Author: Wiebke Rieck, Iris Houghton, Tina Humburg
Was haben Mode, Autos, Einrichtung und Immobilien gemeinsam? Keiner verkauft seinen Gebrauchtwagen ungewaschen. Jeder Autoverkäufer weiß, dass sein Auto dann bessere Chancen auf dem Gebrauchtwagenmarkt hat. Jedes Einrichtungs- bzw. Möbelhaus gestaltet schöne Musterzimmer, um die Kunden damit zu inspirieren. Ansprechend und gekonnt dekorierte Schaufenster wecken Sehnsüchte nach geschmackvollem Wohnen oder gutem Aussehen. Sollte das nicht bei einer Immobilie genauso sein? Wieso müssen Immobiliensuchende - im Fall von unbewohnten Immobilien - kahle, unrenovierte und schlecht beleuchtete Räume oder - im Fall von noch bewohnten Immobilien - zugestellte Flure, hochgeklappte Toiletten-Deckel und die "Vorlieben" der Vorbesitzer erleben? Vor dem Hintergrund, welcher Aufwand in anderen Lebensbereichen betrieben wird, um Konsumenten in Kaufstimmung zu bringen, treten die Autorinnen als Home Staging Profis dafür ein, dass Kaufinteressenten von Immobilien ebenfalls den bestmöglichen ersten Eindruck erhalten und "verzaubert" werden. Klingt auch für Sie schlüssig? Dann ist dies das richtige Buch für Sie! Sie werden zahlreiche praktische Tipps und Anregungen finden, die Sie selbst umsetzen können. Vielleicht merken Sie schon beim Lesen, wie viel Spaß es Ihnen machen würde, Ihr jetziges Zuhause so zu verwandeln, damit es möglichst viele Kaufinteressenten begeistert.
Let Barb Schwarz—the creator of the Home Staging concept—show you what it takes to make it in the Home Staging industry. In 1972, Barb Schwarz coined the term "Staging" to refer to the process of preparing a home for sale, and turned her idea into a brand new industry. Today, thanks to Schwarz's pioneering efforts, Home Staging has become a big business with enormous profit potential. If you are thinking about starting a Home Staging business of your own or just want to improve upon an existing one, then Building a Successful Home Staging Business is the book for you. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this practical guide will show you exactly how to set up a Home Staging business, and help you run and maintain the business as it grows. Some of the issues outlined throughout these pages include: How to write a business plan, market your company, and make the most of your resources How to work through the consulting, bidding, and Staging processes How to establish solid relationships with real estate agents and brokers How to obtain your Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) designation Filled with in-depth insights, expert advice, and proven strategies that Schwarz has developed over the course of her stellar career, Building a Successful Home Staging Business will put you in the perfect position to profit from the many opportunities that exist in this dynamic market.
DIV In the world of interior design, thousands of bits of crucial information are scattered across a wide array of sources. The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book collects the information essential to planning and executing interior projects of all shapes and sizes, and distills it in a format that is as easy to use as it is to carry. You’ll also find interviews with top practitioners drawn across the field of interior design. —Fundamentals provides a step-by-step overview of an interiors project, describing the scope of professional services, the project schedule, and the design and presentation tools used by designers. —Space examines ways of composing rooms as spatial environments while speaking to functional and life-safety concerns. —Surface identifies options in color, material, texture, and pattern, while addressing maintenance and performance issues. —Environments looks at aspects of interior design that help create a specific mood or character, such as natural and artificial lighting, sound and smell. —Elements describes the selection and specification of furniture and fixtures, as well as other components essential to an interior environment, such as artwork and accessories. —Resources gathers a wealth of useful data, from sustainability guidelines to online sources for interiors-related research. /div
Author: Kristie Barnett
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Kristie Barnett reveals the secrets of her proven method of Psychological Staging to quickly sell residential real estate for top dollar. This method has earned her both local and national awards for home staging, and has made The Decorologist the go-to authority in the field of real estate staging.
Author: Michael Webb
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Thirty of the world's leading architects, including Norman Foster, Thom Mayne, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, talk about the houses they designed for themselves over the past decade. What inspired them, what were the constraints, how did their concepts take shape? Michael Webb explores the creative process and traces the influence of architects' houses over the past two hundred years, from Jefferson's Monticello to the creations of Charles and Ray Eames, Toyo Ito and Frank Gehry. Texts, images, sketches and plans are interwoven to illustrate houses that differ widely, in size, material, character and location. There are urban infills, rustic retreats, experiments, and fusions of new and old. They all make a statement, modest or ambitious, and each reflects the personality and tastes of its owner. These architects have accepted the challenge of doing something out of the ordinary, turning constraints to advantage. They give different answers to a crucial question: how can a house enrich lives and its surroundings? Spacious or frugal, refined or rough-edged, daring or reductive, these adventurous dwellings will inspire other architects and everyone who would like to design or commission a house that is one-of-a-kind.
Author: Barb Schwarz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The way you live in a home and the way you sell it are two different things. That's the premise of Staging*, a concept that teaches you to look at your home through a buyer's eyes and make adjustments to improve its appeal and value. In any real estate market, Staged homes sell faster or sell for more money--or both. With Home Staging, you'll learn how to play up your home's strong points and improve its presentation. By rearranging furniture, trimming overgrown bushes, painting a room, and clearing out the clutter, Home Staging will help you spotlight your property for a fast, profitable sale. Filled with organizing tips and checklists, plus before-and-Staged photographs that dramatically show how Staging can transform your home inside and out, Home Staging has all the answers you'll need when looking to increase the sale price of your home. *Staging is a federally registered trademark of StagedHomes.com
Home Staging For Dummies
Author: Christine Rae, Jan Saunders Maresh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Want to have homebuyers knocking down your door? Home StagingFor Dummies delivers all the secrets to making your home standout, sell faster, and bring in more money! It shows you how to makeimprovements room by room and generate a higher profit in the mostcost- and time-effective way. Featuring eight full-color pages of instructive before-and-afterphotos, this completely practical guide demonstrates how and why toeliminate clutter, make repairs, arrange furnishings, and pave theway for buyers to make an emotional connection to your house.You’ll get a handle on what buyers want and how to show it tothem, find plenty of do-it-yourself tasks that add real value toyour home, and get tips on producing photos of your home that willhave buyers craving to see more! Discover how to: See your home as prospective buyers will see it Know what needs doing and what doesn’t Master the three-step home staging process Add real value to your home without breaking the bank Decide whether to DIY or call in the pros Create curb appeal Make a great first impression with a beautiful entryway Spruce up your kitchen, bathroom, living, and dining rooms Turn your bedrooms into a buyer’s dream Whip your mechanicals into top shape Avoid staging nightmares Get top dollar for your home — all you need is a littlehelp from Home Staging For Dummies!
50 Big Ideas You Really Need to Know is a concise, accessible and popular guide to the central tenets of Western thought. Every important principle of philosophy, religion, politics, economics, the arts and the sciences is profiled in a series of short illustrated essays, complemented by an informative array of timelines and box features.
How do you combine colours without them clashing? How do you know which colours will complement each other for a subdued effect, and which will give a more energised feel? This inspirational handbook contains over 200 colour scheme ideas for interior designers and home decorators. Discover how colour can be used to create ambience, or to give the illusion of space, depth, warmth and light. Divided into the major colour groups, each section explores a range of hues, from primary brights to the palest of pastels, presenting failsafe palettes for refreshingly original interior schemes.
Studio Color Wheel
Author: Joen Wolfrom
Publisher: C & T Pub
Color formulas have never been more picturesque. Displaying this large-format color wheel on your wall makes it easier to find the perfect combination of colors, tints, and shades for any creative project. The high-quality paper and printing ensures durability and true color representation. On the reverse side of the poster is an rich photographic collage of imagery that is sure to inspire.
In this revised and updated edition of her classic, bestselling book, Karen Kingston draws on her wealth of experience as a clutter clearing, space-clearing, and feng shui practitioner to show you how to transform your life by letting go of clutter. Her unique approach lies in understanding that clutter is stuck energy that has far-reaching physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual effects. You'll be motivated to clutter clear as never before when you realize just how much your junk has been holding you back! You will learn: - Why people keep clutter - How clutter causes stagnation in your life - How to clear clutter quickly and effectively - How to live clutter-free
Author: Laura DiSilverio
When a local developer is found dead in a boutique window after someone liberates the reptiles from the Herpetology Hut, E. J. Ferris, after an arrogant homicide detective dismisses her as "only" a mall cop, decides to solve the case herself with the help of her grandpa, a retired CIA operative. Original.
Author: Adrian Schulz
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Architectural photography is more than simply choosing a subject and pressing the shutter-release button; it's more than just documenting a project. An architectural photograph shows the form and appeal of a building far better than any other medium. With the advent of the digital photographic workflow, architects are discovering exciting new opportunities to present and market their work. But what are the ingredients for a successful architectural photograph? What equipment do you need? How can you improve your images in your digital darkroom? Why does a building look different in reality than in a photographic image? In this book you will find the answers to these questions and much more. Author Adrian Schulz-both an architect and a photographer by training-uses real-world projects to teach you how to: Capture outstanding images of buildings, inside and out Choose the right equipment and use it effectively Compose architectural shots Work with ambient and artificial light Process images in an efficient workflow based on Adobe Photoshop This book is a step-by-step guide to architectural photography for both the aspiring amateur photographer interested in architectural photography and the professional photographer wanting to expand his skills in this domain. Moreover, architects themselves will find this book motivating and inspiring. This second edition has been extensively revised and includes 80 new images and illustrations, as well as an expanded chapter on shooting interior spaces. Also included is an updated discussion of post-processing techniques and the latest technical developments in the world of photography. With this book, you will learn a variety of creative tips, tricks, and guidelines for making the perfect architectural image.
"Why is it really that architects wear black?" was a question put to Cordula Rau by an automotive industry manager during an architectural competition. Even though she herself is an architect, and wears black, she did not have an answer on the spot. So she decided to ask other architects, as well as artists and designers. She has been collecting their handwritten replies in a notebook since 2001. In 2008, this collection of autographs appeared as a small publication – obviously bound in black. For the purpose of the new edition, this legendary collection was expanded by new notable, amusing, pragmatic, and quirky reasons: "Please read – and don’t ask me why architects wear black!". (Cordula Rau)
FOR SALE: From the creator of the viral blog sensation TerribleRealEstateAgentPhotos.com, a book of the most baffling property photographs ever taken. With over 100 previously unpublished photos, early viewing is STRONGLY recommended. The mantra 'location, location, location' often concerns buying a house, but some estate agents would do well to apply it to their photography. Should one, for instance, locate the camera in front of a fossilised garden chair? An overflowing ash tray? An elderly relative hustling out of shot? Has thought been spared for the location of that dirty underwear? Those psychedelic curtains? Out of touch with realty, less Rankin and more plain rank, some of the worst offenders should perhaps consider relocating to another industry. Luckily for us, they haven't yet. The mystifying property photographs gathered here are an endless source of confusion, confusion, confusion, frustration, frustration, frustration and, perversely, satisfaction, satisfaction, satisfaction. Reactions to TerribleRealEstateAgentPhotos.com: ‘One of the funniest things on the web’ – Guardian ‘Hilarious’ – Tom Standage, Economist ‘Brilliant’ – Graham Linehan ‘Astonishing’ – Daily Mail ‘Hilarious’ – Time Out ‘Marvellous’ – Independent ‘Amazing’ – Der Spiegel