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I know it's been said on Active Rain before -- even by me years ago -- but after going through an open house at my neighbor's this weekend, I was shocked to see how many of these "showing rules"  -- well known in the staging world at least -- were broken: 1) Don't show houses in the dark! Open bl...
08/13/2015
This newly-remodeled home in New Jersey received multiple offers and went to contract just 10 days after staging!       Newly rehabbed 3/4 bedroom home on dead-end street         7 Norwood Terrace, North Arlington , NJ 07031 View Map             Beautiful inside and out! Newly remodeled 1800 sq. ...
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
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