A Mini Home Show

A Mini Home Show – Get Your Home in Shape with Claudia Jacobs Design – “Fall Back in Love with Your Home”


The Builders Association of the Hudson Valley held a Mini Home Show on Saturday. A full house of homeowners joined in as Claudia Jacobs presented “Fall Back in Love with Your Home”. Charming and knowledgeable, Claudia gave an hour presentation of tips on how to get your home to look and feel special and new again. Have you ever felt that you were loved by your home? Claudia revisited this concept with some simple changes to rekindle the love again, like when you first moved in.

The presentation discussed how to make good choices when redecorating, remodeling or getting your home ready to sell. Color, flooring, painting and even what to do with that old bathroom that screams an out of date color were a hot topic. Sometimes just focusing on the good features can tone down what you are not happy with. De-cluttering a home is the number one thing to do when getting a home ready for sale. Agents frequently discuss this with clients, but not all of them listen. Those that do end up with a faster sale and for more money. Before and after photos in her PowerPoint presentation were a compelling way to convince even the most skeptical of why Staging is so important. When a buyer can see the rooms they can begin their love affair with a home. Claudia had some great recommendations to think about. The audience asked questions and the answers created a lively discussion. Many attendees took notes and found her presentation most helpful. To be sure they will be back for more of her tips. They were already asking for additional locations and times that she was going to be offering more info. That tells me that they found the information quite useful!!

As the local Realtor invited I was able to answer questions for homeowners about value and market trends. There are quite a few factors that go into pricing a home, and that is where I was able to tie in the two professions. Understanding the numbers can save you a good deal of money. If you are looking to make improvements to your home a plan and budget are first and foremost. Knowing the current value of your home can help you with making these important decisions.

It was fun to be out meeting homeowners in the area and to hear Claudia speak and share her knowledge. I look forward to more tips from the pro! Make sure to check out her website for the where and when. Claudia is published in the Times Herald Record each Sunday with a column that you won’t want to miss.

Whether you are looking to just gather information or begin a project we are both here to help. If you would like to schedule a consultation to find out what your home is worth in today’s market, fill out this form for me to contact you now. Claudia can be contacted at 845-294-8993.