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“Making it Home”

Who They Are Making-It-Home (www.making-it-home.org) brings home furnishings to low-income families in need – veterans, people with disabilities, victims of natural disasters, and more. They are currently furnishing the apartments of formerly homeless people who are moving from emergency shelter

Posted in Downsizing, Organizing, RSM's Moving Words of Wisdom

“Is Preparing a Home for Sale Tax Deductible?”

Excerpts from the Times Herald Record article by Claudia Jacobs Not too long long ago, friend and staging colleague, Claudia Jacobs wrote about whether or not Home Staging was tax deductible. It was true then and still is . . .

Posted in Real Estate, RSM's Moving Words of Wisdom

Reflect, Refocus & Reorganize

In January it is our human nature to think deeply about where we were in 2015 and where we want to be in 2016. Annually, each January I always love to do three things to my planner, goal sheet and

Posted in Organizing, RSM's Moving Words of Wisdom

Selling or Not — Creative Curb Appeal for the Holidays

by Bernadette Flaim Like many of you, I have spent the last two weeks getting my home decked out for the holidays . . . using just the right amount of twinkling white lights, a collection of wreaths, (and more

Posted in Design, RSM's Moving Words of Wisdom, Staging

You’ll be “Thankful” You Had the Conversation

Lately, we have been working with more “mature” clients (80+) who happen to be in the throws of downsizing. We have found that one of their biggest stresses comes from deciding “who” should be getting “what” relative to their lifetime of possessions

Posted in Downsizing, RSM's Moving Words of Wisdom

Paper be Gone!

Let’s face it . . . paper is the bane of our very existence. We all find ways to cope, but the reality is that unless we have a system in place — it is probably going to end up

Posted in Organizing, RSM's Moving Words of Wisdom

Don’t Let the Name ‘Estate Sale’ Fool You

Lately I’m finding myself in homes where someone has passed away and the adult children have hired me to help them figure out what to do with everything in the house. Usually the rooms are overflowing with all your typical

Posted in Organizing, RSM's Moving Words of Wisdom

Sunscreen for Identity Theft

I keep meeting more and more clients who have been affected by identity theft. So before you head out of town this summer, add an extra-layer of protection — not just to your skin, but also to your personal and financial identification. BEFORE MEASURES

Posted in Organizing, RSM's Moving Words of Wisdom

What’s Your Before and After?

Simply put, I LOVE what I do . . . but, my most favorite thing? — whether it’s a room redesign or home staging — it has to be seeing and sharing my “before and after” project photos. To the

Posted in Design, RSM's Moving Words of Wisdom, Staging

Hop, Skip and a . . . Junk

I accidentally said this recently, “It’s a hop, skip and a junk . . .” Of course what I meant to say was, “It’s a hop, skip and a jump away” — but “junk” was what came out of my

Posted in Organizing, RSM's Moving Words of Wisdom

Testimonials

"When my aging mother needed to relocate from NJ to FL RSM™ took care of every necessary task from family distributions, donations, and fix-ups! Bernadette Flaim’s home staging expertise made the MLS photos beyond attractive for this older, single-bedroom condo. There were several other apartments for sale in the same building for over a year. My unit received 4 offers in two weeks; 2 over asking price and one for cash. I realized this was not typical for property in my market area but, rather, the outstanding organizing, staging and selling skills of the ReadyStageMove™ Team.

Thank you so much!”

Dorothy D.
Tarpon Springs, FL

2015-12-15T18:02:12+00:00

Dorothy D.
Tarpon Springs, FL

"When my aging mother needed to relocate from NJ to FL RSM™ took care of every necessary task from family distributions, donations, and fix-ups! Bernadette Flaim’s home staging expertise made the MLS photos beyond attractive for this older, single-bedroom condo. There were several other apartments for sale in the same building for over a year. My unit received 4 offers in two weeks; 2 over asking price and one for cash. I realized this was not typical for property in my market area but, rather, the outstanding organizing, staging and selling skills of the ReadyStageMove™ Team. Thank you so much!”

"I have had the good fortune of working with Bernadette Flaim and Jean Marie Herron of Ready Stage Move on countless home preparation, staging, and listing projects.  Not only are they absolute professionals in their respective fields, but they are personally delightful to work with and ensure that the process runs smoothly.  Every property listing in which their services were utilized sold at a higher price and more quickly than other properties on the market.  I cannot recommend them highly enough!"

Harold Bill Graber
Broker Associate
ReMax Villa Realtors

2016-05-16T17:10:05+00:00

Harold Bill Graber
Broker Associate
ReMax Villa Realtors

"I have had the good fortune of working with Bernadette Flaim and Jean Marie Herron of Ready Stage Move on countless home preparation, staging, and listing projects.  Not only are they absolute professionals in their respective fields, but they are personally delightful to work with and ensure that the process runs smoothly.  Every property listing in which their services were utilized sold at a higher price and more quickly than other properties on the market.  I cannot recommend them highly enough!"

“When ReadyStageMove™ came to my client’s home for a “Walk & Talk” recently, this was the first time I had worked with them, so I really didn’t know what to expect. What I did know was that this home needed some organizing and staging help before I was ready to put it on the market. I recommended to the client to hire RSM™ for their Walk & Talk. They agreed and Jean Marie and Bernadette professionally and non-judgmentally went through the house with me and the homeowners. Once the consultation was complete, the ReadyStageMove™ Team put together a thorough, detailed and easy to follow “List of Recommendations.” This document became my client's master checklist, using it as a guide to getting their property decluttered and attractively staged, before the Open House. My clients chose to do all the work themselves following all of RSM’s suggestions and recommendations. I was pleased to report that the house sold quickly and for top dollar!”

Sharon Siracusa
Better Homes and Gardens
Rand Realty
Wyckoff Office
646 Wyckoff Ave.
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

 

2016-06-07T17:50:11+00:00

Sharon Siracusa
Better Homes and Gardens
Rand Realty
Wyckoff Office
646 Wyckoff Ave.
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

 

“When ReadyStageMove™ came to my client’s home for a “Walk & Talk” recently, this was the first time I had worked with them, so I really didn’t know what to expect. What I did know was that this home needed some organizing and staging help before I was ready to put it on the market. I recommended to the client to hire RSM™ for their Walk & Talk. They agreed and Jean Marie and Bernadette professionally and non-judgmentally went through the house with me and the homeowners. Once the consultation was complete, the ReadyStageMove™ Team put together a thorough, detailed and easy to follow “List of Recommendations.” This document became my client's master checklist, using it as a guide to getting their property decluttered and attractively staged, before the Open House. My clients chose to do all the work themselves following all of RSM’s suggestions and recommendations. I was pleased to report that the house sold quickly and for top dollar!”