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“Ask the Home Staging Expert®” – Should we spend the money on a bathroom and laundry room remodel?

  Hi, Lori – We live in a smaller community an hour away from a large metropolitan area where my husband and I both work.  We are planning to put our house on the market later this summer to find … Continue reading

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9 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Professional Home Stager

Unless you’ve already been referred to a professional home stager by a trusted friend or real estate agent, you might have to find one yourself.  And while it can be somewhat confusing and perhaps even a bit intimidating, it’s easy … Continue reading

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Getting Ready to Sell? How to Make Your House Feel 20 Years Younger!

When it comes to selling, older and more dated homes tend to linger on the market longer because buyers have a hard time seeing the potential.  You have two options…either price accordingly, or give your house a face-lift to compete!  … Continue reading

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Home Staging Workshop – Virginia – The Results!

So here’s what happened during our Virginia Home Staging Workshop! The Challenge… The Results… And More Results… The Crew… The Mascot… The End.  

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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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