real estate staging association

RESA® Demystifies Staging Designations

The Real Estate Staging Association® (RESA®) website article entitled “Designations, Certifications and Accreditation. What does it all mean for the home staging and redesign industry?” One of my fellow stagers, Jennifer Putman-Macleod, of Belleville, ON asked me: “What does this RESA® article mean for us in Canada? Or with the CSP® label!” Such an excellent…

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.