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    What Does Professional Home Staging Cost?

    Note: Credit for the bulk of this article goes to Home Matters.   Some of the article has been modified to reflect local information or my own comments. Staging your home gives potential buyers (or renters, for that matter) the chance to visualize each room as a livable, welcoming space. It’s hard to convey that feeling with plain walls and a bare open area. But what’s the real value of investing in professional staging? When you’re on the fence, it helps to know that you have options. Your home and budget can benefit from a couple of different setups. Vacant Home Staging Benefits Whether you’ve already moved all of your belongings and…

  • Home Staging,  Seller Info

    What is the Cost of Professional Home Staging?

    Staging is what you do after you’ve cleaned, decluttered, painted, made minor repairs; it’s all about dressing the house for sale.  It should be done BEFORE taking the Professional Photographs and placing the home officially on the MLS. What is the Cost? Well, that is a good question.   A major cost of Professional Home Staging would be the cost of NOT doing it!  What?   I have seen situations though where the home was Staged AFTER having been placed on the market and the home sitting on the market for several weeks.   That also costs more $$$.   Then you have to redo the photographs and have the photos reposted on the…

  • Credentials,  Taresa Lutz Realtor,  Why Me?

    My Commitment to You As Your Realtor®

    Yes, this is me in the photo! I want you to know who I am, be able to recognize me anywhere, and to know why you would want to use me as your REALTOR®. I have been married to the same wonderful man for a very, very long time. I am a Mom and a Grandmom. I love Jesus first, then my family and friends. We have been blessed with a pretty good life but have had ups and downs like everyone. I was supposed to retire in 2014 but circumstances required that I continue working for a few more years. I had my license in 1991 to 1995 and…

  • Home Staging,  Seller Info,  Tax Deductibility

    Are Home Staging Costs Tax Deductible?

    Savvy home sellers and Real Estate Agents understand that in order to get offers and top dollar for their listings in the least amount of time, they need to professionally prepare homes with a professional Home Stager. Current statistics continue to show that Staged homes sell faster and for more than comparable homes on the market. Selling faster actually saves the homeowner money in the long run and they will likely make those dollars back on the sale. As an Accredited Staging Professional® with Stellar Staging Group, I have been informed that the cost of Staging®, may be tax deductible. Barb Schwarz, ASPM®, IASHP® and The Creator of Home Staging®,…