Real Estate and Design Tips
A new year can be a great way to reflect and refresh. I stopped making resolutions about two years ago. It was a rough year and a 'resolution' wasn't going to get me through what I had to face. A friend told me I need to find a 'word of the year.' After much soul searching I found my word, Strong! The next year I took it a step further and infused my year with courage. I was starting my new business and needed a lot of internal chanting to get me through marketing and networking. So much so, toward the end of the year I changed it to fierce! This year I took a bit longer to find my word, but when I saw it on my verse of the day it was like a breath of fresh air. Ask. It fits so well into every aspect of my life. I really want to stop and engage more with others. What better way to do that then to ask questions! To truly get to know someone they must also know you. So I am going to share with you 10 things that you may not know about me.
1. I was born and raised in New Orleans. My grandparents had a small house on Robert E Lee and Elysian Fields, an upstairs/downstairs duplex. My mother was a teenager at that house and would eventually move her family into the top duplex. There I spent my childhood. I rode the public bus home from school starting in 6th grade. I am a city girl! My aunt and uncle, and all of my cousins still live there. My brother and his family, and my mother live just outside the city. Yes, I am the only one that has not moved back. Geaux Saints!
The most neglected spaces in our homes are also the most used space, our closets. They hold most of the items we need on a daily basis. Which is why they stay the most cluttered and disorganized, it holds so many items! It is easy to hide the clutter behind closed doors, right? When selling a home, buyers will not hesitate to open all those closed doors. We all know Kitchens sell a home, what is behind those closed doors will help you stand out from all the other kitchens they have seen, good or bad.
What is the first thing you do when you want to sell your car? Clean it, right. Inside and out. But you do that on a regular basis anyway. To really make the car shine, to make it look its best to get your best offer, you get it detailed, professionally. They have the experience and the tools to get the job done right.
Yet many forgo the professional when they sell their home, a much greater investment. Most likely the biggest investment they will ever make. Which leads me to the number one reason to hire a professional stager.
gina t graham
Home Staging and Redesign for Jacksonville, FL.
"Sometimes excellent is not a good enough word. I recommend Gina to everyone who is selling their home and for setting up the next home they buy." -Kit, staging client.