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July
22

9 Small Businesses for Home Staging Help Around Columbus

Home Staging - Columbus, OH - Cutler Real Estate

We all can agree that Columbus is a wonderful place to call home. Our state capital smack dab in the center of Ohio has everything we could ever want and need. From fantastic parks and restaurants to interesting museums, world-renowned universities, and a diverse cultural influence, Columbus has it all. We're not surprised that so many people want to call The Arch City home too, and if you're looking to sell your house to one of these prospective buyers, these staging companies and interior decorators will help you close the sale!

Staging Spaces

4165 Olentangy Blvd., Columbus, OH 43214

 
 
 
 
 
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The team at Staging Spaces is so talented that they're sure you'll fall back in love with your home's new look! They'll come in and design or refine every space, staging it appropriately to sell to the needs of current buyers in the market. Even though they are "staged" homes, their staging makes buyers feel as comfortable as if they were in their own homes. Staging Spaces treats every home like a mini interior design project and strives to help you achieve a swift and successful sale.

Staging Columbus

5000 Arlington Center Blvd, Columbus, OH 43220

At Staging Columbus, they're all about transformation. Their team understands that every house is one-of-a-kind and that the staging process should be just as unique. Beginning with a home analysis, Staging Columbus will use your goals and budget to create a roadmap to success. These customized plans will address everything from countertops and flooring to small updates and paint colors. With experience transforming spaces from vacant to occupied homes, Staging Columbus can showcase your home when it comes time to sell.

Casa Décor

18 E. Bridge St., Dublin, OH 43017

Staging Services - Columbus - Cutler Real Estate

With a philosophy to design personalized rooms that meet the client's dreams, Casa Décor is known for their innovative creations. For years, they've redesigned interiors to be functional, stylish, and most importantly, adjustable to the modern-day lifestyle. Let them outfit your home with the furniture and furnishings you need to capture the hearts of diverse buyers.

ReadySet Redesign

908 Mission Hills Ln., Columbus, OH 43235

Interior design services at a flat rate may sound too good to be true, but ReadySet Redesign is ready to dazzle you with their one-day decorating services. It seems like time and budget are always in short supply when selling your home, which is exactly why ReadySet Design helps sellers through this overwhelming process. They specialize in creating uniquely decorated homes based on color palettes, design style, and lifestyle, crafting an unbelievable finished product in only a few hours! Save money, save time, and save yourself a huge hassle in selling your home with ReadySet Design.

Columbus Home Staging

1205 E. 5th Ave., Columbus, OH 43219

 
 
 
 
 
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Do you want to potentially increase your home sale up to 25 percent? Then trust Columbus Home Staging to save you from the pitfalls of unstaged homes. They can specialize in vacant staging for investment properties and model homes, as well as supplemental staging for those still residing in the home during the listing period. Columbus Home Staging can even provide professional photography services to ensure that your staging looks just as good online as it does in person.

We Decorate Columbus

900 Old Pine Dr., Columbus, OH 43230

When searching for customized décor to stage your home, you want to be stylish yet selective enough to please a wide audience. We Decorate Columbus has the eye and experience for helping you choose the furniture and furnishings that will highlight the beauty and functionality of each room in your home. They'll put together several fully detailed design proposals so you can choose which you believe will give your home the presentation it deserves in its listing.

Snider Metcalf Interior Design

4106 Fairfax Dr., Columbus, OH 43220

 
 
 
 
 
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Snider Metcalf believes that exceptional interior design begins with listening to listening. They'll sit down and hear your home's story, capturing the essence of the environment to beautifully showcase every element. From lighting and plumbing fixtures to artwork and accessories, no area of the home will go unnoticed or untouched. When they're finished, you'll have a picture-perfect interior that will brilliantly adorn your listing and bring buyers in by the droves.

Blue Designs

3040 Riverside Dr. #123, Columbus, OH 43221

When you sell your home, it's the details that truly convince a buyer to make an offer. Blue Designs understands this and ensures that their professional interior design services make the most of your home from floor to ceiling. Although kitchens and bathrooms are their specialties, Blue Designs offers entire room redesigns and whole-home remodeling, including outdoor spaces. No project is too large or small for their team, which is great for homeowners who want to flip their property and instantly list it.  

Fourth Home

1090 W. 5th Ave., Columbus, OH 43212 

 
 
 
 
 
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Whether you're a design enthusiast or someone who doesn't know the first thing about home staging, Fourth Home is here to help. Obsessed with design, Fourth Home is will provide you with the décor you desire to stage your home with. Their vast collection of furniture, textiles, art, floral, candles, lighting, and home accessories are all handpicked. Something as simple as an elegant chandelier, as welcoming as a comfortable sofa, and as aromatic as a scented candle can engage the senses of your prospective buyers and leave a lasting impression.

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What are some of your favorite interior design tips and tricks? Let us know the best way to stage your home in the comments below!

April
7

Promoting Your Home Online Amidst Social Distancing

Virtual Home Tours & Open Houses - Cutler Real Estate

With stay-at-home directives and social distancing in place, the real estate market needs to get creative with facilitating the buying and selling of homes. Cutler Real Estate is doing just that by offering virtual open houses that allow sellers to showcase their properties online and enable buyers to get an inside look at homes for sale—all while complying with efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Learn more about virtual showings and open houses, how your home is marketed online, and ways to get your home ready for the best results.

What Is a Virtual Showing?

Our Realtors now have the ability to offer a "Tour via Video Chat" request option to your online listing. Buyers are afforded the convenience of choosing a date and time to view the home via Skype, Zoom, Google Duo, or WhatsApp. Once the request is submitted, the Realtor will contact the interested buyer to confirm the virtual showing.

Virtual Showing Request - Cutler Real Estate

At the appointed time, the Realtor will connect with the interested buyers via their preferred video app and provide them with a tour of the home and property in real time. This method allows all interested parties to maintain social distancing, while still giving buyers a detailed look at the home.

What Is a Virtual Open House?

A virtual open house essentially moves a traditional, in-person open house online. Your Realtor captures your property and home interior via video, then promotes that video presentation via Facebook or YouTube.

This format allows your Realtor to showcase the best features of not just your home but your property and neighborhood as well. The video presentation can highlight street views, an open-concept layout, a finished basement, and a remodeled kitchen. Your virtual tour can also shine a spotlight on sought-after outdoor areas, such as a pool, outbuilding, or patio.

Virtual open houses also offer buyers and sellers convenience. For sellers, your Realtor can schedule a video session at your convenience with minimal, if any, social contact. In turn, homebuyers can watch a virtual open house when it premieres on Facebook or YouTube, or they can choose to watch it online at a later time.

How Is My Virtual Open House Promoted Online?

The next step is promoting your virtual open house, and this is where Facebook and YouTube come into play. Your Realtor will prepare a 15- to 20-minute presentation from video footage of your property, then upload it to either YouTube or Facebook. Both platforms utilize "premiere" features to allow for the scheduling of a video "go-live" date.

Once added to YouTube, your virtual open house will feature a countdown to the premiere of the video. Your Realtor will then promote the virtual open house via Facebook and other social media platforms to generate interest in the event. Premiering the virtual open house video on Facebook is similar and allows your Realtor to easily promote the video presentation to a targeted audience.

Once a virtual open house video is uploaded, your home's listing page will feature a virtual open house link at the top in red, further showcasing the upcoming presentation.

Virtual Open House - Cutler Real Estate


During the premiere of the virtual open house video on YouTube or Facebook, your Realtor will have the opportunity to interact with commenters in real time, answering any questions they have on your home. Potential buyers will appreciate the ability to communicate with the Realtor, as well as the opportunity to see a property without leaving their home.

How Should I Get My Home Ready?

Just as you would with an in-person open house or showing, you should thoroughly clean your home from top to bottom, including areas such as closets, pantry, and laundry room. A virtual open house includes all aspects of your property, so you'll need to make sure the outside looks as spotless as the inside.

A virtual open house video provides your Realtor with a way to focus on the "wow" factor your home offers. Whether it's a great home office or an updated kitchen, be sure to spend extra time preparing those areas.

Once everything is video ready inside and out, use this checklist on the day of the video shoot:

Interior

  • Turn on all lighting, including under-cabinet lighting in the kitchen.
  • Make sure televisions are turned off, and cords are out of sight.
  • Open curtains to let in natural light.
  • Pull blinds to the same height.
  • Do one last sweep around the house to clear away any clutter.

Exterior

  • Limit seasonal decorations.
  • Ensure any outdoor furniture is clean.
  • Put the trash can out of sight.
  • Pull any stray weeds.
  • Park vehicles away from the house to clear the driveway and garage.

Interested in buying a home in Northeast Ohio, Columbus, or Cincinnati? Browse our listings today and look for the virtual tour option on individual listing pages. To showcase your home for sale via a virtual showing or open house, contact your Cutler Real Estate Realtor to get started today. 

March
15

Luck of the Irish and Other Ways to Bring Good Luck for Home Sellers!

Good Luck for Home Sellers Want to boost the chances of your house selling quickly? Most Realtors will tell you the best way to do so is price your home appropriately. But it can be fun to go the extra mile and try to boost your luck with superstitions that have been passed down over the years. St. Joseph Statue The St. Joe's statue ranks as one of the most pervasive real estate good luck charms. Legend has it that burying a small statue of the patron saint of carpenters upside down in the lawn or garden of the home—while also saying a daily prayer— will help sellers move their home quickly and at a good price. The tactic is popular among Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Citrine Stones Other sellers turn to crystals for help with selling. Also known as "The Merchant's Stone," citrine is a golden-hued crystal rumored to attract good fortune to the people around it. Try placing a few citrine stones in a decorative bowl. Feng Shui Increase your home's positivity using traditional feng shui techniques. Energy enters through the front door, so start by perking up the front entrance with new paint, a new welcome mat and a few plants. Make sure the main foyer is as open and spacious as possible, as well—buyers will often make a decision the moment they step inside the house. Numerology Legend has it that luck in real estate comes from the last non-zero digit of the sale price. And according to Chinese numerology, the number 8 is considered to be lucky (while the number 4 is unlucky!). Therefore, consider listing your home for a price of, say, $178,000 or $308,000—and stay away from anything involving a 4! Smudging Some sellers swear by clearing out any negative energy that may be preventing buyers from falling in love with your home. To do so, purchase a smudging stick made of dried sage, found online or at spiritual shops. To complete the smudging ceremony, open a window to allow the negative energy to exit, then light the sage on fire, blow out the flames, and carry the smoking sage into each room in the house. Of course, we recommend a marketing strategy and plan organized by a Cutler Realtor, but a little luck is always welcome. :)
March
1

Must-Do Spring Cleaning Projects

Spring Cleaning Spring-cleaning often means deep, thorough cleaning from top to bottom – including everything in-between. As you prepare your home to sell, regardless of the season, think spring-cleaning on caffeine.  Before you get started, go room-to-room and make a list of everything needed for the space. Getting organized first may minimize the stress of the project and keep you focused. Here are five areas to get you started on your deep cleaning, sparkle project: Start with the outer shell Wipe down the walls, dust the woodwork and blinds, make the windows sparkle and wash the draperies.   Let there be light Clean the light fixtures and change the bulbs. A well-lit space is important for open houses and showings. Sweep, mop and shine the floors This step will be needed almost daily throughout the listing process. Taking the time to do a thorough cleaning before the listing will make the daily task routine once your home is listed for sale. Purge and remove the clutter Out with the old!  If you haven't worn it in the last year, donate it. If you haven't cooked with it in the last year, box it up and give it to a soup kitchen. Work on one room at a time Complete one area before tackling the next one. Seeing progress and feeling accomplishment one room at a time will provide the motivation to keep going. For more ideas and recommendations about selling your home, visit the Cutler Homes blog.
February
22

Home Staging Finishing Touches In Time For Spring

Home Staging Finishing Touches You know the drill. You have listed your home for sale and now it's time to stage and beautify the rooms to attract a buyer to make an offer. After much of the de-cluttering process and organizing has been completed, you need to make your home feel warm and inviting for open houses and showings. These simple floral projects will put the finishing touches on your staging process and draw buyers into your home. Spruce Up The Entry First impressions are everything, so start with your front door. For as little as $10 and a little hot glue, you can craft an inviting, seasonal wreath that will welcome your guests to their future home. Roll Out The Welcome Mat In your entryway, pick up a neutral rug and showcase it with a green, hardy houseplant, such as an Areca Palm or Peace Lily. Set Up the Dining Room for a Celebration Set the table and include a silk floral centerpiece that complements the rest of the dining room décor. Help your buyers imagine hosting their family and friends for the next holiday. Sprinkle Life All Around Add small living plants and flowers all around your home. In the bathrooms, add a small succulent or single bud vase to display a colorful daisy or carnation. In the kitchen, place a small ivy plant in the windowsill. Adding little elements of living things around the home will be noticed. Arrange a Decorative Vignette Make it cozy and inviting! In your home office or master bedroom, group a few items together on top of a dresser or bookshelf. Include bright colored vases, a homemade terrarium, books, lanterns and more. For balance, group things in odd numbers and in varying shapes and sizes. Remember, a little goes a long way. Don't clutter any surfaces just add elements of life and color and get ready to negotiate your sale. 

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