Soo, the day has finally arrived that you are
moving into your new home, be it a single family dwelling, condo or townhouse it is now home. It may be your first home or one of many if you are a part of the work force that moves with your job or
that long awaited retirement home.
Whether you have had envisioned the way you intend
to make it home prior to moving in or if you are one who likes to get a good feel for the space, you wait (btw, statistics say many wait 5 years to start making changes). Either way, it is time to
make it yours!
This is where you determine whether you will truly
decorate to make it reflect you and your lifestyle OR will you be living to resell? The tendency to decorate with the next move in mind influences the masses. Partially do to the guidance of Real
Estate agents who will tell you a neutral canvas is an easier sell...or is it?
As an Interior Designer I will tell you that in
today's world homes with character, detail and design are sought after. It represents the fact that someone cared, that they took time and invested in their home to make it their
Past experience has proven that the clients who
sold their homes as they had decorated and not neutralized it sold faster and with more profitability. A perfect example of that is a home that I decorated from floor to ceiling with furnishings,
window treatments, accent pieces and carpets. The rooms were rich in color, fabric and details...truly enjoyable. The couple had decided to sell however they put it on the market as is, they loved it
and hoped to sell to someone who felt the same. Not only did the new owners love it, they bought it with the stipulation that it was sold with all the
So, let's talk about when you do need a Real
Estate agent, some of whom are my best friends. I will tell you that finding the perfect buyer for your home is just as important as finding the perfect realtor to sell your home. It requires a
desire to respect the seller and buyer. The "match maker" who doesn't just sell cookie cutter homes, someone excited to sell your home and all that is reflected in the way it is decorated and
It is my true desire for you and your home to
enjoy a decorating adventure, exploring and evolving for as long as it is yours and not to spend the entire time "living to resell."