Clearly, "grossed out" is not the vibe you're going for when trying to sell your home. Eliminating the types of things most likely to trigger sensitivities in your potential buyers can make a big difference in how quickly your home sells!
There are some who are still on the fence about selling. Some who are really out of touch with how the current real estate market operates. And, every once in awhile, a few who leave me wondering why they even called me at all. These clients typically utter at least one of the following "kiss of death" phrases and will invariably sabotage their home sale before they ever get started...
Savvy sellers keep dirt and clutter at bay daily so that when a real estate agent calls and wants to show the home, it’s ready to go. Check out our tips to help you get the job done quickly and (hopefully) without losing your marbles:
A picture can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, especially when it comes to selling your house. According to the National Association of Realtors, 95% of buyers begin their home search online, so having top-notch listing photos is key to getting lots of traffic and a quick sale. Our top two most important tips for getting the best listing photos are pretty straightforward...
Deciding to sell your home is a big step, but almost all home owners will still have a few things to do before actually activating their listing. Remember, buyers assume that a clean, organized, updated home has been well-maintained — and they make the opposite assumption about dirty, cluttered, or dated homes. Once you’ve made … Continue reading Take These 3 Steps This Holiday Season to Prepare for a New Year’s Home Sale
To maximize your selling and renovation budget, pay attention to features that will make your home more attractive to today's potential buyers.
I hand-painted a gorgeous mural of a tree in my old house. It was fabulous. And when we decided to sell, I cried bitter tears as I painted over it with a boring shade of khaki an inspiring neutral color. So why did I do it? Because I was not willing to bet thousands of … Continue reading 9 Neutral Paint Colors Home Buyers Love
Nearly half of all Realtors believe that a staged home can bring a higher price than a non-staged home. According to the National Association of Realtors 2015 Profile of Home Staging, 32% of buyers’ agents believe staging a home increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer by one percent to five percent. Another 16% of agents believe it increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer by six percent to 10 percent. With so much money at stake, why do some people still fail to stage their homes? Possibly because of a few misconceptions still surrounding home staging…
Taupes and other neutrals aren't really that exciting, but for a home that's on the market, these colors usually present an ideal view of your home in terms of size, shape, and mood. They also allow buyers to envision themselves and their belongings in the home without being swayed by your personal design style.
When staging your home for sale, it's important to create an atmosphere that promotes peace, tranquility, and respite from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. You want buyers to linger and visualize the lifestyle they could lead if they lived in a home like yours. Yet even in the most beautifully styled house, buyers … Continue reading 3 Ways to Make Buyers Run Screaming from Your Home