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~ formerly known as Feel at Home (2005 - 2011)
Here is some excellent information from Florida home stager, Kathy Streib.  Great reminders for that last minute moving checklist.  It's a small gesture, but item number 7 could be most helpful and much appreciated !The hard part is over. You've sold your home.  Now all you have to do is pack up ...
For the first time ever, the Canadian ReDesigners Association opens its Annual Conference to non-members ! If you are a home stager or redesigner and wish to attend, please visit our website for all Conference details and registration information.  The Conference takes place in Toronto October 22...
Professional Home Stagers Provide, Prepare, and Present Home staging is becoming more main stream here in New Hampshire thanks to media attention and real estate programs on television.  There are still many sellers, however, who are not sure exactly what home staging involves.  What does a profe...
What will a Home Stager ask you to spend money on?  In a prior post, I outlined some of the questions a Home Stager will ask a seller.  One of the questions involved setting a budget to prepare the house for the market.  This post will flesh out some of the things a professional Home Stager may a...
Some excellent tips here from a colleague in the U.S.Happened to be home when Oprah was on this afternoon. The topic was Makeunders. Women who needed less not more. But this also applies to homes. Nate Berkus did a room Makeunder and it inspired me!Every home that goes on sale needs a makeunder. ...
Great information here on what NOT to do when preparing your home for sale. Sometimes, making an improvement to your home could actually hurt you when you try to sell it.  Here are the top 10 home improvements that can make your home harder to sell:  1. Kitchen Renovation. Any renovation of a ki...
Perhaps you thought I fell off the face of the earth. April was eaten up with packing and sorting, "supervising" the last stages of Mike's reno and moving my youngest home from University for the summer.May was very sad. The sudden loss of a best friend and business colleague (Sandra MacLennan) l...
Have recently moved myself and speaking from the experience of helping many clients ... it really takes time and effort to settle in after a move.  It is essential to understand your needs and set your priorites accordingly. If you have pets, they may benefit from a brief kennel stay during your ...
This is the ideal time to draw attention to your outdoor living space when selling your home.   The patio, deck and yard provide so much additional square footage for growing families and those that love to entertain.  In this spring market, it is important to emphasize the potential of an outdoo...
Great tips here (courtesy of Kate Hart) ... Are you looking for money saving design ideas to use in your decorating or home staging projects? If so, check out my latest tips for easy, budget friendly ways you can give your home a new look this year. DECORATING SENSE FOR A NEW DECADE:  10 TRENDS &...

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