The Refreshed Home: Before and After Pics Part One
Besides results, The Refreshed Home’s best deliverable in design and listing prep work is peace of mind…. but let’s face it, pictures start the conversation. So welcome to the inaugural…Read More
FAQs: Why White Walls are the Kiss of Death in Listing Photos
Selling, or looking to snazz up your Westchester County property? Believe TRH: 99% of the time, white walls are the kiss of death. Consider: The science of it is the…Read More
Selling? TRH on Staging with Rental Furniture
TRH believes it’s better to consider home staging as the overall thoughtful process of preparing a property for sale, with the use of rental furniture as one option in that process.Read More
Relisting? What are You Going to Change This Time?
Every so often, if the planets are aligned, relisting a property exactly the same way will work the 2nd time. External changes like inventory levels, interest rates, even a different…Read More
Real Estate Myths for $1000 Please
Deadlines are not bad. For many of us, having structure and accountability is how we get things done. But there will always be deadlines. And I suggest creating artificial, anecdotal,…Read More
Second First Dates
Twenty-eight years ago tonight I had a second first date with my now- husband Doug. Our official first date was 6 weeks prior, and it didn’t go so well. He…Read More
Do These Things Now for Best Early Spring Market Listing Photos
Depending on the weather, and who you ask, early spring market can start anywhere from December 26th (that’d be me) to Groundhog Day, or Super Bowl Monday. This year it’s…Read More
Is Mona a Secret Genius? (or, Great Listing Photo Styling in Uncertain TImes)
Vowing to regain control of my mental (and actual) desktop, I’m ruthlessly cleaning out my inbox, deleting and un-subscribing left and right. Uh-oh. “Find Out if Mona is a Secret…Read More
Get Your Westchester County Property Noticed, and SOLD During COVID
As we navigate through COVID, houses are still being listed every day here in Westchester County. Offers are being made, and deals are being closed. More cumbersome, and in understandably…Read More
Bookcase Composition in the Age of Zoom and Virtual Tours
In today’s Age of Zoom and virtual tours, your bookcases are an extension of you, or your listing. Silently, its your message, your story, your credentials. So let’s talk about…Read More
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…Read More
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