The Best Home Staging Tips from Home Stagers

  While there are many places that you can get information about “Staging Your Home to Sell”…this article on Redfin has the best tips from 16 of the best home staging companies from all over the country. And I am proud to say that PITTSBURGH STAGED HOMES is one of the companies quoted! These tips for staging your home to sell, are from professional home stagers that are working every day to make their clients homes look their very best …

10 Tips to Create Maximum Curb Appeal …for a minimum cost!

You may not realize how important curb appeal is to attracting buyers to your home for sale! Real estate agents participating in Zillow’s recent survey identified updating curb appeal as the best way to make a property more attractive to buyers. That is because buyers unconsciously decide if they are interested in a home before they even set foot inside! And it is very difficult to change a first impression…that is why Realtors and Home Stagers say ‘the first impression …

The BEST colors for SELLING your home in 2020!

Each year all the paint companies announce their “The Color of the Year”. This marketing promotion is a chance to get brand recognition and to hopefully get people thinking about redecorating and painting their walls! Benjamin Moore’s color and design expert Andrea Magno says “We spend months researching and traveling around the world, attending design shows, and picking up cues and influences from different industries, including fashion, art, and even politics. While trendy colors are fine for decorating, they are …

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3 Things Home Sellers STILL Need to Do in a Hot Real Estate Market!

Many parts of Pittsburgh are in a Sellers’ Market…that is where the number of homes for sale is much less than the number of buyers looking to purchase a home. This creates the opportunity for a quick sale, and sellers may even get multiple offers! But a hot real estate market can be deceptive. Although it might seem like all you have to do is stick a ‘For Sale’ sign in the yard, smart sellers (and agents) know that making …

10 Questions to Ask Yourself as You Declutter

The main reasons to declutter:

• A clutter free home LOOKS bigger
• Showcase positive features in your home – without clutter buyers can see the wonderful things about your house.

Clutter decreases home value because one of the things a buyer is buying is space! A cluttered home looks smaller because the less of the floor you can see, the smaller the home look

My 10 Favorite Paint Colors for Home Staging!

DO you know that other than decluttering and cleaning, paint is the least expensive way to increase the value to your home?   Because the walls are the largest surface in your home they have a big impact on how your home is perceived.   Freshly painted rooms add to the financial value of your home because a well-maintained home is worth more in the buyer’s eyes than one with scuffed and dinged walls.  It will also add emotional value as the buyer walks …

Staging tips to boost your bathrooms selling power!

When you are looking to purchase a home and looking at a lot of different houses – one home that always stands out is a home that looks move-in-ready. The way a home is presented leaves a lasting impression. You want to invite potential buyers to imagine themselves living in YOUR home. That’s why it makes sense, when trying to sell your home, to think about how you present your home— especially in the bathrooms. Like the kitchen, a home’s …

3 Reasons Why It’s Important to Price Your Home to Sell

Coming up with the “right” price when selling your home is a balancing act. You want to ask as much as possible…but not so much that you turn away potential buyers. However, you don’t want to cheat yourself with a price that’s lower than your home’s worth. Your emotions also have a great effect on the price you list your home for…almost all homeowners overvalue their home because they know what a great home it has been for their family. Unfortunately, …

The 6 Reasons Homeowners Give For Not Staging Their Home…

When I see how much faster and easier staged homes sell, I wonder why everyone doesn’t stage their home. Not understanding the value of staging is what stops homeowners from doing this important step. These are the 6 most common myths that homeowners have about staging. These myths stop them from staging their home before putting it on the market…and these myths stop them from selling for the highest price. 1. We’ve sold several homes and we never had to …

I’m not in a rush to sell…

When you put your home up for sale did you say “I’M NOT IN A RUSH TO SELL MY HOME SO I CAN WAIT FOR MY PRICE”?  Maybe you said “I WANT TO TEST THE MARKET AND I CAN ALWAYS REDUCE MY PRICE LATER” However, time is not your friend in real estate. There is an ideal time frame to sell a home. and it falls within the first few weeks that the home is on the market. So you …