Updating your Home: Military Posting out of Halifax

By Pam | April 19, 2015
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Whether just relocating or for a military posting, a fantastic example of preparing your home for sale comes from my friends who were very efficient in updating key rooms in their home over the years. They recently received their posting message and have kicked it into high gear, implementing the finishing touches and completing their projects. Doing this work has added value and will entice a wide range of buyers as they have provided a finished, updated and stylish home that is move in ready.  Sorry to see them go!  🙁    

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Article for Family & Co Magazine by Home Stager Pam MacKinnon

By Pam | April 19, 2015
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Family & Co magazine, pam mackinnon, halifax home stager, real estate

During a wintery blast of heavy snow, I was thrilled to be invited by Family & Co magazine owner Lyndsay Doyle to write an article about spring cleaning tips for listing your home for sale! While everyone wishes for spring during those long, cold months, I wanted to shift everyone’s thoughts forward so that they could create a plan to prepare their home for sale. I provided 5 tips to get homeowners started, and would love to share the article with you here!  Enjoy 🙂  

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Furniture Overload: Scaling Back

By Pam | April 16, 2015
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Revive Home Staging, halifax home staging, Pam MacKinnon, real estate, - Basement Furniture Placement

Don’t Display it All When listing your home for sale, it is vital to avoid showing it the same way as your everyday living.  You must show your home to best reflect its positive features, to do this, start by downsizing the amount of furniture in a room.  If the sofa set your parents handed down to you isn’t the proper fit, it should be put into storage and your home stager will arrange for furniture rental, ensuring the proper size and colour is placed to accentuate the room.  If you have a number of shelves stuffed with items, it makes the home appear to have minimal storage.  Allow the room to have adequate flow with room to walk around.…

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Adding Appeal to Your Outdoor Space

By Pam | March 17, 2015
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Revive Home Staging, Halifax Real Estate, Pam MacKinnon, Outdoor Patio

When spring (finally) arrives you may start thinking about your deck or patio area, or at least longing to entertain friends in the warmer weather.  It is always worth the investment to enhance your outdoor space because it visually expands square footage living space of your home.    For safety reasons ensure repairs are done first, check for raised nails, splintering, loose boards or rotting wood.  Lighting is also an important factor to illuminate stairs, walkways and doorways (something we need to add to our space, the motion light isn’t cutting it!).   Once the repairs are done, assess whether the deck needs to be re-stained or re-painted and allow the proper amount of days to complete the job (worth taking a…

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Real Estate, Lets Break It Down

By Pam | March 12, 2015
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If you didn’t think your home was an investment, you’d still be renting. In order to grow that real estate investment you have to maintain and update on a regular basis. I’m not saying buy new fixtures and appliances every three years, but when you hit the 10 year mark, you may want to take notice of new designs that are available. To save time and effort, your Halifax Home Stager can provide valuable suggestions and insights on where to best spend your renovation dollars. Start with a realistic budget and initially concentrate on repairs if required, they need to be taken care of pronto. Style wise, you may only need to paint and replace a few light fixtures and…

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