staging: I'm So Glad This Home Was NOT Staged Prior To Listing - Now I Own It! - 07/28/14 01:53 AM

Staging a home - it's important!  And if your Winnetka or North Shore home is vacant, it's even more critical to stage it properly. Not necessarily a full house of furniture, but enough to make it welcoming and warm.
Check out this cute post about staging a vacant home
Most Saturday mornings this time of year my husband and I head out sailing.  He goes to the sailboat and I go to the yard sales.   I love finding bargains and treasures of any kind, but my primary goal is toys for the grandbabies.
This past Saturday I scored big....I bought … (1 comments)

staging: Could what's in your home affect the value of it? - 02/06/14 12:21 AM
Staging your Winnetka or North Shore home for sale is one of the most important things you can do.  No matter how beautifully decorated your home is, professional staging can usually make it better.  
Remember - decorating is for living, staging is for selling! Just check out these before and after photos of staged homes.
Here in Chicagoland we stage both occupied and vacant properties. Sometimes we can use what's available and sometimes we need to bring in furniture, art, or accessories. While we can always make a space look better, even on a low budget with no rentals, … (7 comments)

staging: Some Thoughts on Staging Your Home in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth or Glencoe - 05/22/11 01:44 PM
Some Thoughts on Staging your Home in Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth or Glencoe Today on CBS's Sunday Morning, the show examined the business of staging homes, with this particular segment looking at Chicago.  I came away with two major impressions:
The agent who was interviewed (whose name I did not catch) said he won't list homes that are not staged.  He wants to be proud of his listings, he wants the buyers to be wowed when they walk in, and he wants the his homes to be memorable.  None of that will happen if the home owner is opposed or reluctant … (1 comments)

staging: Claudia McLaughlin - Helps You Stage, Organize, Design, Entertain, and Get Dressed - 04/11/10 08:04 AM
Claudia McLaughlin - Helps You Stage, Organize, Design, Entertain,
and Get Dressed!

That's a tall order for one person to handle - but I can tell you that CMF Transitional Organization is indeed, one person.  Claudia McLaughlin is the owner and driving force behind her company(ies) that help sellers do all of the above. We met because I sell real estate and she assists sellers in handling the dreaded "downsizing" that comes after living many years in one house.  The oft asked question, "What do I do with all my stuff?" is Claudia's specialty.  I personally can advise sellers and … (1 comments)

staging: Bad MLS Photos - Funny - 10/26/08 09:39 AM
Sometimes you just wanna have a little fun.  As I go through listings on the multiple listing service  I  get a good laugh occasionally (at someone else's expensive, unfortunatley) and thought I would share some choice pictures.  These homes are located in the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Evanston and Glenview. 
  Are we showcasing the wallpaper?
   Flash works very well here.
   Whoa - don't get vertigo!
   At least this kitchen has a window . . .
   No idea what the point is here.
   Nice corner with strange black box.
   Doors for sale.

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