Staging Helps You Move On With Your Life

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Home Stager with Janice Ankrett Home Staging

 

 

 

 

 

  There is no doubt about it Selling your home disrupts your lifestyle.

That's why getting the job done will be high on your wish list.

SOLD means you can relax. SOLD means you will soon be moving on to life in a new home.

Preparing your home for sale / Staging  will speed up this process.

A properly Staged home shows well to even the pickiest buyer.

The features of your home are highlighted so that the buyer will see them right away.

Your personal 'stuff' will not distract the buyer's focus.

There will be no deferred maintenance issues raising red flags.

So call on the professionals to get the job done right. Consult with a Stager. Choose a savy Realtor.

With a professional team you will be moving on with your life.

 

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Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

I have found owners with a flare for colors, organization that put a lot of thought in to their homes, and live comfortable make the easiest to sell listings.

maine kitchen real estate shot

Jul 24, 2010 10:08 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Burlington Ont. Accredited Staging Professional

Andrew that is one gorgeous home!

A sense of style does help as long as it does not overpower the buyer. The buyer has to be able to see themselves and their lifestyle fitting into the house.

 Even professionally decorated homes benefit from Staging because there is a very different set of guidelines. A decorator personalizes a home for the client while a Stager de-personalizes the home for the buyer.

Jul 24, 2010 10:51 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Janice, aside from it being gorgeous, how do you feel about the home Andrew has pictured here?  I don't think I would change a thing if it were for sale.

Jul 24, 2010 11:01 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Burlington Ont. Accredited Staging Professional

Roger, I think the home in that picture needs  a few very minor changes. I would clear the refrigerator and have less on the island. To me the utensil caddy, pear, knives, fruit jar and the caddy on the end are too much for that small area.

However I love the colours in the accents against the neutrals and soft greens. The lighting is great and the furniture placement appears effective.

One might get a different perspective actually standing in the room.

Jul 24, 2010 11:58 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

Hi Janice, it's so important for sellers to emotionally detach so they can allow for buyers to emotionally attach. Gently reminding them of that is one of the first things we need to do.

Jul 24, 2010 12:07 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

I agree, thanks................

Jul 24, 2010 01:25 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Burlington Ont. Accredited Staging Professional

Karen, I agree. There is a whole process involved in selling your home.

Thanks for the discussion Roger ;)!

Jul 24, 2010 01:32 PM #7
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Janice - Re the photo above, I would also get rid of the knife block, and the catch-all items at the end of the counter.  Also, I would untie the second set of drapes to match the first set.  All small things, but they just make a home look that much more presentable.  I honestly believe that virtually every home could benefit from staging in varying degrees. 

Jul 24, 2010 03:12 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Burlington Ont. Accredited Staging Professional

Sally, good catch on the window treatments. I too think Staging can benefit all houses. Even minor changes can make a difference on how buyers perceive a home.

Jul 24, 2010 08:09 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Funny, the first thing I noticed when I looked at that picture was the papers on the refrigerator!  I also agree there is too much stuff on the counter.

Anyways...as for the post...when something disrupts your life (like having to live in "sell ready" mode) isn't it best to get done with it as fast as possible?  Staging helps do that.

Jul 24, 2010 09:10 PM #10
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

I love how all the stagers immediately start tweaking the room! I even do that when I walk into a hotel lobby or office waiting area somewhere. I want to get up and move the furniture to a better location. And Janice, it really was a great post.

Jul 24, 2010 11:42 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Burlington Ont. Accredited Staging Professional

Sharon, We can't resist and picture can we LOL. As you say staging helps shorten the time on the market.

Shar, I know we can't help ourselves! Thanks!

Jul 25, 2010 02:32 PM #12
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Janice- your post was a good one and it was interesting getting the stagers perspective on the home that Andrew included in his comments.

Jul 25, 2010 09:27 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Burlington Ont. Accredited Staging Professional

Thanks Kathy. Andrew's picture was a fun addition ;).

Jul 25, 2010 09:31 PM #14
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