Friday, July 1, 2022
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Debra Gould

home staging consultation

What is a Home Staging Consultation?

Home staging doesn’t have to be expensive, especially if you just hire a home stager to give you detailed advice on what to do on your own. This is commonly referred to as a Home Staging Consultation and a good one will include: 1. Discussion of the target buyer for your home. Think of home staging as “packaging” your real […]

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Barb Corcoran Real Estate Lies

Real Estate Lies Explained by Barb Corcoran

I’ve learned the hard way how many real estate lies can be contained in a newspaper ad or real estate listing. That’s because I’ve bought 8 homes in 4 cities and read thousands of real estate listings over the years. It’s a real emotional roller coaster searching for a home. We’ve all been taken in […]

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5 Ways Not to Blow Your Real Estate Deal

It doesn’t matter whether you’re trying to sell your home in a hot real estate market or in a down real estate market, there are many ways to avoid blowing your real estate sale. In an interview with the Today Show, $5 billion real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran (who you may recognize from the show […]

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real estate frustration

When Home Staging Doesn’t Sell Your Home

Thanks to “JC” for a recent comment on this blog expressing his frustration that his staged home didn’t sell. It’s awful to be in that situation when you feel like you’ve done everything “right”. I don’t know JC or even what city he lives in, but he said he spent a lot of money on […]

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real estate listing photo shot at dusk

Real estate listing photo better at dusk

Real estate photography quality has never been more critical. I’m dismayed when I see real estate listing photos that look like they’ve been shot from a moving car, or when the photos show a home at its least flattering angle. As a home seller you need to insist that your real estate agent use quality […]

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quick tip

What bed size to buy for a tiny condo?

An interior redesign client of mine was struggling with what size of bed to order for the master bedroom of her new condo. She and her husband were used to sleeping in a King but she was concerned it would be too crowded in the new room.

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Real Estate Agent You’re Fired!

Finding the right real estate agent is so critical whether you’re buying or selling a house. Unfortunately, with about 1.3 million Realtors® in the US and approximately 98,000 in Canada, there are bound to be a lot of agents who aren’t at the top of their game.

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Redecorate Bathroom for Spring

There’s nothing like flipping through the latest editions of House & Home, Better Homes and Gardens, Elle Decor, Style at Home, or House Beautiful to have you craving a new house or major renovations. Both are costly options! Instead, try to redecorate and fall in love with your current home all over again. It’s amazing […]

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Home Staging Helps Develop a Real Estate Listing Mindset

One of the side benefits of home staging is that it helps you see your house as a real estate listing instead of your home. A professional home stager forces you to look at your home from the eyes of a highly critical buyer which is key to selling quickly and for top dollar. If […]

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real estate saftety tips

5 Real Estate Safety Tips to Protect your Family

One of the unpleasant realities of selling your home on the real estate market is that you’ll have to put up with strangers going through every room and opening every closet. They’ll even look in your medicine cabinet! It’s all fair game, since you are trying to sell your house and prospective buyers have the […]

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