Northern Lights Home Staging and Design wins Best of Houzz 2018 for Customer Service!

Northern Lights Home Staging and Design of Seward Alaska Awarded Best of Houzz 2018 Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World   Seward, Alaska, January 17, 2018 – 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. Northern Lights Home Staging and Design provides Home Staging, Interior Read more [...]

Why Your House Won’t Sell

There are many reasons why your house won't sell. Common reasons include condition, buyer appeal, price, marketing, market conditions and you! To sell a home fast and for the price you want, it has to appeal to buyers!  Buyers want a move in ready property that is clean, modern, well maintained and that they make a connection with and can visualize themselves living in. It has to be at a price they can afford, and they have to know it is for sale! Condition-Does the house appeal to buyers? Is Read more [...]

Out with the Old- Ten Ways to Make Your House Beautiful in 2018

It's a new year. Why not make a resolution to make your house beautiful! But how! Here are ten ways to make your house beautiful in 2018. Make a Plan You are much more likely to get the end result you want if you start with a plan. Many people just start buying things they like, hoping that it will all work together in the end. This usually does not work. A designer can help you come up with a great and affordable plan. It starts with understanding your own style, what you want and how your Read more [...]

My Life as a Home Stager

Ever wondered what life as a home stager is like? How I Became a Home Stager Many years ago I got a degree in Interior Design, and although I used it on some jobs and always loved it, my life took a different path and I became a wildlife biologist. Three years ago, I decided I wanted to start some type of creative business. Working for the government as a scientist was not exactly feeding my creative spirit!  One day when taking one of those fun quizzes on Facebook, called “What is your true Read more [...]

What is the Cheapest Way to Successfully Stage Your House? Get a Home Staging Consultation

How Much Does it Cost? Usually the first question I get when a home owner or realtor calls about home staging is “How much does it cost?” To get the best possible results from home staging, it is worth spending the money to hire a professional home stager with experience and great reviews. See my interview on Helpful Tips for Finding a Great Home Stager to learn what to look for. The benefits include getting the highest possible price for your home in the price range of similar houses, Read more [...]

An Inconvenient Truth about Selling Your Home

I love to feature great articles that help home sellers. This is one of my favorites, An Inconvenient Truth about Selling Your Home, by Susan Atwell of Atwell Staged Homes. Truth is few things are more inconvenient than selling your home and having it on the market. By Susan Atwell as published in The Somers Record Imagine a bad reality show, where you are forced to live in Macy’s window for weeks on end. Your personal items, your life, constantly exposed to strangers and their criticisms Read more [...]

4 Housing Options Seniors Should Consider

Here are 4 housing options seniors should consider from my guest blogger, Jim Vogel. Did you know that you don’t necessarily need to purchase a home to downsize as a senior? There are several options to think about - including leasing, renting, and buying. Each option has pros and cons. The most important thing, however, is choosing the living experience that meets your expectations and presents the best possibilities for your future (particularly if aging in place is part of your plan).   Kiplinger Read more [...]

Free Home Staging Workshop-Sell Your House in any Market Fast and For More with Home Staging

Join us for a free home staging workshop on March 12, 5:45-6:45 pm at 12*100 Cpffee and Communitas in Anchorage located at 12100 Old Seward Highway. Thinking of selling your house? Stop by for coffee and learn how to sell quickly and for top dollar in any market with home staging. Potentially increase your selling price up to 20% and sell 79% faster.  Learn what you can do yourself, and how a home stager can help you. Learn how and why home staging works and how to find a great home stager. Find Read more [...]

Mary Ann Benoit with Northern Lights Home Staging & Design – Not The Usual Success Story

We hope you enjoy this article and podcast on Anchorage Advice Givers about Mary Ann Benoit and Northern Lights Home Staging and Design. Learn about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and to start your own home staging and design business. Mary Ann, the foremost home stager in south-central Alaska, provides an award winning, versatile, and unique one-stop shop for home staging, Interior Design and social media marketing  for homes and vacation rental properties. Learn more about 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 [...]