The importance of professional real estate photography

Living room with view

Photo by Francesca Tosolini Professional photography should always be part of every real estate professional’s marketing package. Nowadays the majority of buyers select online the properties they wish to visit. Poor pictures certainly do not attract the interest of buyers. They don’t want to waste their time to visit a property that doesn’t look appealing […]

The importance of creating a good flow within a room

Lake view living room

  Home staging tip: Creating a good flow within a room is essential in home staging. You want the potential buyers to be able to easily walk inside your house, without bumping into the furniture or squeezing between a chair and a china cabinet. Like in this case. If you notice, the furniture is the same, […]

Is the TV important when you stage a home?

Living room with fireplace

  This house sold in 5 days for $52,000 over asking price Home staging tip: If you had asked me this question a few years ago I would have answered yes. In the pre-tablet era TVs were an important aspect of everyday life, but today things have changed. Many people no longer watch TV, so it […]

Home staging and window treatments

Small decorative mirrors

  This house sold in 7 days for $70,000 over asking price Home staging tip: Personally, I think that window treatments are a very nice addition to the decor of a home, however, sometimes they can be a problem, especially if you are trying to sell your house. Window treatments that limit the amount of natural […]

Fireplace mantel: to stage it or not to stage it?

Living room with fireplace

  This house sold in 5 days for $22,000 over asking price Home staging tip: Because of their size and shape fireplace mantels don’t offer many options when it comes to decorating/staging them. I mean, besides some candles and other narrow accessories you don’t have a lot of choices. So, is it ok to leave them […]

Staging a home when you have small children

Living room with fireplace

  Home staging tip: Selling a house is a hard task, particularly if you have small children. However, you don’t have to turn your house into an unsafe place just for the purpose of staging. Take this home for example. The living room, which was also the very first room you walked into, was used […]