By Stager Savvy
Stager SavvyNov 12, 2023
12. Navigating the Home Selling Timeline
In this episode, we dive into the nitty-gritty of the home selling process, discussing the essential timeline for a successful move. Kandice Lee Dougherty and Stephanie Breckbill talk about interviewing agents, staging consultations, professional photography, and so much more. With their expert insights, you'll get the guidance you need to navigate the complexities of selling your home.
11. Insights from a Realtor with Special Guest Donna Wood
In this episode of Stager Savvy, our hosts Kandice Lee Dougherty and Stephanie Breckbill are joined by real estate guru Donna Wood from Hearthstone Realty. With countless years of experience in the market, Donna knows all the ins and outs of getting homes sold. Kandice and Stephanie dive into the importance of location, cleanliness, and maintaining a staged house. They discuss the delicate dance of informing homeowners about outdated items, like that 80s chandelier hanging on for dear life. Donna even shares her secret strategy of taking clients to view other listings as a reference point. And let's not forget the lesson in flexibility - appreciating that not everyone is going to be on board with changing that "prize picture".But it's not all about the challenges. Our hosts and guest emphasize the importance of working with professionals in real estate deals. We learn how minor updates like new carpet, fresh paint, and modern light fixtures can skyrocket the value of a house and make it a hot ticket item. And speaking of hot, Kandice lets us in on the secret to generating interest - making the house look absolutely stunning online. With fully booked showings and potential buyers patiently waiting their turn, it's clear that a little staging can go a long way.What really stands out in this episode is the focus on accommodating different preferences and working around attachments that homeowners may have. Kandice and Donna stress the importance of considering individual priorities and finding creative solutions, be it storing excess items or offering to pay for staging and being reimbursed at closing.The conversation takes a turn into the current state of the market, where sellers are no longer in the driver's seat. While some hesitate to invest money in staging, our hosts strongly believe in the power of presentation and attracting buyers willing to pay top dollar.Throughout this engaging episode, Kandice and Stephanie's passion for sharing collective knowledge shines through. With their abundance mindset and commitment to collaboration over competition, this podcast illuminates the world of home staging and real estate. Welcome to Stager Savvy, where we bring you the tips and tricks to make your home shine!
10. Outdoor Spaces
In this episode of Stager Savvy, hosts Kandice Lee Dougherty and Stephanie Breckbill are diving into the world of outdoor spaces. Join them as they explore creative and cost-effective ways to transform outdoor areas into inviting and stylish extensions of the home. From shopping at thrift stores and borrowing items from neighbors to raising the perceived value of a space, these savvy stagers share their insider tips and tricks. Discover how to bring color, textures, and live plants to make the outside space feel warm and welcoming, and learn the importance of small details in creating an emotional connection for buyers. With expert insights and real-life examples, this episode will inspire you to maximize the potential of outdoor spaces, whether you're staging a property or simply looking to enhance your own. So grab your headphones and tune in to Stager Savvy's latest episode: Outdoor Spaces!
9. The Psychology of Staging
Welcome back to Stager Savvy, the podcast where we delve into the fascinating world of home staging and real estate. In today's episode, titled "The Psychology of Staging," we explore the profound impact that staging can have on potential buyers. Join your hosts, Kandice Lee Dougherty and Stephanie Breckbill, as they discuss the intricate details of creating an emotional connection between buyers and properties. From showcasing unique features like workbenches to transforming bathrooms into inviting retreats, our hosts uncover the secrets to staging success. They also tackle the challenge of helping sellers transition from viewing their homes as their own to presenting them as potential buyers' dream spaces. Plus, they share invaluable advice on addressing the power of emotions, the importance of understanding buyer demographics, and the role of repetition in influencing clients. Stay tuned as we unravel the psychology behind staging and discover how it's not just about selling a house, but creating a dream home for buyers. Let's jump right into the episode and unlock the secrets of staging magic on Stager Savvy!
8. Hacks and Favorite Products
In this episode of Stager Savvy, hosts Kandice and Stephanie dive into some clever hacks and must-have products for all stagers out there. They kick off the episode by sharing a unique solution to cover up unsightly paneling and create a more modern look using resin wainscoting. The before and after photos speak volumes about the transformation that can be achieved with this affordable and straightforward hack. The hosts then share their insights on dealing with gallery walls filled with cherished family photos. They offer a creative solution that allows clients to keep their gallery intact without the need for patching holes or stripping the wall. Moving on to their favorite products, the hosts rave about WD 48, a versatile cleaner that effortlessly removes tough scuff marks. They also highlight the usefulness of a laser measure, gorilla glue for repairs, furniture movers for moving heavy items, and other toolbox essentials. They also reveal clever tricks for hanging art. Tune in to this episode of "Stager Savvy" to discover these fantastic hacks and learn about the hosts' favorite products, all designed to elevate your staging game.
7. Curb Appeal
Join us on Stager Savvy for a great episode featuring industry experts, Kandice and Stephanie, as they dive deep into the captivating world of curb appeal.
Kandice and Stephanie, both seasoned stagers with a wealth of experience, share their insights, tips, and tricks for transforming the exterior of your home into a stunning first impression. From landscaping to color choices, architectural details to seasonal transformations, they cover it all.
Discover the power of curb appeal in creating a lasting impact and learn how to make simple yet effective changes that enhance the beauty and charm of your home's exterior. Kandice and Stephanie's engaging discussion is filled with practical advice and inspiring ideas that will leave you motivated to elevate your own curb appeal game.
If you're looking to make a memorable first impression and create an inviting atmosphere for your guests or potential buyers, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in to Stager Savvy as Kandice and Stephanie unveil their expert insights on maximizing curb appeal and transforming your home's exterior into a true showstopper.
6. Stage Ready
Preparing Your Home for a Stunning Transformation
Discover the key elements of being "stage ready" in this episode of Stager Savvy's podcast. Learn why it's crucial to prepare your home after a staging consultation and what steps you need to take.
From clearing out personal belongings and excess furniture to making repairs, painting, and deep cleaning, we'll guide you through the essential tasks for maximizing your home's appeal. Don't forget the importance of clearing the driveway and moving cars to enhance curb appeal.
Join us as we provide practical tips and expert advice to help you transform your home into a stunning showcase that captivates potential buyers. Tune in to our "Stage Ready" episode and get ready to take your home staging to the next level.
In this episode of Stager Savvy, we explore the latest trends in staging and design. Our experts share tips on staging outdoor areas, incorporating biophilic design, mixing metals and finishes, and using statement lighting fixtures to add character to a space. We also answer listener questions about overdone trends, balancing trends with timeless design, and upcoming trends to look out for. Join us for a lively discussion on how to stay current with design trends while creating a timeless and inviting atmosphere in any space.
4. Updates that Sell
In this episode of Stager Savvy, we discuss the importance of updates in selling a home quickly and for a higher price. We cover the top updates that can make a big difference, such as painting, flooring, lighting, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, and curb appeal improvements. We also provide tips for making the most of a smaller budget and how to time updates for maximum impact. We emphasize the importance of avoiding over personalization, poor quality or cheap materials, and over-improvement for the neighborhood or market. Finally, we provide tips for when to make updates, such as before listing the home, during the home inspection process, and after receiving feedback from showings. Join us as we explore how updates can make all the difference in selling a home.
Welcome back to Stager Savvy, the podcast that provides valuable insights and tips on how to stage your home and sell it for more. In this episode, we'll be addressing some of the most frequently asked questions about home staging. Whether you're a home seller or a real estate agent, home staging can be an effective way to increase the value and appeal of your property. But as with any unfamiliar process, there are bound to be questions and concerns that arise. In this episode, our expert stagers will tackle some of the most common questions surrounding home staging, including: Is it necessary to hire a professional home stager, or can I do it myself? How long does the staging process typically take? And many more! If you're considering staging your home or working with a professional home stager, this episode is a must-listen. Join us as we answer some of the most pressing questions about home staging and help you navigate the process with confidence and ease. So sit back, relax, and tune in to Stager Savvy for expert insights on how to stage your home and sell it for more.
2. Why Stage?
Welcome to Stager Savvy, the podcast that provides valuable insights and tips on how to stage your home and sell it for more. In this episode, we will be discussing the top reasons why home sellers and real estate agents should use home staging when selling a home. Home staging has become an increasingly popular technique used by real estate agents and home sellers alike to make their properties more appealing to potential buyers. In fact, studies have shown that staged homes sell faster and for a higher price than non-staged homes. In this episode, our expert stagers will discuss the many benefits of home staging, including how it can help to highlight a home's best features, and how it can help to make a home more memorable to potential buyers. Whether you're a home seller or a real estate agent, this episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to sell their home quickly and for the best possible price. So sit back, relax, and join us as we explore the many benefits of home staging on Stager Savvy.
As certified professional stagers, we know what it takes to make a home stand out and sell quickly. We work with realtors and home sellers every day, and we've seen it all - from cluttered spaces to time-stamped furniture and dated decor., We work with all budgets and timelines to turn any home into a show-stopping, buyer-attracting masterpiece.
So whether you're a real estate agent looking to up your game, or a homeowner trying to sell your property for the best price in the least amount of time, this is the podcast for you. We'll cover everything from design trends to the latest staging techniques, and we'll share our own experiences and insights along the way.
1. Staging Basics
After brief introductions, in this episode we cover the basics. What is staging? What different services are available? How is it different from design? And how much does it cost?