"An investment in knowledge

pays the best interest."

- Benjamin Franklin -

 

 

May 3, 2019

The majority of today's buyers are Millennials and have an expectation in how a home should look when viewing it, so I always stage the home in a contemporary way to appeal to that buyer demographic.  When I'm asked to stage an occupied home, I try to incorporate as mu...

March 25, 2019

As a home stager, one of the challenges I come across during a homeowner consultation is when the home decor feels rather dated.  As the majority of home buyers these days are millennials, it's important to do whatever possible to update the look of the home in order t...

February 20, 2019

I recently provided a "speed stage" service at a trendy 2 bedroom townhouse which meant taking what the homeowners already had and reworking it to better showcase the property.   Their awesome Realtors had provided some decor items so that we may further enhance t...

January 25, 2019

When selling your home, one of the goals is to have the buyers imagine themselves living there and since 90% of people have a very difficult time doing that on their own, disengaging, de-cluttering, de-personalizing, and neutralizing is key.  Most sellers find it emoti...

January 8, 2019

Doing laundry CAN actually be pleasant!

Most people don't enjoy doing laundry so never really think about putting any money or effort into "decorating" their laundry room, whether it's to stay or to sell.  Most laundry rooms I see in homes at all kinds of price points j...

November 27, 2018

Calgary is currently in a buyer's market with a large amount of housing inventory for them to choose from.  Sellers need to be especially savvy during these times in getting their house ready to help stand apart from their competitors.  Following are some staging tips...

August 21, 2018

Hiring a professional home stager is an effective way to help maximize the appeal of a property and showcase its selling features using the homeowner's own, and potentially rented furniture and decor, however, it may not work within everyone's budget.  But if you could...

January 30, 2018

If you hope to sell your house more quickly for top dollar, then you should most definitely consider investing in your likely largest investment by implementing any needed cosmetic upgrades and home staging to appeal to today's "HGTV generation" of buyers.  

The biggest...

December 4, 2017

When listing your home during the winter holiday season, it can be especially challenging when you have children who want to decorate with their homemade crafts, Santa Claus, snowmen, etc. but it's advisable to leave the "fun" decor in storage and keep the holiday deco...

August 10, 2017

Can hardwood flooring improve the resale value of your home and increase a home's value?  

Most definitely!  The majority of real estate agents surveyed by the National Wood Flooring Association said houses with hardwood flooring are easier to sell, sell for more m...

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