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I just staged this newly-remodeled home for sale on a quiet dead-end street in North Arlington, NJ, convenient to NYC transportation and Riverside County Park. Please call Mark Pezzuto at 973-229-4819 for more information and to tour the home.  Newly rehabbed 3/4 bedroom home on dead-end street  ...
06/22/2015
After staging this mid-$600,000 3rd floor "railroad" walk-up in Park Slope, Brooklyn to suit a -- clearly! -- young demographic who could handle all those steps every day, the condo went to contract one day after the open house and less than a week after staging! Since the 2nd bedroom was quite s...
06/19/2015
I know it's been said before, but after a couple of my recent experiences being shown rental apartments in Brooklyn, NY, for my 22 year old son who graduates college in a couple of weeks, I think it bears repeating to offer tips on showing houses or apartments, for sale OR rent.Whether you're a r...
05/04/2015
When buyers encounter strangely-shaped or unusually-sized rooms, they often can't figure out how to use or furnish those spaces. Staging overcomes those objections. Here are some examples of problem rooms that staging provided solutions to:  Long "bowling alley" spaces:   Sloped bedroom ceilings:...
04/17/2015
According to the National Association of Realtors, 96% of realtors believe a staging "sometimes or usually has a (positive) effect on a buyer's view of a home" with that percentage almost evenly split between the two categories of "usually" or "sometimes." At around $200-250 for 2 hours, a home s...
03/04/2015
          I just worked my first trade booth ever --  for the NJ Chapter of RESA, the Real Estate Staging Association, at the TriplePlay Real Estate Convention in Atlantic City, NJ last week.  Since I don’t like being pushy or direct selling, even though I totally believe in the benefits of my NJ...
12/12/2011
Step 1 in a re-decorating project of an English Tudor-style family room has been completed. The owner wasn't happy with the dark red walls that made the dark-beamed ceiling seem lower and the room darker. So we chose gold-colored grasscloth to lighten and brighten this room, and here are the resu...
12/03/2011
            If you’re looking for an inexpensive and easy way to make the most of your current home in northern NJ or lower NY state, for roughly the cost of a nice weekend away, a one-day room (or rooms) makeover from Great Impressions Home Staging can be a great solution.  I’ll interview you by...
11/14/2011
This 10-year old living room was cluttered and out-dated, with stained carpeting and a broken sofa to boot. My client, a single mom and teacher on a very limited budget, was too embarrassed to even have her family step into the old living room. Using staging to live principles and my designer dis...
10/10/2011
  Do you know how to make your home look its best to appeal to today's buyers? Do you just need some guidance on WHAT to do but prefer to do it yourself -- or are you just not sure yet?  Then you're the perfect candidate to call a home stager for a consult. At Great Impressions Home Staging in Be...
10/08/2011
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