Welcome to my blog! Now that I am retired, I don't blog as much as I used to, generally offering Home Staging advice and decorating tips when I do write. On Wednesdays I enjoy sharing a fun picture or meme using my grandchildren as my inspiration.
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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
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
I received a call yesterday morning from a seller asking about my Home Staging services. I told him that an initial consult, up to two hours, is $150 and I explained what my Home Staging Consult includes. He wanted to know if he could skip the consult and go right to the staging.I had a simila...