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From my page on (more "investigative" than "bloggy"!) ...   If you are still on the fence about the value of professionally staging a home for sale, here is another benefit to consider:  staged properties command higher appraisals. Certified Residential Appraiser Linda Shu...
HomeGain announced the results of their 2009 home improvement survey.  These are the top 12 DIY projects that give the biggest ROI for home sellers.  Here's the link to the article:   HERE ARE THE TOP 5: 1. Clea...
  Home Staging is an art - not something that everyone can do well.  Let me explain.  Last night I did a listing presentation and the sellers were wondering why their home did not sell when previously listed. There were several factors involved:  (1) overpriced (2) no staging appeal and (3) error...
Reblogged from my page on and     When potential buyers view a house for sale, they need to see rooms presented as they were intended.  The master bedroom shouldn’t be an exercise room, the bathroom shouldn’t be a pet station, t...
Reblogged from my page on   We know that the three most important factors for a successful real estate sale are location, price and condition.  While the seller can make changes to the price and condition of a property to hasten a sale, no on...
I have never in my life asked anyone to vote for me for something.  Well, I did run for president of my sophomore class in high school, but with a campaign slogan of "Herb's The Word!", I really didn't expect to win anyhow.  So, I found out today by Google Alert that I'm in the running to make it...
Reblogged from my page on : While the holidays will be just a memory and an extra bag of garbage for pick-up in a couple of weeks, these weeks could be crucial for those who are actively listing and showing their houses.  Buyers who are braving the elements and interrup...
Thanks to Amber, whose post inspired me.  Reblogged from my page on Today is Thanksgiving, a perfect time to pause, reflect and give thanks for all of the blessings we have ...
(Reblogged from my page on ) Take a quick look at this photo: What did you see? Did you notice: The beautiful bay window? The window seat? New high-grade carpet? A fireplace to the left? Plenty of room to put a proper desk? The incredible wooded view outside the w...
One of my oldest and dearest friends is listing her home in South Lyon's Hidden Lakes for sale.  I've known Marilyn since high school, which incredibly means that I've known her longer than I haven't (we don't need to do the math, do we?).  As she is a single mother to a 5 year old girl and has a...

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