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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

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

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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

Downsizers Are No Dummies – Educating Your Clients Can Bring You More Business

Has spring only just arrived? Judging by the “heat” in the real estate market – it looks like it’s already in full swing. The NJ Sunday Record recently published an article, Downsizing is a Bigger Deal Than Most Think” in which

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A Home for the Holidays

I just received an email from a reporter over at The Record, our northern New Jersey newspaper, asking for some input on selling a home during the holidays. This reminded me that there are lots of great reasons for putting a

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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

2015-12-15T18:02:12-04:00

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

2016-05-16T17:10:05-04:00

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

 

2016-06-07T17:50:11-04:00

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!”