Staging the Stager’s House

I recently spent time staging the stager's house. What???  Yes, even home stagers can benefit from home staging when selling their house! Why? Two reasons: One of the most valuable aspects of home staging is getting that objective view of your for-sale home that a home stager can give you. When you live in a house every day, it is easy to no longer see that pile of stuff in the corner, notice the smell of cat litter or notice that squeaky door. A home stager see’s your house for the first Read more [...]

Why Your House Won’t Sell

There are many reasons why your house won't sell. Common reasons include condition, buyer appeal, price, marketing, market conditions and you! To sell a home fast and for the price you want, it has to appeal to buyers!  Buyers want a move in ready property that is clean, modern, well maintained and that they make a connection with and can visualize themselves living in. It has to be at a price they can afford, and they have to know it is for sale! Condition-Does the house appeal to buyers? Is Read more [...]

Spend a Little and Make a Lot With Home Staging

Spend a little and make a lot with home staging? How does that work? Well, we all know that if we want to make money, we have to invest some money to get started. Whether it is stocks, mutual funds, a home, a business or any other investment, 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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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?

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?  Often, it is younger buyers with familes that may be your target market. To appeal to younger buyers, consider updating the look to make it more modern. 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 Read more [...]