5 Staging Tips If Your House Isn’t Selling

Good houses don’t sell. It is a sad, frustrating fact. I have staged houses that were in that circumstance–great houses, no sale (until we staged!).  What I have found is that there are typically two things at play. Houses that don’t sell often have an issue with price or presentation. I tell all of my […]

The Power of The Throw Pillow

There are so many great and inexpensive ways that sellers–and anyone, really–can update the look and feel of each room in their house. And, over the years, I have realized that there are a few key components to making a room really sing, especially in online listing photos.  I recently wrote about how to update a room […]

4 Tips to Style Every Room Better NOW

Do you remember the Seinfeld episode with the “close talker”? Ever been in that situation? If you have, you know how important space is to how you feel in a social situation. Did you know that the same thing applies to how you arrange your furniture? Could your sofa possibly be making a potential buyer […]

Which Backsplash Tile Goes With Granite?

Even though Quartz and solid surface counters are making a strong showing, granite is still the counter that I see installed most often when people upgrade their kitchens.  Also, since granite has become one of the more affordable options for countertops, a lot of my investors use them in their rehabs and a lot of […]

My Favorite Brass Hardware Under $10

Photo by Ashlee Hall of PA Real Estate Photography Have I told you lately that I am completely obsessed with brass?  Aged brass to be more precise.  If I never set eyes on another faux polished brass anything for the rest of my life, I will be super content.  But aged brass is a whole […]

Introducing our new app!

Do you remember as a kid for Christmas or Hannukah, getting super excited to get that one “it” gift.  For me it was the Barbie Beauty Salon.  I thought that I had been so outrageously good that year that Santa of course would see the wisdom in giving me the one tool that could take […]

Home Staging Tip: How To Style Your Dark Sofa

Full disclosure…when I first started my real estate staging business, I was not very good at explaining why something wasn’t working in a room.  The reason was that I really didn’t know why I felt the way I did.  I would just get this little voice nagging at me and I would struggle to come […]

How To Make A Crazy Wall Color Make Sense

Neutralize, neutralize, neutralize. You’ve heard that advice a million times I am sure. Honestly, it is generic advice that anyone can give you and is often misguided, especially when it comes to paint colors. If you are starting from scratch with a flip or new construction then you are most likely going to keep the […]

Should We Paint The Paneling To Sell The House?

Sheila reached out to me in a panic.  Her house had been on the market for 60 days and they had no offers. “Everyone says it’s dated and dark.  Everyone wants open concept and light and bright.  If I hear those two things one more time, I don’t know what I’ll do.” When I got […]

Updating 80’s Laminate Cabinets To Sell

Mullets and feathered hair were wicked awesome in the 80’s but thank goodness, we easily jumped off of those two train wrecks of fashion.  80’s laminate cabinets haven’t seemed so easy to shed though.  And, when you get ready to sell your house, they are a real problem. But, fear not!  Like a great new […]