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Home Stager - Redesigned Spaces - Northern Virginia
A group of IRIS members that live in the Washington DC Metro Area have formed an "unofficial" group that meets on a monthly basis and is open to all IRIS members in the local region.   Here is a press release of our current community project.  I will try to post a few before and afters once the p...
Here is an example where a small investment in staging accessories netted a big impact.  By adding a smaller scale table in a dark color that blended with the other furnishings and by removing two chairs more space was created.  We moved the china cabinet, rearranged the existing picture and mirr...
I believe that as stagers we should always recommend to our clients to stage all their spaces, even under the counter spaces and closets.  After all buyers will look there to see if their "stuff" will fit.  Home sellers are selling the total space therefore the total space needs to be staged. 
Home Staging isn't about spending a lot of money it is about making the most of your space.  Here is an example of how two low cost items can change the look of a space, giving a great first impression when potential buyers walk through the door.  The mirror replaces a picture that was not the ri...
 ●  Turn on all lights in the house - use the highest wattage lamps will allow.●  Pull up blinds and open window treatments - let the light in.  Make sure windows are clean and streak proof.●  Place fresh flowers throughout the house - living room, dining room, powder room and master bedroom etc....
  Gone are the days when homes sold quickly for more than the asking price, where homes had multiple offers and homeowners had to do little. Selling a home in today's sluggish market takes work.  Buyers take 15 seconds or less to form an impression about your home. To sell in a timely manner and ...
 Today's slow housing market requires home sellers to make their homes more appealing to potential buyers.  Realtors are frequently forced to advise you that a price adjustment is needed, in an effort to make your home more competitive.  These "adjustments" generally start with a decrease of $10,...

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Redesigned Spaces - Fairfax County, Virginia
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