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Complete the Look: Prop Styling by The Refreshed Home

Complete the Look: Prop Styling by The Refreshed Home

Did you know in Westchester County, half the houses were built in the mid-1960s or earlier?  Capes, colonials, farmhouses and Tudors of course. And almost as many split levels and raised ranches, with a bunch of moderns and bungalows, just … Continued

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

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

What’s Wrong with These Listing Photos?

HGTV never talks about listing photos.  After 26 minutes of semi-drama, buyers magically show up at Open Houses. Truth is, listing photos are EVERYTHING, they will make or break a listing. Sellers and agents who can see things as buyers … Continued

Selling Westchester County Real Estate in the Age of Yanny or Laurel

Selling Westchester County Real Estate in an Age of Yanny or Laurel

Yanny…or Laurel?  Split…or colonial?  Homefinder apps have changed real estate forever.  Instant, and voluminous amounts of information pumped into smartphones has compressed-and some argue, distorted-buyers’ assessment of online listings. For some, viewing leans to sport. The Dress (ancient history) and … Continued

Don’t Let Your Listing be a Leftover Turkey!

Leftover turkey is great. Leftover listings, not so much.  The listing history of most any property is a few clicks away for the average consumer.  Buyers are not enticed by old listings, or properties that’ve lost their fresh, show-ready condition. … Continued