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“Ask the Home Staging Expert®” – Have you ever been asked to stage a house you just can’t help?

Hi, Lori – I’ve been staging homes for several years and was recently asked by a Realtor to come in and give his client an estimate.  When I got there, I was shocked and had no idea what to do … Continue reading

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Looking to Update Your Basement? Try this Awesome Flooring Option!

When it comes time to sell…or any other time, for that matter…creating livable space in what might normally be considered an unlivable basement is a HUGE selling point, no matter where you live.  But flooring is often an issue. Because … Continue reading

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“Ask the Home Staging Expert®” – How do we sell a house when we live next to messy neighbors?

  Good Morning, Lori! Here’s an issue my partner and I are having and we don’t know what to do.  We are getting our house ready to sell and have followed every bit of advice we can find.  We think … Continue reading

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The Top Three Investments that will Help You Sell Your House

Getting ready to sell?  Or maybe your house is already sitting on the market going nowhere fast.  Whatever the case, your goal is to appeal to the most potential buyers as possible, and we recommend these three updates to garner … Continue reading

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“Ask the Home Staging Expert®” – How many houseplants are too many when your house is on the market?

Hi Lori – Dear Home Staging Expert – I’m a Real Estate Agent in Florida and I have a client with a lot of houseplants.  I mean A LOT of houseplants!  They are everywhere and seem to be multiplying!  The … Continue reading

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Selling a Home with Wallpaper

  When I was a kid, my grandmother lived in the sweetest 1940′s bungalow and every single room, including the sun porch and pantry, was covered from top to bottom with wallpaper!  From lush florals, to rosy pink stripes, to … Continue reading

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