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Free Home Staging to Sell Seminar at Printer’s Alley

Hosted by Printer’s Alley in Raleigh, NC and given by Michele Kurelich and Janine Varney of Triangle Staging & Design, a free seminar on Home Staging to sell and Staging to Live.

Free Seminar – Staging to Sell, Editing to Live  


Saturday, February 21 – 9:30am 5910-111 Duraleigh Road
*spaces limited, please call your local store by
Friday, February 13 to register
Presented by Michele Kurelich & Janine Varney of TSD

Triangle Staging & Design was created by Michele Kurelich of Lasting Impressions and Janine Vareny of Well Dressed homes to create a superior Staging and Desgin team in the Triangle area.

Raleigh’s Professional Home Staging Team, Triangle Staging & Design can assist you will all your home staging, re-design or design needs.   Specializing in new construction, vacant or occupied, we have the experience, expertise and resources to showcase your Raleigh home.   Visit our website at http://www.TriangleStagingandDesign.com


Decluttering is only the first Step to Staging your Home

If you are trying to sell your home,  you have probably already heard about home staging.   Many believe that home staging is the process of de-cluttering and cleaning.   Truthfully, cleaning & de-cluttering is only the first step to staging your home right.  You can easily de-clutter your own home, but you have to know when enough is enough.  It is very common for Homeowners to go to far when neutralizing the decor.  It is very important to strike a balance in every room.  See some tips from our earlier post Get Ready, Get Set, Get Sold

Professional Home Stagers are fast & efficient when it comes to de-cluttering,  but once that is done then the REAL fun (work) begins.  We look at the house as a whole and each room should have a defined purpose.  An experienced Professional Home Stager considers furniture placement, scale, balance, color schemes, light, views and traffic flow while enhancing selling features of the home, while making it picture perfect.  A good Home Stager will be creative, working with what you already have to create optimal appeal for home buyers. 

For example, take a look at the two rooms below: 





We were able to open up the rooms and make them appear larger.  Before, it was difficult to distinquish the living room from the family room.   We were able to clearly define the rooms using what the homeowner already had.  By moving the sofas around we were able to make the formal living room appear twice as large.  Now when you enter and the family room you can see the view out to the pool, which was previously hidden by the sofa.

In the next example, the room was over crowded blocking the flow through the room.  A rug from the bonus room lightened the space and was a better scale for the room.



To sell your home faster and get Top Dollar Home Staging can make the difference, but don’t stop at de-cluttering,  that is really where the true work and creativity begins.  Buyers are savvy and first impressions are everything, so make sure you get it right before the first buyer comes knocking. We are creative in using the homeowners existing furnishings and accessories, or with the help of our accessory and furniture rental program we artfully achieve a designer look. Visit www.RaleighStager.com  or www.TriangleStaging.com for more details.

Get Ready, Get Staged and Get Sold!

Spring is upon us in the Triangle and The Real Estate Market is picking up, but are you ready?  Now is the time to think about Staging your home, don’t let your home sit on the market for months before you think about Staging it.  The best time to Stage your home is before it is listed.  It is prooven that 87 percent of buyers preview homes on the internet, so make sure your photos work for you not against you!

There are many simple tips you can do yourself to prepare your home for the Real Estate Market:

Start from the Outside-In:  Creating curb appeal can sometimes be the most important factor when selling your home.  You have to get the buyer through the front door first!  Now is the time to Clean-up and Freshen Up!   At the very minimum make sure your entrance shines.  Have colorful planters with blooming flowers and a new welcome mat.  These are very inexpensive ways to say welcome to your new home.  Creating flower beds near the front door and adding fresh mulch can make a dramatic difference from the street and entice buyers to see more.  Over grown shrubs and less then desirable lawns will give the buyers the impression of an unkept home overall.  Make the First Impression of your home a Lasting Impression!  Don’t know where to start?  Contact us for help!

Get Rid of Clutter!- Once you have gone through the entire house to de-clutter, than go back de-clutter some more!  Pack away smaller accessories and collections.  As a rule of thumb, I always recommend packing it away If it’s smaller than a football and unless you are decorating a sports bar, pack away the football too!  Don’t forget about the closets.  Full closets will send a message to the buyer that there is not enough storage in the home.  The fact is we all have way too many things and we don’t want the buyer to see how many shoes and clothes we have, but the storage space that is in the closet.  Check out the examples below:

 Closet BeforeCloset After

Everything that is necessary is still left in the closet, but the rest has been pack away in order to show how big the closets are.  The best part is when moving time comes it will be a breeze!

Don’t know where to start, can’t find the time or you just can not see beyond your own things, then hire a Professional Home Stager to help you get started!  As Professional Home Stagers we can stage your home to sell using your things correctly placing furniture and accessories to enhance and highlight your properties features.  Make sure buyers can see beyond your things and the over grown shrubs out front! Curb appeal and de-cluttering are simple inexpensive ways for you to get you home ready for a SALE!