Author Archives: lorimatzke

Want Top Dollar for Your House? Apply Elbow Grease.

An article I was quoted in a couple of weeks ago. See original post here SmarterMoney on wptz.com In recent months, Jon, a Madison, Wis., homeowner, has been looking at his house in a new way — not through the … Continue reading

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Buying and Selling: All the home’s a stage

Work with what you have to save money, sell your home for more By Alison Gowans, The Cedar Rapids Gazette Reprinted with permission from http://thegazette.com/subject/life/buying-and-selling-all-the-homes-a-stage-20150328 Don’t confuse decorating with home staging. That’s the mantra home staging expert Lori Matzke repeats … Continue reading

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Are You Making these 6 DIY Home-Staging Mistakes? from www.selfstorage.com

By Rachel M. Hartman Reprinted with permission from www.selfstorage.com Staging your home — spiffing it up to please the prying eyes of homebuyers — can help it sell faster and at a higher price. HomeGain cites cleaning and decluttering as … Continue reading

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How a Good Real Estate Photographer can Help Sell Your House!

We’ve all seen them. The crooked. The dark. The grainy. The close-up of a well-meaning Realtor’s well-manicured (or sometimes not-so-well manicured) toes in an attempt to take a close-up of the flooring. The random cat hiding out under the bed. … Continue reading

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Home Staging Tips From the Pros

We were lucky enough to be asked to participate in the Re/Max of New Jersey Blog featuring some great home staging advice! HOME STAGING TIPS FROM THE PROS We have featured some excellent guest bloggers in our Home Staging Series … Continue reading

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“ASK THE HOME STAGING EXPERT” – WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT DATED CARPETING?

Dear Home Staging Expert – My wife and I are finally going to be living our dream after 35 years of life in the Midwest. We are anxious, excited, and ready to head to The Sunshine State, and plan to … Continue reading

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