How will the real ..

There are many statistics and opinions floating around about the state of the real estate industry. They may differ by region, but there are some common threads throughout these discussions. If your house is for sale, or you're considering a move, here are a few things to think about... Buyers are waiting for an overall price collapse of the market - all the more reason to give a buyer a reason to act NOW. The homes with the best perceived value will sell - it will become even more competitive … [Read more...]

What it Home Stagi..

Home Staging is NOT:...Decorating - Anyone can make a home look decorated. Staging is about marketing your home to your target buyer. In fact, personal taste has nothing to do with it. It's about making a great first impression that creates an emotional connection with buyers and helps them imagine themselves living there. ...Just for high-end homes - Every home deserves its best chance at selling quickly and for top dollar whether a starter home or a mansion. Remember, you are competing with … [Read more...]

Do you remember be..

If you're going to sell you home, put yourself in the mind of a buyer first... Close your eyes and remember back to when you bought your home that you now want to sell. You probably looked at several homes, and maybe even had a checklist of what you wanted in a new home. What was the first thing you noticed about the home you bought?   Was the home clean? Was the furniture out-dated? Was the room arranged in an awkward manner? Were the colors on the walls too strong or just too … [Read more...]

Why spend money on..

That’s the most common objection sellers have to staging. What is ironic is that the answer is in the question itself…money! Staging is not an expense, but rather an investment to get the most possible for your home, and as quickly as you can. There are two sides to this money equation: Selling Price, and Speed of Sale. Rooms That Work Your home, only better. Selling Price is pretty self-explanatory. More is better! To evaluate the expense of carrying the home while it’s for sale is a little … [Read more...]

Home Staging and t..

I recently wrote an article about staging the front door. Since then, I've looked more closely at my own front door, and realized that the bushes flanking the door have become overgrown without my even noticing it! Sort of crept up on me! Funny how gradual changes in your own home become part of the landscaping. So yes, I have trimmed back the bushes, tended to the flower pots, etc. This experience reinforced my strong belief that when selling your home, your just too close to it to see it as … [Read more...]