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Diary of a Design2Sell Intern - 12/31/11 03:48 PM
Dear Design2Sell clients, followers, and friends, My name is Rachel, and I've been an intern with Design2Sell for the last few months. I have helped stage a few homes and destage a few homes. I have also assisted with creating blogs and newsletters. But mostly, I have learned a lot from Barbara. Barbara's attention to giving her clients the best is apparent. Her dedication to providing excellent service, attention, and care to each client as an individual is something I have seen over and over. Barbara has taught me that business is more than being professional and doing a job right, (1 comments)
'Tis The Season to Update Your Appliances - 12/27/11 08:42 AM
As 2011 comes to an end, so do the tax credits for energy efficient home upgrades! Congress has not renewed the tax credits for 2012, so 'tis the season to make home improvements! Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy said, "Making efficienty improvements this year will lower home energy bills and improve home comfort for years to come, while also reducing 2011 federal income tax bills." Home owners can take advantage of tax credits up to $500, if they are eligible. The list includes: $300 for electric heat pump water heaters, electric heat pumps, central air conditioners, biomass (0 comments)
Still Trying To Figure Out What To Give Your Friend Or Neighbor For The Holidays? - 12/19/11 01:05 PM
The holidays are right around the corner, and Design2Sell doesn't think giving gifts for the holidays shouldn't be stressful or expensive. Everyone appreciates a homemade gift, especially when it tastes delicious. Try this recipe from Giada on the Food Network for Ricotta Orange Pound Cake. Baked in a beautiful new baking dish and wrapped with a ribbon, this is sure to please.
Ingredients 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) , at room temperature, plus more to the baking pan unsalted buttergrease 1 1/2 cups cake flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/2 cups whole-milk ricotta cheese 1 1/2 cups plus (3 comments)
If Your Home Is On The Market During The Holidays... - 12/17/11 07:27 AM
Design2Sell knows that you can't always control when your house is going to be on the market. The holidays are a busy time and with so much going on, you can forget that you're still trying to sell your house! Keep these things in mind as you celebrate the holidays and have friends and family over this season. 1. Try and keep dirty shoes off of new or freshly cleaned carpets. If it's unavoidable, invest in inexpensive rugs and runners to cover high traffic areas and keep those carpets clean for potential buyers! 2. If the decorating bug has bitten you, (6 comments)
Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2012- Hot New Colors for 2012! - 12/05/11 09:08 AM
This week Design2Sell participated in a webinar by Sherwin-Williams. Their Colormix 2012 presentation forecasted various colors and themes that we would be seeing more of in 2012. The foundation for the 2012 hot color wheel is nature inspired. Life blood reds, watery blues, growing greens, and natural neutrals. Overwhelmingly, the focus was on red, and its variations. Look out for purples. oranges, and bold color combinations! If you don't love red, no worries, you can still incorporate small accent pieces in 2012's hot new color palate! Photos Courtesy of Sherwin-Williams
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