Selling Homes During A Divorce

During all my years working as a home stager, I have often come across difficult circumstances such as divorce. Divorce is very stressful and preparing and selling a home can intensify the hardship of the situation. Usually children are involved and they suffer because they have to say goodbye to their family units, their homes, and sometimes their neighborhoods, friends, and schools. Parents have ... READ MORE

When The Home Staging Price Tag Sounds Too Good To Be True, Then Probably It Is

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Last year, I was asked by a home seller to provide a quote for staging a home in West Seattle that had an asking price of $599,000. It was a lovely mid-century house with a charming well manicured garden on a quaint street. It was easy to love the house, the views, and the original stone fireplace. The large windows (which was one of the beautiful features in most mid-century homes) were ... READ MORE

Forgotten Spaces in a House for Sale

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The only things finished in this basement were the walls. The floors were cement and this space was used as a catchall space. We recommended that all the items be stored or donated and to add carpet and side boards. Then we brought in a few accent pieces and used the home owners table, chairs, and TV to define an inviting family area. For an investment of $1,400, this home owner added 300 square ... READ MORE

Queen Anne House, Staged &SOLD!

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Recently, we staged a home in the Queen Anne area, which is one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Seattle.  This particular house was mid-centry and had beautiful windows with lovely territorial views.  The home owners loved the views so much, that they had put two chairs in front of the window to sit on for when they wanted to relax with their cup of coffee. One of the homeowners told ... READ MORE

A Seattle Home Stager Teams Up With HD Estates

I got to know Joshua Phenix, the owner of  HD Estates through one of my dear clients, Michael Akerman. Right away I became a fan of Joshua and his amazing high definition videos and photography.  When it comes to putting your house on the market is all about presentation, presentation, and presentation. Therefore, the combination of home staging and high quality photos and videos is ... READ MORE

How To Choose A Qualified Home Stager

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You're planning to put your home on the market and want to hire a home stager. Then you should keep few points in mind, when it comes to choosing a qualified home stager. First of all, you should call about three different home stagers and ask them to view your property. Getting a price over the phone doesn't give you any important information. You should NOT compare prices with prices only. Have ... READ MORE

A Home Staging Success Story

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You can turn a "No Deal" into a "Done Deal" by simply staging your home. As an example, we were called to stage a modern townhouse on Queen Anne. The house had been on the market for 3 months and the agent said they had reduced the price, not once, but twice.  The homeowner finally decided to listen to his agent and hire a professional Home Stager. They called me. Upon viewing the townhouse, ... READ MORE

Staging A Craftsman House Dining Room In Fremont Neighborhood

A big square dining table was the right choice for this Fremont Craftsman Style house.

Recently we staged a lovely Craftsman style home in the Fremont area of Seattle. The living and dining rooms were spectacular and large. The walls were painted with a glaze technique in a beautiful yellow. The contrast of the walls with the dark wood trim and floor created a stunning space.  We wanted to showcase this Craftsman house as a sophisticated milieu, where lots of entertaining takes ... READ MORE

A Professional Home Staging Consultation Is A GOLDEN Investment

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 A professional home staging consultation session is rich with important information pertaining to the staging needs of your home. Below are some of the reasons that make home staging consultations a golden investment and why you should have a professional home stager as part of  your team when you are preparing your home for sale.  1. During a consultation, we'll view all the areas and spaces of ... READ MORE