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How to Create VISUAL SQUARE FOOTAGE!

While everyone knows that the square footage of a property is an important part of the home buying decision, very few sellers really take the visible square-footage of their home into consideration. But what exactly is ‘visual square footage’ and … Continue reading

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Why Staging Your Home for Market DOES Matter!

I just spoke with a homeowner yesterday who contacted me to schedule a consultation. Her home has been sitting on the market since January without even a nibble, and they have already dropped the price $30K. She said she didn’t … Continue reading

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The Perfect Dining Table for Staging!

Looking for the perfect dining room table for staging? Ballard Designs “Terrific Table” might fit your needs! Easy to transport, sets up quickly, can be dressed up or down, and looks amazing! Likewise, their “Round Party Table” is both sturdy … Continue reading

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The ‘Partially Staged’ Vacant Home

*Home Staged by Lori Matzke. Photo Property of Lori Matzke and Center Stage Home. When I started in the Home Staging Business, the most frustrating aspect for me was that for every three inquiries I would get, two of them … Continue reading

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The Fantasy World vs. The Real World of Home Staging…

Sometimes, I feel like I must be living in a ‘parallel’ Home Staging universe. There is the fantasy universe, the one that gets all the publicity, where a good looking host will appear on t.v. or in an on-line video … Continue reading

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Getting Ready to Sell in the Spring? Buy Home-Improvement Materials NOW!

If you’re planning to sell in the spring, or anytime in the upcoming year for that matter, now might be the best time to take advantage. Winter months are notoriously slow for builders and contractors. Not only will you find … Continue reading

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