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Amy Bly
Works at Great Impressions Home Staging -- owner
Attends Bergen Community College -- interior design
Lives in Montville, NJ
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I’m mentioned in Tip #26 re: staging homes to help market properties :) 
Here are the top 25 real estate marketing ideas the pro's use to generate new business week in and week out. Start selling more real estate today!
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Just recommended this to a staging client with 1980s “European style” kitchen cabinets with the wood trim -- here’s an article on how to paint and update these cabinets if you’re unlucky enough to have a client with them or -- worse -- have them yourself! 
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Beautiful trends for 2015 -- I love navy blue paint and mixed metals plus the “painterly” rugs!
Twenty design professionals give their highly opinionated takes on what’s trending, and what’s ending, in 2015.
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He looked so much better and healthier (and generally more handsome) on Downton Abbey. Gain back some weight ASAP, Dan -- I really miss you on DA, as do SO many others.  
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Nice when investors who didn't hire you come back because they weren't happy with the lowest-priced stagers they hired ;) 
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Staged 4 houses in the last 4 weeks -- two are under contract within 2 weeks of staging, the other one is waiting on new photos from the agent and the 4th one, an owner-occupied with new rental furniture on the first floor -- is having an open house today: http://www.weichert.com/58785327/?tsf=expLink
Classic 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath colonial in desirable North Caldwell. A grand inviting entrance foyer leads to spacious rooms on the first floor including large eat-in kitchen with new cherry cabinets,...
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After staging this mid-$600,000 3rd floor "railroad" walk-up in Park Slope, Brooklyn to suit a -- clearly! -- young demographic who could hand...
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Shared by the on-line publication The Realtor’s Digest today as well! Thank you! 
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Every morning on my Chicago area social media feed, I see acres and acres of empty rooms posted by Realtors. So many empty dining rooms, breakfast rooms, kitchens, living and bedrooms.  Do I stop and click on the photo, intrigued to have a look at the room, the house, the property? No, I just scroll on by...  Do I read the eloquently written description?  Do I appreciate the professional photography?  No, I just scroll on by...  Why? ...
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Using art to create balance in a room: in this case, the chandelier could not easily be moved (wired into cement ceiling above), which dictated that the dining room table had to be on one side of the room.  Because we needed to keep the rental furniture budget down, I added a large piece of canvas art instead on the near wall. 
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Occupation
home staging and interior decorating and re-design on a budget
Skills
floor plans for best flow and function in rooms, room designs, furniture sourcing, shopping, and selection, accessorizing, window treatments, color consulting, creating curb appeal, editing homeowner possessions, re-arranging and re-designing spaces for maximum beauty and enjoyment
Employment
  • Great Impressions Home Staging -- owner
    home staging, present
    Designing and creating highly functional and beautiful spaces that help either a) sell homes quickly for maximum prices; or b) meet homeowners’ needs and style preferences within established budgets and time frames.
  • ABC, Muir Cornelius Moore Advertising
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Currently
Montville, NJ
Previously
River Vale, NJ - Hopewell, NJ
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Meeting your design needs on-time and on-budget!
Introduction
Home stager based in Montville, NJ, working primarily in Bergen County, Hudson County, Passaic County, and Morris County, NJ, since January, 2010. I love to make your home stand out from the competition and create that emotional connection with buyers! My goal is always to get you multiple offers quickly on your home by creating a compelling lifestyle that appeals to your target market of buyers, determined by talking with your agent (when you have one), and looking at the size and location of your home as well as its price point and community amenities. I also do "staging to live" redesign for your current home. Do you feel something isn't right in your environment but you can't figure out exactly what? Do you want more comfort, style, or  pizazz in your home? By bringing my knowledge of current trends, styles, and colors, and furniture and accessory placement to your home and marrying those aspects with YOUR personal taste, I can help you love your home again -- or maybe even for the first time!

Bragging rights
92 % of the homes I stage sell within 10 weeks, some in as little as 1 day to 2 weeks after staging. I have 2 sons, 24 and 21, was actively involved with helping out at schools whenever needed.
Education
  • Bergen Community College -- interior design
    present
    Certificate in Interior Design completed in May 2013
  • Hopewell Valley Central High, Pennington, NJ
  • University of Maine
    Languages, 1973 - 1977
    Graduated with Honors, B.A. in French.
  • Berkeley School of Interior Design
    2008 - 2008
    Drafting class, 2008.
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Female
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Married
Other names
Amy Sprecher