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Successful partnerships go a long way.  And when they come from Active Rain, they are even better.  This month, Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl, helped me get a house in Armonk, NY, resale ready.A little historyThe house has been on the market and has not sold.  The owners have moved on to the...
I went to Newark New Jersey today.  No, not to pay homage to Whitney Houston, may she rest in peace,  but to visit the Newark Museum and see a wonderful exhibit entitled Poetic Pastimes: Japan and the Art of Leisure.  My visit was inspired because I’m intrigued by Japanese art and, by a wonderful...
A positive emotional connection with a potential buyer is what every seller is after - at every price point.  Kathy Strieb of Palm Beach County tells us why, loud and clear!Every Property Deserves To Be Staged... Regardless of Price Point. I hear this so many times... some Realtors and Sellers  w...
I love to re-design and to re-decorate.  Changing wall color, editing and moving furniture, a new rug, and adding light fixtures, art and accessories is what it’s all about.  Sometimes it means acquiring new anchor furniture-like a sofa or a dining room table or reupholstering a chair-but often,...
This post by Sharon Tara is an absolute gem!!! A buyer's FIRST visit to a house is highly emotional, and that connection calls you back a second and third time, when you're already hooked but you start to see the tiny flaws.  Read on... As many of you know, my husband and I recently bought a hous...
I just came across this on the mark blog from Carie Shapiro.  She makes a terrific point about the importance of communication, language and quite frankly, the hostility of profanity.    Repeated use of inappropriate language usually comes from someone who has nothing of real value to say.  Thank...
The term found art, or in French, object trouve, describes art that is created from rather mundane objects, not normally considered art, because they have a common household or industrial function.   Marcel Duchamp was the originator of this concept in the early 20th century.  He assembled his f...

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