When it comes time to sell your home, it’s important to realize that the manner in which real estate is sold has changed over the years. In years past, a property’s price and location were enough to sell it because buyers were not as design savvy or picky as they are today. In the current […]
We see it everywhere.
And it’s scary.
The Themed Kitchen.
Whenever we are in them, our senses are assaulted by wine bottle-carrying obese chefs, roosters of every possible size and description, hand-painted palm trees swaying the breeze on every plate and cup, swags of ceramic chili peppers around the window frame, Folksy-Country signs with wooden hearts telling us the dishwasher is full or empty, salt and pepper shakers made of cowboys napping whilst standing up against cactus (Ouch!).
It’s an epidemic. And when a family of fat chef figurines arrived at my house today, via my significant other on a shopping spree, I was suddenly mentally forced to draw a line between tasteful decor and utter crap (that would be udder crap if it is kitchen decor comprised of black and white cows). I absolutely must rebuke the chefs and banish them to the outer realm.Pin It
Matthew Finlason, well known from HGTV’s hit show, The Stagers, was on Selling LA this past week (Episode 203, The Challenge of Making Decisions). For those of us who love Matthew, which is pretty much everyone he meets or has seen his passion and flair for both design and drama, this was another moment to […]Pin It
Is your curb appeal attracting or repelling potential buyers? Here is a quick 4 minute video that may help you decide if your home is ready for market. If you aren’t sure, contact Curb Appeal Queen Michelle Molinari for help…
This 4 minute sample lets you peek into Michelle Molinari’s revolutionary, first of its kind Curb Appeal Course.
We have to put on that suit (pantyhose, pumps, and all!) and grab that briefcase, and explain who we are, what we do, and why we do it. We need to whip out those “purportedly” useless credentials many of us have, and talk about our affiliations and associations.We have to qualify ourselves as an expert to be treated like one.
Spring is almost here! We welcome the season of abundant renewal and growth. The days may be getting longer, but are we really getting ahead? Are we even keeping up? We all experience that “not-enough-hours-in-the-day” feeling from time to time, but there are ways to prevent it from becoming a way of life. As the […]
Painting advice is rampant with all sorts of gee-gaws and product suggestions to make projects go more smoothly.
As Stagers who not only advise, but oversee the execution minor renovations, here’s some real cost effective tools we use every day to make our work professional and profitable…. from Feature This…Real Estate Staging!
I often get calls from Realtors who say, “I have a family who is actually going to be living in their home while it’s on the market. They would like to use their own furniture. Do you do that?” It always amazes me that they have to ask whether afull service Home Staging company would be willing to work with (gasp) someone’s OWN THINGS?! But I know why they have to ask.