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#GoCordless: Kids, Cords and Caution

Originally published March 27th, 2010; updated November 4, 2022 It’s a sad truth that sometimes it takes tragedy to raise awareness. #GoCordless is the mantra of the Consumer Product Safety…

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Caring: ZERO Cost, Highest ROI Investment We Can Make

Caring: ZERO cost, Highest ROI Investment We Can Make    It was the end of looong day.  I was tired, hungry, and no mood to cook, so stopped in a…

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New isn’t Normal

New can be a lot of things, but it isn’t normal.  New is different. It catches our attention. With new, we experience or process something we haven’t been faced with…

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The Heroic Challenge of Delivering Happiness

Today’s post is on both expecting, and delivering happiness.  This first sentence is to entertain the algorithms. 🙂   Rest is for consumers and service providers alike. If anything, the last…

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The Ins and Outs of Buyer Consults

If you’ve ever had to show, or were shown an outdated or over-personalized property you wished for this. If you’ve ever listed, or tried to sell a property that was…

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Are You Suffering From 2020 Vision?

Are you suffering from 2020 vision? Typically the measurement of how clearly you can see something from a distance, but it’s exactly the opposite in the real estate market. Simply,…

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Should We Stay, or Should We Go?

Originally published July 7, 2010;  updated June 15, 2022 Should we stay, or should we go? 80’s British rockers The Clash (earworm alert!) gave that question a backbeat, but here…

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I'll ping you

I’ll Ping You

The conversation ended between two accomplished professionals with one saying “I’ll ping you”.  Had it been between two IT colleagues, or other tech-savvy folks there would’ve been a nod and…

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change happens

Change Happens

“Can you BELIEVE this??” my husband thundered from upstairs. “UNBELIEVABLE!!” Doug has a deep voice, but does not typically “thunder”.  So I ran upstairs. The subject of his ire? A…

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Basket of unknown and unlikely elements

CHOPPED: The Home Version

CHOPPED: The Home Version isn’t a game where you draw ingredient cards and advance on a board filled with different culinary challenges. And it’s not an app either. (Not sure…

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…and the Oscar Goes to-WHOOPS!!

Oscar time of year always makes me think of the year we all were speaking in half-sentences afterward: “Did you see…?”, “Can you believe…?” , “What the heck …?”,  “How…?”…

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What you want, what you really really want

What We Want, What We Really, Really Want

Our spaces are personal, and in these minimalist days, what we choose to surround ourselves with matters. 40 years in the people/space/stuff business, I know what we want, what we…

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Marie approaches her recommendations with a down-to-earth sensibility and is also a lot of fun! I have a new friend.

– Susan Sachs, Chappaqua

After Marie staged our house, we had second thoughts about leaving. Couldn't believe we live here.

– Paula and Roger, Hastings-on-Hudson

I don’t always like deferring to experts, but my investment was paid back approximately 20:1.

– Thor Mann, Croton-on-Hudson

Marie has a skill set that is professional and gentle. She removes a homeowner's stress and feeling of being overwhelmed.

– Bonnie Stein, Julia B Fee, Rye

Marie was very easy to work with. I wish we had used her expertise years ago!

– Barry Zelin, Ardsley

Marie Graham gets 5 stars from us! She was spot on in knowing exactly how our house should look for the photographs and the showings.

– Charlotte and Hal, Ardsley

Marie helped us with both selling our old home and decorating our new home. She recommends practical items of good value and is so committed to the details.

– Sandy McCormick Sleepy Hollow

I'm very thankful for Marie's excellent suggestions, from paint colors to floor finishes. We had 3 offers and sold above the asking price!

– George Casale, Bronxville

Marie is the color whisperer. We wanted totally new colors, and now our home is colorful, energizing and harmonious. Our friends comment on how welcoming and warm it is.

– Lesa Rader

She is smart, funny, engaging, with a great eye and creative ideas that we’ve implemented ourselves. I highly recommend her!

– Nan F., White Plains

She’s through and goes throught your home without judgment, providing recommendations with absolutely no pressure.

– Karen Dreher, New Rochelle