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Dogs....Man's best friends? Maybe, but...

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Okay, I have to start off by saying that I have not only owned dogs (and other pets) my entire life, but I also firmly believe that animals end up being the most loyal of companions throughout life.

Provided pets are adequately cared for, loved, regularly exercised, fed, and kept warm, I am a strong advocate for people having them.

 

But, there is a time and place for an animal to be present. And, when you are

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How about we start with that nasty crock-pot?

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 1:30 AM

By now, we have all heard the following:

"When selling your home, it is important to de-clutter!"

We have also heard that kitchens are one of the two most important spaces within a property to expend a lot of time/energy/elbow-grease.

It is a fact that the top three things that buyers have said, over and over again, that they are willing to pay more money for are fresh paint, updated flooring, a...

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Home Staging Works - Reason # 10,115

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 1:55 AM

Are you wondering how you missed the previous 10,114 Reasons?

Well, it is never too late to start reading my blog posts!

Ready for it? Wait....wait.....ok....

Another BIG reason that Professional Home Staging in a property for sale works is that you are simply casting your net as wide as possible. You are ensuring that ALL buyers in your target markets (buyers interested in your particular type of dwelling, location...

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Home Staging Service for the DIY types out there

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 1:40 AM

So, you have heard all the buzz about Home Staging, and how important it is when selling your home?

You have probably also seen at least a couple of the shows on HGTV where sellers are shown how to take their listed property from "blah" to "wow" for a quicker sale.

Maybe you are planning on listing your home for sale, or have already listed it with not a lot of success.

Maybe you are aware that some changes need to take place with the overall presentation of your home, but h...

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Home Staging gives REALTORS that competitive edge...plain and simple!

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 1:25 AM

Your time is limited and very valuable, BUT I promise you that if you take the time to read this blog post, you will have discovered something that will SAVE you incredible amounts of time, headaches, and money.


You have stumbled across an incredible asset when it comes to the increased number of showing-ready listings you will be able to have under your belt at a time, with no more effort on your part.


I am very passionate about the vast advantages Home&#...

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Annihilate The Fluffy Bath-Mat!!!

Posted on June 12, 2011 at 4:20 PM


What is it that I LOVE to do as a Professional Home Stager? That’s right! I LOVE to ruffle feathers!

However, I plainly define the “ruffling of feathers” as this: SPEAKING IN ABSOLUTE TRUTHS

Nice, fluffy, fuzzy, warm, cuddly Bath Mats and Toilet Lid Covers have absolutely no place in bathrooms, ESPECIALLY when one is attempting to sell their home!

The firs...

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Home Staging is a Frivolous Expenditure! Right?

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 1:15 AM

WRONG!


There is a common misconception among consumers that Home Staging services come along with an enormous price-tag.


Most of us now realize that the benefits of Home Staging when selling Real Estate are endless. We have all seen and heard the statistics, or at least know someone who has experienced success from hiring a Home Stager.


The problem is that betwee...

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Simple, yet effective, De-cluttering Tip #4

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 9:16 PM

So, the corporate giants love to pretend to have their customers' best interests at heart when stocking their shelves with new products.

How many large stores have you gone into in search of products that offer you wonderful storage solutions?

How many of those stores seem to have aisles and shelves and display tables absolutely brimming with nothing but those ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING drawered storage towers and bins that are see-through?

This couldn't anger me any more!

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Simple, yet effective, De-cluttering Tip #3

Posted on March 14, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Through life, we have loved ones who pass on and leave us their treasures or simply gift them to us while they are still with us.

Some examples of these items can be any of the following: Doilies, hand-knitted goods, excess kitchen utensils, "decorative" baskets, dated furniture pieces, LP collections, rusty "handy" took kits, sealed tins of shortbread from 1964, stemware, traveller collector spoon collections (this was my particular beasty), and the list goes on and on.

You get t...

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Simple, yet Effective De-Cluttering Tip #2

Posted on February 27, 2011 at 12:41 AM

How many of us hang on to articles of clothing for way too long because we are absolutely convinced that we WILL fit into them again....some day?

I used to do this. I was certain that I would some day return to 135 lbs, which was my weight for ages 15-24. So my mentality was, "If I was able to maintain that weight for such large chunk of time, how could I NOT achieve that weight again in life?"

Many of us have gone through this battle, or are still going through this battle. And, ...

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