Marin Home Staging & Design

Tips and ideas on staging your Marin or San Francisco home, loft or condo to sell. Marin home stager blog by Marin Modern Real Estate.

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759 Tamarack Dr. San Rafael, CA 94903: OPEN SUNDAY Nov. 5, 2017 1-4PM offered @ $1,200,000

Spacious single level contemporary home on a huge lot

Set on almost ½ acre lot, this Kenney built Atherton Model, 3 bedroom/ 2 baths, 2,233 sq. ft. home (per tax records) has it all. Welcome through a tiled entry into a large formal living room/dining room with hard wood floors and a wall of windows that looks out to the huge back yard featuring pool, deck, patio, and a gentle up-sloped lot with fruit trees and gorgeous view of hills.

Continuing with a great floor plan, this single level home features 3 large bedrooms with hardwood floors (carpet in master), fresh paint and new carpeting in the two family rooms. The master bedroom features an en-

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3 Reason Staging Your Home Pays off 

  1. A staged home looks better in pictures
  2. Homes that are staged typically list for a higher price and sell for a higher price
  3. Potential buyers will stay longer during a showing

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  1.      A staged home looks better in pictures

The old saying, “One picture is worth a thousand words” might have been coined for a staged home. Multiply that 1,000 words by the number of pictures your agent is going to post online for your listing. That is a powerful pictorial message and a strong story presented online. Literally 1000’s of words conveyed by the pictures attached to your homes listing.

Why are good pictures so important?

Not everyone can fill up a space in their mind or imagine furniture

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It was an honor and a pleasure to prepare, market, list and sell 1917 Grand Ave. San Rafael CA 94901. This sale was near and dear to my heart because, as childhood neighbors, our families knew each other for over 50 years. The seller’s parents built the home in 1952 and the daughter’s fixed it up to today’s buyer's needs prior to going on the market. The result was beautiful. I staged, professionally photographed, thoroughly marketed and received 6 offers in 1 week. The buyers were all very competitive but an all cash no contingency offer beat the rest of them out. Listed at $815,000 and sold for $967,000.

Even in today’s market, taking the proper presale steps, bring in multiple offers and over asking bids more often than not. Don’t make a rookie

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With inventory continuing low and with plenty of demand out there, there is NO bad time to sell your home in Marin, Sonoma or San Francisco counties..we are so fortunate to be in such a high-demand desirable area! To that end, Fall 2017 is just around the corner and there are buyers out there looking for their new home.  As a realtor, I see homes and homes for sale year round and although spring tends to be the busiest selling season, real estate in Marin, Sonoma and San Francisco counties is well worth pursuing this time of the year.....there are always folks who need to move and are out there looking for their new home!

Folks are back from vacation, feeling refreshed and looking forward to upcoming fall activities as the season changes and with

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16 D Oliva Dr. Novato CA 94947: SOLD!sold16-oliva-dr_hilary_davis_500

What a pleasure it was to help my Seller clients prepare and sell their condo. With my seller on board, I got the unit properly prepared, staged, professionally photographed and on the market in record time. This was important to them as they had an out of town job offer and had to act fast. The unit showed beautifully and received multiple offers and sold quickly with an all cash offer.

I was not surprised as the location is fantastic and the views beautiful plus it's a desirable 2 bedroom 1.5 bath end unit in the Parkhaven Complex.

If you, or someone you know, is thinking about selling please have them call me for a no obligation free consultation. Doing things right pre-sale will make all the difference

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6 Plaza Loma Novato, CA 94947 - Sold with Grace!

I am not easily excitable but I do feel things very deeply and intensely. I know...seems like opposing traits. I emote from the inside vs the outside which is best displayed when I watch The Ellen Show. Yes, I watch Ellen! Why? Because her show evokes emotions from me and everyone around her.  When she helps someone in true need or makes a dream come true it reaches into my soul and I can feel what they are feeling. But...if I went on her show I don't think I would jump and up down and scream like every single other person. There is very little that draws that kind of reaction from me so I guess I can be moved to laugh or cry but not to bounce and scream. Someday when I make it to The Ellen Show

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Searching for your new home anytime of the year is exciting and just as falling leaves, pumpkins and cooler temps are part of our fall season in the Bay Area, so too, are some truly great film festivals!  There's a little something for everyone, so check out the links below for lots of information and schedules.....and then, go see some great, new movies! 

Oct. 6-16                                 Mill Valley Film Festival                    www.mvff.com

Oct. 15-22                               Greek Film Festival                          www.grfilm.com

Oct. 28-30 & Nov. 4-6               Berkeley Video Film Festival             www.berkeleyvideofilmfest.org

Oct. 13-16                               SF Shorts Film

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16D Oliva Dr. Novato, CA 94947: JUST LISTED & Open SUNDAY 1-4pm $420,000

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Coveted 2 story Townhome in beautiful Location. Welcome home!

Want to relax by a quintessential Marin hillside with meandering deer and majestic Oaks? Look no further as this beautifully situated townhome, in the desirable Parkhaven Community, is in move-in ready condition. Enter through an enclosed private patio, perfect for outdoor entertaining and enjoyment, to an open concept living and dining room featuring new carpet and sun drenching widows. The kitchen is good sized, updated and has convenient in-unit laundry. The main level is complete with a half bath, storage space and formal entrance.

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Up a newly carpeted sunlit stairway, you'll find two bedrooms and a

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I am fresh off of watching last night’s Presidential debate thus the name of the title, a little bit about the book, and nothing to do with which candidate makes the most sense (politics and real estate do not mix). The book the Art of the Deal has some very good tidbits about thinking big, knowing your market, and maximizing your options.

So, I am now going to try and leverage some of that knowledge and provide a few good tips on how the savvy buyer should prepare and negotiate for getting the best deal on the purchase of their new home.

Firstly, you really really really need to know your finances and work with what you realistically will be able to afford. Unless you’re one of the few lucky ones that do not require a mortgage you will need to work

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Good news for Marin County homeowners! If you have an extra bedroom and bath in your home more than likely you can now convert that space into separate living quarters at a very low cost. Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADU) is a new concept that allows you to create a legal rental unit in your home that you can use to generate income, house a loved one or accommodate a caregiver/au pair. And the best part is that many Marin cities  such as Novato, San Rafael and Fairfax have streamlined the process and made it easy and affordable.

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The traditional family (mother, father and one or more children) now makes up 33% of the population in California. There is a steady rise in households consisting of single-parent families, couples without children, empty

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