We're Putting Our House On The Market

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Home Stager with Creative Home Expressions
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Nope, this post isn't about a client or a home staging consultation.  My husband and I have decided that it is time to put our house on the market and look to down-size.  Is it going to be emotional? It sure is.  Is it going to be exciting?  You bet.  Right now I'm going back and forth between feeling both ways.  It's a new time in our lives, and one I am looking forward to. 

for sale

While we just decided this past week, we have been talking about it for over a year; and what has to be done to make it market ready.  We had already gotten started last year by stripping the wallpaper in the powder room and updating it a bit.  I'll share those pictures in another post.

We have given ourselves a deadline of June 15th to have everything done and ready.  I plan on staging my own house, which I know might be difficult as I am emotionally involved; however, I think that with a little help from my friends I'll be able to pull it off.  So far, I have been able to take a step back and look at the rooms in our home more objectively than I thought I could. 

What I'd like to do is a series of posts bringing you through the process with us.  Not only the emotions, but the reality.  Not just the packing up of memories, but a chance to clear out the clutter and simplify.  Not just removing our mark from the house, but showcasing our investment - the investment we worked so hard on these past 19 years.  

report

I'll be posting "before" and "afters" so that you will be able to see what we've done, and know that even if you got a home staging consultation report, you could do these projects/tasks/fix-ups yourself before you put your house on the market.  I want you to know that when I say, "I know exactly how you feel", I really mean it.

 

Kathy Passarette and Creative Home Expressions are located on Long Island, New York and offer interior decorating, home staging, interior redesign, color consultations and much more.  Please visit our website at www.creativehomeexpressions.com for more information on our services and fees.

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Rainer
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Kathy Passarette
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Creative Home Expressions

Teresa ~ Thank you! I thought it might be good for the public to read too.  Maybe get more people on board with staging.  I am absolutely going to be asking my AR friends for help and opinions!  In fact, I took some pictures this morning of a long hallway I have and I will be working up a post for AR members to give me their input and what I'm thinking about the space.

April 23, 2009 06:02 PM
Rainmaker
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Charlene Storozuk
Home Stager - Burlington Ontario
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I'm so glad that you're going to do a series on this Kathy.  You know I'll be parked on your blog to read each and every part of the process.  You'll do a fantastic job staging your home.  I just wish I lived closer, so I could give you a bit of a hand!

April 23, 2009 06:51 PM
Rainer
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Kathy Passarette
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Creative Home Expressions

Charlene ~ Thanks! Well, you will still be giving me a hand - I'm hoping to get input on areas I'm not sure of what to do. I've got one coming up that I'll be posting this weekend.

April 24, 2009 11:25 AM
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Kathleen Lordbock
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Ok when do we start??

April 24, 2009 07:09 PM
Rainer
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Kathy Passarette
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Creative Home Expressions

Kathleen ~ We start this weekend.  I'm hoping to get a post up today "Members Only" with the first challenging area - THE LONG HALLWAY. 

April 25, 2009 08:48 AM
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Kathy Passarette

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