2021 and 2022: Connecting the Dots

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them by looking backward” ~Steve Jobs 2021 was a vigorous year for Westchester County real estate. Sellers did well.…

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What Does Luxury Look Like in 2020?

Those of us in higher-end goods and services know the word luxury is not the buyer-nip it used to be. In my fields of design and home staging, I have…

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It Was a Very Good Week for TRH’s Clients

This has been a very good week for staging clients of The Refreshed Home. Through Wednesday, 4 properties closed.  One was a condo, a full-ask, cash sale. The other 3…

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No Inventory

Get Past “No Inventory”, Rethinking Paths to Buying Real Estate

Part of this post was published last year; it’s updated/re-published for 2019. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like  work” ~Thomas Edison  “NO INVENTORY!” …

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Small Parts

“There are no small parts, only small actors” . The  words of  famed Russian actor, director and Konstantin Stanislavski. Russian theater’s modern founding father, his wanted actors to make the most of…

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Vacant Listing? Renting Furniture: A Tale of 3 Houses

Vacant listing? Chances are you’re curious… and opinionated about the prospect of renting furniture. Certainly appropriate for some situations, but this Westchester County Home Stager counsels not to consider renting furniture…

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Living Happily Ever After: Getting Cinderella Houses Noticed and SOLD!

Cinderella stories have a special place in our hearts: We love seeing the unappreciated or unremarkable overcome obstacles and oppression and rise to accolades, good fortune and success. We root…

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Gauging Home Staging Success

“A little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing” In his 1709  Essay on Criticism, poet Alexander Pope cautioned against the shallow or casual sampling of information, advising instead…

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‘Eau’ (Not EWWWW!’) de Summer: Selling, and the Summertime Stinkies

SO much to like about summer: long days, time outside, more casual clothing,  and OHYES really motivated buyers! Yes, Westchester County’s summer selling season is upon us. Selling an occupied…

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FAQs: Westchester Real Estate: Sellers Market, or Buyers Market?

Real Estate fascinates me, and the state of Real Estate in Westchester County is certainly an engaging, and  challenging topic. But an even better, more telling question would be what is the state of…

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Why, Deep Down, We Are Really Ok with Halloween Candy, and Corduroy in July

…or bathing suits in January, and Santa in September. Simply, we get bored. Our impatient inner three-year old is easily distracted, always looking past what current and right in front…

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FAQs: Why Bother Staging in a Seller’s Market?

Welcome back to FAQs: answers to today’s most pertinent questions about Home Staging and Interior Decorating, The Refreshed Home-style!  Yes, why WOULD a seller go through the bother of Staging…

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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