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Home Staging Sold $45,000 over list price

Real Estate Staging Association Sold $45,000 Over List Price Club

Real Estate Staging Association Sold Over List Price Club

Monday, September 18th, 2017 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Business | Home Staging

RESA Sold Over List Price Club

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Vacant Home Staging Living Room close-up www.Organized-by-Design.biz

The home pictured was staged by Organized by Design and sold $30,000 over the listing price.

What does it take to professionally stage a vacant home and is it worth the investment?

Friday, September 1st, 2017 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Staging

Professionals make it look easy. What does it really take from first assessment to creative design through actual labor needed to stage a vacant home to achieve expert results from cold empty rooms to beautiful rooms photo-shoot worthy of a magazine spread.

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Living Room stages with furniture and accessories by Organized by Design

The home in the above photo was staged and sold $10,000 over asking price with multiple offers in the first 3 days on the market.

Selling Your Home? Look to Home Staging for Your Maximum Profit!

Monday, January 16th, 2017 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Staging

The home in the above photo was staged and sold $10,000 over asking price with multiple offers in the first 3 days on the market.

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Living Room staged by Organized by Design

The home in the above photo was staged by Organized by Design and sold $47,000 over list price with multiple offers for a 17% ROI.

What does it cost to stage a vacant home? Can you afford it? Can you afford not to?

Saturday, April 16th, 2016 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Staging

The home in the above photo was staged and sold $47,000 over the list price with multiple offers for a 17% ROI.

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Color consulting by Organized by Design, Downingtown, PA

Color, a Love or Fear Relationship?

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Makeovers | Home Staging

Do you love color or does it strike fear in you?

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Home Makeover, Redesign of Kitchen, Chester County, PA by Organized by Design

The Design Confusion of Kitchen Soffits

Monday, January 4th, 2016 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Makeovers

Does the enclosed area above your kitchen cabinets (aka the “soffit”) cause a decorating dilemma for you? This area causes much uncertainty over how to deal with it for many homeowners.

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Home Staging Styled Bookcase Built-ins by Organized by Design

Style Your Bookcases to Stage Your Home

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Staging

Bookcases, their purpose and style there of, can be most controversial when it comes to staging.

If you are a lover of books, a bookcase loaded from left to right on each shelf with rows, and even double rows, of books is likely a comfort to you. Bookshelves are merely a functional way to house your precious collection of books, along with other little personal trinkets and keepsakes. Seeing a room “wallpapered” with your books and collectables likely means comfort, bringing you a warm and fuzzy feeling in the room.

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Home Makeover Color Change of Grout in Tile Floor

Makeover the Look of Your Tile Floor

Monday, October 19th, 2015 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Makeovers

Sometimes when grout is very dark, whether the actual color or discolored from age, all you notice are the dark gridlines throughout the floor and not the tile itself. When this is the case, you may want to update your floor but not really want to take on the financial cost of tearing it all out.

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Cabinet Refacing Home Makeover www.Organized-by-Design.biz

Kitchen Makeover with Cabinet Refacing

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Makeovers

The time may come when you’re ready to update your kitchen cabinets. As you ponder this project, take the following into consideration. Will updating the cabinets lead to updating the counter tops, flooring, appliances, etc?

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Tips for Organizing Collections

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Organizing

Gather your items together and start by grouping like items with like items. Sort and determine category names for your items. By keeping like items together in the appropriate labeled albums, and/or containers, they are always retrievable by your labeled category. This also allows for any items coming into the home that pertain to any of those categories to now have a place to be stored, eliminating clutter and keeping those items and your home organized.

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Is Staging Speed Dating for Your Home? Finding the perfect match to “Settle” on

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Staging

Like dating is to sex appeal, staging a house is all about buyer appeal. It’s a face lift, hair, makeup and wardrobe makeover all rolled into one for your home to seduce a buyer with its irresistible good looks.

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Organized Home Office

5 Steps for Organizing Success

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Organizing

1. Start

Although it may seem silly to say, the first thing you need to do is stop putting it off, stop thinking about it, stop planning and actually start the process. Yes, painful as that may sound, you have to start to finish. So let’s get started.

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In a world of copy cats, are you an original?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Business

Yes, I’m going to talk about that ugly “P” word; Plagiarism. You need the best website with all the right SEO because we all know how important that is for business these days, right? A good website is important; in fact it’s critical in today’s world of technology. Searching for services and business is done on-line, rarely with a phone book or a walk through town. Even more so, if you don’t have a brick and mortar building it is your storefront. If you are not tech-savvy it can be a monumental expense to hire a web-designer to help you get your business and website up and running on-line.

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Create Your Own Organized Landing Zone

Saturday, March 14th, 2015 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Organizing

Is your home a victim of a cluttered landing zone? You know, the place where you drop everything you just carted in the house from the car: your keys, papers, mail, purse, bags, shoes, coats, etc…? The entry ways to homes tend to be the dumping grounds for all sorts of miscellaneous items in one of the most conspicuous areas of your home.

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Occupied Home Staging: When You Choose to Live in a Home Staged for Sale

Friday, February 13th, 2015 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Staging

This year’s Real Estate Staging Association conference was especially exciting and eventful for me. I was truly honored to be prestigiously awarded a RESA 2015 Top 10 Home Stager of the Year Occupied Category United States™. With so many talented home stagers nationwide, it is a crowning achievement to make the top 10 in a trade association comprised of so many professional stagers and re-designers.

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How to Have a Happy Home when Opposites Attract: Organized vs. Disorganized

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Organizing

Did you ever wonder how organized people live with disorganized people? It’s one thing for a professional organizer to come into a disorganized home, assess a project and reorganize a client’s space. But what happens when one very organized person (whether it is their profession or not) lives with a mate who is messy by nature?

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How to Revamp an Old Bathroom Without Breaking the Bank

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Makeovers

You always hear the catch phrase “kitchens and bathrooms sell homes.” So what happens when your bathroom is original to when the home was built and we’re not talking within the last 5 years but more like 10, 20, 30 or even 40 years old. To completely tear out your bathroom and renovate with all the latest trendy components may not be in your budget or even logical from a return on investment standpoint if you are getting ready to put the sale sign up. So what can you do?

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12 Expert Tips for Successfully Staging a Bathroom

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Staging

Bathrooms may be the smallest rooms in your home, but don’t overlook their importance when its time to stage your home to sell.

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An Energy Efficient Fireplace Makeover

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Makeovers

Turn your wood-burning fireplace into a high efficiency, clean burning gas heater.

Does the thought of another cold and brutal winter have you down? Do you love the idea of a warm and cozy fireplace to snuggle up in front of, but hate the idea of losing heat (and money) up the open chimney flue? Maybe it’s just too much work and mess to use a wood-burning fireplace anymore?

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Organizing? The answer is not always more space. The answer may be less stuff.

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Organizing

Aspiring to be organized in your home, office or life?  Do you feel if you buy more containers, shelves, cabinets and storage units that will solve the problem?

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