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I'm very excited to announce the launch of my new business Staging4Smooth Transitions in Southington, Connecticut where we offer solutions for seniors who feel stuck in homes they think won't sell.  Without a doubt, seniors with homes to sell have very unique needs.... Many of the seniors I've w...
03/12/2011
Even when things are bad, they're good.  That's why I love it here in Southington Connecticut. It's a wonderful community with great people and there are lots and lots of things to do. But what I appreciate most are the schools.  I have 3 kids in the Southington Public School System and I have to...
03/07/2011
We're not going to have the room in our lives for what we DO want until we let go of the things we have in our lives that we DON'T want.  I heard these simple yet  life-altering words recently and felt compelled to share them because - de-cluttering is perhaps one of the hardest things for home s...
03/03/2011
Why do sellers do this to themselves in such a competitive housing market?  There is no shortage of information about how to prepare a home for sale. It's EVERYWHERE - on TV, online, in books, magazines, newspapers - advice on how to make your house look attractive to buyers is everywhere. So WHY...
02/28/2011
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HomeGain surveyed about 600 real estate agents from all around the country to determine the top relatively low cost, do-it-yourself  home improvements for homeowners getting their house ready to sell. (low-cost is defined as under $5,000). In my opinion, a home is properly "staged" when all of th...
02/17/2011
I grew up in Massachusetts and can say with out a doubt it is a very, very special place!  I want to say, "thanks Mom!" for sending me this one.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did....  YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM MASSACHUSETTS WHEN: You think if someone is nice to you they either want something or th...
02/12/2011
Do you need a degree in interior design to prepare a home for sale?  NO. (But a PhD in psychology might come in handy.)  Of course a knack for decorating is importatnt but there's A LOT more to preparing homes for sale than just making houses look pretty!   Ideally, the person you hire to help yo...
02/10/2011
Do you want to know a secret? Do you want to know the difference between a successful and a not so successful Facebook business page? Would you like to see a great blog post I found on Inman News that explains exactly what you need to do to enjoy more success on Facebook? Would you care to guess ...
02/07/2011
Every inch of your house tells a story. The way that you prepare - or don't prepare your home for sale says a lot about you and your house.   Sellers, you have the ability to send very powerful messages to your prospects and it's up to you to decide if those messages are positive or negative.... ...
02/02/2011
I mentioned in a recent post that the snow we've been hit with here in Central Connecticut has caused more than our fair share of problems.  Vickey McCartney shared in a comment that she'd never heard of a "roof rake".  Vickey this one's for you ....  A roof rake is a tool that many home and busi...
02/01/2011
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