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Daily Camera Article

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I am in an article in the Daily Camera (Boulder Newspaper) today about real estate & staging during co-vid 19.

 https://www.dailycamera.com/2020/06/27/an-industry-transformed-from-3-d-walk-throughs-to-zoom-consultations-boulder-countys-residential-realtors-adapt-to-covid-19-restrictions/D

Creating a Backyard Retreat

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  1. Add a Water Feature. The trickling sounds are soothing
  2. Layer in Plants. Plenty of greenery is key.
  3. Develop Privacy with an arbor, trellis, or curtain panels. Make it feel like an actual room.
  4. Use Containers in different sizes and heights to add interest and texture
  5. Add String Lighting for a cozy effect
  6. Build a Fire Pit
  7. Put up a Hammock or Tree Swing
  8. Have plenty of Comfortable Seating

 

Staging during Co-Vid

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Now that the “stay at home” order has been lifted in Colorado, I am staging houses again! But the pandemic has changed the way I work….and I’m not just talking safety precautions. The pandemic has created the “work from home revolution” and my clients are asking me to stage home offices or even multiple work spaces because this is high on people’s lists right now. With on-line learning and parents working remotely, I need to show how a home will function for everyone who lives there. 

I started this business in 2007, when the recession was in full swing. Yet my business grew that year and every year since. Whether its a seller’s market or a buyer’s market, staging stays constant. A well styled home is critical to having it sell fast and for more money-that hasn’t changed!

Styling your Front Porch

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Spruce up your curb appeal with a welcoming front porch. Planters, rugs, comfortable seating, and decorative pillows create interest and beauty to your home.

Landscape Tips to Sell

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Potential home buyers form their first impression of a home from its curb appeal. So…

Spruce up outdoor containers

Container plants, especially large tropicals, add interest to front porches, patios and flanking the front door. 

Top off the mulch

Apply a fresh layer in all your garden beds. It enhances the color & contrast of the surrounding plants.

Tend to perennial/annual flower beds

 Trim back any untidy looking perennials and add colorful annuals in garden beds. 

Shape overgrown trees and shrubs

Remove dead branches and prune to desired shape. 

Clean water features.

Get rid of any visible algae, remove leaves and clean filters so that the water is crystal clear. 

Power-wash dirty surfaces.

Power wash paved/stone surfaces. This also applies to fences, brick & siding if needed. 

 
 
 

It’s Not Easy-Owner Occupied Selling!

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If you want top dollar for your house, you will have to live differently while its on the market, which can be difficult. You may have already packed up a good portion of your belongings (to make the house feel uncluttered). Perhaps a  professional stager has come in and reconfigured your furnishings for biggest visual impact. And last you have been trying to be as neat as possible….making beds everyday, no dishes left in the sink, all the pet toys stored away. So is it worth the headache? YES!!! You will simply walk away with more money if you do these things.

The Difference Between Ambient, Task and Accent Lighting

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To add dimension and interest to your spaces, it’s important to combine Ambient, Task and Accent lighting. It creates a wonderful, layered effect. Ambient illuminates the entire space (think recessed can lights or ceiling pendants). Task is for activities such as reading ( think desk lamp). Accent light draws your eye to specific things (think art or steps).

Vacation Home Staging to Increase VRBO Bookings

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It’s no secret that amazing photographs of a vacation rental that make it look like a resort destination will attract more guests. Before you snap away, consider hiring a stager to showcase the features and amenities and make your house magazine worthy! More than decluttering and depersonalizing, it is styling every room to look it’s absolute best.

Don’t have the Time or Money to Update your House Before you Sell?

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This is a great article if renovation is not for you! 

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/08/success/ugly-houses/index.html

Incorporating Gold into your Home

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Gold accents are a hot trend right now, and it might just be here to stay. For those of you that had shiny brass at home growing up, this might seem odd since we’ve spent the past two decades trying to remove shiny brass chandeliers and doors knobs when updating and remodeling. But this new gold/brass is different. It is aged/brushed( not so flashy) and adds a touch of luxury and warmth wherever it is used. Below are some examples. Just don’t overdo it, and be sure to mix with other metals for a balanced look.