June 7, 2018

Behind-the-Scenes of Fox 5 NY Home Staging News Segment

We recently had the opportunity of showcasing our home staging work on a local New York City news channel, Fox 5 NY. The news segment highlighted how you present a home for an open house and a real estate listing can make a huge difference in its sales price. Come along behind-the-scenes to discover why I chose this furniture set-up, see the transformation, shop the look and my technique for working on a video shoot. Let me start from the beginning, this segment didn’t happen overnight. In fact, there were a lot of moving parts similar to when a property is being staged that needed to be orchestrated by the Good Day New York show’s producer, Donielle Battista-Stanton, and myself. [Side note: I used to work with Donielle at WCBS-NY on the local morning news show years ago.] Donielle dealt with finding a location, researching interviewees, and scheduling her team to interview and […]
May 31, 2018

[Shop the Look] 8 Fool-Proof Wall Art Ideas to Choose in Your Home

Have a room with empty walls? Why not, dress the space with these eight wall art ideas. When decorating a home, wall art is one way to bring flair, personality and style into each room.  From framed photos to contemporary painted canvas, there are many ideas you can use to transform your space. Browse through our best wall art tips to learn what type of wall art to display in your home that brings in personality without being too personal– especially if you’re in the process of selling your property. As you know when selling a home choosing wall art should involve pieces that display the lifestyle of that home’s style and neighborhood. Here are some ideas to consider, and the best part all of these ideas are under $250 (click on any of the images below to shop the look): Wall Art #1: Try Abstract Art   Swirling shapes, splats […]
May 24, 2018

[Checklist Inside] Home Staging Tips to Prepare for an Open House

Having an open house in your home is an opportunity to get your product in front of potential customers, so it’s important to put your best foot forward and make sure your home is prepared properly for sale. While opinions about whether to hold an open house vary from agent to agent, the overall goals of an open house remains the same– to attract home buyers, create a buzz and sell houses. Is your house ready for an open house? Will home buyers notice the best features of your home? It goes without saying that your home must be in good condition for an open house to be successful, or most likely buyers will walk out. If you want to appeal to home buyers, looking for move-in ready properties, have a plan before holding an open house. Here’s what home sellers should consider: A Week Before an Open House Now is the time to […]
May 17, 2018

[VIDEO] How to Revive Your Home’s Exterior After Winter

As temperatures rise, so does a homeowners interest to take on projects outside. But, what projects should be on your to-do list to spruce up your space and make the biggest impact? Let’s discuss.     Earlier this week, as we were walking to the gym under sunny skies and mild temperatures, I took note at those in my neighborhood outdoors tackling exterior projects on their properties. Some were making roof repairs, others digging holes for their fresh flowers and even sweeping their stoops. Here are five ways to revive your home’s exterior after winter.    Property Repairs + Improvements After the winter thaw and spring storms, it’s important to assess the structure of your home. Take a look at your property from the top down.  What do your property’s trees look like? Do they need pruning? What about an infrastructure staple, like the roof, windows or foundation? Pay attention […]
May 10, 2018

[VIDEO] How to Keep Stainless Steel Appliances Clean

Stainless steel appliances remain a popular material to showcase in kitchens. And why not? They look sleek, modern and timeless — making stainless steel appliances easy to merge with any kitchen design style. If you own these appliances though, the downside is they can be hard to keep clean, until now. Stainless steel appliances can be magnets for fingerprints, smudges, water spots, and streaks, which means your constantly cleaning your appliances to keep them looking their shiny best. While I personally love the look of stainless steel, I use to constantly wipe down my appliances with an all-in-one stainless cleaner, which still somehow left small stains (like the drip of a watermark embedded into the material) and drove me CRAZY! This post is in response to a question over on my Facebook Fan Page from Debbie H. who asked, “how do I clean stainless steel appliances?” Cleaners for Stainless Steel When […]