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American Country Real Estate

Sellers never get a second chance to make a first impression.  You need to prepare for a showing as if you were preparing for your wedding.  Sounds, smells and what you see are all important.  Especially important is the kitchen.  Home owners spend most of their time in the kitchen.
You can make a good impression with your kitchen without investing a lot of money for remodeling.  In most cases, the seller can stage the space and make it more desirable by using simple, proven techniques.
After I list a home, I visit my client and go over each room and make suggestions for improvements.  I work as a team with my sellers and I am licensed to stage homes and I hold a certificate from American Staging Professionals.
Since the kitchen is the focal point of the home, I start there.  In one home, my client had a tiny kitchen with large furniture.  I suggested…

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Kitchener-Waterloo Home Staging Blog

So many articles on home staging are about how it helps properties stand out from their competition by neutralizing and broadening the home’s appeal. And it’s all true however what does that really mean? Why is home staging so essential? For realtors and home owners who still view home staging as optional or something they should do only if the house was at a certain price point or in a certain type of condition before they brought in a stager, why should they spend their marketing $$’s or invest money into staging?

I recently read an article which discussed how business entrepreneurs should never compete on price – they should sell their clients on the most tangible thing of all: VALUE. As a Professional Stager, I believe this same equation holds true when homes are listed for sale.

So, what kind of VALUE does Professional Home Staging to a home?…

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Kitchener-Waterloo Home Staging Blog

MyMove has created a fabulous infographic which details both the importance of Home Staging when selling your home as well as its many benefits. This is a great visual tool for Realtors and Home Stagers to use when discussing why it is so important to take control of a property’s condition and appearance when it comes time to sell a home.

Home Staging is a proven method of preparing and showcasing a home for sale so that it sells fast AND so that buyers justify its list price and full value. Consulting with a Staging Professional gives buyers a customized PLAN for their home which they can then implement themselves or get professional staging assistance with. As we often tell our clients – you can’t change your home’s location or the list price (pushing the list price too high – even if its staged – won’t get the home…

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