Staging is all about dressing up your home so that it looks its best to buyers. This can involve anything from rearranging furniture and doing some home improvements, to painting and redecorating, to even replacing existing furnishings and other items. The goal is to make key rooms look worthy of a magazine cover! But is it worth the effort? Can’t you just clean and tidy and, perhaps, do a little painting?
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When you’re shopping for a home, you may become interested in a property for sale that someone else is also considering. In fact, there may be several other buyers entertaining the idea of making an offer. In such a competitive situation, what should you do if you really love that home?
Your front walkway is one of the first sections of real estate a buyer will set foot on when coming to see your home. So, it makes sense to make that pathway to your front door as appealing as possible. The obvious way is to make it as clean and clear as you can. Ensure there are no obstacles in the way, such as overhanging branches, kid's toys, or potted plants. What you want is a clear, unobstructed and pleasant walk to your main entranceway. If your walkway needs deeper cleaning, consider a powerwash.
When you think about selling your property, do you dwell on the possible work and stress involved?
If you’re going to be out-of-town but need to sell you home, you might be
concerned about listing your property while you’re away. After all, you won’t
be around to show your property, schedule viewings, consider offers, etc.
While it’s ideal that you be close to home when you’re selling, there’s no
reason why you can’t list your property, even if you’re going to be out-of-town.
When it comes to communications and document sharing, technology is a
If you’re thinking about selling in the spring, don’t wait until the new year to
start planning. In fact, you’ll save yourself a lot of work and get ahead of the
game if you start planning now.
What’s that old saying? The early bird gets the worm! In this case, by starting
the process this month, you’ll be in excellent shape when you’re ready to list in
Here are just a few examples of what you can do in December to get the
When you’re shopping for a new home, you probably want the property to be
as “move in ready” as possible. That way, you can... well... just move in!
However, there are a lot of fantastic properties on the market that need some
work. For example, you might see a home that has everything you need, but
the kitchen is long overdue for a renovation. Or, you might view a property
that requires a lot of repairs and painting — tasks that, at first glance, seem
If you need to sell your home in the next month or two, you might be worried.
After all, aren’t spring and summer the ideal seasons to list your property? If
you list in November or December, you might have difficulties attracting buyers
and getting the best price for your home. Right?
While it’s true that spring and summer are traditionally busy periods in the real
estate market, properties do sell every month of the year.
So, if you’re thinking of selling, you’ll need to know two things:
When you’re selling your home, you want it to look its best. You want buyers
who view it to say, “Wow, I love this place!” However, what if you have a
stubborn stain in the carpet, or a cracked floor tile? An unsightly issue like
that can be distracting in your otherwise beautiful property.
You have a few options.
First, try to get the issue fixed. There are specialty cleaners on the market
designed to lift even the most stubborn carpet stains.
The same goes for hardwood and tile. A flooring contractor might be able to
How do you find the home of your dreams within a price range you can afford?
Most buyers start by making a “wish list”. But, it’s easy to get frustrated when
you have a long wish list and expect you’ll be able to find a home with every
one of those features. You might, for example, have “mature backyard tree” as
number 23 on your list, and become disappointed when an otherwise ideal
property doesn’t have one.
But when you really think about it, your ideal home probably comes down to