Find Some Great Deals on Sofas for Staging!

Need to get a vacant house staged?  Thinking of adding to your home staging furniture stash?  Wayfair.com has got some great deals going on right now.  Check the ‘under $500’ box and look at all the great finds!  Free shipping, too!  You really can’t beat these deals.

Pictured above is the Northway Sofa by Brayden Studio® – Perfect size, perfect color, and the perfect price at $339.99.  And did I mention shipping is free?

I’m not big on pushing products, but if you’re a professional Realtor offering staging or stager who gets a lot of vacant listings, you really need to know about this.

Not sure how long the sale will last…I just stumbled across it last night…but they certainly do seem to have a lot of awesome sofas at equally awesome prices.

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1-Day Home Staging Workshop – Georgia Realtors® Earn 7 Continuing Ed Credits

Heads-up, Georgia!

Our 1-Day Home Staging Expert® Workshop is coming to Atlanta, Georgia on August 19, 2020.  This is your opportunity to get certified by Home Staging Expert®, gain a hands-on working knowledge of home staging, and earn 7 Continuing Education Credits in the process!

We offer our training in a realistic setting to build your confidence!  Our workshops are guaranteed to improve your skills to sign more listings, assure those listings appeal to more potential buyers, and ultimately, sell more houses at the best possible price.

Come and learn home staging with our Certified HSE® Trainer, Rachel Armstrong.  Her years of staging expertise will enlighten and you are guaranteed to learn a much better way in a day!  We limit our workshops to 12 students for individual benefit.  Click here to register!

 Certified HSE® Trainer, Rachel Armstrong

What you receive…

»  Lifetime Home Staging Skills

»  Hands-On Staging Experience

»  10-Step Business & Marketing Program

»  Occupied & Vacant Home Staging Options 

»  Final Project & Certification

»  Full Use of the HSE® Logo

»  Your Profile Listed on www.homestagingexpert.com

»  7 CE Credits for Realtors®

»  No Annual Renewal Fee

 

 

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Earn 7 Continuing Ed Credits and Your Home Staging Expert® Designation in Mississippi

If you’re a Realtor® in Mississippi, would like to sign more listings and sell more houses for the best possible price, want to gain a marketable advantage over your competition, and earn 7 Elective Continuing Education Credits to boot, then our 1-Day Hands-On Home Staging Workshop is for you!

Join our Certified Home Staging Expert® Trainer, Krista Golightly, on August 26, 2020 in Hernando, Mississippi for a fun-filled day of instruction, insight, and experience!

You will learn how to sign more listings using your staging skills, how to get reluctant clients on-board with preparing their home for market, how to create visual square footage in your listings, how to show off the best features of a house, furniture arrangements that work in every home, what it takes to appeal to the most potential buyers, clever updates that sell, how to take better photos for the MLS, AND SO MUCH MORE…

Space is limited to just 12 students for individual benefit, so sign up now for one day of training resulting in a lifetime of successful sales and profits.  Our workshop is guaranteed to build your home staging confidence and expertise!  You will never look at your listings the same again.

 

 

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BEFORE AND AFTER: THIS is why you need to stage your home to SELL!

When Realtor® and Home Staging Expert®, Linda Sanfilippo of Foxfire Realty of The Villages, Florida signed this listing, she knew exactly what to do.  A small home filled with too much furniture, too many knick-knacks, and too many pictures, she also noted there were just too many different paint colors going on.

“The first thing I did was hire a painter.  There were four different paint colors in the great room alone!”  Freshening everything up with a soft beige foundation and painting the trim to match created a brighter space and added continuity throughout while helping to blend in the not-so-white ceilings.

Because the sofa was blocking the entry point into the room, Linda implemented a much more buyer-friendly layout.

Combined with some much-needed editing, the space now feels at least twice the size, so light and airy, and very inviting!

While Florida might invoke images of the ocean and deep blue waters…

…it’s also known as the Sunshine State!  And crisp, uncluttered, light-filled rooms are always very appealing to potential buyers, no matter where you live.

Don’t believe me?  Just ask Linda, who received three offers for this home and sold it for $20K over the list price after just 2 days on the market!  And that is exactly why you need to stage your home to sell.

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LIVE VIRTUAL Home Staging Expert® Certification Workshop – Colorado and Wyoming earn 14 CE Credits

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Staging Your Vacant Home to Sell!

If you’re perplexed about what to do with a vacant listing, you’re not alone.  Thousands go up on the market every year.  But to ensure your vacant stands out from all the others, it’s important to get the house properly prepped, repaired, and updated at the very least.  Even better, stage it to sell!

Keller Williams Realtor® and Home Staging Expert® in Houston, Texas, Annie Farmer along with her husband and business partner Kenney, have this vacant staging thing down pat!  This example by Annie shows the importance of staging a vacant listing to sell.

 

It’s not always easy to bring in furnishings and start from scratch!  Too many agents and stagers alike tend to confuse home staging with interior design and forget their objectives.

 

 

So what exactly is that objective when staging a vacant listing for market?

Not surprisingly, it should be exactly the same as staging an occupied home…to show off the features and attributes of the actual space, not all the furnishings, artwork, and accessories!

Just like in an occupied home, potential buyers really do want to admire the positive features of the house itself.  Enhancing that with strategically placed furnishings and accessories should always be the goal.

Ensuring a buyer can visualize themselves living there without overwhelming them by too much over-done, over-the-top décor is key.  Don’t forget the end-goal of staging a property for market…to show off the actual house, not all the stuff within!

Like what you see?  Contact Annie and Kenney Farmer with liveworkplay.com and let them show you how they can assist!

 

 

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