Home Staging is Like Meeting the Person you Want to Marry on Your First Date

You know it when you see it.Whether it is the right person or the right house for you, your gut instinct will tell you it is right. Then your logical brain will come up with all the reasons to support the decision you already made.The person or the home has made an emotional connection with you and that is all she wrote.If you are the one selling, how do you make the emotional connection with buyers?Home Staging. Home staging is the art of decorating a home to sell Read more [...]

How to Sell Your House Stress-Free…..or Not

Selling your home? It can be very stressful. Or not.Regardless of the circumstances, these tips can make selling your home a reason to celebrate rather than a reason to get stressed out.It doesn’t matter if it is a buyers market or a seller's market.It doesn’t matter if you are moving because it is a great opportunity or because you are being forced to.Selling doesn't have to be stressful. Who wants to be ready at a moment’s notice to leave a let a realtor show the Read more [...]

Just a Pretty Face Will Make You Lots of Money in Your Rental Business

Do You Think Just Having a Pretty Face Won't Cut It? You may have always heard that just a pretty face doesn't cut it.]That belief is going to cost you.When it comes to the rental business, it does.  Just a pretty face attracts your customers and get's them in the door.Of course, you need more than a pretty face to keep them there or to get them to come back.But you need to attract them first. What is a Pretty Face? What do I mean by a pretty face? It is Read more [...]

Why Home Staging is Really Worth it to You

You may think that home staging is just cleaning, reducing clutter, fixing things, painting, and putting your house on the market.

Those things are all important and are all things you can do to help save money in preparing your house for sale.

You can also clean your yard, put things away, trim your trees and shrubs, and repair things. Get a fresh welcome mat for the door.

So why bother hiring a home stager when you can do all those things yourself?

There are a lot of decisions to Read more […]

Do You Do These Dumb Things When Selling Your Home?

When you decide to sell your house, of course, you want to make the most money on the sale and sell fast.  My house is my biggest asset. I bet it is for you too. It is important to hire the best person for the job to get the best results.

After all, if you had a brain tumor, would you go to someone who does cosmetic surgery and expect them to get the job done?

If you needed a tooth pulled, would you ask your neighbor? Maybe if they were a dentist.

Invest in the right person. Make sure they Read more […]

Not Home Staging is Like Going to Your Dream Job Interview in Sweat Pants

Of course, you wouldn’t. At least I hope not! When you are selling your home, just like going to an important job interview or getting ready for a first date, you need to make a great first impression. And you don’t have much time to do it. People have a short attention span. It is what it is.

Get ready for the market with these tips to help make a great impression fast.

1. Make the outside look just as inviting as the inside
When you drive up, if things are not neat, clean, and do not look Read more […]

Home Staging Helps Buyers see Their Dream Life Before Them

Home staging helps buyers see their dream life before them. Helping buyers see is the key. You may have heard that when people buy homes, they buy on emotion rather than logic. In the past I wrote about how Selling Your Home is Not About Selling Your Home, it is about selling a dream. You can't sell a dream if the buyer can't see it. That is why vacant houses are hard to sell. Very few can "see the dream" in an empty house. They just look cold and uninviting. Being able to see is just important Read more [...]

Why Hire a Professional Home Stager When You can Do it Yourself for Free

Because you get what you pay for. I know, you may have looked into hiring a home stager, but it turned out to be more expensive than you were expecting. Have you fully considered what it may cost you not to stage? How about 10K on your first price reduction for starters. Knowing you should stage it, you may have decided to just do it yourself. How hard can it be? Home Staging Tasks You Can and Should Do Yourself Yes, there are many things you can do yourself to save money and prepare Read more [...]

A Quick Resource Guide to Prepping a Home for Sale

Getting a house ready for sale is about maximizing asking price by emphasizing the best features of your home. It's also important to know exactly what steps to take when putting it up for sale, now that we're dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. These resources will tell you which improvements are necessary to attract buyers' attention, and what precautions you should be taking right now.Trying to maximize your home-selling efforts? Let Northern Lights Home Staging and Design help you stage your Read more [...]

Selling Your Home is not about Selling Your Home

You may have heard that when people buy homes, they buy on emotion rather than logic. What does that mean to you as a home seller? How can you sell your home when what people are really buying from you is not clear? They may have a checklist of all the things they are looking for, but when it comes right down to it. they buy because of the way the home makes them feel and they can envision themselves living a happy life there. When you sell a home, it is not about the home. It is about the Read more [...]