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The most wonderful couple are moving to London to raise their adorable son near family. I was the third Professional Stager they interviewed.  This couple told me I "understood their needs" so I was hired.  Having three very small grandsons of my own, I did have a few useful suggestions on toy st...
Appealing to buyers' emotions is our goal when we stage a property.  Getting buyers' to feel excited is essential from the moment they enter the home.  We want them to feel comfortable and stay a long while-enjoying the features we enhance with staging. One room I always recommend staging is a Gu...
This home needed a little more than TLC to prepare it for market.  The homeowner lived to be almost ninety years old before passing away in the spring.  Living alone for many years he stayed on the main floor enjoying the gorgeous view of majestic Mt. Diablo State Park.  But he never completed th...
      In every home there is at least one room that the homeowner desires larger.  In my staging business, I believe the key to increasing the perceived size of any small area is to maximize the function of the space while minimizing the clutter. Clutter  is a reflection of chaos in ones life. If...
  Last night professional stagers, Realtors and trade vendors were hosted by  in Dublin, California for the First Annual Stagers Expo.   A wonderful time was had by all that attended.  Jeff Lynch greeted us with complimentary tote bags, bottled water and chocolates be...
Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of luck management, which works by maximizing the flow of energy in your environment.  This energy is known as "Chi".  Every object, inanimate or living, possesses its own energy. Feng Shui is a complex art which, when studied in depth, uses birth dates, color...
I am asked this question more and more lately...."Cathy Lee, some stagers only want to use rental furniture.  Will you stage using my clients furniture?" is a full service professional home staging company and YES, we will use your clients furniture as long as it is clea...
I posted recently about a fun staging-an older home that had been a rental for many years.  This homeowner decided it was time to sell the home-yes, even in this market. Our goal was to prepare this home quickly, keeping price and presentation priorities. This homeowner is a service provider affi...
  Today we have higher buildings and wider highways But shorter temperaments and narrower points of view. We spend more, But enjoy less. We have bigger houses, But smaller families. We have more compromises, But less time. We have more knowledge, But less judgment. We have more medicine, But less...

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