Staging It Real

All the magazine and catalogue shots show perfect rooms in perfect houses. But, we know that life isn’t like that. I always thought we should be staging to look like a dream home if we could, but, buyers want authenticity so perhaps not.

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Home Staging for Military Families

Staging for military families has some unique challenges since the often have very diverse collections of furniture and artwork accumulated during overseas postings — coffee tables from Germany which literally require a platoon to lift, carved benches from the middle east used instead of a sofa, castle sized wall units and artwork from all over the globe. But, it’s a rewarding niche of clients to serve.

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Smoking Lowers Property Value

Tobacco smoke lowers the saleability of a home, not only because of the lingering odours, but also because of the cancer causing potential of this “third hand smoke.” For family buyers providing a safe home for their children is a priority. They may refuse to buy a home with smoke residue or at the least will lower their offer to cover costs of remedies to the stubborn residue.

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