Author Archives: lorimatzke

“ASK THE HOME STAGING EXPERT®”: DO WE REALLY NEED TO STAGE OUR HOME IN A SELLER’S MARKET?

We’ve finally made the decision to sell our house and buy up. My husband and the real estate agent want us to go on the market next week. I’m panic stricken as we are no where near ready! They say … Continue reading

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6 AWESOME SHRUBS FOR CURB APPEAL THAT SELLS!

Nothing kills curb appeal like dead, overgrown shrubs engulfing the house!  We recommend trimming back what you can, or completely removing anything that’s already dying or simply far too large for the space.  But don’t just leave it bare!  Remember … Continue reading

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“ASK THE HOME STAGING EXPERT®”: SHOULD WE SPEND MONEY ON LANDSCAPING?

    Hello, Lori – We need your help!  We’re flipping a house and ended up going a couple of thousand dollars over budget due to some unforeseen repairs.  We refinished the hardwood floors, painted the kitchen cabinets and added … Continue reading

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10 Cheap, Easy Ways to Stage Your Home For Sale by Teresa Mears

We participated in an article on home staging posted by Living On The Cheap.  Writer Teresa Mears did a great job offering 10 simple and affordable tips on staging.  Please check out their awesome website that includes advice on everything … Continue reading

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Denver Realtor Victim of Senseless Homicide – Here’s How You Can Help

Pamela Cabriales was a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, and a real estate agent in the Denver Metro whose life was cut tragically short by an absolutely senseless act of violence.  I did not know her personally.  She … Continue reading

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Before and After: Michigan Realtor® Chere Wiseman Finds Success Offering Complimentary Staging

When Michigan Realtor® Chere Wiseman of Five Star Real Estate Leaders took on this listing, it had already been on the market for months as a For Sale By Owner, was over-priced, had unflattering photos, and the furnishings and decor were … Continue reading

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