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FAQs: How Important are Listing Photos?

FAQs: How Important are Listing Photos

A question from a recent workshop: “How important are listing photos?” WELL….it was a centerpiece of a recent NYT’s “The Hunt” candidate. But simply, for buyers, sellers, and agents good listing photos are the first, the last, and everything. The … Continued

Great Expectations

The idea of working with a design or home staging professional might seem quaint and superfluous.  Resources abound! You’ve got HGTV, IG, Houzz and Pinterest at your side!  Apps like Chairish/Offer Up/Trove etc. give even more options. All good…if your expectation … Continued

Ancient History

Our appetite for the future is voracious;  our appreciation and tolerance for the present moment, minimal. True for Christmas trees in late December, kids on car trips, adults waiting on line for the newest phone, and home buyers looking for … Continued

Does Virtual Staging Help Actual Buyers?

Virtual staging – adding, removing, improving via technology-has been around for a while.   Time improved the software, and the skills of those who use it. So….does it work? Does virtual staging help actual buyers get to yes? This home stager … Continued

For Builders and Flippers: RESOLVED for 2019

The Refreshed Home LOVES working with builders and flippers!    The folks whose hands get things done-they know a lot of stuff. Also-no one can implement the cool and best things for less cost. BUT…. We can’t all be good … Continued

FAQs: How Much Do You Charge?

Its the elephant in the room. I hear the apprehension, can visualize the thought bubbles as we exchange initial pleasantries over the phone: The potential client asks: “How much do you charge?” .   Or from an agent I just met: “What … Continued

On-Demand Design: How The Refreshed Home Rolls!

On-Demand Design: How The Refreshed Home Rolls!

On-Demand Design is how The Refreshed Home does home design. It’s acronym (ODD) belies how user-friendly, efficient and very practical the process is.   On-Demand Design gets things done by way of an open-ended agreement. There is no long-term commitment.  Simply, clients … Continued