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I was leaving for my first appointment of the day recently and I was admiring the beautiful sunny day and freshly green grass of spring. But wait, there are dandelions everywhere! Dandelions: the destroyer of lawns and enemy of the weekend gardener. Ugh, need to weed and feed this weekend. Or do I? They really are pretty little things after all. Their sunny little yellow faces peeking out of the vast expanse of green turning to soak up the sun. Aren't dandelions in a sense one of those things we rely on to tell us that spring and summer are (1 comments)
I know it's been a long time coming, but good things often are. After a long, dreary and particularly chilly, winter. Spring is finally here.
And perhaps Spring in the economic sense also. The news, as we are all aware of, has not been good. Economic, political and spiritual crisis still evade most of our daily lives. However, hope is beginning to show if we know how to adjust our vision and see it for what it is. What Ben Bernanke refers to as "green shoots" in the economy.
It seems as though everyone has been angry, bitter (1 comments)
Okay so maybe a village isn't enough these days. Lin put it best: "The village is more like and ARMY!" So here are your additions to the list of irreplaceable members of our home selling army: photographer landscaper exterminator radon/mold remediator chimney sweep cleaning crew How appropriate following Veteran's Day. Let's keep those in our prayers who secure our privilege to buy, sell and own property along with all of our other liberties in the USA. your friend in Staging, Jodi (0 comments)
We've all heard it said, ala Hillary Clinton: "it takes a village to raise a child". Well I'm not sure I completely agree with that, however, I'm beginning to realize it does take one to sell a house! Enlisting the help of a village may seem overwhelming to some home sellers and even some Realtors. Giving up control over certain aspects of the sale of one of your largest investments can be a lot to handle. However, just try selling a house without one of the following: Realtor Home inspector Home stager Painter Carpenter Electrician (4 comments)
With today's headlines screaming about global warming, over consumption and the impending destruction of our world, most people are becoming ever more conscious about how they consume and what they can do to reduce waste. As a business owner and resident of this world, I often revisit whether what I do makes a difference. Trust me, I've given this a lot of thought and have come to the conclusion that Home Staging is the ultimate recycling business. No offense to builders, there will always be a need and market for new homes. However, our society has been the "Throw away" (9 comments)
Staged by Refined Design Vacant Staging isn't just for high-end properties. Using moderate/low cost furnishings, this home, that had previously been on the market over six months, had an offer within two days of Staging! The offer was good and the contract closed. Low budget-High return! Jodi, Your Columbus Home Stager
home staging: Vacant Doesn't Make It! - 03/10/08 04:57 PM
In this ultra-competitive marketplace vacant homes can take twice as long to sell as furnished ones. Why? Buyers sometimes have a difficult time visualizing how their belongings will work within a space. Sellers, face it. The new curb appeal, or drive- by, is actually viewing a listing on-line before getting in a car to look. If your home or listing does not generate a positive emotion through photos, no one is going to bother making a call to view it live. Pictures do speak volumes. Strategically placed furnishings and accessories will make your house shine on-line!
Staged by Refined Design Many sellers balk at investing (4 comments)
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Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.