Welcome to my blog! I usually write about three times a week....generally offering Home Staging advice and decorating tips. I also write about local events in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire and I throw in the occasional healthy recipe.
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NH Home Staging Tip: It's Harder To Sell If Your House Has A Smell! As surprising as it may sound, this is not obvious to many sellers. Homeowners become immune to the odors in their house. Odor, if not completely eliminated, can be a deal breaker in real estate. Joy Daniels, of Joy Daniel...
Wordless Wednesday - A Vintage Thanksgiving
Home buyers don't want to pay full asking price, they want to pay below asking price. As soon as a buyer finds a home they like, they start looking for ways to justify a low offer. Ironically, it's most often the seller who provides them with exactly what they are looking for. Common reasons...
I received an email last week from a man wanting an estimate to stage a two bedroom home. I replied, as best I could with the limited information provided. Yesterday I received another email saying his agent has told him that... "it's too early to think about staging....it might be a considerat...
Wordless Wednesday - Carnival Camouflage
Valerie Zinger, Canadian home organizing specialist, makes a great point.....smoking in your house will dramatically reduce your buyer pool!You can't hide the smell, you must remove it. Removing it may require more than just cleaning. Depending on the length of time it has been absorbing the s...
Whether you are on the buying or selling side of the equation, there is a powerful force driving both sides of a real estate transaction. That powerful force is Emotion.Everyone in the real estate business has stories of how emotions have played a role in their business....both heartwarming and h...
Wordless Wednesday - Electric Personality Fully Charged
When my kids were small I created a play grocery store for them in a corner of our family room. It all started with a toy cash register, grocery cart, and some plastic play food. Rather than buy additional toy groceries I decided to recycle (long before recycling was popular) the packaging fro...
Wordless Wednesday - And Baby Makes Three