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RECENT BLOG POSTS
What do Home Stagers and a Habitat House Have in Common?        Well, in this case, the Stagers are designing and furnishing the interior (and exterior!) of a newly-built Habitat house!   In an effort to give back to the community, the Central Long Island and the Metro New York chapters of the Am...
10/14/2009
As the unofficial 'queen of vacants' on Long Island, I love the challenge of working with the seller's own furniture and accessories.  For this particular home, we simply added a mirror, 2 framed prints, some window treatments, 5 accent pillows and faux greenery. When the seller upgraded the kitc...
05/01/2009
I have been going through listings online that are more than 60 days old and felt compelled to blog about something that is blowing my mind!  Out of the 13 listings that I have gone over, 5 of them have absolutely NO photos posted - not even the outside of the house!  Below is an example of one o...
01/13/2009
And, speaking of "blinders", how many houses have you gone into that still have Levelor blinds on most every window? I recently toured a vacant house that has been on the market for more than a year.  Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I will show you what I found in this $800,000+ house ...
01/10/2009
I absolutely love preparing the Home Consultation Report; it is such a simple and effective tool to employ when selling a house.  The best news is that our Staged 2 Sell NY report is completely affordable for anyone who might be putting their house on the market in Nassau County, Suffolk County, ...
09/13/2008
For those who are looking to sell a "Vacant" or Newly Constructed House, here in New York and on Long Island, here is some pertinent information regarding Home Staging and Rental furniture vs. Purchased home furnishings: When I visit a newly constructed or vacant house for the purpose of providin...
09/08/2008
I have been working with builders of newly-constructed homes for some time now.  The houses that are being built in Nassau and Suffolk counties here on Long Island are spectacular!  They have wainscoting on the walls, tongue-n-groove moldings, tray ceilings, spa-like baths, top of the line stainl...
09/06/2008
  Good Grief - I can't believe that it has happened, yet, again! On Friday I went to a model, here on Long Island, that I recently staged with furniture and accessories I had chosen and purchased for the builder.  When everything was delivered 2 weeks ago, I noticed that there were scratches on a...
08/27/2008
 As chapter president of the Metro NY Chapter of ASHSR, I am responsible for holding monthly meetings where area stagers can share ideas about the industry and work together to improve it.  As it happened, I had a conversation with a realtor prior to tonight's 'teleconference' in which we discuss...
03/19/2008
I recently staged a vacant Circa 1600's house on the North Shore of Long Island.  Although I worked up a detailed proposal for rental furniture befitting that style of home, the owner/investor opted to purchase the furniture instead of paying the approximately $1200 per month rental fees for livi...
03/17/2008
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