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About Gina Newell

I am passionate about staging and selling your home as a packaged unit. I am a certified home stager and licensed Wisconsin Realtor with eXp Realty, LLC. Staging and Selling go hand-in-hand to get you the most value.

European Homes

I recently returned from a European vacation, visiting former exchange students and their families.  My husband and I enjoyed warm hospitality and knowledge about their respective country's histories.  The world becomes smaller and more personal when these exchanges occur. Some perspectives include the high level of efficient public transportation (buses & trains); a "mediterranean" [...]

European Homes2019-07-10T13:57:03-05:00

Choosing Exterior Colors

Exterior Paint Colors Choosing an exterior paint color can affect your entire neighborhood.  There is usually a house in your neighborhood that everyone knows because of its garish exterior color.  Perhaps pink, purple, or neon colors.  You know the one.  You know it doesn't blend in with its surroundings. Which means it was the [...]

Choosing Exterior Colors2019-06-18T17:31:33-05:00

Home Staging with a View

Home stagers know how to place furniture that addresses the focal point of the room.  However, when the focal point is the view outside, the interior focal point becomes secondary.  You need to address both. A lot of time, the curb appeal is lacking with a lake or river house. Notice no windows on [...]

Home Staging with a View2019-06-04T14:34:31-05:00

Staging an Estate

The Executor A person's relative passed away and she was designated the executor of the estate.  What does that mean?  An executor distributes the deceased person's property and arranges for payment of estate debts and expenses. Specific duties include: choosing the type of probate, filing the will for probate, setting up an account for [...]

Staging an Estate2019-05-29T14:38:24-05:00

Get Your House Ready to Sell

The question comes up every time a homeowner wishes to sell their house.  What should I do to get my house ready to sell?  There are very few times a homeowner should sell their house in "as is" condition.  You will leave significant money on the table.  However, sometimes it is very necessary to [...]

Get Your House Ready to Sell2019-05-03T15:55:20-05:00

Staging a Flipped Home

The 70% Rule The 70 percent rule states that an investor should pay 70 percent of the After Repair Value (ARV)of a property minus the repairs needed.  If a home’s ARV is $150,000 and it needs $25,000 in repairs, then the 70 percent rule states an investor should pay $80,000 for the home.  $150,000 x [...]

Staging a Flipped Home2019-04-26T13:48:37-05:00

Does Your Realtor Recommend Staging?

Premiere Stagers & Realty received a phone call from a condo owner asking about my staging services for her property that had been on the market for 52 days.  I viewed the condo with her realtor later that day.  The realtor told me he had never used a home stager nor recommended a home [...]

Does Your Realtor Recommend Staging?2019-04-09T13:55:39-05:00

Ice Dam Information

What is an Ice Dam? An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. While frozen, the snow and ice [...]

Ice Dam Information2019-04-04T12:54:41-05:00

Form Follows Function Makes Good Design

Sometimes it takes time away from the usual to see the unusual.  On a recent cruise (Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas), I was struck by the beauty of the ship.  American architect Louis Sullivan (1856-1924) coined the phrase  form follows function. This means that the purpose of a building (or object) should be the [...]

Form Follows Function Makes Good Design2019-03-27T17:30:45-05:00

Stage it Better

Something Missing I thought I brought the right wall art for this recent vacant staging.  But when viewing the room from the front entryway, I noticed it needed something more.  I did bring another piece of art to hang, but felt it competed with the larger art over the sofa.  The room didn't feel [...]

Stage it Better2019-03-14T12:47:13-05:00
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