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The DREADED "Popcorn" texured ceiling ....also [not so affectionately] known as the "cottage cheese" ceiling. While this type of textured ceiling is quite common here in the Northeast, it seems to be hated by most. Conventional wisdom dictates that since todays buyers seem to detest this particul...
01/23/2011
Whether you're selling a house, at work or in a relationship your level of commitment to whatever it is you're doing will greatly impact your results. Today I learned a clever way to tell the difference between being involved and being committed.  All you have to do is think about bacon and eggs...
01/22/2011
Sometimes all we need is a little help from our friends!  I'd like to say a big THANK YOU to my friend Melissa Mckinney.....  In a recent blog post, I had expressed a desire to get those cute little social media buttons onto my blog. EVERYONE else seems to have them but me!  It was something I've...
01/21/2011
  Here's a GREAT post by Lora 'Leah' Stern.   We are always preaching to our sellers that they need to be REALISTIC about their asking price.  Why?  Because, your house is only worth what a buyer is willing to pay for it.  They don't care how pretty it looks, how much you owe on it or how much yo...
01/21/2011
I saw this quote by Mahatma Gandhi and it really resonated with me .... "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."  Kind of reminds me of my early days as a home stager.  I was so sure that this was going to be a great business opportunity! First they igno...
01/19/2011
Home sellers and agents are always asking me why its so important to remove family photos. I read a great blog post on the subject of 'Staging Gone Wild' (or something along those lines). The author insisted that he never heard buyers say they didn't buy a house "because the seller had so darned ...
01/17/2011
How do you actually LIVE in a house that's been STAGED?   Now that's a question I get a lot! A lot of people think that a staged home needs to look like it just jumped off the pages of Better Homes and Gardens.  This is a very unrealistic expectation for most people who are living in their home w...
01/16/2011
Women don't want to hear, "what nice eye makeup you're wearing today" the purpose of the makeup they apply is to hear, "what beautiful eyes you have."  Staged homes are no different. We want buyers to view a home and say, "what a great house" NOT "I love how that living room was decorated." I am ...
01/15/2011
Oh what a nice surprise I received in my PO box today!  My friend Gail Harris sent me a CD of her husband's beautiful music.   Very often I will listen to it at night while I'm blogging by visiting RichardHarrislive.com (I'm listening to it right now).  It always puts me in such a calm and relaxe...
01/13/2011
This post was inspired by Julea Joseph's compelling post she asks, Is Home Staging now a Dirty Word?  Julea seems to be worried about all the "bad staging" going on out there - and perhaps rightfully so.  She tells us those without talent and professionalism are mucking up the staging world, givi...
01/10/2011
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