Why Home Staging?

One of the most common questions I get from potential home sellers is “Why Home Staging?” Understandably, many folks don’t really understand what home staging is, and as a result, they don’t understand why it’s important or what the result is. My friend, Laurel Miller Starks, recently posted an eye-opening visual answer to the question, […]

4 Ways To Warm Up Your Room In A Weekend

With cooler weather not far away its time to start transitioning our rooms from Summer to Fall. Whether you’re selling your home this season or staying put for awhile, the following ideas can be implemented now to create instant style! Try one or all of my favorite tips to make it simple and affordable! Add fresh flowers. Many grocery […]

Mistakes Homesellers Make, Part II

In my last post, I unpacked three of the biggest mistakes home sellers tend to make that affect their showings and open houses. Ready for another slap on the wrist? Read on for three more mistakes people make that sabatoge their showings. 4) Assuming would-be buyers won’t mind the holes in the wall/chipped paint/scuffed baseboards. […]

10 House-Selling Secrets

As our resident home stager, Jennifer Hicks will tell you, there’s more to staging than just “decorating.” The goal with staging is to help potential buyers visualize what could be and get a good feeling about “the flow” of your home. A recent CNNMoney.com article, 10 house-selling secrets – Secrets of a house stager reinforces […]

Mistakes Homesellers Make, Part I

So, you’ve read my other articles on home staging and taken them to heart. You’ve headed the warnings from your Realtor. You’ve watched so many HGTV shows you think its time you get your own. Great! Time to put the sign in the yard and start bringing home boxes and packing peanuts. Not so fast! […]

Virtual Home Staging – A Reality

If you know the ShowMeOKC Team at all, you know that we place a heavy emphasis on marketing our homes in the online world, simply because it’s where 90% of home buyers begin their search. One of the big pieces of that online marketing is photography. Home buyers will decide whether they want to see […]

Do I REALLY Need A Homestager? Part I

If you’re selling your home, you have more than likely heard the term “home stager” mentioned a time or two. According to StagedHomes.com, the average unstaged listing sits on the market for 145 days while a professionally staged listing a mear 29 days. If your Realtor® has suggested bringing in a Home Stager, he or she has done so because […]

Wallpaper Is Making a Comeback! Is It Right For You?

Just when you thought you were done with it. Just when you have finished scraping and peeling the last of it. Now that you have had the entire house faux finished from top to bottom. Wallpaper is back. And its coming for you. (Cue “Jaws” theme music here.) Fear not! This isn’t your 90’s “fruits and […]

5 Ways to Make Your Rooms Feel Larger

Whether you are selling your home or staying put, chances are you have (or will have) a small space on your hands. Most of us are not lucky enough to have walk-in closets the size of kitchens, so what’s a girl (or boy) to do? Below are my top 5 tricks to making any room […]

Selling or Staying, the Right Holiday Decor Makes All the Difference

If you’re like most people these days you love the idea of having a beautifully designed home for the holidays but a shortage of time (and patience) keeps your sugar-plum dreams at bay year after year. DESIGNING DIVA INTERIORS KNOWS HOLIDAY DECORATING. I also know that whether you’re selling your home or staying put this […]