What is the Value of Home Staging? FAQs for Realtors

Can home staging help me sell my listing faster and for more money? Various reports publish statistics on the benefits and value of home staging. A 2017 report by the National Association of Realtors states that at least 50% of Realtors think staging increases the dollar amount buyers will offer to pay by between 1 and 10%. Also, homes that are staged first before listing spend 90% less time on the market. See the summary of some of the 2017 findings from the National Association of Realtors.   What 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 [...]

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 [...]

Home Staging Helps Seniors Move on to Their Next Adventure

Home staging helps seniors move on to their next adventure.  How? Many of my home staging customers are seniors or mature sellers moving on to the next stage of their life for a variety of reasons, including: Retiring and moving to their dream home or location. Empty nesters downsizing to smaller, more affordable spaces. Moving closer to family. Moving to assisted living facilities. Many of the buyers looking at homes being sold by seniors are younger families, potentially buying 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Do I need to stage a high end home?

Do you need to stage a high end home? Lately I have been getting calls from home owners who have put high end homes on the market but they are not selling.  After sitting on the market with no offers, they wonder why? So before yet another large price reduction, they wonder if staging will help. Why would it be important to stage a nice high end home before listing? Here are a few examples. The personal taste of the owner does not appeal to the majority of buyers. You may have beautiful taste Read more [...]