Author Archives: lorimatzke

“ASK THE HOME STAGING EXPERT” – SHOULD I REPLACE MY KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS?

Dear Ms. Matzke, I ran across your website and really liked what I saw so I thought I would write in to get your opinion. I’ll be getting married in the spring and want to sell my condo soon so … Continue reading

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WARNING: Are These 5 Home Staging No-No’s Sabotaging the Sale of Your House?

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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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