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.
Spring cleaning is an essential part of making your home stand out. Taking the time to thoroughly clean your home each spring keeps messy, dirty, and smelly issues from piling up and becoming unmanageable. Here are five spring cleaning tips that are guaranteed to make your home stand out!
Keeping up with the constant changing housing market trends is not an easy task. Every year brings something different, from home buying power and interests rates to new technology. Below is a break down of the biggest housing market trends by year from 2008 to 2019.
With spring just arriving, many of us are scrambling to get prepped for the spring cleaning season. The thing that your grandma didn't tell you (she actually probably did-- you just forgot) is that cleaning is much easier when everything is organized. Taking steps to get your ducks in a row and reduce clutter around the house before it's time to deep clean will help you make your spring easier and more productive.
With the rise in popularity of the KonMari method (thanks, Marie Kondo!), countless individuals have been inspired to clean up their homes and declutter; and with spring finally here, what better time to start implementing some organizational tips than during the spring cleaning process?
Finding just the right home can be a lengthy process for anyone, and finding or renovating a new space for baby boomers presents unique challenges. Lifestyle and safety needs must be considered when thinking about helping aging parents and in-laws find and move to a new home, and Creative Home Stagers can help you navigate the process by explaining the dos and don'ts of staging a safe and comfortable home for baby boomers.
Though it's been a nail-biting ride, the sentiment of homebuilders is looking up from the low it suffered over the last three years. According to the report issued by the Urban Land Institute, emerging trends indicate Charlotte has been gaining a strong lead on the national real estate trends, coming in at #9 for overall real estate prospects. Nationwide, these top 3 cities will lead in homebuilding prospects:
According to a recent survey by Zillow and Pulsenomics, experts predict that the next recession will begin sometime in 2020, with most experts pointing to Q1 as the likely start. That makes 2019 the prime time for sellers to get into the marketplace.
Seeking out the services of a professional home stager is an easy way to transform a listing from "like it" to "love it." Read on for nine on-point trends in home staging that will define the new year.
When staging your home this Holiday season, embrace the nostalgic theme to appeal to homebuyers visiting any open houses or scheduled visits. Know your audience when embracing the nostalgia and stage based on their life stages. With baby boomers and young families in the market for new homes, give them a sense of family and comfort that brings them back to their childhood. Associating nostalgia with childhood will positively embellish the experience and memory of the home with homebuyers.