7 Budget-Friendly Ways to Give Today’s Home Buyers What They’re Looking For

To maximize your selling and renovation budget, pay attention to features that will make your home more attractive to today’s potential buyers.

9 Neutral Paint Colors Home Buyers Love

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”

3 Myths and Misconceptions About Home Staging

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…

Great Paint Colors for Home Staging or Selling Your House: Taupe!

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.

Home Buyer Turn-Offs: 3 Ways to Make Buyers Run Screaming from Your Home

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”

3 Revelations I Had While Staging My Own Home For Sale

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 5 Dirtiest Places You May Not Be Cleaning

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”

Common Home Seller Questions about Curtains, Drapes, and Wallpaper in Home Staging

In most cases, curtains, drapes, and wallpaper of any kind are extremely taste- and style-specific. This is not a problem at all for a home you plan to live in. But for a home you’re staging to sell? That’s a different story. Preparing for a successful home sale means creating the most demand from the largest number of potential buyers. To increase the appeal of your home with more buyers, we recommend removing wallpaper and drapes or curtains in most cases when staging a home for sale.

4 Tips to Help You Get Organized in the New Year

January is the perfect time for a fresh start in your home! Whether you plan to stay put or you’re getting ready to sell your home, start the new year off right by getting organized and enjoying the benefits of a neater, easier-to-maintain home. Stop adding clutter. Avoid making bulk purchases or stocking up onContinue reading “4 Tips to Help You Get Organized in the New Year”