Still Have a Home For Sale in League City, Friendswood or Clear Lake TX ?

If you have a home that has been on the market in League City, Friendswood, or the Clear Lake area for a while or are about to list your home for sale. Instead of reducing the price, or starting out with a lower list price than you wanted to, think about the option of home staging.

Sure, you can probably clear the clutter, but staging goes further than that, alot further. We start with a home staging consultation, which is a thorough assessment of your house with a buyer's eye. After all the changes have been made and necessary repairs has been implemented, furniture and accessories will be brought in or your existing ones will be used and rearranged to enhance your homes features.

How much are you spending on mortgage payments, insurance, maintenance, taxes & HOA's? Not to mention the stress of owning two homes in a down market.

Give us a call today to find out what your options are. You may be surprised how home staging can help you be on your way to selling your home...no more payments and no more stress!


2010 Texas Prices Home Survey Results-HomeGain

HomeGain 2010 Texas Prices Home Survey Results, Posted by: Louis Cammarosano on September 26th, 2010.

Below are a few key points, but well worth your time to ready the whole survey.

Texas real estate professionals and homeowners temper their home values expectations; Obama’s approval rating at 30%.

Fifty-seven percent of Texas real estate professional and 58% of Texas homeowners expect home prices in the Lone Star State to remain the same over the next six months. The second quarter 2010 Texas home prices survey revealed that 38% of Texas real estate professionals expected prices to remain the same vs 40% who expected prices to remain the same in the second quarter 2009 Texas home prices survey.

Texas home owners continue to believe that their homes are worth more than their Realtors’ are telling them with 82% believing that their homes are worth more than their Realtors’ recommended listing price.

Texas home buyers continue to believe that homes are overpriced in their state. In the current survey 63% of Texas home buyers believe that home prices are over priced vs. 67% who thought so in the second quarter of 2010 vs. 61%% who thought so in the first quarter 2010 Texas home prices survey.

Texas homeowners also held a dim view of the President’s performance with just 31% approving.



Houston Home Sellers...Vacant Home Not Selling?

  • Has your vacant home been on the market for over 3 months?
  • Are you getting traffic through your vacant home?
  • Have you had an offer on your vacant home?
  • Do the empty rooms need defining?
  • Are the empty rooms cold and uninviting?
  • Is your vacant home another plain vanilla box?

Vacant homes are on the rise, and in some neighborhoods all look alike inside. So what makes a buyer pick one house over another?

The buyers are out there, but they're looking for a house in perfect condition, a great price, great location, with a beautiful interior. With the excess of housing inventory, buyers can now be choosey. But, not all want a foreclosure that needs work, most home buyers want a move-in ready home.

Staging enhances the homes best assets, defines rooms, gives it an updated look, and makes it show beautifully. If the houses are similar in your neighborhood, and yours is strategically staged with furniture and accessories, guess who's will be remembered? The staged one! If you have looked at homes, you know how true this is.

A vacant home needs to be staged. Hiring a professional stager to bring in furniture, accessories, wall art, greenery, bedding, linens, rugs, lamps and more will set your home apart from all of the other plain, vanilla boxes.

Real estate agents will want to show a staged home...why? Because, they know that a staged home not only shows well, but is usually move-in ready, and will sell more quickly than a vanilla box.



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Ask A Home Stager Question Week

                                           Q & A Week             

This week I'm trying something new.  I will be taking your home staging and redesigning questions and will help give you tips and recommendations.  If you have specific photos you can send those so I can see exactly what you are wanting to do.

I can address curb appeal, interior decor, paint, color, updates and more.

It can even be a question that maybe you are confused about like "What's the difference between home staging and redesign"?

Ask away!


Redesign Etc. Offers Complete Home Staging Packages for Houston Area

At Redesign Etc., we work with every home and every budget. We help find solutions for each home that we stage.

We are introducing a new line of furniture and accessory package deals to be installed in a week once paperwork has been processed. These packages are for vacant or *occupied homes. (*some restrictions apply for occupied homes).

This collection will work for traditional homes in master planned communities, contemporary homes, lofts, and townhomes.

All furniture collections include: 3 key rooms including kitchen and master bath.

  1. Living Room or Family Room
  2. Dining Room or Breakfast Area
  3. Master Bedroom
We will also accessorize the Master bathroom, and kitchen.

This is a basic package, optional rooms can be staged for an additional fee.


~For higher-end homes we offer our "Platinum" Collection, which is more appropriate in style and design for that price point.



Move-In Decorating Services

At Redesign Etc, a RESA-PRO™ Stager will give your home a beautiful look! We offer a move-in decorating service for those that are moving into their new homes and need a little help with arranging new furniture, using what you have, or buying new "filler" pieces that will help you get your home to where you want to start having guests over, entertaining or just a haven to relax from a long hard day at work.

We will work with your existing furnishings and also offer a shopping service to help you with new items if your schedule doesn't allow you to shop all over Houston.

We also can provide you with a list of items to buy for your new home, and help direct you to the sources that carry items you might be interested in.

Other Services we offer:
  • Move-In Decorating
  • Home Staging Consultations 
  • Paint & Color Consultations
  • Placement of Furnishings & Accessories
  • Personal Shopper
  • Punch List of Items to Purchase
  • Recommendations on flooring, counters, fixtures, etc.
  • Outside Curb Appeal
  • Combining of families
  • Singles
  • Newlyweds
  • Home Staging Parties
  • Professional Photography for Interior & Exterior Photos of Home (for MLS)


6 Reasons To Bring In A Home Stager

I get asked this question alot. The answer is before you do anything. All to often a home seller will call after they've painted, laid new carpet, replaced tile and have finished most of the cosmetic work. We, at Redesign Etc. can help make all of those decisions for you. We know what buyers are looking for and can keep our personal tastes out of the decision.

1) If you are wanting to put your house on the market and don't know where to begin.

2) You have too much, or too little furniture, and you're not sure what to keep and what to store.

3) Have rooms that you're not sure what to do with.

4) Need some furniture or accessories to give it that finished look.

5) If your house has been on the market and you're not really sure why, maybe it's time to call in a home stager for a professional opinion, we will be honest, unbiased, and have no vested interest in commissions, but we do want your house to sell, that's our top priority!

6) You're not sure what should be replaced, and what will bring your best ROI (Return on Investment). We will help you target any problem areas a buyer would and give you cost effective tips, and recommendations on what area should be addressed. Sometimes buyers replace items that don't necessarily need replacing, we can help guide you on what that should be, saving you money on necessary purchases.

Call us when you have decided to put your house on the market and we will give you a thorough walk through with a detailed, comprehensive, custom consultation to start, with options of furniture and accessories if necessary.


Home Stagers Add Value to a Home

I did a consult this weekend, with some staging, and the homeowners couldn't believe how the changes had made such a big difference. They both commented that they would have never thought of doing these things and were so glad that the suggestions made were doable. And best of all the changes were only going to cost a few hundred dollars to get their home completely ready to put on the market.

Staging doesn't have to break the bank. They needed a few accessories, greenery, paint and accent pieces after we repositioned their furniture and we used items from other rooms, including wedding gifts that had been in a closet for years!

A home staging consultation is all this couple needed to pull everything together. They are now well on their way to being competitive with the new homes still being built the area.


RESA 2010 Conference-Matthew Finalson

I'm back from the 2010 RESA (Real Estate Staging Association Conference) in Las Vegas. There were loads of information that I will be implementing into Redesign Etc. soon! Here is Matthew Finalson from HGTV's "The Stagers" opening up the conference. The conference was the 1st International Home Staging Conference where stagers from all over the world came together.

I was sitting at the very back, and this was the best shot I could get in the dark.
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