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Insurance for Home Stagers - 09/23/09 05:22 PM
I know there have been several posts in the past regarding insurance for stagers but I'd like to add my experience. I had an unusual situation not too long ago and I was having difficulty finding insurance. I was staging a vacant home valued at over 4 millions dollars. I found a high end furniture store who had never leased their furniture but they were willing to try but I had to walk them through the whole thing. Long story short, I leased the furniture myself from the store, my client paid me a fee that covered the lease plus my (14 comments)
Oh Balls! - 09/09/09 07:20 PM
I don't typically get excited about things like this but I love decorative balls for use in accessorizing. When you need something to fill up a bowl or a third item to round out a grouping there is nothing like a decorative ball. I love to sit one on a stack of books. I love them in glass canisters. I hate to sound like I'm rhapsodizing about decorative balls but, what did we ever do with out them? There is nothing like bumpy moss balls when you need something green and soft and you've already used a silk fern or ivy. (43 comments)
I am very pleased to announce my latest endeavor! Home Staging Training by Design with Allegra Dioguardi. After 3 and half years of fielding requests from prospective Stagers asking me to recommend a Home Staging training program, I’ve decided to offer training myself. I have 27 years of experience designing homes to sell and 20 of those years I spent also teaching model home merchandisers. After years of trial and error, I devised a “system” to teach the principles of designing to sell that works! I am aware of all of the unscrupulous training programs out there that make empty (11 comments)
Staging Your Listing Photos an Interview with Energized Seller - 09/03/09 01:38 PM
I recently did an 90 second interview for Energized Seller. I chose the topic of listing photos. We are experiencing a huge shift in the way people buy houses. thanks to the Internet home buyers can sit in bed on their laptops or sit in Starbucks and shop for homes. What they see on the Internet has become even more important. Here is a link to the interview if you'd like to hear it.
Staging Your Listing Photos- A Picture is Worth 1000 Words Approximately 90% of all homebuyers start their search for a new home on the Internet. How (9 comments)
Articles and ideas on how to sell your house from Allegra Dioguardi an Interior Designer and president of Styled and Sold Home Staging located in Westhampton BeachNY and serving all of Suffolk Co and Long Island.
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