Selling? When to Stage 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. 

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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…

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The Refreshed Home Conservatory AFTER

Color 101

If you live in the northeast, chances are good you spent a bunch of time this weekend checking out Henri with graphics that looked like this. Meteorologists rely on color…

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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,…

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Second first dates

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…

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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…

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Is Mona a Secret Genius?

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…

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Noticed and SOLD During COVID

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…

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Bookcase Composition #2 After

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…

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Complete the Look: Prop Styling by The Refreshed Home

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…

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FAQs: How Important are Listing Photos

FAQs: How Important are Listing Photos?

A question from a recent workshop: “How important are listing photos?” WELL….it was a centerpiece of a recent NYT’s “The Hunt” candidate. But simply, for buyers, sellers, and agents good…

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Ancient History

Our appetite for the future is voracious;  our appreciation and tolerance for the present moment, minimal. True for Christmas trees in late December, kids on car trips, adults waiting on…

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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