home selling: 6 Month Compilation of Blogs – Topic: Home Staging - 12/02/12 09:09 AM
HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION
I've now been on Active Rain six months and 39,000 points later, so I thought it was time to summarize and take a review of what I've done during this time.  In case you missed the first run, here’s your opportunity for at-a-glance related blogs I’ve completed during the past six months.  Consider it like a table of contents; keeps you from having to scroll through the endless blog list to find articles of interest.
This grouping is all about home staging.  I’ve provided a summary statement beside each blog title.  Without further ado, grab your cookies … (6 comments)

home selling: Partner with Your Home Stager in Central FL to go Ahead of the Pack - 11/13/12 10:13 AM
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED, CENTRAL FLORIDA
HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION
In reviewing MLS listings of open houses in Central Florida over the weekend, I was appalled with the photos I was viewing.  The price of the home did not matter.  Whether they were $150,000 or over $3,000,000, presentation on the web did not reveal the home’s greatest features. I was able to identify something about every single home that lacked something or had too much of something else.  As a real estate agent, you partner with title companies, inspectors, mortgage companies, etc.  Why not partner with a professional home stager to complete your circle … (8 comments)

home selling: Shopping Again for My Play Room by Foxy Interiors, Central Florida - 11/05/12 09:39 AM
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED, CENTRAL FLORIDA
HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION
My family and I had a wonderful weekend.  We went to the Lake Mary Festival of the Arts on Saturday and we went out and about shopping on Sunday.  I purchased more items for our home staging business and decided to create a few more vignettes to display and photograph.
My husband, Jim, calls our mini home staging warehouse my “play room”.  Okay, so I’ll go with that; it’s essentially what I do.  I go in there to play and create:  I’ll take one of those and one of those and a … (4 comments)

home selling: Groups of Color and What They Mean by Foxy Interiors, Central Florida - 10/31/12 10:35 AM
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED, CENTRAL FLORIDA
HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION
Color has been around since the beginning of time.  Color first began through pigments naturally found in minerals in the earth.  Earth colors include yellow, red, brown and green.  This is how early cave dwellers were able to paint their walls in their humble abodes.  I spoke about this in my blog Early Interiors.

There are three groups of color:  (1) warm, (2) cool, and (3) neutral or neutralized colors.  Do you know what colors each group contain and the feeling they invoke when used?  Okay, here we go. 
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home selling: Introducing Our New Web Page: Foxy Interiors Serving Central Florida - 10/18/12 09:43 AM
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED, CENTRAL FLORIDA
HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION
We are pleased to announce the availability of our new web page.  Please use the many tools located on the home page to learn more.  Here you will find information such as:
·       The Consumer’s Guide to Real Estate Staging
·       The Home Staging Calculator
·       A backlink to Active Rain – which has now become my favorite blogging site.  (The SEO rocks!)
·       Future updates of our work
Follow these links to learn more about Foxy Interiors’ approach to our work:  “What to Expect in a Home Staging Walk” and “The … (4 comments)

home selling: Home Selling Statistics in the Orlando, Florida Market, Foxy Interiors - 10/14/12 06:33 AM
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED, CENTRAL FLORIDA
HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION
After compiling the statistics below, I offer the following analysis of the Orlando Florida home selling market:
·       The inventory has greatly dropped;
·       Selling prices are on the rise;
·       The number of distressed properties hitting the market has nearly dropped to half from a year ago;
·       The median price per square foot is increasing;
·       Home staging is still a great investment to prepare your home before listing on the Orlando, Florida home selling market.
The Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) reflects the days on market (DOM) for listed … (2 comments)

home selling: The Emotional Side of Selling Your House by Foxy Interiors, Central FL - 10/08/12 09:44 AM
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED SERVING CENTRAL FLORIDA
HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION
Selling your home can be a very emotional time for you.  Perhaps the home you are about to leave was the one where you raised your children.  It contains many fond memories of days gone by.  Your family pictures are on the wall, the furniture that you and your husband saved so hard for to purchase, the garden that you spent time together creating, your memorabilia from your wonderful family trips may decorate the walls and curio cabinets.  Maybe you’ve decided to downsize now that you’re an empty-nester.  Emotionally overwhelming you … (0 comments)

home selling: So You Want to Know What “Brand” Foxy Interiors Represents? - 09/26/12 10:38 AM
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED, CENTRAL FLORIDA
HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION
In my web travels today on LinkedIn, I read a really great article on branding.  It wasn’t speaking about taking a hot iron and labeling your favorite ranch pets.  It’s not your logo or your tagline.  Branding is about what you represent and what your customers think about your company.  It becomes the words they associate with you.  Are you providing the absolute best customer service?  Is this what they’ll remember you by?  What do you do special to earn your “brand”?
 
Foxy Interiors Incorporated would like to be branded as:
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home selling: I Want a Re-do! How Much Could You Have Saved by Home Staging? - 09/23/12 11:25 AM
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED SERVING CENTRAL FLORIDA
HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION
“I Want a Re-do” Suzy screamed!  “Why” I said, “What’s Wrong”.  “Oh everything, I just had to reduce the asking price of my home by $10,000.  The realtor said we had to do a price drop because the house has been on the market already for three months and we haven’t had any offers.  I’m so upset.”

“My dear friend Suzy, I know you want to downsize and move to smaller living quarters.  You should have contacted me before you put your home on the market.  We would have had … (5 comments)

home selling: Random Logical Thoughts on Your Business Plan by Foxy Interiors - 09/19/12 11:09 AM
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED SERVING CENTRAL FLORIDA
HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION
Business Plan
So you’ve decided you want to be an entrepreneur but have you put into place the elements required to be one and get there?  What’s your title, what’s your branding, where do you need to register your name, get your licenses?  Oh my, it can be overwhelming.  Perhaps you may need to splatter your thoughts on paper and pull a game plan together.  Below are some random logical thoughts on getting that business plan together.  Remember some elements remain the same but others may be very different depending on … (2 comments)

home selling: Searching on the Beach for Professional Home Stagers by Foxy Interiors - 09/13/12 12:24 PM

FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED, SERVING CENTRAL FLORIDA

HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION

I’ve always felt it personally important to belong to a professional organization no matter what the profession. Early this year, after I received my ISRP (International Staging and Redesign Professional) December 2011, I sought to belong with like-minded individuals. I googled “professional organization for home stagers” and low and behold RESA (Real Estate Staging Association) came up. I poked around on their site for a while and pondered the benefits of becoming a member.

RESA is the trade association for professional home stagers which was founded in … (8 comments)

home selling: The Versatility of Foxy Interiors: Renovation, Home Staging & Redesign - 09/08/12 09:48 AM
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED, SERVING SEMINOLE AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES
RENOVATION. HOME STAGING. REDESIGN
Autumn is almost upon us. For Floridians that really doesn't mean much except an occasional cooler day here and there. For the hummingbirds, they leave Central Florida and migrate. For the snow birds, they prepare to arrive in Florida as their primary home gets snowed in up north. What does autumn mean to you? Is it time for change?

 
Are you shopping for a new home? Are you thinking about moving south and retiring? Are you thinking about selling your home? Actually autumn is a great time … (0 comments)

home selling: The Reveal with Before/After Photos by Foxy Interiors Incorporated - 09/04/12 10:26 AM
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED SERVING SEMINOLE/VOLUSIA COUNTIES
HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION
The reveal of the kitchen and living room remodel is now being presented. From old world/traditional to modern.  Highlights include:
·       Changed the cabinet color, hardware and added crown molding;
·       Neutralized the wall paint colors in modern grays to allow more versatility in changing out color schemes; accented features in a darker gray; made the beautiful black granite countertops POP by this choice of colors;
·       Added a brushed nickel backsplash;
·       Installed an over the stove microwave;
·       Reconfigured furniture to create a conversation area in living room;
·       … (8 comments)

home selling: Craft Show this Weekend by Foxy Interiors, Seminole/Volusia Counties - 08/31/12 09:26 AM
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED, SERVING VOLUSIA/SEMINOLE COUNTIES
HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION
It's become a family tradition -- ever since my son was a baby in the carriage we have attended the Craft Show at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. Now that he is 16, we continue to visit.
Back in the 1980's crafting was a very big thing and everyone everywhere had some creative item to sale. Most items took on the 'country' theme, some were very rustic. You could find hand-dipped candles which I might add has become a lost art. There were lovely handmade quilts and decorations of painted wood and even … (2 comments)

home selling: The Home Staging Phases, Foxy Interiors, Seminole/Volusia Counties - 08/29/12 09:41 AM
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED, SERVING SEMINOLE/VOLUSIA COUNTIES
HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION
Did you know that within the first three weeks of listing your home that this is the window of opportunity?  Why not make it the best presentation of your home?  Showcasing your home through a professional home stager will show off your best and most valuable asset.
The Foxy Interiors team can accomplish many tasks associated with preparing your home for market.  Once you have received an initial consultation with our recommendations, we then provide a two-pronged service for those items listed in the consultation.
Phase 1, Preparation may include:
·       … (2 comments)

home selling: Spending the Day Together Through Vignettes - 08/26/12 11:52 AM
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED SERVING SEMINOLE AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES
HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION

 
A little while ago I did a blog on What's in a Vignette. Refer to this link to learn more.  I explain how the word came about and show other examples.
In today's blog, I thought we'd start our day by sharing a cup of coffee.  What's your favorite?  I'm pretty fond of a latte; I would have to say Starbucks is the best!  While we're at it, let's hope for some breakfast:  maybe pancakes and an omlette.  Umm yummy.

Now that we've charged up on … (0 comments)

home selling: A Work in Progress with Before/Afters, Foxy Interiors, Central Florida - 08/24/12 10:15 AM
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED, CENTRAL FLORIDA
HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION
Here’s a preview of what two men in five days accomplished on a remodel they recently worked on. 
This link will take you to the previous blog on this project.    Shopping Excursion for Redesign Job 
Crown molding was installed at the top of the kitchen cabinets to take up some of the dead space between the cabinet tops and the ceiling.  Doesn’t this added architectural element add that touch of class?  Umm, the cabinets have transformed too.  What else do you notice about the before and after photos?
 
 
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home selling: Early Interiors by Foxy Interiors, Seminole/Volusia Counties, Florida - 08/21/12 09:12 AM
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED, CENTRAL FLORIDA
HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION
Let’s take a walk back in time to a topic that has always fascinated me – early interiors.  Did you know that in the earliest form of human life we have found actual pictures of interior decoration?  Care to take a guess where?  Yep, way back in the cave man days, art has been found on their walls.
Even back then, two basic essentials for human sustenance were found to exist:  a desire to “nest” and to have “visual organization” in our spaces. I’ve drawn the conclusion that these characteristics are inherent … (4 comments)

home selling: 2013 Color Trends by Foxy Interiors, Central Florida - 08/13/12 10:33 AM
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED, CENTRAL FLORIDA
HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION
Here’s a preview of what’s upcoming in 2013.  Color, color and more color.  Check out this rug 'Pollack', from The Rug Market.  I could easily see this in a child’s play room.  Nice bright vivid colors in lime, turquoise, magenta and orange, along with some gray and white to take the edge off the brightness. 

Personally, I’m drawn to bright colors; I think it comes from living in the hot Florida climate six months out of the year.  The key here is moderation:  maybe one accent wall, several pillows or … (2 comments)

home selling: Is Your Home Worthy of Home Staging? by Foxy Interiors Central Florida - 08/11/12 11:07 AM
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED, CENTRAL FLORIDA
HOME STAGING. REDESIGN. RENOVATION
Do you want to present your home's best features when you put it on the market?  When your home is staged, potential buyers can view themselves living in the home.  They will see your home showcased and will not be distracted by your personal items or style of living. Rather they can imagine themselves living there.
The example below is of an un-staged home that is on the market.  What are your thoughts on this space?  Can you tell how big the room is, where you want to place your furniture?  I … (6 comments)

 


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