The Lasting Impression

By Pam | March 9, 2015
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Revive Home Staging, Creating the Focal Point Pam MacKinnon Real Estate

You know it happens, home hunters viewing 10 homes a day for what seems endless to them. They feel like they’ve seen it all and nothing so far has impressed them. Then they see your house. Have you done everything possible to make your home stand out from the rest? Does it have that wow factor? Will their search be over? It’s very important to provide a great focal point that draws the buyer in so that they want to see more. We need to capture their attention in seconds and make sure the rest of the house delivers on the dream of comfort, warmth and that move in ready feel. Your house could sway a buyer who’d rather live…

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Empty rooms…is there an echo in here?

By Pam | March 3, 2015
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Halifax Home Staging, Pam MacKinnon, Revive Home Staging, staged living room

When preparing your home for a real estate listing, one common error that occurs is over-decluttering. When sellers remove everything but the bare essentials, this creates a sparse environment with no personality or warmth. Ultimately it brings confusion and distraction for buyers trying to picture themselves relaxing in the home. The focus would be on your lack of furniture and not on the positive features of your home. Revive Home Staging provides an inviting atmosphere by adding essential furniture, artwork and accessories, creating the appeal to attract potential buyers. If you’ve moved on to a new home and still need to sell your existing one, it’s better to take all your belongings and have it professionally staged, as leaving the…

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Passion Fuels Military Spouse’s Career: Canadian Military Family Magazine

By Pam | January 14, 2015
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Revive Home Staging was invited to be featured in the Canadian Military Family Magazine holiday issue (November 2014).  I was excited and honored to be included in such a widely recognized magazine which provides an informative resource connection to the Canadian Military community. Ongoing military postings are often received with short notice.  As a Halifax military spouse, I understand the obstacles, stress and uncertainty that families face in making arrangements to prepare their home for sale in a short timeframe, often in off-peak real estate selling periods.  As a professional Home Stager in Halifax, I show home sellers how to create the appeal to close the deal.  This can include furniture and artwork rearrangement, decluttering and storage solutions, paint colour consultation,…

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Military Spouse Sets Stage for Success: Chronicle Herald

By Pam | January 14, 2015
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Pam MacKinnon Halifax Home Staging Expert Revive Home Staging Chronicle Herald Article Feature

Revive Home Staging was invited to be featured in an article for the Halifax Chronicle Herald on the Halifax Military Family Resource Center’s Entrepreneurs Club.  As a military spouse, it has been very beneficial to become a member of the Club.  Certain aspects of the Club include promoting its members, sharing resources, learning workshops and networking opportunities.           For a full listing of the Halifax Military Family Resource Center’s Entrepreneurs Club members, click here To enjoy the full article, click: Halifax Chronicle Herald: Military Spouse Sets Stage for Success

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DIY Projects

By Pam | August 10, 2014
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How to DIY your own lanterns for an outdoor oasis by Halifax Home Staging Expert Pam MacKinnon Revive Home Staging

I took some inspiration from HGTV Magazine and painted some cute lanterns for my outdoor oasis.  I scored a sweet deal at Target – $7.49 each!  Add spray paint $5.94/can and voila!  We have pretty lanterns!  

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