You can’t change your location or the market conditions, but you CAN change the impact your home makes and whether the buyer can envision making this their home.

Why do buyer’s need to envision themselves living in your residence?  Ask any realtor and they will agree — buyers shop with logic and make offers with emotion.  Buying a home is an emotional decision.

To maximize your home selling profits, it must show very well.  Creative Concepts and Contracting can help you with all aspects of preparing your home for sale.  From staging, repairs or updating, to packing and cleaning – Creative Concepts will help you maximize your time and budget and reduce the stress of selling your home.

Why would your home need “staging” to help make it show well?  Staging is a design technique that uses your own belongings and furnishings to make the house inviting to the widest audience of potential buyers possible.  Staging emphasizes the positive features of your home, and minimizes the challenges.

If a buyer is distracted by clutter, odors, excess furniture or decorating choices, they are not going to be able to “see” the actual space.  Staging is looking through the buyer’s eyes and creating a notable impression that will last even if they view six more houses that day!  In any market, statistics show that staging helps the home sell faster and for higher prices than comparable homes in the area.

Our goal is to support you in your efforts to sell your home in the quickest amount of time for the most money, and with the least amount of stress.  From curb appeal to the laundry area, we can help show off your home to make a premiere presentation!!

4 Responses to “Staging Services”

  1. Miriam David Says:

    Have a question, Margaret. My mother wants to replace the linoleum in her kitchen, dining area, and entry hall. I have suggested laminated wood rather than more linoleum. What are your thoughts? She has hardwood floors in 2 bedrooms and the main hallway but carpet in the living room and master bedroom. I have told her that wood is all the rage now but wasn’t sure on what would look best.

    1. Yes Miriam – wood floors ARE all the rage, especially real wood floors. There are a couple of concerns I have when putting laminated wood in a home with hardwoods. How will the transitions look and what about the flooring height difference? In the doorway where the real wood meets the laminate there will be a trim strip and the laminate flooring will make that area about 1/2″ higher. I hesitate recommending having these type of transitions in homes where the occupants may be unsteady or elderly. Also, when having real wood right next to laminate it can make the laminate look cheap and artificial. Is the laminate in an area where it may be exposed to lots of water?Laminate floors are not as easy care as vinyl. They have special care instructions and will swell if they are exposed to too much water. If they are not mopped carefully or if there was a dishwasher leak, they are more likely to become damaged and need replacement.
      Depending on the price of the home, vinyl is still a good choice for many kitchens. (I never recommend buying cheap linoleum – it will gouge and need to be replaced too soon.) Another product I love is a composite tile called Duraceramic by Congoleum. It is installed like tile but is warmer to the touch like linoleum. It is thinner than laminate floors so the transition to other surfaces is low. The grout is synthetic and never need resealing and stays clean looking. It is SO durable. I have it in my mud room and it looks perfect and the clients we’ve recommended it to have loved it as well.

      1. Miriam David Says:

        Thanks for the advise, Margaret. Not sure what we will do now. ha ha Sounds like laminate is not the answer. The tile may be a choice. Will have to check it out. Cheap linoleum is what we got before and it did gouge very easily, plus it is coming up at the seams in a few places.

  2. Check out our subsequent blog on Duraceramic under the Products We Love category for more information and links about this flooring product!

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