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Home Staging Tips: Should You Set the Table?

Home stagers, Realtors, and even home owners argue this point all the time. But when you’re staging your home for market, avoid setting the table and keep the focus on the space, not your stuff. That is, after all, the … Continue reading

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“Ask the Home Staging Expert®” – Can you help us choose a backsplash?

Greetings from Milwaukee! My partner and I are flipping our first house but we don’t know what to choose for a backsplash in the kitchen. We want to go with tile and love the trendy multi-colored glass tiles so popular … Continue reading

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LIGHT UP YOUR CURB APPEAL WITH THESE AMAZINGLY EASY UPDATES

It’s no secret that fall is just around the corner, and that means shorter days and longer hours spent in the dark. To ensure your house stands out at any hour, here are a few easy ways to light up … Continue reading

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7 Staging Props for $20.00 or (Way) Less

The devil is in the detail, or so they say. And when it comes to preparing your home for market, those details really can have a big impact! Here is a short list of just a few of my favorite … Continue reading

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“Ask the Home Staging Expert®” – How do we fix bare spots around our yard?

Dear Ms. Matzke, We are planning to sell our house next spring and have already completed a number of interior updates. (It looks amazing!) But we’ve been in panic mode because the exterior curb appeal doesn’t reflect the interior appeal! … Continue reading

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7 Things Home Owners Need to Know BEFORE Staging Their House to Sell

1) You only have one chance to make a positive first impression. And that cliché is true for a reason. Don’t take a ‘wait and see’ attitude when it comes to selling your home or you will surely be disappointed. … Continue reading

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