Saturday, June 23, 2007

Try Your Hand at Writing

Writing press releases can make a big difference in your business. They can be formal releases or even just a short blurb to put into the local business section of your hometown paper. Here are two examples:

Formal kind:


Teri B. Clark has written 301 Simple Things You Can Do To Sell Your Home NOW and For More Money Than You Thought. This book's hints and tips from professionals is sure to help anyone sell their home!

Numerous studies show that a house that is well polished on the surface and staged properly will appeal to more buyers, sell faster, and most importantly for more money. You may not be able to improve the market value of your house, but you can improve its marketability. Remember: first impressions count the most.

In this groundbreaking new book you will learn how small color changes will increase your home’s value, minor repairs and de-cluttering tricks, how to rearrange your furniture and art work, decorating tips and ideas, how to look at your house from the buyer's viewpoint, how to add minor accessories, which items stay and what must go, which minor changes will bring you the greatest return, how to bring out a home's best features, table settings, candles, what photos must go and which ones stay, how to minimize problem areas, how to position your house for the marketplace, what music to play, what scents to spray, how to use design psychology techniques, lighting techniques, landscaping secrets, what to do with garages, basements and attics, what color you should never use, how to ensure a positive traffic flow through rooms, how to use mirrors and natural light, and much more.

This brand new exhaustively researched book is the ultimate resource for novices and pros alike; it will guide you through every step of the process with hundreds of innovative ideas that you can put to use right away. This book gives you the proven strategies and innovative ideas used by the expert’s everyday that you can easily do your self.

This book, written by Teri B. Clark will be out by mid March. You can purchase this book by going to or learn more about the author at

Price: $24.95

ISBN 10: 0-910627-06-1

ISBN 13: 978-0-910627-06-1

Informal kind:

Apex-based designer Mary Larsen, who was recently featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, will be offering advice on Spring accessorizing at Stein Mart in Cary. Three sessions, entitled “9 Minutes with Mary,” are scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, at 11:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. at 240 Crossroads Blvd. in Cary.

To find home staging tips, go to Home Staging by Teri B. Clark or buy 301 Simple Things You Can Do To Sell Your Home NOW and For More Money Than You Thought.

To learn how to become a home redesigner, buy How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Redesign, Redecorating and Home Staging Business