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It's My Birthday, And I'll Cry If I Want To - 03/30/11 08:08 PM
It's My Birthday, And I'll Cry If I Want To I actually wrote this post two years ago, but want to share it again today, on my birthday, because it means so much to me. When I turned thirty, about a hundred years ago, my family had a big surprise party for me and although my neighbors were there, my closest friends were there and most of my family was there...there was one very important person missing. My grandmother was not able to attend my party.
My uncle, John, is a photographer and he videotaped my party. As an extra surprise, he visited my grandmother and taped a special message from (35 comments)
New Hampshire Home Staging Consult - Homework Has Been Assigned - 03/28/11 08:38 AM
I recently did a home staging consult for some young sellers...two couples sharing a home. Prior to the females moving in, the home was occupied by four or five males. "Animal House" comes to mind. Replacing a few dudes with the two ladies resulted in some improvement, but overall the house is in need of some major cleaning, decluttering, and a bit of furniture placement adjustment.
I was very impressed with the way these young sellers have approached the home selling process. They did extensive research online and concluded that a home staging consult was their first step. What this house needs is a transformation from frat house to fabulous!
Pick 3 Gold Stars Challenge - It's Raining Men - 03/25/11 03:12 PM
Craig Daniels has started a new group on ActiveRain called "Gold Stars". It's a place where you can highlight another member who you enjoy, admire, or find inspiring. Gold Stars is a place to share with others a blog or blogger that you feel is worthy of special attention. As a fun way to get started, Craig has offered this challenge: "If the AR system went all out of whack and deleted the list of all the persons that you had previously subscribed to, who would be the first three persons that you'd add back into your list? " I subscribe to 132 blogs. It's not easy picking ONLY three! I can't (22 comments)
Create A Custom Sofa Table For Small Spaces - 03/20/11 10:20 AM
Create A Custom Sofa Table For Small Spaces If you have a small space to furnish and would like a "sofa table" look, I've got a great idea for you. It's fast, inexpensive and looks fabulous! My aunt and uncle recently did some diy renovations in their home, and invited us over for a family gathering last night. Their newly updated living room is beautiful, but it's their new sofa table that really got my attention. Claudette wanted a sofa table, but didn't want to sacrifice a more functional seating piece to make room for it. Uncle Jim to the rescue with this clever idea to (31 comments)
Real Estate Agents - WHAT IF Your Sellers Understood? - 03/13/11 10:28 AM
How much of your business stress is directly linked to your sellers? Are they unrealistic about price? Do they think they know more about what their house is worth than you do? Are they living in a dated, cluttered, dirty home...unwilling to "invest" in the much needed improvements? Do they expect you to work marketing miracles, be on call 24 hours a day, and sell the house "yesterday" all at a reduced commission?
What if your sellers fully understood the concept of making a positive impression and were committed to presenting a "show ready" home? What if your sellers were made aware of negative messages (62 comments)
Unique Marketing Strategy - Buyers Stepping Up To See The View - 03/08/11 07:03 AM
Unique Marketing Strategy - Rye New Hampshire Buyers Are Stepping Up To See The View Rye Harbor lost Saunders Restaurant last year. This year Rye Harbor gained "The Moorings", four prime house lots with amazing harbor views. The Moorings has gotten some attention recently for a unique marketing strategy. I was intrigued enough to go over and check it out in person.
Kind of funny when you first see them... two "stairways to nowhere" erected on a vacant lot on the shore of Rye Harbor. What's not so funny, is the brilliant marketing concept behind their construction.
The stairways were built as a way of showing potential buyers (60 comments)
Author Bio: Sharon Tara is a professional Home Stager serving the greater Seacoast New Hampshire area. Sharon specializes in owner-occupied home staging consults to help sellers prepare and present their home for sale.
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