Goldilocks and the Three Buyers

Many of you have been asking how the house sale is coming along. The good news is I have had offers. The not so good news is I have had two sales fall through. Buyer number one was a first time home buyer who soon learned she was not ready to take on an old […]

Sunday, November 8th

Stageing Tips I learned Sometimes the Hard Way

After many trips up and down stairs, up and down ladders, and carloads to Goodwill; my house is staged and on the market. If you decide to travel down this road yourself here are a few things I learned along the way. 1. No matter how bad a room looked when you started on it […]

Sunday, October 18th

The Traveling Overalls are Ready to travel Again

The traveling overalls have completed their work on my house in Portland. The gym, office, library is now an office. The guest bathroom with the exposed duct work and the paint job that could at best be described as a mistake has been spruced up. You have seen the rooms in this video in their […]

Sunday, October 18th

I Love My House!

My realtor had me write a marketing piece for my house about why I love living here. He sent this out to other agents and we got a terrific response so I thought I would share it with you this week. Good bye Trader Joes hello Piggly Wiggly.[1] I am relocating to the southeast and […]

Saturday, October 10th

New Attitude: Self Employed

I am working on an attitude adjustment. Sometimes I feel that I am working way too hard on my house for someone else to enjoy. On a good day, I see this as my new job. I work for myself and the harder I work the better chance I have of a quick sale for […]

Monday, September 21st

Bathroom… “Progress”?

There is a lot of work to be done, but the mess really does mean progress.

Sunday, May 24th

De-clutter or not de-clutter

  Behind the Scenes   I am making a resolution. Every year I am going to examine all of my stuff as if I were going to move sometime within that year. Granted, it is difficult to purge craft “stuff” because today’s useless item can be tomorrows “ah ha this is perfect” thing. That said; […]

Tuesday, April 21st