Since starting our business, the question of “what is home staging?” or “how long does it take to stage a home?” is one that comes our way often. Home staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for more money. Now, how long it takes varies depending on the size of the home and the amount of work needed to be done prior to the actual staging. Usually, this is determined during the In-Home Consultation or “Walk and Talk”, which we discussed in a previous blog post here.


How to get started decorating your new Home

Happy 2019! We’re excited to start this new year and looking forward to all the amazing possibilities ahead of us. We hope that everyone enjoyed the winter holidays and are now ready to tackle the new year.

A few weeks back, I was talking to a friend who recently purchased her first home with her husband and will soon begin to decorate their new space. She asked if there was any insight I could share that could save them time or money as well as any must have pieces of furniture to splurge on. This is a common question I think most people will ask after purchasing their first home or moving into a more “grownup” place.

Gone are the days of cramped rental-apartment living—you now have a place to make all your own and enjoy for years to come. Since you just made a large investment securing your new abode, the thought of decorating it can be extremely overwhelming. I totally get it, most of us have been in the same position. Between selecting the best paint for your living room to splurging on a new sofa that will fit your space, there’s a lot to consider before you even set a foot in the house. If you’re starting from scratch or hoping to create a home that feels more grown-up than your previous rentals, here are a few suggestions that will make decorating your home enjoyable and much easier than you think.

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2018 Holiday Home Tour

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our family to yours! Christmas is such a magical time of year. The excitement and spirit of the holiday season is contagious by all. My fondest childhood memories are centered around the celebration of Christmas with my family. As a young boy, I found such joy watching my Mom decorate our home for the holidays and seeing the look of my siblings and extended family when they arrived to our home and sat in the living room to open all their gifts. Now, as an adult it still brings me joy to be able to decorate our own home and share the holidays with my family in our home.

This year we are hosting family throughout the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays and even though it has been crazy, I wouldn’t change this time together for anything else in the world.

It was important for us that our friends and family feel welcomed and comfortable when staying with us or visiting. We didn’t have time to decorate the exterior of our home, so we kept it simple on our entry porch. A fabulous Holiday Wreath decorated with our theme colors for this year and two 6-foot artificial Christmas trees set in rustic looking urns. The result was simple yet inviting and the lit trees looked great when receiving our guests.

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The Table is Set

Every time I think of Thanksgiving my mind goes to the table. A table where family and friends gather to enjoy one another’s company and reflect on what each is grateful for. In this blog, I wanted to talk about the center of that activity, the table. So many have moved away from the “formal” dining room these days because of our busy lives and the need to have a more casual setting for a comfortable and enjoyable dinner. Well, let’s pull out all the stops and dress that table for the holiday. I’ve set my table with neutrals for a calming candlelit dinner to elevate the everyday, but not feel so over the top, you won’t feel like you’re sitting at the wrong table in the wrong home.

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What To Expect From A Home Staging Consultation

Home staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for more money. Staging techniques focus on improving a property’s appeal by transforming it into a welcoming, attractive product that anyone might want. People usually use wall art, painting, accessories, lights, greenery, and carpet to stage the home, to give potential buyers a more attractive first impression of the property.

Home staging is one of the most powerful and effective marketing strategies to sell your home fast and for top dollar. Depending on your needs, there are multiple ways for a Certified Home Stager to help you. From completely staging a vacant property to accessorizing and fluffing your existing furnishings to improve the overall look of the rooms. Home staging doesn’t have to be expensive, especially if you just hire a certified home stager to give you detailed advice on what to do on your own. This is what’s known as a Home Staging Consultation. Once you’ve decided to invest in staging your home, it all starts with a consultation. But what exactly does that mean? Read More