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Some new 4-legged Friends I met along the way while visiting Ireland - 10/27/09 09:56 PM
Having lived in Ireland, I like to visit there as often as possible ... such a beautiful country with the most amazingly friendly people! I've also discovered that the Irish love their dogs .... and sometimes those dogs are allowed to be quite independent especially in rural areas. Here are a few new pals I found along the byways on my last trip over to Ireland .... some are scruffy, some spoiled rotten, some are lonely, some have serious jobs, but all surely must be loved.
The two characters to the right are Rocky & Swanky -- they live on (22 comments)
In case you missed the story published in the October 22, 2009 edition of the NY Times by Mark Oppenheimer, it profiles Meridith Baer, a home stager and designer in the Los Angeles area. Her company, Dressed to Sell by Meridith Baer, has been staging homes and offering design services for ten years with 12 designers and a staff of 70. They house their extensive and eclectic inventory in a 45,000 sq ft warehouse. Her story makes for interesting reading and the photo tours on her website showcase some spectacular homes! One of the hallmarks of this company's staging style (20 comments)
Bob Stewart issued a bribe challenge for posts describing how we use Active Rain to enhance client relationships ~ a fun challenge to take on. One of the main advantages of being an Active Rain RainMaker is the great marketing opportunity to communicate with home staging clients in the Portland OR area. Most of my blog posts are written for two main target clients: Portland Oregon Homeowners planning to sell, and local Realtors. Since most of my clients search for home staging professionals using Google, having a strong internet presence is critically important. You'd be hard put to find a (2 comments)
Ireland ~ Where They're not Afraid of Paint Color! - 10/25/09 01:13 PM
When I visited Ireland before moving over & living there for eight years, I was surprised at how they use color when painting the exteriors of their homes and buildings. It's a delightful surprise to come across a brightly-colored cottage or pub, especially on a gray and misty day in the Emerald Isle. It's not unusual that painting the exterior is the last decorating step and is often done a year or two after your home is built -- usually because most of the building budget was already used up! So driving around you'd notice some homes are still the color (23 comments)
Gorgeous New Construction Bull Mtn Tigard home ~ Staged & SOLD - 10/22/09 12:52 AM
This custom home near Portland OR was designed by a Street of Dreams builder and offers three levels of unmatched quality and craftsmanship. Positioned at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, this property backs up to a green space that allows for privacy on both upper and lower decks. Great Bull Mountain neighborhood in friendly Tigard Oregon. Here are photos of some of the staged rooms in this lovely home ...
This bank-owned property represents great value for the money! (6 comments)
Portland LEED Platinum Home featured ~ Oregon Remodelers Assoc. Tour Oct. 17-18 - 10/16/09 04:09 PM
As part of the ORA (Oregon Remodelers Association) annual Tour Oct. 17th & 18th, this LEED Platinum home will be featured as the prizewinner for Best Green Building Remodel for 2009. This home's innovative and energy-effiicient design make it one of the "Greenest" homes in Portland Oregon. The Tour runs on Saturday Oct 17th & Sunday Oct 18th from 10am to 5pm. Check out the link to the ORA site above for more details on the Tour ~ there are more than 19 homes in the Portland and Salem areas included. Here are a few photos of the winning home at (6 comments)
Custom Dream Home in Portland OR ~ Staged and SOLD! - 10/11/09 12:37 PM
This gorgeous custom home near Portland's Forest Heights neighborhood is an entertainer's dream! Dramatic two-story great room with soaring windows overlooks a peaceful setting filled with trees. Gourmet chef's kitchen with professional s/s appliances and slab granite along with beautiful sapele wood cabinets.
Metzger Area Portland Home was Staged & SOLD in 21 Days! - 10/10/09 11:58 PM
This updated ranch home is located in a peaceful setting in the Portland-Tigard Metzger area; 3 Bedrooms + 2 full Baths; 1240 sq ft. This lovely home has hardwood floors, new carpeting, fresh paint, updated bathrooms and a remodeled kitchen. After staging and listing, it SOLD in just 21 Days!
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