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Successful People’s Habits to Take For Yourself

Aug 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Success isn’t a series of steps that can be methodically categorized into a guide. Or is it? Prosperity – in work, in life, in your bank account – isn’t stumbled upon via one specific path. To arrange a single playbook would be impossible – thousands would be needed. That’s the good news, believe it or […]

Claudia Jacobs – Simple Decorating Tips

Aug 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Simple Decorating Tips If you want to change the look of your home and think you have to spend a lot of money, think again.  Here are some decorating ideas that will help you fall back in love with your home without emptying out your wallet. Paint A fresh coat of paint can revitalize a […]

Claudia Jacobs – Staging Tip: Make your bed

Aug 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

That lived in look, especially in the bedroom, is not going to get your home sold. The way you live in your home is not the way to stage and sell a home. For the listing photos, make your bed. For showings, make your bed. This applies to every bed in your home. Now I […]

How to Not Spend Your Life’s Savings on Textbooks

Aug 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Over the weekend, I was walking and talking with an old friend about college – what we did, what we didn’t do and how much it cost us in the end (both literally and figuratively). As someone who’s been unemployed for a couple of years now, my pal was saying how he wished he’d stayed […]

Staging Tip: The best time to put your home on the market

Aug 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

The timeline for my staging clients who plan on listing their home after the staging consultation can range anywhere from 1 month to 5 years, with a few rush “get it ready by next week”. It is never too early to start preparing your home for sale. One question that comes up during the consultation […]

3 Characters Who Were Based On Real People

Aug 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Every now and then, I’ll accidentally hit the camera button while playing, texting or generally staring at my iPhone. Then, I’ll unexpectedly touch the inverse button and see my own face as I lounge on the couch. Neck scrunched up, chin down – it’s not an attractive angle, especially when I’m makeup-free and my hair’s […]

Claudia Jacobs – Do You Need a Space Lift?

Aug 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

When was the last time you updated your home? There are those who look to change things up for the seasons and those who keep things status quo for years. If it’s been awhile, it’s time. If you are just really tired of the wallpaper or paint color, it is time to refresh your space. […]

4 Rules of Etiquette You Always Wonder About

Jul 31st, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

During my birthday dinner, I realized my elbows were on the table as I was enjoying the antipasto. As soon as I noticed, I was embarrassed, even though my family didn’t seem to mind. “Is ‘no elbows on the table’ still a thing?” I thought to myself. Maybe not, since my dad wasn’t swatting my […]

Staging tip: The welcome mat

Jul 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

One small investment that is overlooked is the welcome mat. Consultation after consultation, whether the plan is to sell or not sell the home, the welcome mat is faded and dingy looking. My guess is that most folks are not using their front door. The front door is usually the way potential buyers will be […]

3 Reason to Love Hiking Even When You Hate It

Jul 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Three years ago, I went on my first hike. Mount Beacon was steep, rocky and gnat-filled. I laughed, I cried… I made it to the top and then to the top of the rickety water tower. Surprisingly, heading down the mountain was almost as hard as ascending it – that slope is rough on the […]