Carol Smith, the founder of Creative Home Stagers, is a member of the International Association of Homes Staging Professionals (IAHSP) and the Charlotte Chapter. She is an Accredited Staging Professional and received her formal home staging training with Barb Schwartz, the industry leader and pioneer of the concept of Home Staging. Here you will find Home Staging Tips, News and Ideas.
Did you know staged homes spend 73 percentless time on the market?
Nearly 50 percent of buyers are swayed by home staging, so make sure it’s in the best way possible.
Remember when we gave you insight into the true value of home staging? We’re here today to help you follow-through with those practices in mind by dawning a much needed shift in perspective. If you’re going to home stage, you’re going to need to sell it. Point blank period.
Home buyers are scrutinizing. They’re spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a home – sometimes more! – and they can’t afford to overlook anything, no matter how small. Great stagers know that the key to selling a home fast and for the highest amount possible is always in the details.
Here are five small details buyers are going to notice. Tackle them correctly and they’ll elevate your house to “must have” status.
Home staging isn’t just about replacing dated furniture with modern pieces or choosing appealing paint colors. One of the most important jobs of a professional stager is to help buyers see themselves at home in your house. It’s a more complex process than you might think.
Spring is the best time of year to sell a home, but it’s also the most popular. Even red-hot real estate markets see a lot of competition in springtime, so setting your house apart is paramount if you want to sell quickly and for top-dollar. Spring’s buyers are ready to pull the trigger.
There are plenty of tried-and-true ways to market a home for sale: Open houses, real estate magazines, newspaper ads. But what are some unique ways you can set your house apart? The team at Creative Home Stagers has seen hundreds of effective Realtors in action, and these are a few of the most innovative marketing ideas we’ve been privy to.
If there’s one thing that can make or break a home sale, it’s scent.
Home buyers notice if your house smells good! (They also notice if your home smells bad, but that’s another story.) Spring is a great time to subconsciously signal home buyers’ olfactory glands that yours is the house they’ve been looking for.
Which scents do the experts at Creative Home Stagers like to use most often in spring? Here are a few of our favorites.
Great home stagers stay abreast of what’s trending in home design. They know exactly which trends can help your home sell faster (Outdoor living spaces! Stainless steel appliances! Fresh, airy bathrooms!) and which you should avoid at all costs.
Take it from us. When staging goes wrong, it can go really wrong and actually work against you as you try to sell your home.
Knowing what to splurge on – and what to skip – before you put your house on the market can feel a little overwhelming. Do you really need all-new siding on the exterior of your house? Is that hole in the hardwood flooring really a deal breaker? Should you invest in home staging?
One of the most common questions we hear from sellers is, “Should I hire a landscaper before listing my house?”
The answer, as you might guess, is complicated. Here are a few ways to tell that hiring a landscaper will give you more than enough ROI to make the investment worth it.
If you’re planning on putting your house on the market this spring, what can you do to make it stand out? You already know that when it comes to your home’s first impression, curb appeal is everything. Here are four ingredients for creating a welcoming spring entryway that will charm buyers before they even step foot inside.
Charlotte is known for its terrible allergens. In fact, the entire southeast is a hotbed for seasonal allergies! If you’re selling your home, the last thing you want is for potential buyers to walk in the door and start to sneeze.
Somewhere between a fourth and a third of all homes in the U.S. have basements. In Charlotte, basements aren’t as common as they are up north, but plenty of homes still have them.
A lot of homeowners wonder what the best way to stage a finished basement is. It can be tricky to know how to position a basement to potential buyers, especially if it comes with challenges like low ceilings, a lack of natural lighting, or an awkward layout! Here’s what the team at Creative Home Stagers wants you to know about staging your basement.