Confused By The Average Staging Cost? Let’s Get To The Heart of It!

Elizabeth Erin Designs Residential, Tips and Tricks

Home Staging is a marketing tool that the best real estate agents and savoy homeowners are taking advantage of. We frequently get asked about how much our stagings cost. We tell everyone the same thing; staging is a marketing tool, therefore an investment to ensure your property is marketed in the best way to reach as many buyers as possible. …

Who Needs A Break? Inspiration To Create a Spa-like Master Bedroom!

Jodi Peterman Fresh Finds, Fun Rooms, New Ideas, Residential, Tips and Tricks, Trending, Uncategorized

As I am asking this question, I am raising my hands, waving high in the air, and jumping up and down screaming – me, me! I know I am not the only one who needs a place to retreat to and recharge from this crazy day, week, month and year. This, coupled with the fact that we are around our …

How To Stage Before The Holidays

Elizabeth Erin Designs Furniture, Holidays, Residential, Seasonal, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized

According to the Iowa Association of Realtors, in August 2020 there was a total of 4,448 listings sold with an average days on market of 56. Compare this to last winter in January 2020, the Iowa Associations of Realtors said there were only 2,132 listing sold with an average of 70 days on market. These numbers just show that from …

Selling Your Home? Protect Your Money by Staging!

Elizabeth Erin Designs How To, Residential, Tips and Tricks

The average investment in staging is under $4,000.00. The average price reduction is $10,000. Why not protect your equity in your property with staging instead of throwing it away in a price reduction? At Elizabeth Erin Designs we have over 30 years of combined experience in staging and selling homes. Sometimes we get wrapped up in this business day in …

Tips to Control Your Budget for Your Kitchen Remodel!

Jodi Peterman DIY's, Fresh Finds, Fun Rooms, How To, Residential, Tips and Tricks

Remodeling your kitchen can take a toll on your budget, and selections can easily get out of hand. Working with a designer can actually save you money in the long run as we can help you from making costly mistakes! Most designers will offer you their discounts on the finishing selections.  For example, we save our clients 15-20% on cabinets alone! These savings …

The Single Most Important Mistake to Avoid When Building a Home

Jodi Peterman Residential, Tips and Tricks

Building a home can be a stressful process. Why? On average, new construction projects go over budget by 10-20 percent. The reason it is often over budget is because of the unknowns created by the process of working off of allowances. Let me explain further; You have probably been looking on Pinterest, Houzz, and Google for inspiration images for your new home. You …

Get Control Of Your Budget Now, Take Advantage of the EED Process!

rebel Fresh Finds, Furniture, Residential, Tips and Tricks

We at Elizabeth Erin Designs see a missed opportunity in the construction industry – whether you have a remodel or a new construction project. Typically, you are working off average allowances for your design finish selections. With these allowances, you are working on one selection at a time and not the whole project. Making one selection at a time and …

How To Use Teaser Shots To Get More Showings Today!

rebel Residential, Tips and Tricks

21 We have mentioned it before and we will mention it again… First impressions count! Grab a buyers’ attention by using teaser shots to drive buyers to a physical showing. Teaser photos show a close up of the room’s highlights without showing the entire space. For example, if your kitchen’s differentiating feature is new countertops and backsplash, show a teaser …

How To Market You Property During COVID-19

Jodi Peterman DIY's, Furniture, How To, Residential, Tips and Tricks

If you need/want to sell your house during a pandemic, here is what you need to know. People are still buying properties and investing in the real estate market! National Association of Realtors (NAR) research shows Realtors are saying markets are hotter now than they were a year ago. Even though things are still moving, processes look a little different. …

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Everything You Need To Know About Interior Paint Finishes

Jodi Peterman DIY's, Fresh Finds, How To, Painting, Residential, Tips and Tricks

Deciding to change paint colors on the interior of your home is a big decision. Painting by yourself is time consuming, so you want to make sure you not only select the right color, but you want to make sure you have the right finish for your lifestyle, the amount of natural light a space has. The paint’s finish or …