Author: Melissa Elizondo

How To Sell Your House in 2020

Redfin recently interviewed me for an article on staging. The author, Emily Huddleston, reached out and asked me to share this new article with you all. After reading it, I knew it would be helpful to my real estate agent friends and sellers. How to Sell Your...

Staging Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home

[Our staging advice was featured on Redfin.com. Here’s the article, written by Emily Huddleston, Redfin] With such a competitive housing market, staging is a critical step in the home selling process. Not only does it make your home stand out in listing photos, but it also...

Staging Secrets Revealed: Subtracting and Adding Layers

As I often say, the way we live in and the way we market a house are completely different. One of the differences is in how we subtract certain layers of ourselves from the home and then add strategic layers to create a specific look. Layers...

The Small Touches Make a Big Difference

Often, when I’m conducting a Staging Consultation, I mention small touches to each room. It may come across as something of little importance or not worth the time or even minimal cost to do it. However, Staging is in large part about evoking emotion, and...

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Turn December Chaos to Calm

We’ve got Thanksgiving under our belts … literally … and now we turn our attention to Christmas preparations. Ahhh … ‘tis the season to relax with loved ones, enjoy the lights and sounds of the seasons and the kitchen filled with delicious smells while laughter...

How to Choose the Best Paint Color for Staging

As a Stager, one of the questions I’m asked most often is what paint color to use on walls. My answer is in three parts. The easy answer is…something neutral and light in color. The caveat is…you should keep in mind the floor and trim...

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Create Best Use of Space via Multi-Function

While multi-tasking may be “out,” multi-functioning spaces are very much “in.” When a room serves more than one function, it’s often called flex space, mixed use space, or multi-purpose. Generally, multi-functioning spaces are helpful when a space is either too small, too big, or the lifestyle...

Outdoor Living Spaces: An Extension of Indoor Living

You’ve probably noticed that outdoor living spaces are all the rage and they’re being decorated with as much care and budget as indoor living spaces. It’s all part of the trend of extending the indoors to the outdoors. Nowadays, so much of our time is consumed...