Here are my top ten home staging tips to help you appeal to the greatest possible pool of prospective buyers so you can sell fast and for the price you want.
First, get an “objective” idea of how buyers may view your house. We all have problem areas that we no longer “see” because we live with them every day. Also, consider who your likely “buyer” is and what they want. A consultation with a professional home stager and advice from your realtor can help you determine and appeal to Read more [...]
Many people consider working with an Interior Designer an expensive luxury when remodeling or updating their home. Truth is, working with a professional can save you a lot of money by helping you avoid expensive mistakes and making sure the end result you get from shelling out your hard earned cash really meets your vision.
Still, remodeling is expensive and we all have a budget. What is one of the most affordable ways to get help from a pro that works with your budget? Edesign!
So what the Read more [...]
What does the color of your house say about you? Hopefully it is not what Melania Trump’s jacket says, “I really don’t care, do you?” The exterior of your house is what the world sees. And, it is what you see every day. Does it reflect your personality? Is it inviting to guests or customers if you have a home based business? Does it send a message to others about who you are? Does it make you happy?
When it comes time to paint the exterior, you have a lot of options and some limitations Read more [...]
Is everything you know about picking paint colors wrong?
The average person at some time is going to have to pick paint colors to redo a room, a house, an office or other space. Most people get stressed out about this, and for good reason! Why? Picking paint colors that go together well is somewhat of a mystery, and the majority of what you have heard or read about it is wrong. Picking the wrong colors costs money to redo, or stares you in the face every day if you choose to live with it. Not Read more [...]
Would you like to attract your ideal customer and increase your vacation rental income? Whether you have a Bed and Breakfast or other vacation rental, it is important to have your property stand out online to attract the guests you want and make the income you want. Learn more by listening to this interview with Mary Ann Benoit on Seward Public Radio's "Market Minute" with Nicole Lawrence.
For additional information, see my blog articles on Increasing your Vacation Rental Income and Bookings Read more [...]
Online, in another state, far, far away, I saw this listing for a house for sale. It is the perfect example of how not to sell your house! If you don’t want to sell fast or for more, follow this advice!
Make sure every room is so cluttered with objects and décor that buyers are totally distracted with your stuff and can’t see past it to the house!
2. Make sure it does not appeal to the greatest number of buyers by making the colors and décor so personal that it only appeals to Read more [...]
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Want a beautiful house? The key to success is to make a plan!
I recently wrote an article called “Out with the Old- Ten Ways to Make Your House Beautiful in 2018” which provides 10 tips to make your house more beautiful. I thought you might be interested in a little more detail on how to implement some of these tips.
Make a Plan
You are much more likely to get the end result you want if you start with a plan!
Often, people start buying things they like, hoping that it will all work together. Read more [...]
A growing trend with home buyers in 2018 is the desire for outdoor living space. Over 51% of buyers say this is really important in their decision to buy. Creating a great outdoor living area will give a great return on your investment when preparing your home for sale.
Younger buyers in particular are looking for patios and outdoor areas. Outdoor living space increases the functional square footage of a home so is even more important in small homes. Sliding doors or French doors leading to Read more [...]