What We Do For Our Clients

We can transform your house into what a potential buyer would want to call home.

As a result, this will maximize your return on investment in the shortest amount of time. Think about it like this, if staging helps sell your home sooner, it can help you save months of carrying expenses such as a mortgage, utilities, lawn upkeep, etc. And, if it creates the kind of buzz that brings in offers, potentially above asking price - your money is well spent.

The Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) offers a staging savings calculator on its website that lets you calculate how much time and money (mortgage payments, carrying costs, etc.) you should save if you stage your home before listing it.

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To us, staging is not decorating! Decorating is your personal style. The way you have decorated your home for your own enjoyment and the way you market your home for sale are very different. When you decide to list your home for sale, you must think about how to properly merchandise that home so it is appealing to others. That's where Salty Dog Digs can help.

First we thoroughly tour your property, interior and exterior, and compile a professional list of recommendations in order to get the property market ready. We then review our recommendations with you, in detail, and at this point we give you the option to do"do your own digs" or hire us to complete. If you choose to "do your own digs," the detailed report is yours to implement. If you choose to hire us, the consult fee ($200 per 1000 sq. ft) is applied to the total cost of the staging fee.

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Certified Color

Salty Dog Digs is in the final stages of becoming Certified Color Consultants. There is a science behind color choices. Color is emotional. It sets the tone and mood the minute a potential buyer walks in the door. Color is the foundation of every great design plan, so it makes sense to completely understand it.

We offer color consultation services to determine the best color palette to maximize the appeal of your home. We review our recommendations with you, and then give you the option to make the changes or we can take care of the work for you. If you choose to do the work, the detailed report is yours to implement.

We currently have partnerships with Sherwin-Williams as well as DULUX. With these partnerships, we are able to provide you with a discount on the purchase of paint.

Staging Services

Salty Dog Digs works with builders and real estate agents on new and pre-owned home sales.

Buyers first "buy" online. This means they do their research there so if the photos of your home don't look appealing, they will mark you off their list without even stepping foot inside. Statistics show that staged properties spend 73% less time on the market and typically sell for more money. With proper staging and photography, your online presence will ensure your home will end up on a buyer's "must see" list.

Ideally we should be part of the listing process. Staging is the 1st step in a successful marketing strategy of the property. Our primary goal is the same for the builder and the real estate agent- TO SELL THE PROPERTY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

We will tour your property and give recommendations based on the price point and the marketing demographic for the property. Once an agreement is signed, we stage the home. The amount of time to stage is based on the size of the property but usually it takes 1-3 days. The home is left staged based on the need of the builder. Some want furnishings to stay until the property is sold. Some may request ot have property staged just for an open house. (Contact us about our Open House package.)

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We also work with homeowners of occupied homes for quick sells to gain the most return on investment.

This can be challenging! You can be living in the home while it's being shown or have to move out sooner than you had planned. In either case we first provide a consultation that concludes our recommendations. You can then DIY or hire us to complete the project.

If the home is occupied we first ask you to de-clutter as much as possible. This means boxing away things you do not have to have and putting them in storage if possible. Then the next step is to CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN! Tight budget-tight timeline? You bet, we can do that too.

5,250,000 existing homes were sold in 2015

Source: 2016 National Association of Realtors

510,000 newly constructed homes were sold in 2015

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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Redesign Services

Our redesign services can be simple to extravagant, depending on your needs. We can provide recommendations for new paint and a different furniture arrangement or add in flooring suggestions and even new furnishings and fixtures.

Much like staging we first meet to discuss your project. We then compile a list of recommendations based on your needs and budget. We then review our recommendations with you, in detail, and at this point we give you the option to do the redesign your or hire us to complete. If you choose to hire us, the consult fee ($200 per 1000 sq. ft) is applied to the total cost of the redesign fee.

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