Huntington Beach, Ca. (PRWEB) August 8, 2007
Decorate-Redecorate (http://www.decorate-redecorate.com) is happy to provide home staging training for homeowners as well as comprehensive directories of trained professionals that can do the job for the home owner. The market is very slow right now, and sellers have to get competitive if they want their home to sell at a price that is fair to them. Many homeowners assume that they cannot afford these services, but they will cost far less than keeping the house on the market for months at a time and lowering the asking price.
The problem that many homeowners have is they don't realize how individual their tastes are. Just because our home looks good to us doesn't mean that it will appeal to everyone. Through home staging training realtors as well as homeowners will learn that as much as 50% of the furniture in a home may need to be removed. Basically, the home has to be depersonalized. Neutral colors need to be used, and knick knacks need to be packed away, because these make the house look more cluttered and smaller. The seller needs to create the illusion of space while detracting from the less than appealing qualities of the home, and accentuating the great things.
One satisfied customer of Decorate-Redecorate said of her experience, "Well, if someone needs "proof" that this stuff works...it happened here folks! The house had been on the market 9 months and needed to sell in 5 weeks or the owner was going to loose her new house that is being built. In that 9 months, I found out there had been one flimsy offer and financing didn't go through. I staged the home Friday afternoon getting it ready for the first of 5 open house Sundays. . . . Saturday afternoon an outside realtor unexpectedly called to see the house. Her clients were relatively sure they were going to put a bid on another house but were willing to look at one more house. The house wowed them and they wrote up a contract that afternoon on this house...!!!! UNBELIEVABLE. Well, being a good realtor, Rosemary, held the open house today, as scheduled, and the owner received another offer!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!! The bidding war is on!!! I am tickled pink! And hopefully, one of the offers will be just the right one to get the home sold."
For more information visit: http://www.decorate-redecorate.com
Decorate-Redecorate (http://www.decorate-redecorate.com) was started by Barbara Jennings in 1983. Barbara Jennings is the author of 10 books on design and home staging and CEO of Decorate-Redecorate.Com, and hosts one of the largest online directories of stagers and redesigners. The Center provides courses and promotional resources to stagers and redesigners, as well as training for homeowners and sellers.
Name: Barbara Jennings
Address: 7501 Slater Avenue, Suite C
City: Huntington Beach
Country: United States