What Does the Color of Your House Say About You?

What does the color of your house say about you? Hopefully it is not what Melania Trump’s jacket says, “I really don’t care, do you?”  The exterior of your house is what the world sees. And, it is what you see every day. Does it reflect your personality? Is it inviting to guests or customers if you have a home based business? Does it send a message to others about who you are? Does it make you happy? When it comes time to paint the exterior, you have a lot of options and some limitations Read more [...]

5 Steps to Attract Your Ideal Customer and Increase Your Vacation Rental Income

Would you like to attract your ideal customer and increase your vacation rental income? Whether you have a Bed and Breakfast or other vacation rental, it is important to have your property stand out online to attract the guests you want and make the income you want. Learn more by listening to this interview with Mary Ann Benoit on Seward Public Radio's "Market Minute" with Nicole Lawrence. For additional information, see my blog articles on  Increasing your Vacation Rental Income and Bookings Read more [...]

Increase your Vacation Rental Income and Bookings with Home Staging

Did you know that you can increase your vacation rental income and bookings with home staging? Home staging highlights the positive and downplays the negative aspects of homes for sale. A professional stager creates a look and atmosphere that buyers make an emotional connection with and they want to buy through decorating and market research. It’s the emotional connection that cinches the deal. Sellers then market their properties to attract buyers online with great photos of their beautifully 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 [...]

Interview with Mary Ann Benoit on Anchorage Advice Givers

Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Home Staging and design recently had the honor of being interviewed by Kris Bohman of Anchorage Advice Givers on her experiences as an entrepreneur, and as a home stager, starting and running Northern Lights Home Staging and Design. It will give you some insight on why she is passionate about home staging and design. It also provides some great advice if you are interested in starting your own business, whatever that may be. Enjoy:) https://youtu.be/l5c3QST32ZQ If Read more [...]

Increase your Bed and Breakfast Income with Home Staging!

Increase your Bed and Breakfast Income with Home Staging! In a previous article, I talked about how Home Staging Boosts Demand for Rental Properties. Whether you are renting out a vacation rental like a Bed and Breakfast, or an apartment, home staging can help you generate great photos for online advertising, help you get a higher rental price, increase your business and get a higher quality renter. If you have a Bed and Breakfast,  your customers first stop is your website.  Do have Read more [...]

Home Staging Boosts Demand for Rental Properties

Home Staging Boosts Demand For Rental Properties At 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 Read more [...]