Staging A Seattle House With Old Charm

Green Lake Staged living Room

The Green Lake neighborhood is known for its charming houses. This particular house had great bones to it and we just wanted to update and prepare it for sale.  Our solution:  painting the walls in a beautiful neutral warm color. We selected Camouflage paint by Benjamin Moore. The second step was to select furniture pieces that were more modern. After updating the house with paint and preparing ... READ MORE

Green Lake Craftsman House In The Heart Of Tangle Town – Staged&SOLD

Green Lake Craftsman House In Tangle Town

Few weeks ago I got a call from a home seller, who wanted us to meet her at her Green Lake house located in the heart of Tangle Town. Living in Green myself, I know this area is filled with beautiful Craftsman houses. As I walked up the stairs, I glanced at the beautiful leaded windows and I knew that this house is going to be special, and it was.  The current homeowner had made beautiful and ... READ MORE

What Women are Looking for When Buying a Home

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It seems that builders should pay MORE attention to what WOMEN want in their homes!  According to study done by Coldwell Banker in March of 2012, "both men and women rely on how they feel and how their life style fits into a home when they are shopping for a place to live in."  This is why at Seattle Staged To Sell, we have been emphasizing through our designs and blogs, the importance of ... READ MORE

All Year Around Garden & Curb Appeal

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Just because it may be wet and cold outside, that doesn't mean that you can’t have outside focal points and interest in your gardens.  Nor does it mean that you can't achieve an attractive curb appeal. It’s easy to have a year round garden here in Northwest. There are many steps that you can take and there are an abundance of plants and shrubs that you can choose from to brighten up your winter ... READ MORE

Seattle Home Staging – Preparing Houses For Sale

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Seattle home staging prepares homes for sale and helps home owners to achieve their sale goals and sometime even surpass it. When you are preparing your home to put it on the market for sale, you need to keep these facts in mind: Your home will be competing fiercely with the other houses on the market. Homes going on the market is like being on a beauty pagent and the prettiest one wins. Ask ... READ MORE

A Heartfelt Letter from Our Mercer Island Home Seller

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or some home sellers, it can be difficult to sell their home and close a chapter of their lives. I think most of us can identify with this since we all have gone through similar emotions for one reason or another. This was true for this Mercer Island home seller, our dear client Andrea.  For myself, as an example, it was hard to replace the baby cots with "all grown up" beds as my daughters were ... READ MORE

Realtors Who Stage Their Own Listings Might Not Be Using Their Skills & Time Wisely

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As a Seattle home stager, I like to stay informed about Seattle real estate and this means attending some open houses. I find it interesting to see how many homes for sale are staged and how these homes have been prepared for the market. I'm happy to say that I am finding more and more homes being staged. Even though most of these are staged appropriately, sometimes I see homes where the staging ... READ MORE

Want to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar? Then Don’t Sabotage Your Own Success!

home sellers sometimes sabotage themselves.

Recently, one of my real estate clients asked me to meet her at the townhouse of one of her clients for a pre-listing consultation.  The home owners had tried twice to sale their home previously without any success. They wanted to try again to sell their home since they had a new baby and they wanted a larger house with a garden. This urgent need to move and their past failed attempts to sell ... READ MORE

Selling Your Home? Then It’s NOT About YOU Mr. & Mrs. Home Sellers!

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Selling your home? Then it's NOT about YOU Mr. & Mrs. Home Sellers.  It is a no-brainer that when every home seller puts his or her home on the market, they hope to sell their home for the most money in the least amount of time. We all want that. You would think that every home seller would do their utmost to turn this goal into reality. However, some home sellers, without really knowing ... READ MORE

2 Common Home Staging Myths

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Do you ever wonder how some myths start and evolve? I am not sure myself, but as a professional home stager in the Greater Seattle Area, I still find that I have a need to educate home buyers and realtors and bust the home staging myths one by one! Two Home Staging Myths: Myth #1. Empty rooms appear bigger, since vacant rooms look like they have more space.  This is one of the biggest home ... READ MORE