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Creating Visual Square Footage to Sell Your House!

Here’s a hint for sellers and Realtors®, alike:  Potential buyers are not looking for ‘cozy’!  Even when a buyer is looking to downsize, they’re still looking for space!  Creating visual square footage…that is, how much square footage you are actually … Continue reading

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DOES YOUR MLS LISTING DESCRIPTION STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD?

As someone who trolls the MLS frequently, I am often surprised by the uninspiring descriptions some agents use to define the homes they’ve signed on to represent.  It’s perplexing to me, as I would think the description…along with many beautiful … Continue reading

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IS IT TIME TO BREAK-UP WITH YOUR HOUSE? HIRE A HOME STAGING EXPERT® AND FIND OUT!

People sell their homes for many reasons.  They take a new job in another state.  They decide to downsize.  They want to head for warmer climates.  The list goes on and on.  But the saddest reason I’ve encountered…and it happens … Continue reading

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Home Staging Expert® 2020 Tip: How to Stage Around a Sectional Sofa

Certified Home Staging Expert® Trainer, Kristi Pols, knows a thing or two about staging!  And when it comes to creating buyer-friendly rooms, working around a clunky sectional can often prove a daunting task.  “They’re usually just too big for the … Continue reading

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“Ask the Home Staging Expert®” – How Do You Emotionally Prepare to Sell Your House?

  Dear Lori – My aunt is planning to sell the home she’s lived in going on 50 years. She is unable to care for such a big place on her own since my uncle passed away a few months … Continue reading

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Home Staging Expert® 2020 Tip: Visualize Your House with New Flooring

Hardwood floors and their laminate counterparts…and even their porcelain counterparts…are a hot selling point!  Surveys have shown that hardwood flooring is a must-have for many and that replacing carpeting for hardwood adds value to a listing.  Especially if you can … Continue reading

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