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  1. Janet Lorusso
    March 9, 2019 @ 10:56 am

    Absolutely spot on! Great post, Jill! Having a cohesive plan, knowing where to save and where to splurge for impact…all of it. Perfect advice.

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    • admin
      March 9, 2019 @ 11:35 am

      Thanks Janet! Always appreciate your feedback.

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  2. Julie
    March 9, 2019 @ 11:45 am

    1000% agree! Great post! What we see on TV or on websites does not represent reality!!

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    • admin
      March 9, 2019 @ 12:04 pm

      Julie, I think the toughtest part is explaining the big price differences between that $15k kitchen on TV to the same kitchen in real life that’s $50-$60k, minimum. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist
    March 9, 2019 @ 1:46 pm

    Great post, Jill! Flipping a house successfully is a lot of workbut also requires a lot of skill and talent. And you are so right about the ladies – over 90% over consumer decisions are made by women!

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    • admin
      March 9, 2019 @ 1:48 pm

      So true, Kristie, and yet I see so many developers that are men making all the design decisions with no thought about what the ladies like. Hence this post. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Lisa Peck
    March 9, 2019 @ 3:07 pm

    Love this practical advice for flipping an home! The budget advice and color palette advice are spot on!

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    • admin
      March 10, 2019 @ 11:25 am

      Thanks, Lisa! Appreciate your input.

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  5. Amy Wax
    March 9, 2019 @ 5:34 pm

    You are so on point with this post about flipping houses! We have flipped over a dozen homes, and built a few from the ground up. You’re so right about the design being an important factor, and of course the colors are so important!! Great ideas, great inspiration, great post!!

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    • admin
      March 10, 2019 @ 11:25 am

      Thank you, Amy! Flipping is definitely not for the faint-of-heart, sounds like you know this well. And definitely not as easy as they make it look on TV.

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  6. Lora Frost
    March 10, 2019 @ 6:03 am

    Fabulous post! Even though I am a designer, I wish I had hired a designer to assist me with the endless decisions that had to be made during our renovation. It is so exhausting! Great tips here!

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    • admin
      March 10, 2019 @ 11:24 am

      Thanks, Lora! Yes, the decisions are endless, right? Thanks for your input!

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  7. Judith Taylor
    March 10, 2019 @ 8:15 am

    You’ve captured it all! This is what we all tell our clients. The key is to know where to save and when to splurge. It takes someone who has some experience in the industry to know how to achieve a great result without looking like you have skimped. Beautiful photos by the way.

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    • admin
      March 10, 2019 @ 11:24 am

      Thank you, Judith! Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Leslie Carothers
    March 10, 2019 @ 9:31 am

    I just loved this post, Jill, and how you so clearly explain that REALITY TV isn’t REALITY and then go on to outline in *chapters*, the steps necessary for people to think about to get the highest possible price for their home.

    If I had a home out near you, you would be my *go to* home stager and realtor as I would trust you to know how to get me the highest price.

    Thanks so much!

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    • admin
      March 10, 2019 @ 11:23 am

      What a nice compliment, Leslie. Thank you!

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  9. Sheri Bruneau
    March 10, 2019 @ 9:49 am

    This is a great post Jill! With my investment properties, I work closely with my real estate agent and do a lot of research to ensure the design is ‘in market’ for the area the home is in. I continually look at stats, see what is currently on the market (competition), and work our design to allow our properties to stand well above all of the others.

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    • admin
      March 10, 2019 @ 11:21 am

      Sounds like you are way ahead of most flippers, Sheri. Design and location are so important when it comes to making a profit!

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  10. Linda Merrill
    March 10, 2019 @ 11:09 am

    Hi Jill – so many great points! Anytime someone starts talking about what they should do to update their own home to sell, or thinking about flipping a home. I always tell them to consult a really great local realtor to get the lay of the land regarding who the idea buyer is for that neighborhood, comps to other house sales, etc. And then, they need to talk to a designer for how they can make the best decisions for their budget. It’s always about smart decision making!

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    • admin
      March 10, 2019 @ 11:23 am

      Definitely, Linda! Sounds like you’re giving your clients and friends great advice.

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