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DIY Landscape Design that Sells Your Home with Landscape Designer Ben Hale | The Home Staging Show Podcast Season 9 Episode 8

Ben Hale is a DIY landscape design coach and owner of Easy Living Yards.  His work helps busy homeowners create the beautiful yard they deserve with the least maintenance possible. He teaches his clients through the Easy Living Yards Podcast and membership, so they can have more time to enjoy their yard with pride. 

Ben shares a wealth of information with us today about how to design a landscape that looks beautiful and saves you money, time, and headaches. He shares some specific advice for home stagers and sellers about how to stage your landscape so it looks as welcoming and tidy, and we talk about some simple curb-checks you can do to make sure your house looks great to prospective buyers. Ben even walks us through his simple landscape planning process, why he loves choosing native plants, and what to do if you feel like you don’t have a green thumb. If you’re about to sell your home (or list one for a client), be sure to listen to the end for Ben’s best tips for sellers!

What Millennials Want Plus Home Staging Community Building with Top Atlanta Stager Krisztina Bell | The Home Staging Show Podcast Season 9 Episode 7

The home staging industry has experienced a lot of change in the past few years, especially with HGTV’s explosion in popularity, ever-savvier buyers and sellers, and the entrance of millennials into the real estate market. It’s no wonder that now more than ever, communities of home stagers are popping up around the globe. These communities are valuable sources of information, mentorship, and inspiration - and today’s guest is a huge advocate for teaming up with other stagers in your market and around the country.

Krisztina Bell is an Atlanta-based home stager, vacant properties specialist, and the pioneer of “virtual staging”. She provides her clients with over 14 years of experience in the real estate and home staging industries.

Krisztina and I had so much fun talking about how she started and grew her business into a thriving home staging & virtual staging powerhouse. We discuss the importance of good staging for selling vacant properties, how millennials are changing the home staging game, and how DIY culture is affecting the role of stagers in the buying & selling process. Krisztina also shares some awesome advice about tools & apps you can use to choose paint colors, marketing for properties, and what millennials in particular are looking for in her home housing market of Atlanta.

Stop Renting, Find an Amazing Real Estate Agent & Market Your House to Stand Out with Top Broker Courtney Poulos | The Home Staging Show Podcast Season 9 Episode 6

There’s so much that goes into buying a house: finding a great real estate agent, combing through listings, competing with other offers, and the psychological freakout that often accompanies actually putting down the cash for a home. But buying a house is one of the best investments you can make, and a really talented, attentive real estate agent can make the process a LOT easier for you.

Courtney Poulos is the broker/owner of ACME Real Estate, a design-savvy boutique brokerage focusing on brand marketing and real estate sales. She is a member of Forbes Real Estate Council, a repeat panelist at Inman Connect and Awesome Females in Real Estate, and is a panelist and emcee for the California Association of Realtors WomanUp!® Initiative.

She also has a mission to help women achieve financial independence through real estate investment. Her latest book, Break Up! With Your Rental: The Professional Woman’s Guide to Building Wealth through Real Estate, is available nationwide at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Courtney shares SO much fantastic, actionable advice in this episode about finding (and being) an amazing real estate agent, how she picks great home stagers, and how to make your home stand out on the market. Courtney talks about how she got into real estate, why you should quit renting and buy a house, and why it’s so important to stay on top of design trends in your market.

Affordable Interior Design & Tips for High-End Styling with Betsy Helmuth | The Home Staging Show Podcast Season 9 Episode 5

Hiring an interior designer can be a tricky sell for many homeowners and renters. For many people, it feels like interior design is way outside of their budget.

The lack of affordable interior design was a gap in the market that today’s guest, Betsy Helmuth, saw and realized she was meant to fill.

Betsy Helmuth is the owner of Affordable Interior Design and a nationally celebrated interior designer. She wrote a popular DIY design book, “Big Design, Small Budget: Create a Glamorous Home in Nine Thrifty Steps”, and hosts a weekly home decorating podcast by the same name.

Betsy and I talk about the structure of the interior design industry and why she wanted to offer a more affordable design service so that clients of any budget could afford to hire a designer. Betsy also shares her tips for budgeting, creating a high-end look with wallet-friendly pieces, and some of the common design mistakes she sees homeowners (and even fellow designers!) make when designing a home. Betsy is incredibly generous with her advice in this episode – don’t miss out!