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Home Improvements: Is it Maintenance, an Upgrade or a Personalization? - 12/30/10 12:02 AM
This is about as succinct and to the point as it gets regarding those little "improvements" homeowners have made or should make! - by California Real Estate Consultant Michelle Carr-Crowe Via Michelle Carr-Crowe, ABR ALHS ASP CDPE RECS SRES (Just Call ... (408) 252-8900 Altas/ Judy Carr & Asc., Inc): Home Improvements: Is it Maintenance, an Upgrade or a Personalization? by Michelle Carr-Crowe, Silicon Valley Top 5% Residential Real Estate Agent When it comes to home values, comparables and owner changes, there is often a big disconnect between the seller's and buyer's opinions of value for the same items. Here is a quick (2 comments)
Feature This...Staging Tip #999.75- Staggering When Staging - 12/16/10 05:14 AM
There is a time and a place for everything, and in my line of work I see a lot of people staggering around the room when they ought to be on the level. I'm talking about hanging artwork, by the way. You can tell the amateur designer from the pro very easily by simply noticing how they hang artwork. There are rules that, especially when staging, one should not take liberties with. Stagers endeavor to exhalt the architecture, not to fight with it or detract. Hang artwork on the level when the floors, walls, ceiling, and mouldings are also level. The (20 comments)
My Mother the Real Estate Stager - 12/16/10 03:07 AM
Her name is Carol. She doesn't blog, she doesn't even have an email address. Her eyes glaze over when I talk about SEO, Constant Contact, and Statcounter hits. When she calls me - it goes like this:
"What are you doing?" Working, Mom. "On what?" A Conceptual Staging Image for a Agent, the newsletter, and uploading content to our website. "Okay, well, you better get your butt over here to Miss Sherry's and start varnishing the top of this coffee table and help me hang this chandelier."
Ok, so, I highly recommend working with your (13 comments)
A Paint Color Family to Avoid Like the PLAGUE when Staging! - 12/15/10 04:13 PM
Pantyhose Colors. That's what I call them and I see them in houses all the time. If it looks like flesh... a flesh-colored crayon, baby-doll skin, or silly putty, PLEASE DON'T PUT IT ON YOUR WALLS! I know builder beige is boring. Go yellow-er, gray-er, or greener. But whatever you do - DON'T GO PINKER! It's gonna look bad. Real bad. Very very bad. Nothing is going to tone it down once it's up, and nobody really wants to move into a pink living room or a house painted entirely with this color.
Via Maureen Bray ~ Home Stager Portland OR ~ Room Solutions Staging ~ Portland Oregon (Staging that Sells Portland Homes): The Power of Exterior Paint when Selling Your Home in Portland OR
When your home is on the market, its curb appeal is the first impression that buyers have and its often a deciding factor in whether or not they want to see the inside of the house. Professional home (1 comments)
SAR Home Staging Training Quantified or "What Am I Getting for My $$ Investment? - 12/08/10 11:14 PM
Here's a great post from one of my SAR Instructor Colleagues who never fails to dazzle me with her honest appraisals and insights regarding the Staging Industry: Via Karen Otto, Home Stager, Plano, TX 469)964-0516 www.homestarstaging.com (Home Star Staging): One of the sticking points I've always had about whether I should take courses of any kind (college level, continuing education, enrichment, career building etc.) are the fees associated with them and if they would truly be worth my investment of time and money and give me a return on that investment? Unless you know someone who has taken the course and can tell you about it, it's (0 comments)
Curb Appeal is Serious Business! Take It to the Next Level... - 12/01/10 09:21 PM
Are you taking the Curb Appeal issues of your clients seriously? We often talk on Active Rain about the importance of Staging, but professional curb appeal advice is just as important. Exterior Staging is the true first impression a buyer will receive. Please view the video to determine if you are really doing all you can in the interest of encouraging the best curb appeal impression from your listings or properties.
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