Wednesday, March 18, 2009

How Interior Designer Helps Triangle Home Owners Beat the Recession.

Raleigh interior designer Denise Whitley helps homeowners minimize the faults and maximize the attributes of their home with solutions that work whether Staging to Sell or Residential Re-design

March 18,2009, Raleigh, NC - Tired of the same old look in your home, but on a budget? Trying to sell your home in the current market? Depending on your needs, Staging to Sell or Residential Re-design can be your perfect solution!

Denise Whitley, owner of Interior Concepts, is an interior design professional who offers full-service interior design and specializes in home staging and Residential Re-design.

She is certified by The Metropolitan Institute of Interior Design, an Associate Member of Interior Design Society, Certified One Day Stager, Member of One Day Decorating Alumni Association and is the Lead Designer for Cary based Town & Country Realty.

"Proper staging is all about increasing the potential selling price while reducing the length of time your house stays on the market. The dollars you invest in staging your home could reap substantial rewards upon selling. Staging to sell can turn your house into a showcase home!" said Denise.

She went on to say that a number of studies support the value of home staging. A U.S. Housing & Urban Development study found professionally staged houses sell, on average, 17% higher than non-staged houses; a Home Gain survey revealed that sellers who spent up to $1000 staging their house recovered almost 200%of the cost in the sale of their house; and 2007 and 2008 statistics released in February 2009 by the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) proved that professionally staged occupied homes sold 46% faster in 2007, and up to 89% faster in 2008. Staged vacant homes previously on the market sold 68% faster in 2007; 85% in 2008.

Whitley is unlike other interior designers. Her use of your existing furnishings in new and creative ways brings a sense of harmony and balance to your home with economy and flair. When new items are needed, she knows where to find great design at affordable prices. Interior re-design focuses on a formula that establishes where and how to place what you already own while accenting and displaying those items that make your home unique to you.

For information about Denise Whitley and Interior Concepts visit

About Denise Whitley of Interior Concepts
Interior Concepts is a full-service interior design firm designing residential interiors from luxury homes to individual casual spaces. Denise is a One-Day Stager and Re-design Professional, an Associate Member of Interior Design Society, Certified One Day Stager and Member of One Day Decorating Alumni Association. She is the Lead Designer for Cary based Town & Country Realty. Visit Contact Denise at or call 919.345.0040.

Eileen Batson – Batson Group Marketing and PR 919.327.5021 Raleigh, NC
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Monday, March 2, 2009

Louise Griffin elected President of Raleigh Woman’s Council of Realtors

Full time RE/MAX United professional Realtor® Louise Griffin is the 2009 President of the Raleigh Woman’s Council of Realtors®. She works closely with current residents and people relocating to the Triangle to find the areas and homes that fit their needs and lifestyle.

March 2,2009, Raleigh, NC ~ As 2009 rolled in many changes were in effect across the nation. Most notably in the real estate market. For some, the news presented problems too challenging to confront and handle. Not so for Louise Griffin, newly elected President of the Raleigh chapter of the Woman’s Council of Realtors®.

The Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) is a community of real estate professionals whose mission is to help their members create business opportunities, develop skills for the future, and to achieve individual potential for success. As a network of successful REALTORS® the WCR believes in empowering women to exercise their potential as entrepreneurs and industry leaders. The Raleigh chapter is affiliated with the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors and represents members in Wake, Durham, Orange and Johnston Counties.

"The best thing about the WCR is being able to help other real estate business women, and men, in our community to grow personally and professionally and enhance their reputation in their community. We strive to bring about success through the power of relationships, participation, and diversity. The ideas and successful actions I learn when networking at national and state conferences I’m able to bring back and share with our local members." commented Griffin.

As President of the Raleigh Chapter, Griffin takes the lead in program and speaker development. There is a full calendar of presentations featuring personal business and skills development, area knowledge, and cultural diversity; fundraising provides scholarships for members to attend professional development programs; and their largest event, "Realtors On Parade" enable members to network and learn about the diverse areas of the Triangle.

Through "That Woman is a Success" the chapter honors a woman in the community, not necessarily in real estate, who has made an impact on women in business and to the larger community through charitable work.

For more information on Louise Griffin go to

About Louise Griffin
Located in "Inside the Beltline" in Raleigh, NC, Louise is a full time professional residential Realtor, Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) and ePro® with specialized training in home valuation. She enjoys working with people who have environmental concerns. Her goal is to personalize the selection of a home to fit the needs and lifestyles of her clients and to make the buying or selling of their home a positive experience. Contact her for a free market analysis and to make your experience "a breeze." For more information on Louise please visit

About WCR

Women’s Council of REALTORS® is a nationwide community of more than 19,000 real estate professionals who include many of the best and brightest in the business. WCR is an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® and is headquartered in Chicago, IL. For more information on WCR, please visit

Louise Griffin – T: 919.796.3470
Eileen Batson – Batson Group Marketing and PR 919.327.5021