I just got some amazing press for my cute Bungalow for sale on 804-57th St, NOBE. HGTV's Front Door interviews me about how I transformed this plain jane property into a gem with just some quick and easy tips. I teamed up with my fabulous stager Cora Sue Anthony, Star of Real Estate Intervention to work our magic! She is the only one who has a bigger personality than me. LOL! Excerpt is below. Or read the full article. But you MUST check out the dramatical before and after photos!
For this home, he and Cora brightened the walls. "Gray is very hot now, so is off-white: it brightened the space." The previous owners had used different colors throughout, which "compartmentalized everything," says Chan. "When you have too many blocks of color, it's like a dress with horizontal stripes. It does a small space no favors."
The single, light color created a flow, "creating a unified space," says Chan. "And there are tons of windows, more than the average bungalow. So we left them naked, open, capitalized on the light coming in." Finally, they used sparse but impactful furnishings that "lets the buyer understand that with the right furniture, you can live here, too."
Priced just under $400K, it's an affordable option in this cray-cray market. Sometimes the right staging is just what a bungalow needs.
As I mentioned a few months ago, I got my fabulous buyers a free renovation on a new HGTV show called Power Brokers. It stars Mike Aubrey (Real Estate Intervention) & Juan Barbieri (The Bachelorette). It finally aired tonight. Hope you enjoyed my little appearance!
| || |In case you missed it last month, I'm in USA Today's Home Magazine. Finally, I got my hands on the tearsheets today so I'm happy to share with you guys! Tips are about holiday settings but my tips still hold true through out the year. I dunno how to cook but I know how to make table look pretty! Happy 2013!
| || |My TV producer friend Avelino Pombo is casting a San Francisco Bay Area house for a HGTV Commercial!
- Looking for a nice home in the Bay Area for a commercial shoot (all American classic design prefer)
- Commercial is for Scripps Networks (ie: HGTV) and SC Johnson
- Filming on Nov. 7 and 8th
- House needs to have: Updated and large kitchen, nice bathroom, patio area, garage
- Location fee is up to $1000 for the 2 days (depending if house has all the elements)
Send info/pix to apombo@JOHLT.com. Break a leg, y'all! Tell him Hermanity sent ya!
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| |Kudos to HGTV for featuring Ivan & Devin's plight. This DC gay couple was forced to go abroad because U.S. immigration law does not allow LGBTQ Americans to sponsor their foreign-born spouses for residency.
The episode will air at 10 p.m. ET on Monday, August 13, on HGTV and again at 1:30 a.m. ET
Aren't we cute as a button?
I had an absolute blast tonite with my gal pal & stager extraordinaire Cora Sue Anthony. She just finished staging a $1.5M mid-century property by Janette Licata for Better Homes & Garden Real Estate. My old friend and HGTV hottie Ahmed Hassan did his landscaping magic. There is so much TV star power behind this listing, LOL! Best memory of the party: Cora Sue & me belting out a duet to Diana Ross' Love Hangover!Cora Sue is the unforgettable sassy star of Real Estate Intervention on HGTV. Catch her show Wednesdays 10:30am. Her decor tips are also plastered all over HGTV's monthly magazine. And on top of all that, she still has a thriving staging business at AnthonyStaging.com. Work it, girl!
586 Mountain Ave, Piedmont, CA
586 Mountain Ave, Piedmont CA
| |Frontdoor.com & HGTV is running a national contest where viewers vote for their favorite listing. The Doory Awards have categories like best hi-tech home, tiny home, celeb home & more! Nominate your listing before 3/31/12. Even if you don't win, the exposure is worth millions! Deets hereGood luck guys!
| |Last week, MSN.com posted an article called "What's wrong with House Hunters." It's the same old complaints: too fast, too fake, too blah blah blah. Um, hello... it's TV! Don't take it so seriously, folks. It's HGTV, not PBS! Of course, no one buys a house in 25 minutes. That's the beauty of TV. Rachel Ray miraculously whips up a soufflé in 10 minutes & nobody screams Bloody Mary! Why do real estate shows get called into question?
For the first time ever, House Hunters International is heading to the Arctic Circle. I can't wait to see the real estate agent chauffeur clients on a toboggan! This show is an spin-off of HGTV's #1 show House Hunters (which I've been on more than once! haha!). Now that they can cross off the North Pole, what is next? House Hunters Under the Sea? House Hunters Intergalactic? What frontier would you like to see?