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TOO MUCH COLOR? WON'T PAINT? WHAT DO WE DO? This week we had the challenge of a house with strong color and a seller that was willing to paint only one wall! Now what? Understanding the diminished marketability due to the intense red, white, and blue the home seller still did not want to paint. T...
People often tell us, "We are selling our house!"  We always want to ask them, "Are you really, are you selling your house or do you just have a sign in the front yard?"  What is the difference??   Marketing is more than having something to SELL... Marketing is having something desirable to BUY! ...
Be sure your PRESENTATION justifies the PRICE you are asking!!!  Price gets the seller in the door (or on the website)but no one buys a house just because the price is right! An offer is made because the house meets the buyer's expectations in the presentation! Only 3 - 10% of buyers can see what...
Did you know...Candy Canes originated over 350 years ago and the original ones were all white...and straight?!?!   Around the seventeenth century, European-Christians began to adopt the use of Christmas trees as part of their Christmas celebrations. They made special decorations for their trees f...
Have you sent your Christmas Cards yet?? I haven't, they are on order and believe me...that is no easy feat.  I just hope that they arrive at my doorstep in time to get them addressed and at the Post Office before Christmas.  Every year since having children we take a photo of the whole family to...
Ever wonder why we hang our stockings on the mantle??   The tradition of the Christmas stockings began by a story told since ancient time about a kind noble man who had three daughters. The wife of the nobleman expired and the daughters and their father were left in a state of sorrow. The daughte...
Family traditions are so important and that's why we fell in love with the Elf on The Shelf book set. Inside the book set you will find an antique-style Elf, formed to sit on a shelf or perch in your house, as well as a book that explains what the Elf is for. He has an important job. This Elf is ...
The Christmas Season is FAST approaching.  I am among many when I say it is one of my favorite times of the year.  There are many things that come to mind...Christmas carols, gift giving, dinner parties, smell of pine & peppermint, shopping, baking, wreaths, stockings hung at the fireplace... I l...
So if this news doesn't make you want to go out and buy a new house I am not sure what will!  TAX CREDIT FOR HOME BUYERS First-Time Home buyers (FTHBs): First-time home buyers (that is, people who have not owned a home within the last three years) may be eligible for the tax credit. The credit fo...
     "is your house Dressed to Market?" Even though the market is slowly turning in the "right direction", it still has a LONG way to go.  Sellers are having a hard time getting enough money out of their home.  This is nothing new, we all know of this problem but some of us don't know how to deal...

Tammy Mercado

Dayton Ohio Home Stager
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