Month: January 2013

Six Easy, Inexpensive Ways to Stage Your Home


Let’s be honest: many homeowners don’t have the means or ability to hire a home staging professional when preparing to sell their homes. I am often asked for easy, inexpensive ways to “dress up” homes to help them show better. Here are six of the best tips I can offer:

  1. Add molding.  Chair rails or decorative crown molding give a room a luxurious touch. 
  2. Paint. It’s one of the most cost-effective ways to change the look and feel of a room.


  3. Frame it.  An inexpensive print will provide a focal point in a knockout frame.
  4. Be bold.  One dramatic sculptural piece, such as a vase, can set off a room and echo a trend without a big financial investment.
  5. Throw on the style.  Use accent pillows or an afghan to incorporate a trendy element. Be sure to replace them when the trend changes to avoid looking outdated.
  6. Buy live.  Faux flowers tend to make a home look dated. Live green plants or fresh flowers from your local grocer can give a room an instant lift.

If you need more information or would like an in-home consultation, please let me know. Remember, it’s the little things that set homes apart from the competition.

Jeremy Renner’s Real Estate Submission

While his latest movie, “Hansel & Gretel” hit theaters this past weekend, actor Jeremy Renner’s latest real estate investment hit the market. An experienced flipper, Renner’s latest project is this 10,000 square foot mansion located in Beverly Glen, just outside of Los Angeles. 

Described as a roaring 20’s Art Deco style home fit for a 21st century Howard Hughes, it offers 2 lush and layered acres. The single story home boasts over 10,000 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 11 baths, 5 fireplaces, cobblestone drive, pool, spa, theater, 14′ ceilings and much more.

Want to view the home? You have to be pre-qualified for safety’s sake. Renner is said to be more secretive than his “Bourne Legacy” character.

All photos courtesy of MLS