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Hi everyone. I need your input on a proposal I have submitted to an exclusive Realtor Group in a gated retirement community. The Realtors are direct agents to the community. The community itself did a buy back on several homes from original owners who moved into upgraded homes in the community. T...
08/20/2008
The market is tough, money is tight, you need sales and you have a model home. You think, I've got to cut costs somewhere so why not leave the model unfurnished "naked"? You think, this will save me thousands of dollars. But consider these scenarios: Say buyers are starting to creep back into the...
07/02/2008
          Here a few examples of model home projects we have completed that use our marketing research to highlight selling points of particular subdivisions. These themed rooms serve as memory points to solidify in the customers mind what it is that set's this home or subdivision apart from the ...
06/23/2008
This is a tribute to the man who made me who I am today. He has been gone from this earthly plain for 5 years now, but I feel him with me always for what he taught me while I had the honor of being his daughter. My dad was a man of very little formal education. He only completed 3rd grade. He wor...
06/17/2008
Here is a model home project we recently completed in Crossville, Tennessee. We decided to design the "formal" areas in an informal way to encourage the everyday use of this space. Check it out and let us know what you think. Thanks!!  
06/03/2008
I just read an awesome article from the merchandising director of one of my vendors at Interlude Home. The ideas he presented can be applicable to all builders who "decorate" their model homes. The truth is a model home should never be "decorated" it should be merchandised. Your model is your STO...
05/28/2008
I'm sure a lot of people have heard the buzz word "Staging" when it comes to selling a home. There are several shows on HGTV that are specifically about Staging. I thought there may be a need to clarify some aspects of staging to the general public. Staging is a specialized form of marketing you...
05/14/2008
I'm sure a lot of people have heard the buzz word "Staging" when it comes to selling a home. There are several shows on HGTV that are specifically about Staging. I thought there may be a need to clarify some aspects of staging to the general public. Staging is a specialized form of marketing your...
05/14/2008
Hi all,In presenting our model homes and inventory property for sale there are 2 schools of thought. There is always the "Safe" way, leave everything painted builder white and use vanilla beige counter tops etc. Then there is the "Wow" way, spice things up a bit with some exciting color. Use cutt...
05/05/2008
In this extreme market it is vital to put our best foot forward. We all know the saying that "you never get a second chance to make a first impression". I know money is tight and sometimes the look of our model home interior may not seem to be top priority, but my experience says otherwise. It is...
05/01/2008
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