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When selling your home, there are three key strategies to a successful sale of your home. What is a successful sale? A successful sale achieves these two objectives: Selling your home quickly Selling your home for your desired sales price What are the three key strategies? PRicing your home corre...
Are there inexpensive ways to make a bathroom show better when you are selling your home, without a renovation? The answer is a resounding YES! In fact, when someone is selling their apartment or house, I don’t recommend a renovation as the buyers would more likely want to renovate for their own ...
When I am staging a home for sale, area rugs serve many functions in a room: Defining the area, for example, a seating or dining area in a large room Adding pops of color to an otherwise neutral room Toning down a room that has strong and bright colored furniture Adding texture to a neutral color...
Many of us like to be surrounded by photos of our family and beautiful pieces of artwork, but are afraid we are going to "make a mistake" when hanging them on the wall. Or worse, some of us don't even know that the pictures are not hung properly. For you and others to get the most appreciation ou...
Recently I attended a Color and Lighting seminar for the trade at the Benjamin Moore showroom here in New York City, one of only three of their showrooms across the nation. As a home stager and interior redesigner, I often recommend paint colors to homeowners looking to "stage to sell" or "design...
Did you know that home staging is all about "lifestyle merchandising"? Yes, when you are selling your home, you are actually merchandising a lifestyle to potential buyers. Recently I graduated from an advanced staging course given by Staging and Redesign and Matthew Finlason, host of HGTV's "The...
So you've had a professional home stager come to your home that's for sale and you've implemented everything that he or she recommended to get your home sold fast and for top dollar. You've removed your family photos so that buyers can imagine themselves living there rather than feeling they are ...
Low cost, do-it-yourself home improvements produce a significant return on investment when a home is sold. HomeGain just released the findings of their survey of 600 real estate agents nationwide to determine the top 10 low-cost (less than $5,000), do-it-yourself  home improvements for people get...
While not every home seller and real estate agent believes in the power of home staging when selling a home, there are those who do, thanks to the proliferation of shows on television and real life success stories. So, if you have made the decision to hire a professional (and that is a key word, ...
There it was  ---  among the stacks of new fiction books on the table.  I was immediately drawn to it by its cover.  I could tell that it might just be my kind of book.  So I picked it up and started reading the jacket. A recent segment on CBS's Sunday Morning Show got me thinking about how stagi...

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