5 BIGGEST turnoffs about your house.

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When selling your property – it pays to put on the buyer mindset. What is a buyer looking for? When they come to my house, what will make them want to live here? It doesn’t matter if your home is small and cozy or a palatial mansion. Buyers do NOT want the following.

1. The seller that stays home.
Why? They need to feel comfortable in the space, they need to imagine themselves living there. Eating in the kitchen, relaxing in the family room, watching the kids out of the kitchen window. They can’t do that with the seller on the other side of the wall. They generally get in and out of those houses the fastest. If they like the space, they will come back,  if they come back and they really like the space then they may have some questions. But the buyer needs the emotional space to picture unpacking and moving in.
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Gary Inman 1

“A Personal Sanctuary” was the design concept for this gorgeous master bedroom in last year’s Richmond Symphony Designer House in Richmond, Virginia designed by Gary Inman and Catherine Stanley of Glavé & Holmes Architecture, photographed here by Kip Dawkins. The designers envisioned a very serene space where the parents could escape the pressures of their lives and reconnect, rejuvenate, and perhaps share a romantic evening. I loved learning that the beautiful wall color (Benjamin Moore “Skyscraper”) was inspired by Matthew’s blue room in Downton Abbey! You can read all about the beautiful space here, and head on over to The Art of Fine Living–Gary Inman’s new blog, for even more design inspiration!
Source of post http://www.houseofturquoise.com/2015/02/glave-and-holmes-architecture.html

Wall color – Benjamin Moore “Skyscraper” 765
Bed – Niermann Weeks
Bedding – Yves Delorme
Window treatment – F. Schumacher – Chinois Palais – Aquamarine
Table – McKinnon & Harris
Chairs – Moore Councill
Settee – Kindel Furniture
Dresser – Kindel Furniture
Vanity – fabricated by Vangarde Woodworks
Botanicals – Blackwell Botanicals

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Winter on #TheNavesink

Winter on the #Navesink    Beauty of the Season is unbelievable as evidenced by this picture taken by one of our agents #MarkGregory. However it got me to thinking – How hard was life for the native Indians and the Colonial people that did not have the modern conveniences that we do. It makes me grateful to realize that those that went before had it a lot harder than most of us do, and to remember there are homeless people out there that need our help and compassion.