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HOME STAGING - Creating Buyer-Friendly Rooms to Sell Your House
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260-pages of great text and color photos depicting "before" and "afters"
of eight homes prepared to show for market. Lori Matzke shows you EXACTLY how to show-off your rooms
to potential buyers for a quicker sale and higher profit!
You will find out.....
√ Where to start.
√ What to do.
√ Why you're doing it.
√ And what it should look like when you're done!
Reviews of HOME STAGING - Creating Buyer-Friendly Rooms to Sell Your House
From the National Association of Realtors
Learn to put a home's best features on display and get buyers excited about the possibilities.
REVIEWED BY KELLY QUIGLEY
Home Staging: Creating Buyer-Friendly Rooms to Sell Your House By Lori Matzke, Photography by James Gross (Center Stage Home™ Inc., 2004)
Good first impressions are crucial when you're selling a house. You have to wow potential buyers from the moment
they walk through the door and help them envision the property as their own—a difficult job if it's cluttered, crowded
with furniture, or stamped with eccentric decor. That's where staging comes in. Lori Matzke's book uses hundreds of
before-and-after photos to show how you can highlight the best features of various housing styles, from a tiny urban
condo to a country farmhouse. You'll also find universal staging guidelines that will make any home shine and learn
simple tips that can make a big impact at open houses. The goal is to appeal to the majority and increase your chances
of an offer.
Tips From the Book:
Pay attention to lighting. Make sure lighting sources are clean; most homeowners never realize the subtle effects of dust and dirt buildup on their fixtures, but prospective buyers will. Cleaning them isn't enjoyable, but the sparkling lighting will pay off. Also, don't think you have to keep every light on for a showing. No one looks their most flattering in stark, bright light, and the same goes for homes. For the best effect, use a balance of natural, overhead, and table or floor lighting.
Downplay your decorating tastes. Sellers should keep in mind that not everyone shares their sense of style. To ensure that their personal decorating tastes don't come between the house and a potential buyer, minimize the impact of furnishings, artwork, and accessories. Using less can result in more offers.
De-clutter kitchen counters. The more spacious a kitchen appears, the more it will impress. Pack away unnecessary items, such as any appliance that you don't use everyday. Box up clutter to give potential buyers a better idea of how functional the space can be. And always conceal liquor bottles, which can produce a negative image for some.
Love your book! I have read it twice and looked at the pictures many times. Thanks!
Just a short note to say hi and let you know I just finished reading the book. Loved it, loved it, loved it.
Next I'm going to go back through it and take notes.
The pictures were so helpful in visualizing. Thanks and hope everything is going well with you.
I get requests to review real estate books from time to time and most of the time I really don't like the books - so
I don't say anything. I sort of expected the same thing to happen when I reviewed your book, but I was...
I really like your book and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in selling their home. It takes what I say
about removing clutter from a house, and goes way beyond that.
Your web site articles cannot convey what "home staging" accomplishes nearly as well as the "before and after" photos in
your book. Plus, with each set of photos, you take the time to explain what you did and why -- in a way that makes it
seem like your advice is well within reach of anyone.
Of course, it isn't. Some of us just don't have that "style" gene. But using your book as a guide, we are motivated to
make the attempt - which I'm sure will be an improvement over what we can accomplish on our own.
I received your book and haven't put it down. It is very concise and
informative and I'm sure it will become my "bible." I look forward to
attending your workshop which I can only imagine will be equally informative
Again, thanks so very much for all of the communication and assistance. I
look forward to registering for the March class and finally meeting you.
All the best,
I want to thank you so very much for your marvelous book.
With your pictures and great details how to work with the furniture you make it
so much easier for me to learn the process. You have a great sense of creativity Lori.
Enjoy your day.
My name is Kristin Rosser. I just finished reading your book. I really loved it and couldn't put it down. I really liked your story of
how you started home staging. I have been wanting to start my own Home Staging business for a while now. I have helped friends stage
their homes for free for many years and didn't realize until the past year how popular this has become as a business. Thank you for
putting this out there for all of us. It is really a great book.
I love your book, your wit, your style and personality
in it. I learned so much from you. Thank you, Lori!