Author Archives: lorimatzke

“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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“Ask the Home Staging Expert®” – Should we leave furniture in our vacant home?

“This vacant listing was staged with a sofa from www.homereserve.com, an area rug, a sofa table and dining room table from www.craigslist.com, and indoor/outdoor chairs purchased on clearance!” Dear Home Staging Expert® – My wife has accepted a job offer … Continue reading

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The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Home Staging

Home Staging has been around for years now, and though almost considered a standard practice when it comes time to sell your home, there is still a lot of misinformation floating around out there. Here are a few of the … Continue reading

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“ASK THE HOME STAGING EXPERT” – WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITH OUR CAT DURING SHOWINGS?

Hi, Lori – Quick question for you! We are not sure what to do with our cat, Tuna Fish, during showings. We both work all day and don’t know if it’s acceptable to leave him home alone or not. He … Continue reading

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Best Time to Buy Area Rugs is NOW! – For Staging and Home

NOW is the time to buy if you are looking for an area rug for staging or home. Personally, I love the indoor/outdoor rugs for staging! Very lightweight to transport, easy to clean, durable for foot traffic, and gorgeous colors! … Continue reading

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