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New York Times Quotes a Favorite Active Rainer - 07/29/07 04:19 PM
I love to read the Home and Garden section of the New York Times and was intrigued by the headline - Someone is Watching your House. I wasn't sure if it was going to be about security issues at home,as that is on everyone's mind here in Connecticut due to last week's tragic home invasion which made all of the national news. I almost passed on the article because I just couldn't take any more heartbreaking news. But after a quick glance I found the it was about House Stalking , nothing negative. I realized that I have been guilty of (20 comments)
Going on a Safari? Not me.... - 07/26/07 07:21 PM
I only wish I was going on a "real" Safari, I would sign up right now. But, I'm talking web browser, Safari. I'm done. I keep forgetting that I done with it and then I use and have so many problems. Everytime I try to post a comment on someone's blog, I get a message that I have to make a comment before I can post a comment. Duh?! Now I admit that most nights when I am here online it is very late my time(CT). and I am usually very tired., but I know when I make a comment, I (14 comments)
Need help from all you creative people - 07/26/07 07:06 PM
My company, Glastonbury Home Staging has been offered a great opportunity to come up with a creative, interactive way for a large group of real estate agents to try their hand at staging in a fun competitive way. Ideally it would be virtual staging, something that we could maybe have teams compete with each other to see which team would win. Not sure about prizes and such. We are at the brainstorming stage and want to have some fun and create awareness of staging, the benefits the challenges etc. I think it would be so much fun and allow larger numbers of (11 comments)
This is amazing - and beautiful. Women in Art. - 07/23/07 10:05 PM
I think all stagers here on Active Rain are very creative people. And I think most creative people love art and since most of the stagers here on the rain are women or people who love and appreciate women, I wanted to share this youtube video. Some of you may have already seen this, but, I just love it and never tire of seeing it again. It is 500 years of women in art history. It is really lovely! Hope you enjoy - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlhIefUCetc (14 comments)
Will the iPhone be a Stager Dream Gadget? - 07/23/07 09:21 PM
Anyone use this new iPhone yet? My husband went to our local Apple store and came back so excited this new phone. Of, course he is a huge fan and loyal customer. We have all MACs at our house, so I wasn't surprised by his enthusiasm. He did think it would be a great tool for my business, Glastonbury Home Staging, and these were some of his first suggestions: all of your before /after pictures your cell phone success story & testimonials moviesand the internet Have any of you bought one yet? and if so, is it really "all that"? If (13 comments)
Real Estate Show followup to Blog House or Hotel Ballroom? - 07/15/07 09:54 AM
I posted a few weeks back about a large house in South Windsor, CT, my company, Glastonbury Home Staging, staged that was so big and ornate, that I thought it looked like a hotel ballroom. I had planned to show the before and after photos; but.....the before's were on our second laptop and the harddrive crashed! I am so frustrated with myself for not making a backup set of those photos! Oh, well, try to learn from my mistakes. So , I decided to put together a Real Estate Show. (I know I'm on a roll with these; I just love them) I (2 comments)
Follow-up on Cow House Blog - 07/14/07 08:14 PM
I had written a blog a couple of weeks back about a house that was way too country and really turned buyers off. Well my company, Glastonbury Home Staging, basically turned the house upside down and changed around bonus room, family room, and living rooms. So I put together a video show that shows what we did to upgrade a lower level play room into a nicer family room. We brought furniture from what was originally in the formal living room and a bit too country and placed it into the old play room. I think we did a pretty good (11 comments)
Question about embedding link in last post - 07/14/07 04:37 PM
I just posted about a house I just completed staging and tried to link to my real estate show. i can see that it did not work. Can someone help me with this so I can correct it? Thanks so much. (11 comments)
Beautiful Reproduction Colonial Gets a Staged and Updated - CORRECTION show & blog now match up!! SORRY - 07/14/07 03:37 PM
My company Glastonbury Home Staging was hired last week to stage this beautiful colonial reproduction, located in Wethersfield, CT. It is a beautiful home and was very nicely maintained and just needed some up editing and up to date accessories. I would have like to have gone a little further and removed some wallpaper and replaced a couple of pieces of furniture but we did what the homeowners were comfortable doing. They did remove some wallpaper and then painted. They also replace some outdated bathroom fixtures. We joined the listing agent Jon Reynolds of the Remax, Glastonbury, CT office in hosting (2 comments)
Painting Tiles- Has anyone had experience with this? - 07/04/07 05:46 PM
I am working on a redesign with a limited budget and would like to do something with the bathroom tiles. I know that there is some paint that you can use on tiles. Just wondering if any of you have done this and what the results were? If you have painted tiles is there a product you would recommend? Thanks, Rhonda (10 comments)
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