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…
Planning a post-holiday home sale? It’s a journey that requires thoughtful preparation and strategic steps. Selling a home isn’t just a transaction; it’s a presentation, and the first impression can make all the difference. As you prepare, it’s important to understand that potential buyers have certain expectations. For example, homebuyers assume a clean, organized, updatedContinue reading “3 Steps to Take to Prepare for a Successful Post-Holiday 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 ofContinue 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, buyersContinue reading “Home Buyer Turn-Offs: 3 Ways to Make Buyers Run Screaming from Your Home”
Just like any other room, staging a media room well means creating a space that helps potential buyers dream about what life could be like in your home!
Sometimes a “lesson learned” comes with a high-stress price tag…but it’s often worth it. In the summer of 2016, my husband and I learned that a home we’d had our eye on for several months dropped the price. We decided to take a leap of faith, made an offer, and it was accepted! “Next step:Continue reading “3 Revelations I Had While Staging My Own Home For Sale”
The time for spring cleaning has begun! While conspicuously gross places like toilet bowls and garbage cans are clear targets for disinfection, there are other less obvious, more nefarious dirty spots that we touch on a daily basis. To keep your household healthy and happy, take a look at some of the dirtiest places inContinue reading “The 5 Dirtiest Places You May Not Be Cleaning”