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Homeowners, if your furniture is more than 10 or 15 years old, consider recovering it or better yet, storing it and renting new pieces for each room in your house to really give it that "wow" model-home look that will generate lots of offers. Renting furniture can cost as little as a couple of th...
I see lots of stories on AR about survivors of cancer, and having just attended an Ethical Culture Society service about "Illness, Pain, and Values," in which our completely un-narcissistic leader broke his own rule after 40 years of talks and revealed his recent battle with melanoma, I am humble...
I was curious to see what agents on Trulia would say about the value and benefits of staging, so I threw out the question -- anonymously -- "Do you believe staging helps sell homes? If not, why not?" Nine out of 10 said a resounding "YES". One said she's still "up in the air", although she defini...
I just learned of a great website grading tool, To my utmost surprise, I Found out my site is doing better than lots of older competitors (in fact, some had a "0" rank -- mine as of today is at 62 out of 100). Also found a couple of easily-fixable problems, such as the fact...
Love this advice from broker Claudette Millette in western Mass.: the 3 keys to selling your home quickly are a realistic price, making needed repairs, and staging. It's not wise to "test" the market these days without doing all of the above, because the crucial period for attracting buyers is th...
Finally, a piece of good news about home prices in my area, northern NJ. According to the National Association of Realtors, as reported in The Record today, the median home price rose 4 percent to $470,100, but the number of homes sold in the state fell 22 percent in the third quarter, due to the...
Just came back from lunch with my SIL (sister-in-law); her husband got offered a new job out on Long Island (we live in northern NJ), and they plan to start looking at Manhattan apartments soon. They don't know any agents there, and neither do I, and they will probably be looking in a low-end ran...
Here are a few more shots from different angles of 2 of the 3 bedrooms I posted earlier this afternoon, plus a new "before and after" set especially for Halloween (look at the "before" shot, and yes, I never noticed until today the extra "item" on the bed!!) just to show the "full picture" -- in ...
Here are a few photos of master bedrooms before staging, i.e. in their "natural state," and after staging, using accessories from my inventory, design knowledge, and creativity. Would you as a buyer have an easier time imagining yourself relaxing in "Bedroom A" or "Bedroom B"? Food for thought . ...
I just read an article from Price Waterhouse today predicting that residential real estate will remain "dead in the water for another 3-5 years, but commercial r.e. is an investors' paradise." As a home stager and interior design student working for certification, the former is terrible news, but...

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