Sveta Melchuk's (hsm10) Blog

Home Stager - Home Staging Montreal (HSM)
Home Staging has arrived in France - through the media, of course!  As France is experiencing a severe real estate crisis, the Home Staging seems an obvious service to help sellers and realtors.  Great Britain has been at the forefront of the Home Staging for a while, but the rest of Europe is ca...
You have decided to sell your property.  You love the home decorating shows on TV.  You have good taste and you house is well decorated.  You are ready to put the property on the market.  But,  are you really?I often hear this kind of thinking from certain home sellers, especially women.  It's pe...
A really quick blog post tonight, I am quite tired and need to be in shape tomorrow,  as I am giving a 45 minute conference on Home Staging at a very big «Country homes and cottages» exhibition in Montreal. About a year ago I approached the Founder and President of the biggest Sell-by-the-owner w...
I have been away from Activerain for a while, but I have had a very busy month of January. I am working hard on my website, which is my main marketing tool, always expanding it and making it better for my visitors.  One client recently hired me after a 10 minute conversation over the phone (after...
I would like to wish a Happy and Healthy New Year to everyone.  Let it bring you joy and success in whatever areas are important to you!As for me, I am looking forward to a better year than the one that just passed.  I've had some good times and some bad times and learnt (and am still learning) t...
I was recently called in to a client who needs to sell his home quickly.  He has tried to sell it on his own, then with an agent and didn't get any offers in a year.  He realized he had a serious problem, as visitors (especially women) would walk in and walk out quickly, without giving the proper...
Home Staging starts with good quality real estate portfolio.Since the Internet became readily available in North America, more and more home buyers use the Web to shop for properties and select the ones they want to visit.  The latest statistics indicate that over 85% of the potential buyers for ...
I went to my first realtors office meeting this morning to introduce myself and my Home Staging services and it was quite an enlightening experience!  I get almost all of my business through my website, from home sellers directly or the agents who are looking for a Home Stager.The office manager ...
I have recently helped a client prepare his house for sale.   Before the renovations and staging, the realtors told him that he would be lucky to get $350,000 for it.  Not only did he implement all of my recommendations, he actually did more - he built a room in the basement and then we furnished...
I know I 'll get a lot of help on this one, as, I am sure, it happens to every Home Stager....Someone contacts you for information.  You take several minutes of your time to answer all their questions and explain how Home Staging works and how he/she will benefit from it.  The prospect is excited...

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