Please don’t..

One of the homes we toured was absolutely beautiful. So beautiful, in fact, we were commanded by a note written in bold felt pen to sport little paper booties in lieu of our shoes. (I should mention, it was a lovely day and there was no visible dirt on our shoes). At the stairs to the basement was another note to put on a DIFFERENT pair of booties to view the basement, but to change back in the first pair of booties when you came back up to prevent getting any basement dust in the … [Read more...]

Can Taxidermy Sell..

I think this one goes without saying. Which is worse: The bear The deer heads The guns The Cowboy Cutout The vintage barber chairs The blinds The carpeting The clutter Or, are you too afraid of this homeowner to say anything but "wow, very interesting home!" ;) Yea...he scares me a bit too! Don't think this is a client I'd like to stage for! … [Read more...]

MLS Mishap Monday ..

Welcome to "MLS Mishap Monday!" Since I'm looking for a new home, I've been looking at MLS photos a lot lately. To be frank...I'm shocked. You would think a challenging economy would inspire sellers to up their visual game. There are more homes in my target area than I have time to even look at. So I'm using MLS listings to decide which ones I'll take the time to actually visit. So, as I find photo's that are "misguided," I'll share them here on the Rooms That Work blog. Today's theme … [Read more...]

The REAL News

Hey buyers...are you moving to a new town and/or state? Me too. To get a feel for my soon-to-be-town, I'm now keeping regular tabs on local news websites at my destination. But what a shocker...I'm reading about lewd behavior in a movie theater, some teens stealing money out of cars, and even a fake bomb threat at a high school! What have I gotten myself into!!!! But then I check the local paper's site here where I live. And OMG...who knew we had such a problem with gang shootings, … [Read more...]

Got Change? Go Big..

Q. What do buyers and sellers have in common? A. They're both moving! Moving is a BIG change. Don't waste that BIG momentum...what other changes would you like to make in your life as part of your move? It's a great opportunity to reflect on your life and go big! Perhaps you want to start a work out routine, write a book, learn a new language, become a mentor, change your style, you name it...this is an exciting time when you are more open to change. Take advantage of it! Me? I'm going … [Read more...]