Category archives: Home Staging

A diamond in the rough

A diamond in the rough
So you think Home Staging is a glamours job do you?  We do get to see some beautiful homes however, today I wanted to show you the flip side of our jobs.  This blog will bring you through the process from the original site visits to the staging process.  This is not for the week at heart, or those that might be allergic to dust and mold....Ready... At the end of this [...]

Preparing for the Spring Real Estate Market.Free E-book for downloading

Preparing for the Spring Real Estate Market.
Hello and Happy Spring Finally!   We at Harmonizing Homes have had a busy first quarter with the home staging division of our company. I decided to write an ebook for those of you that are thinking of selling your home this Spring. We cover everything from what to do to your home to prepare it for sale, to hiring stagers and real estate agents. I hope you w[...]

Why people do not stage?

Why people do not stage?
Its August and its hot and humid out side which requires air conditioning, watering the grass and landscape....which transfers to $$$$$$. You may be asking why I'm I beginning a blog speaking about the amount of money that it cost for air conditioning and water. I'm getting there.....I am doing a study on a home that we were asked to visit the property and come up wit[...]

Selling Your Home?Spring Is HereIs your home picture perfect for the camera?

Spring Is Here
Hello Friends, As many of you know not only are we designers of interiors we also market homes.  You may be wondering what does marketing a homes mean?  Your home is actually a commodity.  A commodity needs to attract  buyers correct?   So how do you do that with your home? I know what's with all the questions.  I want you to understand that in today's real-esta[...]

Vacant Staging Project in Toms RiverNakedIt's better to be dressed!

Hello, Its been a while since I have written a post.  We have had a very busy first quarter with interior design work, which kept me away from my regular blogging.   There are two projects that are coming to an end this month which is bitter sweet to both Charles and I.   We will be unveiling both completed projects in the near future.   Today I would like to talk [...]

Are you going to stage your home prior to putting it on the market?Selling Your Home This Spring?Do you know how to sell you home faster and for more money?

Selling Your Home This Spring?
Hello, I have been staging homes since 2009...some years are better than others in the Real Estate World....  This spring and early summer is going to be great for the market sales...Why you may ask? People are wanting  to sell and move on before the uncertainty of the upcoming elections...Will interest rates change? Baby Boomers are going to want to unload thei[...]

Week 1 Dealing with the ClutterGetting Ready for the Spring Housing Market10 weeks until Spring and counting

Getting Ready for the Spring Housing Market
Hello Friends, The Spring Housing Market is always very active in terms of sales.  Each year, it seems the housing market takes on a different tone – and whether it’s going to be a sellers’ market with inflated prices and bidding wars, or a buyers’ market with tons of choices and low prices ...I am going to help you get you home ready for what ever market this Spri[...]

The Key Componets Of Consciousness Its all about your 5 sensesSimple ideas for selling your home

Its all about your 5 senses
SMELL Nothing triggers memories quite like a fragrance.  With me it is the smell of fresh raspberries I can remember being in my Tata's back yard in her raspberry patch picking fresh berries and eating them as fast as I picked them.. I think of her every time I pick up a carton on raspberries.  Some scents can be good and some other's not so good...  Like cologne, [...]

Behind The SceenA Typical Day As A Interior Designer /Home StagerIt usually starts out with a cup of coffee

A Typical Day As A Interior Designer /Home Stager
Hello Friends, Today it started out with measuring out my coffee into my coffee cup instead of my expresso maker...then, I closed my finger in the door as I was running out to yoga.. Not a good start. However it did get better.... At Harmonizing Homes we could be designing a house one day and/or staging a home for sale on another day....When I refer to WE - its[...]

Staging a vacant propertyWould you rather be dressed or undressed?A little eclectic

Would you rather be dressed or undressed?
Hello Friends, I'd personally would rather be dressed at my age as there are just toooo many imperfections.  However some people are much more confident and  would rather be naked.... Okay, let me rephrase that question...Would you buy a birthday cake that was missing the icing and the corners was missing those big sweet flowers  that everyone fights for....Of cour[...]

Styled Staged and SoldTop 10 Stupid Staging IdeasBlog Contributor Jusin Riordan

Top 10 Stupid Staging Ideas
What is the first thing that happens when you walk into any house ??  Smell is often our first response to stimuli. It alerts us to fire before we see flames. It makes us recoil before we taste rotten food.  Justin Riordan wrote "your house should smell like nothing when it is being shown.  Scented homes lead to one of two reactions."  For the full article by Just[...]

Staging at every levelA look into the Broderick’s HomeSome times it only takes the perfect piece of Art

A look into the Broderick's Home
I hope you all had a nice relaxing Labor Day Weekend!   We had our annual white party ( which is all about wearing white and eating a lot of food).  This year we celebrated my brothers 50th birthday at the event with lots of surprise guests.....The rest of the weekend we just hung out at the beach with friends and family.   I spent a bit of time goi[...]

Before StagingUpcoming Staging ProjectWe will be transforming this home on Tuesday June 16th

Upcoming Staging Project
Hi there....I don't normally blog about a project that has not been transformed as of yet....I thought this would be a bit different compared to my normal genre.    A gimps of the before is what you are going to see.  This is a 6 bedroom 4 1/2 bath located in a well desirable area of Toms River New Jersey.  I have ordered the furniture for delivery on June 16th and I'[...]

Ready for you this Summer Summer Fun in Beach HavenWe just finished Staging this Vacant Home

Summer Fun in Beach Haven
Emotions!! One word connects a home buyer to a house...Here is the house we just staged at 318 Belvoire Avenue in Beach Haven Borough New Jersey.   Resources Home Staging - Harmonizing Homes, LLC Furniture Rental - Churchill Furniture Accessories - Home Goods Accessories - Creative Design Inc Real Estate Agent - David Cowles - Prudential Zack [...]

I am not a Nosy Home StagerWest Long Branch Home –Sold in 4 Days for above asking Price

West Long Branch Home -
Really????  This is a recent statement that was brought to my attention..... I'm a "Home Stager" and I'm not at allnosy nor do I care how other live their lives....  My GOAL is to add a connection and EMOTION to a home for the  prospective buyer ( I want the buyer to feel as if they belong in the home) ... I'm educated in  home design and home staging....I have entere[...]

Summer Time FunLBI Home Staging ProjectAll ready for the summer

LBI Home Staging Project
How many people dream of owning a beach house?  I had the great fortune of staging a beautiful home in Long Beach Island New Jersey.  I fell in love with this home.....I could just picture myself entertaining on the multi  level decks that this house has. Resources Pictures by Motion City Media -Motion City Media Listing by Van Dyke Group- rob@van[...]