Simplify Your Next Move:Coming to Briarcliff Manor NY 10510 June 5th

Home Stager with Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY

In the early 1970s a study was conducted ranking the levels of stress 43 different life events produced, and if the amount, and type of stress induced illness.   Back then, a change of living conditions, or change of residence fell in the middle, somewhere between a loss of job and changes in social structure, like school and families.

While I'd bet the ranking would be different today, the events causing stress are the same. Even under the best of circumstances, moving is burdensome. Besides the physical task, there are endless details, as well as emotional and financial issues to consider.

But factor in having lived in a house for decades-there are the new realities of the real estate market, as well a myriad of tax laws and other rules about selling, and structuring any gains. And ohyes family and friends are not always local, able or available to help. In other words, cleaning out the garage is the least of your troubles.

Well, you know the punchline to the old joke, 'How do you eat an elephant?' It's the same with downsizing-'One bite at a time'. There's a lot to know about these different elements; missed opportunities or wrong guesses could cost you, while adding needless stress or family drama.

On Tuesday June 5th, I will be participating in a panel presentation touching on these elements, and would love you to join us. Suitable for anyone contemplating a move, or for those who love, and wants to support someone on the verge of such a change, Easing Transitions: Simplifying Your Next Move will be presented at Atria Briarcliff Manor from 6:30-7:30.

In that hour you'll meet:

  • Colin Sandler LCSW and owner of Medicaid Solutions will discuss navigating the paperwork, obtaining services, and financing of long-term care needs
  • Barbara Bodnar SRES, LCSW is an Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker and will speak on practical considerations of selling in today's marketA
  • And MOI-owner of The Refreshed Home, who will explain all the ways this mysterious entity known as "Staging" can work for you by sharing stories, and lots of Before and After photos.

  Marie Graham IDS ASP, owner, The Refreshed home

The presentation is free, and open to the public, and refreshments will be served, but seating is limited (and I really mean that, it's not just a line). Atria Briarcliff Manor is located at 1025 Pleasantville Road, in Briarcliff, please RSVP to Robin Goldberg 914.923.4400 ext 233, or at

Making a move is about more than your stuff, it'a about the people and the process. Ours is a complicated world, having smart and kind people in your corner counts for a lot. Hope to see you there! 

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Our spaces affect us profoundly...and so many other parts in our life fall into place when our spaces and possessions serve us in the best way they can. But getting there is much more than a pursuit of pleasing aesthetics.


Decorating and Staging are different, but much of the skill sets overlap, and each creates unique solutions that considers the needs, goals, resources, expectations, hopes and dreams of each client.

Bettering Westchester, Putnam and lower Fairfield counties since 1981, The Refreshed Home works collaboratively, and brings a thoughtful approach to the creative process. Proud to make a difference, as well as make a living. Offering specialty services such as remote and buyer consults, listing photo/video styling, guided and accompanied shopping, and accessory rental. We get in, get out, and you get on with your life.  Talk to me TODAY about how we can better your space!




Marie Graham ASP, IAHSP, IDS Your Stager With A Mission!

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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Sounds like a needed event.  The stress factor of these changes can be eased when dealing with seasoned professional, which is what the seminar is all about!!

Jun 01, 2012 04:19 AM #1
Jenny Durling
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What a great idea for a presentation - best of luck with your. I hope you get a big turnout!

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