Home Staging and Decorating thought activism at its most passionate! Snappy answers and reasoned resets for your space and your stuff, and why it all matters so darn much.  

*Most* Agents Who `Stage` Diminish Both Our Jobs

In 2008, I understood, respected, and embraced agents who also prepared their own listings for sale. Ditto 2009-2011. 2012, it started getting old, and now, here, in 2013, I suggest that *most* agents who do their own Staging are diminishing both our … Continued

What’s BIG in My Staging Kit This Week

Client advocacy was one of the earliest founding principles of The Refreshed Home. Even before the company was named, which was long before I even heard of BNI-I knew providing solid, quality referrals without fee, or other vested interest was … Continued

SOLD in Mamaroneck: Teamwork Gets Contracts Signed in 15 Days!

SURPRISE! Having a property professionally prepared for sale (a.k.a. “Staging”) guarantees nothing. Teamwork is what does it every time.  Consider Home Staging to be that proverbial third leg of the stool:  Sure, it clears away the obstacles between For Sale, and SOLD.  But Home … Continued

Staging FAQs: What is a Buyer’s Consult?

FAQs is an on-going series that answers the questions I hear most often. USUALLY in 4oo words or less, but this is really a two-fer, so loosening up on that part. Last post asked why buyers don’t use their imaginations– got me a lot of feedback … Continued

Sofas for Dummies (NOT): Shopping with The Refreshed Home

(Fill in the noun) for Dummies has been one of the most successful franchises in  publishing history.  Since the inaugural DOS for Dummies launched in 1991, there are over 250 million of the the trademark yellow and black softcover books in print 1800+ … Continued

Buy New, or Re-Upholster? And What About Slipcovers?

  Increased activity in the housing market has increased confidence about updating our homes.  In my business, that’s translated to a lot of questions about the wisdom of buying new vs. re-upholstering, or just slipcovering. Helping clients make thoughtful and value-oriented decisions is what … Continued