Twas The Week Before Christmas, And My House Was For Sale

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Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations

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Twas the week before Christmas

and all through the house

every room had been cleaned and prepared 

by the Stager and her spouse.

 

The furniture had been placed...each accessory chosen with care,

in hopes that a buyer, very soon would be there.




The Home Stager has become the Seller!

It's the week before Christmas and my Portsmouth NH home is for sale.

One thing is for certain, I'm a woman of my word.  I practice what I preach! All those times I said to a client "if it were my house I would..." have become a reality.   This selling business is no fun....especially when you are as serious about preparation and presentation as I am.  There has been no rest and will be no rest until a buyer is found.

Pray for us!  LOL!

One very important thing I've learned....don't let Winter or the holidays scare you away from listing.  We have seen a lot of action this past week.  The people looking at houses the week before Christmas are very serious!

All I want for Christmas this year... is a BUYER!!

 

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Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Kim:  Thank you, that means the world to me.  I am so grateful for the support here...my AR family has never disappointed me!

Dec 22, 2011 07:12 PM #23
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Hi Sharon ~ What a beautiful property -- 4 acres in the woods?  Wow!  And the house looks like a magazine layout.  I'm sure you're going to have a pending sale very soon!!  Be sure to keep us updated .... and enjoy your family and your home in your last Christmas there  :-)

Dec 22, 2011 07:55 PM #24
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Sharon - Your house looks goooooorgeous!  I'm sure it will be snapped up - it's the whole package.  Fingers and toes crossed for you!

Dec 22, 2011 08:57 PM #25
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Sharon--you certainly have a lot going on in your life this week.  Your home is beautiful and no doubt it will sell very soon.  I always say you don't need luck when you have talent, and you have plenty of talent.  Happy Holidays. 

Dec 23, 2011 03:08 AM #26
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Maureen:  My "last Christmas" here...that's sad!  We moved into this house the week before Christmas so I guess we have come full circle.

Sally:  Thank you, I will let you know when you can uncross those fingers and toes.

Janet:  Thank you!  It has been a very busy couple of weeks, and very emotional too!  I'm ready to relax now and enjoy the holiday!

Dec 23, 2011 12:02 PM #27
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Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Accredited Staging Professional

Sharon, first, you have a wonderful home and it looks gorgeous! Second, are you crazy! LOL I don't see any sign of those grandsons ;).

Best of luck with your sale and have a very Merry Christmas!

Dec 23, 2011 07:44 PM #28
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Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof
Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty - Dallas, TX
The Little REALTOR® That Could

Dear Sharon,

This has to be the one of the biggest decisions you had to make. I know it won't be easy, but it will be a success and you will too! There has to be such an emotional attachment but I know you will adjust and things will always be good for you.

Merry Christmas to you Sharon. You've been a tremendous support to me in providing feedback that was genuine and sincere. I wish you many blessings, good health, a destination that will make you happy, a stress free move, joy, happiness and all good things. \

Keep the faith Sharon. Pay-it-Forward is coming your way... I feel it!

Take care and trust that everything is going to be alright.

Kind Regards,

Patricia

Dec 23, 2011 08:17 PM #29
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Janice:  Thank you, and yes I am crazy!  Timing worked out well as far as the grandsons go....Jack's mom is on maternity leave and Zack's mom is on vacation.  Grandson free zone this week.

Patricia:  I appreciate your support, and reassurance.  I'm a strong believer in things happening for a reason and working out for the best...I am very excited about our new chapter!

Dec 24, 2011 01:42 PM #30
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Laura S. Baker
First Weber Group - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor, (920) 728-4118, First Weber Group

Just stopped by again to wish you the most wonderful Christmas Sharon!  Big hugs!!!

Dec 24, 2011 02:56 PM #31
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Sharon, coming back making sure are having a wonderful Christmas Eve! Happy Holidays.

Dec 24, 2011 11:54 PM #32
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By the time you read this, you'll probably know whether you were naughty or nice. Look under the Christmas tree.... no presents? naughty.... I'm guessing they'll be lots of presents.

Merry Christmas Day!

Dec 25, 2011 07:30 AM #33
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Laura & Anna:  So sweet!  Merry Christmas to you both...I had a very nice Christmas Eve with my kids and grandbabies and a very relaxing day today! 

Russel:  Merry Christmas!  HOpe it was a very special one for you!

Dec 25, 2011 07:27 PM #34
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon- I enjoyed our chat the other day.  I'm so glad you wrote this.  I'm looking forward to more posts about the trials and tribulations of being a seller!  (it will sell!!!)  PS had to come back to tell you... looked at your listing.. perfectly staged!

Dec 25, 2011 11:12 PM #35
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Kathy:  I enjoyed our chat too!  I also had a very nice chat with our friend Laura Baker, who called to check up on me.   Roger has been supporting me via email.  I feel so lucky to have such caring AR friends looking out for me!  As for more posts...nothing in the works right now.  Hopefully a nice update with the details of our sale in the very near future!

Dec 26, 2011 11:55 AM #36
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Kathleen Emhof
Buffalo, Amherst, Orchard Park and Western New York - Buffalo, NY
Home Staging and Redesign, Experts in Transition

Sharon, the house looks awesome! (Yes, checked it out online...)  I know you will have a successful sale!

We will be in the same boat in the coming year!

Best wishes to you!

Kathie

Dec 26, 2011 07:57 PM #37
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Kathie:  Thank you!  It's not fun being in this boat, LOL!  It's exhausting!

 

Dec 27, 2011 12:27 PM #38
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Debbie Walsh
Keller Williams Realty - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000

Sharon I had to come back and say I hope all is going well - It must be hard to leave this beautiful home with so many memories.   Happy New Year my friend!

Dec 28, 2011 10:27 AM #39
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Debra:  Thank you!  Happy New Year to you too!

Dec 28, 2011 01:21 PM #40
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Pat Starnes
Pat Starnes Real Estate - Brandon, MS

What a beautiful Christmas blog! I'm catching up with my reading, hope all is well and your house will surely sell FAST!

Jan 11, 2012 07:33 PM #41
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Pat:  Thank you!  All is well...we have another showing tomorrow...fingers crossed!

Jan 12, 2012 07:14 AM #42
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