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 […]

Spend a Little and Make a Lot With Home Staging

We all know if we want to make money, we have to invest some  to get started. Whether it is stocks, mutual funds, a home, or a business, we need to spend a little to make a lot. The key is to pick an investment that we can get a good return on for the price we pay for it. Home Staging is a marketing tool for selling your home that uses decorating to show off a home’s best features while downplaying its flaws. Done right, staging creates an emotional connection between home and buyer, leading to Read more […]

Home Staging Boosts Demand for Rental Properties

Home Staging Boosts Demand For Rental PropertiesAt 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 properties Read more […]

Alaska Home Staging -Win-Win for All

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 For home sellers, a modest investment in home staging can be transformative. It not only elevates your property’s aesthetic appeal but also gives you a competitive edge in the market. The result? A quicker sale at a potentially higher price. Think of it as turning your house into the market’s standout star. Plus, you can typically deduct your home stager’s fees Read more […]

Market Research- The Key to Successful Home Staging

Market research is the first thing you should do before developing a plan for staging your house if you want to make top dollar on your home sale. I know, market research sounds boring. Why should you care? Here’s why:Understanding the Target Audience: Market research will help you understand who the potential buyers are in your area. Knowing your audience means you can stage your home in a way that appeals directly to their preferences and needs.Pricing Insights: Through research, you can ascertain Read more […]

Beyond Aesthetics: How Stunning Designs Boost Your Rental Income

Do You Think Just Having a Pretty Face Won’t Cut It? Many say that beauty is only skin deep, but in the rental business, a stunning first impression is invaluable. An attractive property lures customers in, setting the stage for a deeper connection. While maintaining them requires more than just aesthetics, it’s that initial allure that opens the door to potential success What is a Pretty Face? What do I mean by a ‘pretty face’? It’s your presentation Read more […]

Maximize Your Home’s Value: Why Online Professional Staging Beats DIY Every Time

Considering selling your home and tempted to handle the staging on your own to save money? While it’s possible, consulting a professional stager could significantly boost your final sale price. Expert insights can make all the difference. Online home staging consultations open doors to collaborating with top-notch stagers, regardless of your location or the absence of local experts. Experience the magic of expert advice, no matter where you are. Benefits of an Online Home Staging Consultation. An Read more […]

Build Your Home Selling Team Part 3- Find a Great Real Estate Photographer

In a previous article, I discussed the importance of assembling a dedicated home selling team to ensure a successful sale. Key players include a professional home stager and a dedicated realtor who truly prioritizes your interests. Today, we’ll delve into identifying another pivotal player: a skilled real estate photographer.Securing top-tier real estate photos can significantly enhance your listing and give you a competitive edge. If your realtor reaches for their phone to snap listing photos, it’s Read more […]

Inspiration- What gets you going! Why I am a Home Stager and Designer.

Reflecting on my 2016 musings about inspiration, I revisited them in 2020 and now again in 2023. This recurring introspection reveals the evolution of both myself and my business. It’s vital to periodically assess if our current direction aligns with our evolving selves. What sparks your enthusiasm each day? What drives the essence of who you are? What ignited my passion for establishing a home staging and design venture, and why does it hold significance? Many term this as one’s “brand”. Read more […]

Why Hire a Professional Home Stager?

Why hire a professional home stager?There are lots of simple things homeowners can do on their own to decorate their homes to sell. They can get rid of clutter, repaint, clean or put out fresh flowers. So why hire a home stager? Home Staging by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design. Many homeowners are unsure of what paint colors to choose or where to move the clutter. The process of selling a home can be completely overwhelming. They often lack Read more […]

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