Lights! Camera! Action!

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It’s the age of social media and immediate gratification so I thought I would produce a series of videos that anybody can access and hopefully garner some good home staging tips from.  Let me tell you that this was not an easy exercise!  You may not believe it, but I am actually a little shy…and very much camera shy so my self talk volume had to be turned up in order to get through these.
I’ve only completed two but hope to put together some more quickly so if you have any requests, please let me know.  Here are the first two…don’t laugh.

Here is the quick introduction to the series:

And here is the first video – chock full of information:
Do you think 7 minutes, 40 seconds is too long?  Goodness knows it took me 99 takes to get one that was reasonably well understood so maybe 5 minute videos would be easier.  What are your thoughts?

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!

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I don’t know where that title comes from…a friend of mine says it and it just kinda stuck itself into my title.  Try saying it out loud though – it’s kinda fun.  
Anyway, following the same practice of writing the names of my public followers on little pieces of paper and then asking my half asleep husband to choose one as the winner, we found one today:
In case you can’t read my writing, the winner is STEVE PLUNKETT!  He is the lucky recipient of $35 to use at any one of the 200+ CSN Stores.  Free money, baby!!!  

Congratulations, Steve…hope you enjoy the options on line with CSN…and THANK YOU for following my lil’ ol’ bloggity blog.  (Oh, and Steve, if you’re wondering what is on my Christmas list…that will be my next post so don’t go spend it all right away!) 

Free Money GIVEAWAY by Michelle Lynne

>HAPPY DECEMBER and happy shopping to all!

As a fun little treat, we are going to host a giveaway next week to help you with your holiday shopping!  A shout out to CSN Stores and their generosity to host our giveaway.  They have over 200 on line stores where you can get anything from a leather briefcase for the man in your life to a cozy robe for your favorite sister…or yourself!  
We will be giving away a promotional code worth $35 at ANY of their stores.  Woo hoo!  Free money, baby!  It’s easy to win – you just need to be a public follower of this blog.  We will draw randomly from the group (come on — it’s not a big group yet so you have a great chance of winning!) the week of December 6th.  Like I said…FREE MONEY…why wouldn’t you sign up to win?

Giveaway by Michelle Lynne

>SLEEPY EYED SELECTION


Good morning and congratulations to JENNIFER TELLER for winning our $35 shopping certificate to any one of the 200+ CSN Stores!  

My husband woke up and sleepily wandered into the kitchen earlier this morning when I asked him to choose a slip of paper from a bowl where I had previously written out all of my followers individually (this is an easy task when you’re still a little blog).  He went back to bed having no idea how he has brightened Jennifer’s day!

Congratulations, Jennifer, and thank you ALL for publicly following my little bit of social media.  I will be posting holiday preparation tips and ideas next…and please don’t ever hesitate to send me a note if there is any topic you’d like to see.  

Sincerely,
Your home staging & redesign consultant 
Michelle Lynne

Your home is where our heart is.



BOO! It’s a Giveaway by Michelle Lynne

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Alrighty y’all…here we go!  It’s another giveaway (it’s been a while, hasn’t it?) and just in time to kick off the holiday shopping season!  Next week we will be giving away to one of our lucky (public) followers a $35 shopping spree to CSN Stores.  CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from stylish handbags, to modern bar furniture or great cookware!


Here are some ideas of what you could buy if YOU were the lucky winner:

(click on the caption to be directed to the CSN store site)
Tiffany Spruce Wreath
Inchworm 11″ Vase
Sophia Throw Pillow
This is such a great price – I could afford to kick in $1.00 and get TWO!


So if you’re not a public follower, sign up now and early next week we will have a random drawing!

Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!

Home Staging with by Michelle Lynne- Dallas Real Estate Experts Check-in

>In August, I was invited on the Robert J Russell show to talk with Dallas about Home Staging, what it is, who needs it and how it can help sell your home in the Real Estate market in Texas.  In case you didn’t get a chance to tune it, here is the link to the show!  Enjoy!

Robert J Russell Dallas, Texas Real Estate Show with by Michelle Lynne

Hot Tips from My Seminar at the DFW Home Show!

>STAGING TO LIVE VS. STAGING TO SELL

The way you live in your home and the way you sell it are two very different approaches. One of the hardest parts of my job is removing the tender loving care that the homeowner put into the space so that it will be more appealing to the average buyer.

 

Staging to Live: Function

Critical but don’t sacrifice your lifestyle (kids/pets) … practical needs outweigh design dreams
 
Staging to Sell: Function
 
Critical to use the room how it was designed so buyers can picture living there

 

 
 

 

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Home Improvement Show!

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Come check out by Michelle Lynne in action!
August 28 & 29, 2010, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Dallas Convention Center - Hall A
650 S. Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Join us next weekend and see us in action by dropping by the Dallas Home Improvement Show!  We will be giving two 20 minute seminars to showcase our services!  We will specifically be showing the difference between “Staging to Sell” and “Staging to Live.”
Stop by to learn a few things, say “Hello” and meet me this weekend along with some of my crew! 
Presentation show times are 3 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. Sunday. 
Hope to see you there!  
Staging Your Home to Sell vs. Staging to Enjoy Everyday Living
In today’s economy, home staging can help a listing stand out from the multitudes of other comparable homes in the neighborhood.  After all, most home searches now begin on line and a staged home will always have better photos than an un-staged property!
The process of staging a real estate listing can result in a faster and more profitable sale. More than just decorating and de-cluttering, home staging is the process of maximizing the beauty and function of the home to help buyers see the full living potential.  
Even if you aren’t selling you house, why not enjoy living in a home that LOOKS like a model but still feels like home? You don’t need to be moving to stage your space and you don’t need to spend a small fortune on a professional designer. Start by concentrating on the existing space and furnishings to reimage, redesign and rework the look and functionality of your room.
There are many reasons to re-design your space:
  • You just got married and trying to blend your taste with your spouse’s style – this isn’t as easy as falling in love! 
  • Your children have moved out and you want to capitalize on the new space in your home – with YOUR style and not theirs.
  • You recently upsized or downsized your home.
  • You just want to update what you already have without spending a ton of money.
by Michelle Lynne will be hosting seminars at the DFW Home Improvement Show at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, August 28th and Sunday, August 29th.  Michelle will be discussing the differences as well as the benefits of “Staging To Sell” and “Staging To Live”.  Catch her at 3pm on Saturday and noon on Sunday.
by Michelle Lynne is Dallas’ premier resource for home staging, organizing & re-design.  We are a firm dedicated to treating our clients and their homes as if they were our own. Our goal is to partner with you to find the best solutions for the best value.  We are passionate about a home that is as functional as it is beautiful!
Contact:Michelle Lynne
214.662.1870

We’re famous! Well…sort of.

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And thanks to my friend Tom at Spectrum Printing, we had the prettiest booth of all the exhibitors:

(Seriously, if you need great quality printing with exceptional service, call and ask for Tom…isn’t my banner just beautiful?!  He created some beautiful pens & nametags for me too.)
ANYWAY, back to the famous part, right?  My colleague, Dana (she is fabulous and is coming soon to the “About” page on my website) and I were just working away, visiting with all of the lovely women at the event and didn’t even know we were being filmed by a local news crew.  But obviously our beautiful booth just attracted the attention of the camera….
So check out the first few seconds of this clip:  FOX NEWS.  
My mom is so proud!


Come On Down!!!

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Shannon Myers…come on down…you’re the next winner in a giveaway on the blog by Michelle Lynne!  You have just won a $50 gift certificate to any of the 200+ on line CSN Stores.  Here are just a few examples of what you can buy: