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We provide both residential and commercial home staging services.

If you are selling your home, whether you are still living in the home during the home selling process or whether your home is vacant, we can stage it for you.

We also provide commercial staging services for businesses, particularly vacation rental properties such as bed and breakfasts.

Occupied Home Staging

Anchorage Occupied Home Staging 

When working with sellers, home staging can be flexible based on the sellers budget and time constraints. Sometimes I will do the consultation and give advice, and the seller will do the staging themselves, working with what they already have. Sometimes I will do the staging for them, and bring in everything, from furniture to accessories. This project was an interesting mix of working with the seller to complete the staging, using what they had as much as possible while also bringing in some furniture and accessories.  The combination worked wonderfully together, bringing the home to a new level that attracted many more buyers online to view the property. The home had previously been on the market and was only partially staged, without getting any offers. After updating the staging, and relisting, the property enjoyed renewed interest from buyers and sold the second time!

Anchorage Occupied Home Staging 

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 ere 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 two groups is usually quite different!

To appeal to a yourger buyers, home staging can really help give a fresh modern feel that younger buyers are looking for.

Here is a  recent home staging project that provides a good example of how home staging can appeal to younger buyers.

This house had been on the market for about a month with little interest. The home seller decided it should be staged, although the realtor had not suggested it. Once staged, they got new professional photos and the interest and showings increased by at least three times the amount they had before. Everyone loved the way the house looked! They had an offer within 2 months and were able to move on quickly to their new location. This house would have sold more quickly had they staged it initially before listing and would have saved them money on photos.


Anchorage Alaska Occupied Home Staging 

This older home in a beautiful location with great views was primarily empty. Home staging helped warm it up to feel like home and show buyers how they could fit and arrange their furniture in the space.

Anchorage Alaska Occupied Home Staging  

This older home was sold the first day on the market for full asking price! Buyer comments were “It’s perfect for us”!  I wonder if this would have happened without staging. Check out the video and you be the judge.

Mary Ann did an amazing job staging my clients property, and it showed when it came time to negotiate an accepted full price offer the first day is was on the market!  Jacob Sebring- Associate Broker/Realtor, Keller Williams

Anchorage Alaska Occupied Home Staging 

This occupied home received an offer after 3 weeks on the market.

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Mary Ann Is the best at what does. She finds each piece of potential a specific home has and brings it to life! She has the ability to bring home owners substantial profits by using her services prior to listing their home for sale.  Kris Bohman- Realtor with Real Estate Brokers of Alaska, Author of “The Value Driven Approach To Sell Real Estate”

Anchorage Alaska Occupied Home Staging 

A home staging consultation and about ten hours of on site staging resulted in this transformation using all items that the owner had on site.

Anchorage Alaska Occupied Home Staging  

A home staging consultation and about six hours of on site staging working with the home owner resulted in this transformation using primarily what the owner had on site. The owners of this FSBO home had  a full price offer and sold their home within 2 days of listing it.

Anchorage Alaska Occupied Home Staging  

This slide show highlights “before” photos. The video, shows photos “after” staging. Notice the difference painting the children’s bedrooms made in preparing this to appeal to more buyers!

Before Staging

After Staging

Vacant Home Staging

Vacant homes tend to look rather sad and lonely. They do not inspire buyers to fall in love with your house! It is hard for buyers to visualize their own furniture in them because they have no sense of scale. And, with nothing interesting to look at, all they have to look at is potential flaws! Let buyers see the home’s potential! Stage your vacant house, you will be glad you did.

Anchorage Alaska Vacant Condo Staging

This condo had numerous renters that had painted a wide range of colors in every room! The property had some furniture in poor condition and several vacant rooms. Needless to say, it was not very appealing to buyers! Painting the walls with more neutral colors and staging to add warmth and to attract the target market brought in an offer in the first few days on the market!

Eagle River Alaska Vacant Home Staging

Here is an example of a vacant home I recently staged.  The house had been on and off the market for several years without selling, both as a vacant property and staged by another company.  An offer was received for the current asking price after 7 weeks on the market.

Watch the video below to see how it looked and felt  before and after staging. Which house would you rather buy?


Anchorage Alaska Vacant Home Staging

Anchorage Alaska Vacant Home Staging

Northern Lights Home Staging and Design joined forces with Stacy Goade, Home Staging and Redesign expert of Alaska Premier Home Staging in Anchorage Alaska on this project.

Anchorage Alaska Vacant Home Staging

Northern Lights Home Staging and Design joined forces with Stacy Goade, Home Staging and Redesign expert of Alaska Premier Home Staging in Anchorage Alaska on this project.

Anchorage Alaska Vacant Home Staging

Northern Lights Home Staging and Design joined forces with Stacy Goade, Home Staging and Redesign expert of Alaska Premier Home Staging in Anchorage Alaska on this project.

This vacant Anchorage house was on the market 71 days with only 1 poor offer, despite being shown by 22 realtors and doing a substantial price reduction! Within 2 days of completing the staging, a full asking price offer came in and it sold! Check out some of the before and after photos and read Stacy’s excellent article on how to avoid mistakes made by these home sellers that created “negative buyer perception” and cost them money and time on the market.


Commercial Home Staging

WeatherPort Staging

Check out the video below to see before and after photos of a WeatherPort I staged for at the 2016 Alaska State Fair.

 “Staging makes a difference! Thank you to Northern Lights Home Staging and Design for making our WeatherPort at the Alaska State Fair look beautiful. You did a wonderful job staging the space”.  William Hansen, Director of Marketing. WeatherPort Shelter Systems.

Bed and Breakfast Home Staging/Remodel

Looking to update your rental property? This Bed and breakfast in a 1950’s home was updated in the rental bedroom, bathroom and common areas (kitchen, living room and front entry) guests see when entering the home. The bed and breakfast specializes in wildlife viewing, so the decor highlighted this theme.The kitchen, bath and living room were remodeled. The bedroom had outdated decor and no heat source.  New bedding, linens, cabinet hardware and an electric fireplace were added. The bathroom was overwhelmed by outdated pink and blue flowered flooring and wallpaper, an outdated vanity, faucets and lighting. The wallpaper was removed and painted a beautiful green to highlight the new hummingbird shower curtain. The vanity, faucets, lighting, flooring were replaced and missing baseboard molding was added. New towels and rugs were added for a fun, fresh and updated look.

The owner was on a limited budget and the entire project was completed for less than $4000. After the remodel, the owner was able to increase the rental price. Bookings increased by 25% and the entire project was paid for by increased bookings in the first season!

I also developed social media advertising for this Bed and Breakfast by developing a Facebook page to assist in rental property marketing.

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