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                                                                           K.I.S.S.:  K-eep  I-t  S-imple  S-tupid.  I'm not suggesting that home sellers are stupid, buy I am advocating that they keep things simple when marketing their property. Here's what I mean: •·         De-clutter (I always...
11/10/2009
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I'm 5 foot, 10 inches tall.  If you are 5'2" or 6'4", we probably don't see eye to eye--at least, when it comes to hanging art! Hanging art at eye level is a rule that just doesn't work!  A better rule to begin the process:   leave 1/3 of wall space above the picture and 2/3 of space below.  Ano...
11/08/2009
  Home Stagers often use silk plants and floral arrangements to warm up spaces in properties on the market.  Quality silk plants look nice and certainly have their place-particularly in vacant properties, but nothing beats the real thing if using them is an option. Some homeowners just don't hav...
10/22/2009
FALL: IT'S A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP! Seasonal Decorating   Fall-I love the crispness that greets me in the morning and the beautiful color that is so plentiful in Chester County where I am blessed to live, but I hate the short days and what I know is right around the corner. . . winter and it's c...
10/12/2009
5 QUICK TIPS ON SIZE AND PLACEMENT OF CHANDELIERS If you find yourself at a loss when it comes to purchasing a new chandelier, here are some quick tips to serve as a guide for scale and placement: To know the size of chandelier to purchase in a dining room, here is a good rule of thumb:   1' narr...
08/27/2009
For Pet Owners:  A 10-Point Check-list when Marketing Your Home   Make sure you can answer a definitive NO to these ten questions: 1.    Are there pet odors when you enter (ask a 3rd party since you will be used to the smells and not notice them)?  Open windows if possible for a few hours before ...
08/19/2009
"THE MONKEY LIVES HERE"-ANIMAL SHEDDING:  3rd in a series on Pets and Marketing Your Home  Those who have followed this series on Pets and Marketing Your Home may want to skip down to the topic of Animal Shedding.  If you haven't read the preceding articles on Pet Odors or Litter Boxes, here is t...
08/19/2009
"THE MONKEY LIVES HERE"-LITTER BOXES 2nd in a series on Pets and Marketing your Home If you've read the first part of this series, Pet Odors, you can skip to the topic below.  If you are wondering where the title of this series came from, here is an excerpt from part 1: "Richard Pryor had a skit ...
08/18/2009
"THE MONKEY LIVES HERE"-PET ODORS 1ST in a series on Pets and Marketing your Home   Richard Pryor had a skit where his pet monkey kept bothering a guest.  When the guest complained, his response was "The monkey lives here. . . you're just visiting!"  While this is a good solution for getting rid ...
08/16/2009
Some recent articles have presented staging as something to be avoided like the plague.  The reality is that staging is a tool that benefits both sellers, and (maybe less obviously) buyers too! For the Seller: Staging addresses the issues where today's buyers are focused-cleanliness, paint, carp...
04/10/2008
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