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Home Staging Class in Newburgh with Claudia Jacobs November 13

Nov 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Over the last few years I had the pleasure of teaching staging classes to help future home sellers get their home ready for sale. Homes that have been properly prepared and staged for sale have an advantage over other homes for sale that have not been staged. The best time to get started is as […]



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 […]



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 […]



Claudia Jacobs Staging Tips : Carpeting

Jul 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Old, dirty, warn out carpeting can be a huge deterrent when trying to sell a house.  During a staging consultation, I mentioned replacing the carpeting in the entry, hallway and living room of the home. It was a dirty, stained, beige color and it was blah. The house was perfectly fine except for this issue. […]



Claudia Jacobs – Edit and Forget It

May 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Whether you are getting ready to sell your home or just getting your house organized and freshened up, the best thing you can do is to get rid of the things you no longer need or want. This quote by William Morris is good to remember: “Have nothing in your house that you do not […]



Spring Real Estate Market in Full Swing

Apr 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Spring is the busiest time in Real Estate and my schedule is proof of that. This has been the busiest season yet in my 9 years in business. Staging is an important marketing tool for selling a home. From a simple consultation to a more involved staging of reworking rooms to a full staging with […]



Claudia Jacobs – Paint Color trends for 2014

Jan 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Color trends for 2014 are a nice mixture of neutrals, muted pastels & vibrant colors. Pantone chose Radiant Orchid as their color of the year. But there are plenty of other colors beyond orchid. The color of the year only means you will be seeing more selections for home and fashion in this color. If […]



Claudia Jacobs – How to Stage Your Home During the Holidays

Dec 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Selling your house during the holidays can be stressful.  Decked out in lights and garland, homes can look good but it is important not to go overboard when staging for the holidays. Skip the life-size, inflatable Santa and go for decor that’s understated and classic. Keep your decorations to the basics and keep things simple. […]



Claudia Jacobs – Fear of Color & Other Spooky Stuff

Oct 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Many people have a fear of color for their home and end up with ghostly white walls. Decorating with white does not have to boring. Clients are surprised how many choices you can have with white that are not so blah. When you think white, don’t think Casper the friendly ghost. Color consultations have been […]



Claudia Jacobs – Staging Redesign Magic

Oct 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

A staging consultation is a service for clients before they put their home on the market. The usual time line for a consultation averages 1.5 – 2 hours. We walk through the home, room by room, and I give instructions on what to do before the home is listed. Every situation and client is different. […]