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  Remodeling Magazine prints this great Cost vs. Value report every year.  I refer to if often in my seminars. When preparing a home for sale, stick to the minor repairs and updates and save the major renovations for your buyer.  George Souto of McCue Mortgage does a great job explaining why .......
07/18/2011
Accentuate the positives while dealing with the negatives - what to do about traffic noise. This week in a series of posts, I will be sharing a variety of tips for dealing with the not-so-great aspects of a home, after all every house has them.  Yesterday I touched on what to do with an unsightly...
07/18/2011
Accentuate the positives while dealing with the negatives - What to do about an unsightly view.  Stagers like me are always saying how important it is to "accentuate the positives".  Of course we want to highlight a home's BEST selling features but what should we do about those not-so-positive as...
07/17/2011
Didn't you know that ever-so-strategically placed vase of flowers will make your house sell faster?  Is there anyone out there that actually believes this? Could this be why some people STILL refuse to take staging seriously?  It's funny [if not frustrating] how every profession has its misconcep...
07/04/2011
Is it time for you to do some de-cluttering?  Here's a great way to get rid of stuff you no longer want or need!   Check out your local Freecycle network.  It's a non-profit group of millions of people giving and getting all kinds of stuff for FREE in their towns.  The best part is keeping your u...
06/30/2011
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Decorating Dimensions This handy resource guide will help  you remember a few home decorating MATH FACTS... Hanging Artwork Artwork should fill 2/3 of the horizontal space above furniture. The bottom of artwork should be hung 3”- 6” from the top of the furniture. Artwork with no furniture beneath...
06/23/2011
After posting Advice for Couples Selling a Home Because of Divorce, I received so many wonderful comments and emails.  One message that I recieved came from an agent who shared that he would like to specialize in helping divorced couples sell their homes.  He asked for suggestions on how to go ab...
06/21/2011
Wise Words from One of My Favorite Authors..... You have brains in your head.You have feet in your shoes.You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.You're on your own. And you know what you know.You are the guy who'll decide where to go.~Dr. Seuss We often forget that we are NOT victims o...
06/13/2011
Advice for Couples Selling a Home Because of Divorce. I recently read a very compelling and insightful blog post by Scott Hayes on the subject of Divorce and Real Estate.  Scott offers advice that should be required reading for any couple with a home to sell because of a divorce: "As soon as a co...
06/10/2011
  My friends Mr. and Mrs. Pfanntastic have posted this wonderful Home Maintenance checklist for June.  They offer great advice....be proactive, take care of the small stuff before it turns into something big and expenseive.  You'll be glad you did!   Home Maintenance Checklist for June. To keep o...
06/01/2011
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