EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

New Hampshire

March 11, 2013

Woman puts houses on center stage

Woman helps make houses more attractive to buyers

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“I recommend people take down taxidermy, religious items or remove a gun collection,” she said. “Some people can be really offended by that. You try to neutralize the house so it is attractive to every buyer who comes in the home.”

She also will take vacant houses and furnish them.

“People see just two walls and a window and they have no idea what they would do with it,” she said. “They can’t visualize what would actually fit into the room.”

In addition to staging, Webster does renovations and consultations.

“Sometimes it’s paint, sometimes it’s flooring, sometimes it’s exterior issues which need to be taken care of,” she said. “Pretty much, I give advice on how to present your house at its best.”

She said she has had homes sell for $10,000 more than an original offer after she came in and rearranged the house.

“These houses sell faster and they sell for more money,” Webster said.

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