Staging Archive

The Search for the Perfect Kitchen

I’ve seen a lot of ugly kitchens the past few weeks. My husband and I recently started searching for a new home, and let me tell you, folks: It ain’t pretty. Now, let me preface this with a few...
April 20, 2015

A Spoonful of Sugar

When I first heard about Chip Bell’s new book, Sprinkles: Creating Awesome Experiences Through Innovative Service (Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2015), I was expecting the usual 200-300 page business paperback. So when a colorful, square-shaped hardback clocking in at...
April 1, 2015

Top Real Estate Stories of 2014

Here at the Book Scan, my job is to not only review books and keep you in the loop with pertinent book news, but to learn what real estate professionals want to read about. In that spirit, I wanted...
December 30, 2014

Real Estate Knowledge for the Ages

I don’t know about you guys, but attempts to slice and dice consumers into demographics that matter often exhausts me. It seems every other day there’s a new book purporting to tell all about how the ____ Generation feels...
April 9, 2014

Starr Osborne’s Top 10 Ways to Stage Your Home to Sell

Starr C. Osborne, owner and founder of Tailored Transitions, a Philadelphia-based home staging, moving-management, and design company, has put together these 10 tips to help sellers prepare their home for the market. Her new book, Home Staging That Works:...
May 27, 2010

Author Chat With Diane Kinman: Condo Divas Get the Last Laugh

By Erica Christoffer, Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine If you’ve ever lived in a condo or worked with condominium buyers and sellers, you might recognize some of the characters in Condo Divas and get a laugh or two at community-living...
April 7, 2010

Author Chat: Barb Schwarz Writes to Help You Get That House Sold

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine You can call Barb Schwarz the God Mother of staging. She is the creator of the staging homes concept, founded the home staging industry, and developed the Accredited Staging Professional courses and...
September 30, 2009

Top 10 Real Estate Sales Books (6/02/08)

Here are the latest top selling books in sales from Amazon.com: 1. Multi-Family Millions: How Anyone Can Reposition Apartments for Big Profits, By David Lindahl 2. FLIP: How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit, By Rick Villani,...

Author Chat with Christine Ayres

Feng Shui consultant Christine Ayres, co-author of Sell Your Home With Feng Shui: A Complete Guide to Staging Homes for Quick Sale in Any Market (AuthorHouse, 2007), responds to your questions. Q: How can feng shui help you to...

Sell Your Home with Feng Shui: 5 Feng Shui Staging Tips

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey QUICK SKIM Can’t sell a property? Maybe the home’s chi — or energy — is out of whack. In the new book Sell Your Home With Feng Shui (AuthorHouse, 2007), authors Christine Ayres and Cindy...
September 21, 2007

Author Chat: Sid Davis

Sid Davis, author of Home Makeovers That Sell (AMACOM, 2007), responds to your staging questions. What do you suggest [in terms of staging] for a house that is vacant? DAVIS: If a vacant home is freshly painted, clean, and...

Home Makeovers That Sell:5 Ways to Sell a Home Faster

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey QUICK SKIM Too many sellers let thousands of dollars slip through their fingers by failing to get their house in tip-top shape, author Sid Davis writes. In his latest book, he offers staging tips, cleaning...

Secrets of Successful Home Staging

By Haley M. Hwang, REALTOR® Magazine Home Staging: The Winning Way to Sell Your House for More Money by Barb Schwarz (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2006) Buy this book from Amazon.com An important distinction between staging and decorating...
April 2, 2006

Fresh Ideas on Managing a Brokerage

By Kelly Quigley, REALTOR® Magazine Broker to Broker: Management Lessons From America’s Most Successful Real Estate Companies by Robert Freedman (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2006) Buy this book from Amazon.com. What can I do to get my brokerage...
February 1, 2006

Get the Garage in Order

By Kelly Quigley, REALTOR® Magazine Organize Your Garage in No Time by Barry Izsak (Que, 2005) Buy this book from Amazon.com Garages come in many shapes and sizes, but most have one thing in common: clutter. Faced with a...
January 2, 2006