Little Touches Make All the Difference

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado


Little Touches Make All the Difference


I took a listing this past week and had my daughter help me add some special touches to the home to make it pop.  She is always so great at decorating and together we make quite a team.


We loaded up my husband’s SUV with goodies and a couple of area rugs and boy did those help liven up the rooms.


My basement seems to be packed with staging supplies these days so there is never a shortage of decorating supplies.


The living room was nice but it just didn’t have any pizazz.  Notice how nice it looks with a few throw pillows, less curtains blocking the light and a pretty area rug to anchor the room.

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The basement is finished and has an awesome theater room.  Again, it just didn’t have much personality because everything was beige and boring.  A nice area rug down there brought it all to life.

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I always suggest that my sellers hire a professional stager, but sometimes, their budget doesn’t allow for that so I try to pitch in and help out.







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Christin Mahrlig
The Allen Tate Company - Fort Mill, SC

Wow! The area rugs do a world of good. It's amazing how a few changes can transform the feel of a room and make it more inviting.

Apr 21, 2012 08:02 AM #1
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Centennial, CO

Good Job Belinda and Erin, it made a world of difference on this home, plus the lucky pictures are up.

Apr 21, 2012 08:07 AM #2
Inna Ivchenko
Mannis Real Estate Group - Calabasas, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Love your changes!

:) i do the same if i can:)

Pillows, rugs, some paintings, homemade soup and new towels, flowers and greens can change the space dramatically.

Not every seller can afford a pro stagger, and not every listing needs one.


I have two main rules : rooms should be clean and simple( no clutter, or personal items, please!)

Apr 21, 2012 08:40 AM #3
Donna Foerster
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Belinda~ Amazing what a difference something as simple as an area rug can make to add just a punch of color to a room.

Apr 21, 2012 09:00 AM #4
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Northern VA

It doesn't take much to make a big difference.  Just adding the rugs and pillows gives a pop of much needed color.

Apr 21, 2012 02:57 PM #5
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and afternoon Belinda

Belinda my friend, you and your daughter sure did a mighty fine job of giving this listing a helping hand to really show of.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Apr 21, 2012 05:58 PM #6
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Pasadena CA Real Estate 818.516.4393 Cell

Belinda -- I agree professional staging is preferred but sometimes the homeowner's budget does not allow such an expense(although I believe the payback brings a higher return) -- so some simple changes can make some big differences.    Good luck with your new listing.

Apr 21, 2012 08:35 PM #7
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c)
Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Belinda, The pillows and the rugs make quite a difference and these little changes do make the rooms "pop"...very nicely done!

Apr 22, 2012 06:00 AM #8
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I'm also a person who likes to pitch in and help out, and sometimes Russel and I will load our own stuff -- usually some plants and knick knacks -- in the car and start decorating. Russel claims to never have been a stager or interior decorator, but maybe in his next life.

Apr 26, 2012 12:12 PM #9
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