home stager: Top 10 Tips for Packaging Your House to Sell During the Holidays - 11/16/13 11:33 AM
Top 10 Tips for Packaging Your House to Sell During the Holidays
  By Jennie Norris, ASPM®, IAHSP-Premier®, ASP-SRS®, ASP-REO® Owner, Sensational Home Staging – Denver Region’s Premier Home Staging Resource  
The holidays are just around the corner and many Realtors will tell you that the last quarter of the year is often their best for closing sales. Homeowners might think that it’s best to wait until the start of next year to put their house on the market and yet the last couple of months of the year are a good time to sell because there is less inventory … (0 comments)

home stager: Top 10 Tips for Packaging Your House to Sell During the Holidays - 11/06/13 09:03 AM
Top 10 Tips for Packaging Your House to Sell During the Holidays
  By Jennie Norris, ASPM®, IAHSP-Premier®, ASP-SRS®, ASP-REO® Owner, Sensational Home Staging – Denver Region’s Premier Home Staging Resource  
The holidays are just around the corner and many Realtors will tell you that the last quarter of the year is often their best for closing sales. Homeowners might think that it’s best to wait until the start of next year to put their house on the market and yet the last couple of months of the year are a good time to sell because there is less inventory … (4 comments)

home stager: Denver - Urban Loft - Sensationally Staged for sale - 09/04/13 03:05 PM
Check out one of our latest Staging projects - a vacant urban loft downtown Denver transformed with the magic of Sensational Home Staging.  These properties are unique yet in this building there are about 40 lockboxes hanging in a metal container - so there is competition.  In order to stand out and be the one that gets the buyer - Staging is essential.  Couple the fact that there is competition with a higher-than average price per square foot (approx 900 square feet at $350K) - and this means Staging HAS to be there to help attract a buyer!



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home stager: Who Determines the Price for Staging? by Jennie Norris - 09/04/13 02:57 PM
 


Who Determines the Price for Staging?  
Price. Cost. Money. Expense. Budget. Fee. Spend.  
  Lately something that troubles me is the perception that the Seller (and/or Realtor) gets to dictate the Staging budget and comes to the Stager telling us what they want it to be.  The Stager has not even seen the house yet.  This is not the right way to think about the Staging because the person stating the price has no idea what goes into Staging a house properly to get the desired results - a sale.  Unless you run a successful Staging company, … (1 comments)

home stager: Best Foot Forward - Don't Sell Your Competition - 04/09/13 12:39 PM
Best Foot Forward by Jennie Norris, ASP Master, IAHSP-Premier, ASP-SRS, ASP-REO Owner, Sensational Home Staging Helping Sellers & Realtors in the Denver Region  
   
   
When I was looking for photos to include in this blog post and Googled "ugly feet" the images made me want to retch.  There are some UGLY and totally disgusting feet out there!  However, I wanted to use the analogy of "Best FOOT Forward" for how we want to sell houses so I am saving you the nasty images of what I saw (blech!) and instead chose one that gets the message across … (0 comments)

home stager: Do Buyers want to Interview and Date Your House? - 04/06/13 11:12 AM
Do Buyers want to Interview and Date Your House?
by Jennie Norris, ASPM, IAHSP-Premier, SRS, REO Owner, Sensational Home Staging Denver Region's Premier Home Staging Resource  
 
 
Online dating is very common these days.  People create a profile with pertinent information about interests, hobbies, background, etc. and add photos for those looking online for a match.  Based on what is read online, the people decide to set up a date to meet in person. They are basically interviewing a person online to see if there is more of an interest.  It's like a job interview - to … (5 comments)

home stager: Are You a Tweaker? - 03/07/13 09:42 AM
Are You a Tweaker?
by Jennie Norris, ASPM, IAHSP-Premier, SRS, REO Owner, Sensational Home Staging Helping Sellers and Realtors Achieve their Goals since 2002  
No. I am not asking if you are a Meth-head.  I am referring to Staging.   
Are you a Tweaker when it comes to your hands-on Staging projects?  Whether occupied or vacant home Staging projects, I have encountered Staging Tweakers – and the fact is Tweakers lose profit and drive themselves insane because they just don’t know when to stop!  
I have witnessed Tweakers in action during the many Staging projects I have supervised both … (1 comments)

home stager: The Longer We Take the Less We Make - 03/06/13 11:37 AM
The Longer We Take the Less We Make
By Jennie Norris, ASP Master, IAHSP-Premier Owner, Sensational Home Staging Helping Sellers and Realtors Achieve Their Goals since 2002!   Time is Money.
We have all heard that before and yet have we really taken that to heart in our Staging businesses? I want to encourage anyone reading this blog that is in the business of Staging we have to find ways to make our time most productive so that we maximize our profit. We are paid for our Creativity and our ability to implement a plan of action effectively.
I did not get … (1 comments)

home stager: Staging With Your Family - How to Make it Work - 02/20/13 02:03 PM
Staging With Your Family - How to Make it Work   Staging with Your Family - How to Make it Work By Jennie Norris, ASPM, IAHSP-Premier, ASP-SRS, ASP-SRS Owner, Sensational Home Staging Denver Region's Premier Home Staging Resource
Building a Home Staging business is not easy. It takes perseverance and hard work, dedication and long hours. Toss the added challenge of having a family – and you have the question of “How do I make this all work?” How do you roll your roles as spouse, parent and business owner together without losing it?   When I started Staging 10 … (1 comments)

home stager: The Staging Yenta - 02/19/13 02:04 PM
The Staging Yenta
by Jennie Norris, ASP Master, IAHSP-Premier, SRS, REO
Owner, Sensational Home Staging

 

“Matchmaker Matchmaker, Make me a match. Find me a find. Catch me a catch. Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Look through your books, and make me a perfect match.”
Those well known lyrics from Fiddler on the Roof resonate in my head as I think about what we do in real estate and Staging. Take out the cultural-religious aspect of the word and look at it from the perspective of a role we play. . . We are Yentas. Matchmakers. We both do our jobs hoping to … (1 comments)

home stager: Staging with a Goldilocks Focus - Jennie Norris, ASP Master, IAHSP - 01/30/13 11:29 AM
Staging with a Goldilocks Focus - by Jennie Norris, ASP Master, IAHSP - Sensational Home Staging

A childhood favorite, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, is a fairy tale known by most everyone. Goldilocks is the girl that enters the house that belongs to the Three Bears and proceeds to take a test drive on everything from food, chairs to beds. She would not settle on what she liked until it was, Just right.
Think about it – this fairy tale is a great analogy for Selling a house – and for Staging. Goldilocks is our Buyer, the Three Bears are … (2 comments)

home stager: List Price versus STAGED List Price - 01/08/13 09:57 AM
List Price versus STAGED List Price
By Jennie Norris, ASP Master, IAHSP-Premier, SRS, REO
Owner, Sensational Home Staging
Denver's Premier Home Staging Resource

Do Sellers sell their houses to get SOME of the money possible from the sale?
No.
Sellers want ALL the money possible from the sale – the BEST PRICE possible so they can maximize the profit from the sale of their house. Not just SOME of the money possible.
Realtors want to earn as much commission as possible from the sale of a house for all their hard work – at least the ones that are serious … (9 comments)

home stager: "'Twas the Month Before Christmas" -a Staging twist on the old classic - 11/22/12 10:36 AM
Enjoy this "spin" on the classic Christmas poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas" - adapted for what Stagers do best - get houses sold!  - Jennie

 
 
Trouble viewing the graphic?  Here is the text version:   ‘Twas the month before Christmas, and all through the town   Sellers were asking, “Should we bring our price down? Or go off the market until sometime next year, We just can’t seem to get a buyer in here.”  Their houses were marketed during the season No buyers were coming - what could be the reason? Perhaps there needs to be more … (4 comments)

home stager: Home Staging Training - Orange County, CA - August 14-16, 2012 - 08/03/12 03:08 PM
The Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) Course from Stagedhomes.com (www.Stagedhomes.com) - the industry leader in Home Staging Training - is coming to ANAHEIM-IRVINE, CA AUGUST 14-16, 2012. 

This class is being offered for both Realtors and Home Stagers that would like to earn both a professional Accreditation and Designation for Home Staging.  An ACCREDITATION is the highest form of Training in the Staging industry!
Realtors receive 14 DRE Credits for this class!
Realtors attend the first 2 days and learn about Home Staging as a listing and marketing tool, as well as things they can do to help their own clients prepare their … (0 comments)

home stager: Sensational Home Staging transformation of 1912 rebuilt house - 05/25/12 02:40 PM
Check out the transformation of this 1912 house - gutted to the foundation and then rebuilt to provide modern amenities and features! Staged for sale - and available next week to buy!

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home stager: When it comes to Staging - Seek Professional Help - by Jennie Norris, ASP Master, IAHSP - Owner, Sensational Home Staging - 03/26/12 08:41 AM
http://sensationalstagedhomeblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/when-it-comes-to-staging-seek.html

Am I talking to the many professional Stagers that may seem a “little crazy” over their need to place things a certain way?  Or how happy we get over being able to make sense out of other people’s chaos?  Or how about how excited we might get over how we tie a towel – albeit cleverly and creatively?  No – I am talking to the public out there – the people that want to Sell their houses or the people that work for a living selling houses – the Realtors. Staging is more than just plopping some accessories in … (0 comments)

home stager: Adding WOW FACTOR makes a the diference - Sensational Home Staging - Denver's Premier Home Staging Resource - 03/05/12 04:19 PM
Sometimes our clients don't have the budget to rent furniture and we are "stuck" with what they have and do our best to make it work. These photos illustrate the impact key furnishings make in adding visual pizzazz to a house. Proper placement of the furniture was also very important to ensure the buyer appeal was created in photos and in person.
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home stager: Denver Home Staging - Sensational Home Staging - Vacant house Transformation - 03/05/12 04:15 PM
Check out the Staging done on this 100 year old totally rennovated house in the Wash Park area of Denver. Great floorplan and tasteful amenities and options.
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home stager: Latest Staging projects . . . Sensational Home Staging - Your Premier Home Staging Resource - 03/05/12 04:10 PM
Check out the latest Staging transformation - Sensational Home Staging!
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home stager: Staged and for Sale - Westminster, CO - listed by Lee McCue - Keller Williams Realty 303-859-0198 - 03/05/12 04:05 PM
Check out this condo-townhouse for sale in Westminster, CO.  MLS# 1070863.  It has a lovely floorplan and is in a nicely maintained community. DESCRIPTION:  SUNNY BRIGHT HOME FEATURES LARGE BEDROOMS, VAULTED CEILINGS, WALK-IN CLOSETS AND A FABULOUS UPSTAIRS LOFT * THE SPACIOUS KITCHEN HAS A EATING SAPCE AND OPENS TO A LARGE ENCLOSED PATIO AREA * YOU'LL LOVE LIVING IN THIS AREA CLOSE TO SHOPPING ANDRESTAURANTS * THE COMMUNITY FEATURES TENNIS COURTS, POOL, CLUBHOUSE AND PLAYGROUND

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