Interview with Mary Ann Benoit-Seward Public Radio

Mary Ann Benoit was honored to be asked to do an interview on Seward Public Radio last night with host Beck Dunn. She was the first guest on the "Knot so Fast" radio show. They talked about a wide range of topics including bats, wildlife, home staging and design, using home staging to increase your bed and breakfast income and bookings, dance, art and more! Mary Ann has been a wildlife biologist for over 25 years, as well as an artist, dancer, musician, performance artist and teacher. She owns 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 [...]

How to Pick the Perfect Exterior Paint Colors

Most people struggle with picking paint colors. Picking the perfect exterior paint colors can be even more stressful because the whole world can see your choices! And, if you make a paint color mistake, it can be expensive to fix. So, how do you pick the right colors? The first thing to consider is if you are painting because you are selling it or because you are staying and need to maintain your paint or just want a new look. If you are selling, your paint choice may be quite different as you Read more [...]

Will Younger Buyers Love Your For-Sale Home?

Will younger buyers love your for-sale home? The majority of staging projects that I do lately are for older sellers and the target market is younger buyers. The sellers  are retiring and moving to a new location. Many have lived in their home for many years, which were often built in the 1970's-1980's. Based on the price they are selling these older homes for and location near schools, the target buyer is often a young family buying their first or second house. The styles that appeal to these Read more [...]

Top Paint Colors for a Speedy and Profitable Home Sale

Top Paint Colors to Help You Sell Fast and For More What are the top paint colors that can help you increase the sales price of your home by more than $10,000?  What colors should you avoid so you don't lose money? Not sure how to pick paint colors to start with and worried abut making a color mistake?  You are not alone. Almost 50% of paint sales are to those who made a color mistake.  Boy, can that get expensive! Get it right the first time. Call 907-362-0065 for a color consultation today! Read more [...]

Alaska Home Magazine “Ask the Expert”- Staging for a Quick Sale

Staging for a Quick Sale I was recently asked by Alaska Home Magazine to write an article for their "Ask the Expert" column on Staging for a Quick Sale. Staging for a quick sale Q: We are planning to put our home on the market and are hoping for a quick sell. What are your top staging tips for appealing to the greatest possible pool of prospective buyers? Congratulations on being proactive and considering how to best invest your time and money to assure a fast sale and, of course, the highest Read more [...]

The Power of Color in Home Staging

Color is a very personal thing. We all have our favorites and ones we really do not like. The colors we surround ourselves with, whether in our homes or the clothes we wear can affect our mood and be stimulating, relaxing, inspiring or affect a wide range of feelings. Because color can have a strong emotional effect on people, it is important to consider how it will affect buyers when you put your home on the market. While you can indulge your love of certain colors when living in the home, Read more [...]

Preparing for your Photo Shoot

Getting professional photos to highlight your for-sale home is critical to helping your listing outshine the competition online and getting buyers to visit your property! Professional photos also  help make your vacation rental stand out online and attract your ideal customer. Even with professional photos, it is important to make sure what is in the photo looks great and will capture buyer  or renter interest! After all, a high quality photo of an ugly room will emphasize the negative Read more [...]

Attract your Ideal Customer and Increase your Bed and Breakfast Income with Home Staging

You can attract your ideal customer and make the income you want at your Bed and Breakfast or vacation rental with home staging! As both a home stager/designer and an owner of a Bed and Breakfast I have had the unique opportunity to use my home staging skills to increase my bed and breakfast income and attract my ideal customers! I used the same concepts that I use to help home owners sell their houses fast and for more. When I first started my Bed and Breakfast, I was not a home stager yet, Read more [...]

Sell Your House in any Market Fast and For More

You can sell your house in any market fast and for more with Home Staging. Learn how, why and when home staging works, how much more you can sell your house for, how fast you can expect it to sell, how to find a great home stager and how much it costs. Home staging works and is a great investment! Lately the market has gotten much slower and Alaska is reported to be facing a recession. If you need to sell your house, you can still outshine the competition. Home staging works in both a buyers and Read more [...]