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Or is that two words? ..... Yes, I may be middle aged but that doesn't mean I'm senile....not yet anyway. As a Stager, I bring with me 9 years of experience in the Staging business.  I have dealt with: first time sellers downsizers growing families clients with new babies spouses in mourning divo...
05/30/2014
  Staging is not about hiding things. It is about highlighting the features of the home and showing the buyers how to live comfortably with a negative feature.    So, yes those broken tiles and faulty underlay have to be fixed. Placing that carpet over it is not an answer.  The water damaged bath...
05/23/2014
I had to define the terms Virtual Staging and Virtual Tour to a client in  a recent consult.  He thought he didn't have to make changes because his Realtor was going to do virtual staging.  I can understand his confusion. He was new to selling. The Realtor had used the word virtual and I was a St...
05/21/2014
Selling under duress is never easy.  There are several causes ... bankruptcy, death in the family, separation/divorce ... This morning I was dealing with clients who are separating. There was  a lot of anger in the home.  It's my job as a Stager to help sellers focus on getting their home ready f...
05/17/2014
I don't need a Stager! My home was done by Decorator! This topic comes up again and again ... even at Bridal Showers. So, when you are prepping your home, who should you look for ... Stager .... Decorator? To me the answer is simple, you call a Stager when you are selling. You call a Decorator wh...
05/12/2014
When you decide to sell your home you have to decide if you are selling a lot or a home.                                With all the 'in filling' going on in Burlington, this is something to consider as you prepare your home for sale. Should you invest in your home one more time if it will only b...
05/06/2014
Staging!!!  My home doesn't need Staging!!! That's not the reaction a Realtor wants to see during a listing presentation.  Fear of just such a reaction keeps some Realtors from even broaching the subject.  Staging should be: presented as one of your marketing tools. described as the method of cha...
04/27/2014
We Stagers do Before and After photos of our work for a reason.  'A picture is worth a thousand words' as they say. They instantly show the potential client how Staging changes a home.  The client can see the difference between a home in living mode and a home in selling mode.  It's also a great ...
04/25/2014
  Sharon Tara a stager from New Hampshire is so right!  During the early spring when the temperatures are in flux and it's too early for flowers, mulch is a great way to show buyers a well maintained garden.  Curb appeal is important no matter what the season.   If your New Hampshire home is curr...
04/14/2014
On my planet, I would never have to say 'what were they thinking!?' during a consult                                    .Builders and their trades would stop and think before they created rooms. They would look at the traffic flow from space to space. They would think about where the furniture wa...
04/08/2014
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Home Staging tips and advice offered to help sellers. Worked in Burlington Ont. and surrounding areas Janice Ankrett helped sellers prepare their homes for sale. Janice worked with real estate agents and owners to help the home sell as quickly as possible for the best possible price.