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Don't Let Energy Go Down the Drain

If the first thing buyers see when they enter your home is a bathroom, keep the bathroom door closed. Toilets and drains take energy from...

Create a Room of "First Impression"

Buyers generally decide whether they will buy a home in the first seven seconds they spend there, so you want them to see the best room...

Switch with the Seasons

While clearing out the packed coat closet, consider what season your home is portraying, which helps people picture themselves moving in...

Display Art, Not Personal Pictures

Of course you adore your kids and those pictures from your wedding no matter how many years ago it was. But it’s difficult for people to...

Draw Eyes to the Highlights

What’s one of the best parts of the room? Maybe it’s the big windows with lake views. So why is there a sofa blocking that great source...

Open Up Wall Space

Furniture that runs from one end of a wall to the other shrinks the room. The key is to reveal more wall and floor space. For example: if...

Get Down & Dirty

Along with staging comes CLEANING, CLEANING, and CLEANING until your home sparkles. One of my favorite cleaning products are those...

Use "extra" rooms wisely

If you have been using a spare bedroom as a dumping ground for odd pieces of furniture and boxes of junk, it's time to clean up your act....

Style Your Dining Table

The dining room is often a blind spot in decorating the home. Between dinners, a large dining table can look bare and uninviting, so...

Green Brings Green

Have you noticed oftentimes that retailers like Ralph Lauren, Anthropologie all have plants or flowers in their retail stores? That's...

Update Old Light Fixtures

Let there be light! Updating lighting fixtures makes a major difference in nearly any space, and this is particularly true for homes that...

Reorganize Bookcases

Give your shelves some style. Remove 25 percent of your books entirely, and then rearrange what’s left so that some books are vertical...

Upgrade Rugs

Buy rugs that actually fit your rooms and your furniture. For a living room rug, avoid one that’s too small; make sure at least the front...

Buy Crisp, White Towels

To stage your bathroom, go with monochromatic hues. Put all-white towels in your bathrooms. Colored towels don’t feel spa-like and they...

Using Reflective Surfaces

Using Reflective Surfaces is one of my favorite tricks for making a room look larger. A well placed mirror brings the eye further into...