mortgage and taxes on a home sitting on the market or take a price reduction of thousands if it does not sell quickly.
So why home stage? What’s in it for you? A small investment can potentially reap an increased sale price up to Read more […]
Home staging expert Debra Gould receives countless email messages from real estate agents asking whether they should recommend that their clients hire a home stager.
In Gould’s experience, she has found that real estate agents are hesitant to utilize the services of professional home stagers for three key reasons:
They do not fully understand what a stager really does.
They feel that they provide adequate advice to their clients regarding improvements needed for the home to sell.
They Read more […]
If you’re preparing to put your home on the market, there are a number of reasons that you can benefit from enlisting the services of a professional home stager. Here are the top 5 reasons:
1) To make your home stand out in a flooded marketplace
In a slow real estate market, it’s not unusual to see several houses for sale on the same street. Buyers have less incentive to buy today because they know increased inventory means asking prices may go down even more tomorrow. Thus, home sellers Read more […]
A PICTURE’S WORTH A MILLION WORDS…& HOME BUYERS LOVE IT!
There’s a lot of hype these days about the value of Social Media in promoting an event, an idea and; how about this – a home sale! And why not; social media reaches a larger and younger audience of home buyers. Its smart selling!
If you are planning on selling a home, you are smart to use social media to capture the attention of potential home buyers. Include social media in your marketing arsenal for a faster home sale. Read more […]