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 [...]

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 [...]

Helpful Tips on Finding a Great Home Stager

Looking for Helpful Tips on Finding a Great Home Stager? Watch this video to help you consider what to look for. https://youtu.be/vbz55Oex5Pk Selling a home today often comes down to first impressions. People want to know how to sell their house fast and for top dollar!  What’s the secret to making a property outshine everything else on the market?  A house needs to first attract buyers online with great photos that make them want to see it in person. Once inside, a buyer can then make Read more [...]

Can You Sell Your House Fast, For More and with Less Stress?

Can You Sell Your House Fast, For More and with Less Stress? Yes, with a great home selling team! Why Do You Need a Home Selling Team? For most people, selling a home and moving is one of the most stressful experiences you can have, so we want it to be as quick and painless as possible! And for most of us, our home is one of our greatest financial assets, so getting the most from our home sale is critical. To do that, we need to sell it fast and have buyers fall in love with it! If you have Read more [...]

Mary Ann Benoit with Northern Lights Home Staging & Design – Not The Usual Success Story

We hope you enjoy this article and podcast on Anchorage Advice Givers about Mary Ann Benoit and Northern Lights Home Staging and Design. Learn about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and to start your own home staging and design business. Mary Ann, the foremost home stager in south-central Alaska, provides an award winning, versatile, and unique one-stop shop for home staging, Interior Design and social media marketing  for homes and vacation rental properties. Learn more about Read more [...]

Will Buyers Love Your For Sale 1980’s Home?

Will Buyers Love Your For Sale 1980's Home? Are you planning to sell an older 1980's home and wondering how to update the look so buyers will love it without spending a lot of money?  Remodeling can be expensive and you need to consider whether you will get a good return on your investment by doing it. Your realtor is a good source of information on which items are worth spending money on. In this home, I recommended painting the inside, replacing the worn and dated carpeting and lights,  replacing Read more [...]

Interview with Mary Ann Benoit on Anchorage Advice Givers

Interview with Mary Ann Benoit-Home Staging and Design Expert 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, starting and running Northern Lights Home Staging and Design. It will give you some insight on who she is and why she is passionate about home staging and design. It also provides some great advice if you are interested in starting your own business, Read more [...]

Will Buyers fall in love with your vacant house?

Will Buyers fall in love with your vacant house? Selling a vacant house is difficult, for a variety of reasons. With nothing else to look at, buyers tend to focus on every flaw. They have a hard time visualizing how big the space really is and it often appears smaller than it is. They can not picture how their own furniture might fit in the space, especially if you have a challenging layout. And most important, it is very difficult for buyers to make an emotional connection with an empty house! Read more [...]