We're On The Front Page--of the Detroit Free Press Real Estate Section!

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Home Stager with RE:STYLE LLC

"A season to sell: Owners who keep homes on market could fare better in fall"

This is the headline below the HUGE photo of yours truly as she moves an autumn-themed arrangement over to a table. RE:STYLE had just finished staging a lived-in house in Howell, Michigan last week. When speaking with a Realtor friend about the market and staging, she mentioned that a news reporter had called her looking for a house that was on the market now and wondering about themed decor (Halloween, fall, etc.).  One thing lead to the next, and I was at the staged house with my client, the reporter and a photographer!

Autumn centerpiece This was the arrangement in the paper

My client was nice enough to photograph me being photographed for the article! The photographer was being creative with this shot:

Creative photography! Beautiful house!

Advantages to leaving your house on the market in the fall

The article talks about how selling in the fall and winter can be a good thing, as there is less competition out there, and the buyers, while fewer, are more serious about finding a home.

I don't want to violate copyright laws, so click here to see the web version of the article. It's not as dramatic in format as the printed version, but it has the same helpful information!

 

About RE:STYLE LLC

RE:STYLE LLC is located in Brighton, Michigan, and helps homeowners & realtors sell homes more quickly and more profitably by using proven home staging methods to ensure that listings appeal to a broad range of buyers. For more information, please contact RE:STYLE at 810.333.5240 or visit http://www.restylestaging.com.

 

 

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Rainer
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No Longer Active in Staging. No Longer Staging
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Hi Kathi, Well, congratulations on this great article. Your phone should start ringing off the hook for fall. God bless,

Oct 05, 2008 02:00 PM #1
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Wendy Timmons
Move Home Realty - Temecula, CA
Temecula Realtor

Kathi- Congradulations on the article ! I thought the article was great, very well written. :)

Oct 05, 2008 02:07 PM #2
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Karen Staha
Gaston & Sheehan Realty - Round Rock, TX
CRS, GRI, ABR, REALTOR, Austin & Surrounding Areas Texas

How cool is that!  Congratulations Kathi. Love the color decor in the house you staged here too. 

Oct 05, 2008 04:54 PM #3
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Michelle Pimentel
Empire Home Staging Solutions - Upland, CA
ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging

Kathi,

Congratulations on the article!  Hope it brings much business your way!

Oct 05, 2008 05:00 PM #4
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Virginia Tatseos
Stage-Show-Sell - Bloomfield Township, MI

All is can say is that I'm fikken jealous.

I want my day to come.

Wishing you the best.

See you at my staging roundtable.

Oct 05, 2008 06:08 PM #5
Rainer
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Marianne Sweet
Home Sweet Home Staging - Rochester Hills, MI
Home Sweet Home Staging, LLC Rochester Hills, MI

I saw that!!  Good for you!  More great press for the staging biz!

Oct 05, 2008 10:19 PM #6
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Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

Congratulations Kathi!  Nicely written piece and you even got a mention.  Super for you!!  Continued Success!!

Oct 05, 2008 11:09 PM #7
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Kathi Presutti
RE:STYLE LLC - Brighton, MI
Re:Style, LLC

Cheryl,

I'm hoping it'll ring a lot!

Wendy,

I thought the reporter did a great job, too!

Karen

The color is perfect for fall!

Michelle,

Thanks for the good wishes! I hope so, too!

Virginia,

I know, I know--it's taken 3 years for me to get this coverage! Thanks.

Marianne,

Yes, since this article really wasn't going to have much to do about staging to begin with, it just evolved that way!

Michele,

Thank for the visit and the good wishes! They even spelled my name right!!!

Oct 06, 2008 12:58 AM #8
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Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
Shows Great Home Staging

Congrats Kathi!  What great publicity.  I hope it brings lots of business your way :-) 

Oct 06, 2008 01:06 AM #9
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Kathi Presutti
RE:STYLE LLC - Brighton, MI
Re:Style, LLC

Wanda:

Thanks! However, so far, most of the calls have been from people who want to get in on the fun of being a stager! But, the article is on my website and I'm getting Google Alerts for my name, so that's helpful!

Oct 07, 2008 08:54 AM #10
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Kathi: I tried to log in to leave a comment on the article at the Free Press site, but had a problem with their server. Anyway, having been featured in the Los Angeles Times, I can tell you  this kind of press coverage is the gift that keeps on giving. You will be receiving calls from that article 6 months or a year from now. Congratulations.

Oct 07, 2008 12:19 PM #11
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Kathi Presutti
RE:STYLE LLC - Brighton, MI
Re:Style, LLC

Michelle:

Thanks so much! I really appreciate that you did this! I have just started getting some calls this evening. And I'm sure you're right--I will look forward to the calls.

Oct 07, 2008 01:50 PM #12
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Kathi: I was finally able to post a comment on the on-line article. I hope it helps. I wanted to strangle the guy who left the negative comment.

Everyone: If you have a chance, click on the article in Kathi's post above and leave a comment about the power of home staging and Kathi's skill as a stager. Stage it forward!

Oct 07, 2008 02:00 PM #13
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

HI Kathi!  So exciting for you!!!  I tried to leave a message but am having trouble, will try again later.   

Oct 07, 2008 04:25 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Mindy & Jay Robbins
Robbins Real Estate - Dallas, TX
Expect Excellence from Robbins Real Estate

Nice job.  Its nice to be rewarded for your success!

Oct 07, 2008 04:35 PM #15
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Kathi Presutti
RE:STYLE LLC - Brighton, MI
Re:Style, LLC

Michelle:

Thanks so much for the effort and for asking others to contribute. I really appreciate this! And yes, I wanted to strangle him, too! I should tell him, "Hey, buster, 'mum's' the word!!!"

Cathy:

Thanks so much! It seems like they don't have this comment thing down pat yet!

Mindy and Jay:

Thanks for the comment and the visit!

Oct 08, 2008 09:35 AM #16
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Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

Beautiful work Kathi...Congratulations and lots of leads from this would be a good thing...you go girl. 

Oct 08, 2008 11:02 AM #17
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Kathi Presutti
RE:STYLE LLC - Brighton, MI
Re:Style, LLC

Thanks, Terrylynn! This was a great client, and I know we all appreciate those! I have gotten a few leads, too.

Oct 09, 2008 02:54 PM #18
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