Blue-Sketch Best of Houzz 2018

February 23, 2018

  Last year, our second year of operation Blue-Sketch won the Best of Houzz 2017 in Customer Service. Well thanks to you we did it again and renewed the title for 2018. Here’s the announcement release in full: Blue-Sketch of New Orleans Awarded Best Of Houzz 2018 Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best…

Simple tips to maintain property value in winter

February 16, 2018

Here’s another seasonal tip from our co-writer Paul Denikin from Dad Knows DIY. Use these tips in your own home or pass on the the seller and their agent. They will appreciate these low-cost tips to maintain property value.   ***   Think you’re safe from cold weather woes because you’ve been lucky so far?…

Inman Connect NYC 2018 – Top 5

February 7, 2018

We had a chance to visit Inman Connect, one of real estate’s big tech shows in New York City January 22-25. Here’s fresh interview with We Get Around Network forum’s Dan Smigrod.     Here are my Top Five takeaways from the show: Technologies The week was surprisingly tech focused – not just “real estate…

Price comparisons for Virtual Staging

January 2, 2018

Following our series of North American price benchmarks in the industry, we present: Virtual Staging. We collected 9 most popular Virtual Staging services and ran a simple price comparison for how much it costs to stage 1 photo. These companies have varying backgrounds; some have been in the service for long with established reputations, some…

Preserve and Educate with HistoryView VR

December 18, 2017

Read more about the Helston Museum   3D walk-through and 360 camera technologies are quickly becoming default in the real estate marketing business. Bill Brown, the CEO of Matterport says in an interview it’s been estimated that virtual viewing is so popular that as many as 1 in 3  home buyers buy a home they…

Turning offices into a Garage

December 1, 2017

Our team had a challenging but fun job designing how to turn two offices into a garage. This commercial office building in Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, NV, was built in 1989 and renovated in 1995. It features two floors, 6500 sq.ft. which are currently being used as office spaces. This project was initiated by our…

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What to look for in a Floor Plan

November 8, 2017

There are a few simple tricks to verify you are looking at a schematic floor plan that was created with attention by a professional. Let’s use this house as an example; two floors of gorgeous, spacious living and working areas with four large bedrooms, a functional mudroom, and more. You could go on verbally describing…

Preparing Older Home for sale in Fall

November 7, 2017

  Seasons play an important role in getting a house ready for market. If you have an older home, winterizing early is all the more important because chances are your home lacks insulation at all fronts. Here are some tips from a Paul Denikin, on sealing up any drafts you may have and staying warm…

Virtual Staging just got better

October 23, 2017

Here at Blue-Sketch quality drives everything. Quality in customer service has been widely recognized by our clients and awarded by Houzz, and we are constantly upping the quality of our products.  For the past few months we’ve been working secretly behind the scenes on improving the quality of our Virtual Staging offering. By combining a…

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