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Whenever we stage a home, we almost always stage a home office. It’s one of the most important rooms in a house these days, with so many people working at least part-time from home. In fact, according to Upwork, an estimated 32.6 million Americans will work remotely by 2025. This… Read More

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AFAR travel magazine recently announced its selection for “The Most Charming Town in California,” and after living for years in this familiar locale, I can definitively say it’s the perfect spot to stop and smell the rosé!  Any guesses yet? (If you got it from my subtle hit, sip sip… Read More

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One of the very first things I tell my clients after they say, “OK, we’re ready to put our home on the market,” is: declutter your spaces.  Thinning out crowded, cluttered spaces creates more room, giving the appearance that a kitchen is bigger or a living room is more expansive,… Read More

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Every year around this time, in my 30+ years in business, I get the same question from my clients: “When is the right time to put my house on the market?” The truth is, 2024 is no different than any other year except for the fact that interest rates are… Read More

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I don’t own a crystal ball – but how fun would that be? – and even if I somehow found one at a mysterious crystal ball shop in Encino, it’d do me no good. Almost all predictions about the real estate market were shattered with the pandemic. The truth is,… Read More

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By Andrew Manning  It’s officially the holiday season, so it makes sense we’d be talking about “homes for the holidays” right now. I’ve written before about why now is a fantastic time to buy (less competition, serious sellers, faster closings) but I want to really dive into what “homes for… Read More

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I was recently listening to this interview about Mariah Carey’s ubiquitous holiday song, “All I Want for Christmas.” I learned that the iconic songstress has made more than $70 on the jingle – with about $3 million more each holiday season – since it was released in 1994.  Now, for… Read More