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ATTENTION WORDLESS WEDNESDAY FANS OF ZACK: Zack's mom has entered his photo into a contest. The contest is for the best use of a cardboard box. Zack's "box" is the train costume I made him last Halloween.
ZACK NEEDS YOUR VOTE! He is currently in second place. You can VOTE ONCE A DAY through Labor Day. Click THIS LINK to vote for Choo Choo. You will be required to "LIKE" their page first. Thank you!!!!!
UPDATE Zack did not win First Place, but he will be receiving a prize. (37 comments)
Can Home Staging Help You Sell Your New Hampshire Home? - 08/28/12 03:35 AM
Can Home Staging Help You Sell Your New Hampshire Home? Preparing to place your New Hampshire home on the market and questioning whether or not Home Staging is a good idea? My friend Maureen Bray has some pictures that may help you decide. Maureen's dramatic "before & after" photos are all the evidence you need. Selling your New Hampshire home requires marketing it like a product....strategic marketing is what professional Home Staging is all about! Via Maureen Bray ~ Home Stager Portland OR ~ Home Staging Portland Oregon (Room Solutions Home Staging Portland OR): Change the Paint Color, Stage it, and SELL Your (16 comments)
The Best Hair Dryer - Ionic, Ceramic & Tourmaline At A Very Low Price - 08/27/12 03:19 AM
The Best Hair Dryer - Ionic, Ceramic & Tourmaline At A Very Low Price What do hair dryers have to do with Home Staging in New Hampshire? Nothing. But I had to share this! I have very thick, long hair that requires more than an average hair dryer. Years ago I bought a T3 Tourmaline professional dryer....it was expensive, but promises of healthier hair and shorter drying time convinced me it was worth the money. I was a bit disappointed that my hair wasn't as smooth as promised, but the drying time was cut in half. Last week my T3 died (19 comments)
Selling Your New Hampshire Home - Concentrate On The Things You Can Control - 08/24/12 05:28 AM
Selling Your New Hampshire Home - Concentrate On The Things You Can Control Preparing your New Hampshire home for sale? Yes, it's a lot of work and most sellers get overwhelmed at the task. You'll have a much easier time of it, if you work smart...tackling the things you actually control...condition and presentation. Kathy Strader, a Houston Home Stager, wrote this great post on the subject. Via Kathy Strader, ASP (Memorial Staged Homes): Some Things you can’t Control (Perspectives on Real Estate and More from a Home Staging Pro)
When it comes to selling your house, there are just some (16 comments)
New Hampshire Home Stager Advice - Don't Be Afraid Of Empty Spaces - 08/20/12 03:26 AM
New Hampshire Home Stager Advice - Don't Be Afraid Of Empty Spaces Whether you are selling your house or just want to improve it's appearance for yourself, there's a simple rule to remember....Less is More. Decorating or Staging your house is not an "all you can stuff in a bag" sale. If you have too much stuff, too much furniture, it's distracting. Your eyes bouncing around the room from item to item will cause uneasiness. As a professional Home Stager in New Hampshire I've found that most homeowners have a tendancy to crowd rooms. People feel a need to place furniture in (30 comments)
It's the real estate mantra...."Location! Location! Location!" As a professional Home Stager in New Hampshire I've had clients at both ends of the spectrum.....from ocean front to landfill directly behind. Location does matter. Here's something to consider if you're planning on listing your New Hampshire house for sale. Location isn't just about the property address. Location of furniture is also very important! Furniture placement can make or break a home sale. Sure, some buyers can see past the furniture, but it's only about 10% of them. The other 90% of (84 comments)
Selling Your New Hampshire Home - Give Yourself Plenty of Prep Time - 08/13/12 06:52 AM
Selling Your New Hampshire Home - Give Yourself Plenty of Prep Time Selling your most valuable asset is not something to rush into. As a New Hampshire Home Stager I've received far too many calls wanting a consult asap because the house is going on the market in less than a week. It's so important to have your house 100% show ready PRIOR to listing! Give yourself plenty of prep time! Karen Otto wrote a great post on the subject.... Via Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging www.homestarstaging.com (Home Star Staging): In the business of selling homes? Lead time is (3 comments)
It's funny how the house you complain about being too small, or too dark or too old suddenly becomes so valuable when you decide to sell it. Most sellers have unrealistic expectations when it comes to pricing their home. Ask any real estate agent....they can provide endless examples of sellers insisting on listing too high.
Value is not determined by What you want for your house What you need to get for your house What your neighbor got for his house Value is determined by buyer perception....how much do they (37 comments)
New Hampshire Home Staging Myths - It's Not Like It's Shown On TV - 08/07/12 06:53 AM
So many misconceptions out there about Professional Home Staging! As a New Hampshire Home Stager I specialize in Home Staging Consults....supplying NH sellers with the information they need to transform and prepare their home for sale. No crew and no TV cameras! Wouldn't that be fun though! My good friend and Florida Stager, Kathy Streib, wrote this great explanation of what to expect from a home staging consult. Via Kathy Streib-Home Stager-Palm Bch County South Florida - 561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging): Boca Raton Home Staging Myths-No We Do Not Arrive with a Large Crew.
You don't have to be preparing your house for sale to want to improve the look of your bathroom tile. If you have stained or discolored grout that you would like to make look new again, I recommend using Grout Refresh. It's an easy to use colorant. The results are wonderful! The grout on my guest bath floor was discolored in some areas...no matter what I tried, including my steam cleaner, it just wouldn't come clean. I got Grout Refresh at Lowe's and applied it with a toothbrush. If you (27 comments)
I've learned so much over the years as a Home Stager in New Hampshire. I've worked in many homes and it never ceases to amaze me how much "stuff" people accumulate and how reluctant they can be to part with it. It's interesting how much of a hold material items can have on us...and how often they are allowed to take over our living space. Getting rid of the clutter will improve your life, and it could also change the life of someone else. I am currently (72 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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