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Showing posts from June, 2016

In A Sellers' Market, Staging Can Mean More $$

My realtor partners are telling me that it's a sellers' market in my area (Maryland).  Properties that are listed for $300,000 and below are flying off the shelves.  Well, it's been more than 10 years since this has happened, so I think it's great!  However, I still think that staging a house is very important -- to entice buyers into spending more money for your house or condo! In fact, Real Estate Staging Associations (RESA) statistics show: Staged homes sell 50 percent faster (or more!) than houses that are not staged, and staged homes sell for 6-10 percent more than houses that were not staged. Recently,  I just had one of my staged homes sell in 24 hours for an additional $10,000 OVER asking price! In my blog, I wanted to share some mistakes that I have seen home sellers make  in the past eight years when they put their house on the market.  Some sellers wait months before they bring in a Home Stager.  In my opinion, this is a BIG mistake. Here are some ad

Summer Blues!

Trending Blues For 2016 Blue seems to be the hot color of the season, if not the year. Blue is trending in the design and fashion industry, and lucky for me it happens to be my favorite color. The design industry is drawing inspiration from the beach and nature to create some fantastic colors.  Listed below are a wide array of different blues to give you inspiration for your next design project:    Serenity: This color is actually one of the “Pantone’s Color of the Year” for 2016. Drawing inspiration from nature, this blue is weightless and airy, reminding us of the blue sky above. Snorkel Blue: One the 2016 Spring/ Summer Pantone Colors. Snorkel Blue is aptly name, conjuring images of the deep blue sea. It is a happy and energetic color and will liven up any space. Limpet Shell : A shade of Aqua that leans towards the green family, this color is clear, clean and crisp. Reflecting Pond: Deep, dark, and