Archive for October, 2014

Home Staging Nightmares

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Home Staging Nightmares

The single more important ingredient to selling a home is adequately preparing it for sale. And while most home staging can be successfully implemented with the proper amount of care, work and attention to detail, there are some homes that are a flat out nightmare to prepare. Many common home staging nightmares include rooms left in utter disarray and covered in clutter, poorly chosen color schemes and a home with all-around poor design. Read on for these awful but real home staging nightmares, and share your own! What’s the worst you’ve seen? (more…)

Tips For Staging A Room To Look Cozy

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Cozy Kitchen Staging

It’s no secret that home sales usually fall during the autumn and winter months. However, if you have to put your home on the market, don’t despair. A little home staging can go a long way. Research shows that staged home sell faster and typically for more money than ones that aren’t. Even though the fall and winter months can be somewhat drab, home staging can make your home look like a comfortable and cozy haven—wood-burning fireplace and pumpkin décor not needed. Here are our tips for staging a room to look cozy even when the days are short.

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Pinterest Boards for Home Design

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Pinterest for Home Decor

Pinterest is an invaluable resource for all things decorating, especially for designing and spicing up your home. You can start your home decor quest by checking out our Signature Furniture Rental Pinterest profile! Keep reading to learn about some of our other favorite Pinterests!
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Cozying Up Your House for Fall

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Fall Decor Ideas

Now that the summer is over, it’s time to transition your home into a blissful autumn palace. A fantastic way to cozy up your home for the fall months is by introducing bold autumn colors like cool oranges and browns.  These colors can be best implemented by adding signature fall items like pumpkins, floral arrangements and fall leaf spreads. Try adding these pieces on end and coffee tables as well as kitchen counters and bathroom sinks.  Transform any dining and living room into an autumn mecca by replacing white linens and throw pillows with warm hued pillows and wall decorations. (more…)

Upcycle Your Furniture!

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

DIY Furniture

Chances are you’ve got a few old pieces of furniture that aren’t really all the useful any more. Maybe you’ve got a small table that’s missing a leg. Maybe the arm on your favorite chair broke months ago. No matter what you’ve got, chances are you can find some other use for it. Channel your inner Martha Stewart and get to work – upcycle your furniture! Take the wood from that table and make a few picture frames. No matter what you own, there’s probably a way out there to make it useful again. These prime examples of “upcycling” from Upcycle That will inspire you to break out the tools and create your own masterpiece. (more…)

How to Convince Sellers to Opt for Home-Staging

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Why Home-Staging Works

As a real estate pro, your job is to help your clients sell their homes. You advise them on what would help their home sell the fastest. But as we all know, home sellers can be a tough sell. If you’re struggling to convince them that home staging might be right for them, don’t despair. You can use these tips to learn how to convince sellers to opt for home staging—and show them how it will ultimately net them more money in the end. (more…)

DIY Home Décor for Renters

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Decorating a Rental Home

Some rentals don’t allow painting, or heavy overhaul on rooms like kitchens and bathrooms. But the good news is that there are tons of ways to make any space brighter and modern without tons of remodeling. Read on to learn about the best DIY Home Décor for Renters! (more…)

How Good Photos Help Your Home Sell

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Real Estate Photography

If there’s anyone who loves high-quality and beautiful home photos, it’s home buyers. Think about it: the first exposure you’ll get to a new home is online. You’ll be browsing online listings and photos like it’s your job. Nine out of 10 buyers begin their search for a home online, according to the National Association of Realtors. One things for sure: photos matter. Read on to learn how good photos help your home sell! (more…)