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...]

All Year Around Garden & Curb Appeal

winter gardens for homes for sale

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...]

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...]

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...]

Are You Selling A House OR Home? Part 2

Curb Appeal for homes for sale

In the previous blog, "Are You Selling A House OR Home? Part 1", we explored the difference between the two and why selling a home is a more successful approach than selling a house. When selling a home, you are also selling a lifestyle. Now that we have an understanding of the difference, I now want to help you stage a lifestyle in a way that enables you to meet to sales goals and perhaps even … [Read more...]

Sometimes we have to steal or Borrow

In an ideal world, all home sellers would have perfect homes and a limitless budget to prepare and stage their homes for the market. As we all know, we DON'T live in an ideal world and since we don't, sometimes we just have to steal, borrow, and add when it comes to staging homes.  This Seattle house in the View Ridge neighborhood is an example of such a situation. The homeowners previously had … [Read more...]

Are you selling a house OR a home? There is a slight difference! Part 1

Tips on selling your house by seattle staged to sell

Before putting your house on the market, you should be thinking about WHAT you are actually trying to sell or even more importantly, what you should be trying to sell. Are you selling a house OR a home? There is a slight, but important difference! After years of being a home stager and working with countless realtors and home sellers, I have come to know that home sellers and agents usually fall … [Read more...]

Sometimes we have to steal, borrow and add when it comes to staging homes

House Staged water view house by Seattle Staged To Sell

In an ideal world, all home sellers would have perfect homes and a limitless budget to prepare and stage their homes for the market. As we all know, we DON'T live in an ideal world and since we don't, sometimes we just have to steal, borrow, and add when it comes to staging homes.  This Seattle house in the View Ridge neighborhood is an example of such a situation. The homeowners previously had … [Read more...]