Baltimore, MD (May 7, 2008) – According to Forbes.com (April 15, 2008), Baltimore ranked among the top 10 worst markets to try to sell a home. In a two-day live event, ABC2 News works to help a Timonium family sell their home.? On Tuesday, May 13th and Wednesday, May 14th, the welcome mat will be rolled out for stagers from Bright Idea Interiors to prepare the Cape Cod style home for staging and Long & Foster Real Estate to conduct a brokers open house. ABC2 reporters, Joce Sterman and Christian Schaffer, will give live reports from the home.
After eight years in the quiet Timonium neighborhood, the Fields family plans to move to a bigger home in Baltimore County, but before they go, a team of experts will do some extensive spring cleaning and renovations to the home.? On Tuesday, May 13th, beginning at 6a.m., Bright Ideas Interiors will stage the home.? Carpets will be ripped out, walls painted, and curtains hung in preparation for placement on the housing market. The entire renovation can be viewed on ABC2 News and on abc2news.com, via a live web broadcast, along with before and after photos.
On Wednesday, May 14th, from 11a.m.-3p.m., Long & Foster agent Mary Wodka spearheads a brokers open house. ABC2 News cameras will be there as real estate agents as they move through the newly redecorated rooms in hopes of matching the home with prospective buyers.
About WMAR & Scripps
WMAR TV is owned by The E. W. Scripps Company.? The E.W. Scripps Company? (NYSE: SSP) is a diverse and growing media enterprise with interests in national cable networks, newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations, interactive media, and licensing and syndication. ? The company’s portfolio of media properties includes: Scripps Networks, with such brands as HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living and Great American Country; daily and community newspapers in 18 markets and the Washington-based Scripps Media Center; 10 broadcast TV stations, Scripps Interactive Media, Shopzilla, uSwitch; and United Media.?
Bright Ideas Interiors
Bright Ideas Interiors offers interior design and home staging services including selection of colors, furniture, fixtures, and finishes, floor plans, budget development, decorating, custom woodwork design, shopping
services, and more. From providing one aspect to creating the entire scheme, Bright Ideas customizes each project to its client’s needs.The company, based in the Baltimore, Maryland, is owned by interior designer, Pamela Molino Turnbull. This sole proprietorship was founded in 2005, is licensed by the State of
Maryland to resell home décor products, and is insured by Encompass Insurance.
About The Long & Foster Companies
Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc. is the largest privately-owned real estate firm in America. The firm has 245 residential real estate sales offices throughout Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey, and North Carolina, with 16,000 Sales Associates and annual real estate sales for 2007 of $35.4 billion on 95,871 properties sold. Prosperity Mortgage Corporation, Long & Foster Insurance, and Long & Foster Settlement Services are also part of The Long & Foster Companies.? 2007 sales for all the Long & Foster Companies totaled $61 billion worth of homes, mortgages, insurance, title insurance, and settlement services. ?
Contact, Simone Baptiste, Public Relations Manager ABC2, WMAR-TV,
6400 York Rd.,? Baltimore, MD, 21212