January 16, 2017

Home Selling Survival Guide to Having a Successful Open House

Planning on having an open house to sell your home? There may be more to do to prepare than you think. After living in a home for a number of years, home sellers have the impossible task of objectively viewing the property from a buyer’s perspective. The sellers judgement on how to prepare a home for sale gets cloudy because they’re so use to their current surroundings the elements of the space that may have annoyed a homeowner originally go unnoticed. By recruiting an unbiased home stager, real estate agent or friend to assess the house’s condition, it allows the seller to visualize his or her home as a product. When sellers can detach themselves from their home and become proactive early on, they recognize their responsibility for creating a win-win situation. This mindset doesn’t allow outside factors, like the market’s condition or a competitor’s lot size, affect the deal’s outcome. Savvy […]
January 12, 2017

How to Use Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year

Are you ready to go green in 2017? Pantone’s Color of the Year, a “vivid” yellow-green called, Greenery will be making a huge impact on home decor and housewares, from accents to furniture to paint. Greenery, the color of flourishing foliage has spring coming early this year. Pantone selected this Color of the Year, based on research that determined everyone’s ready for a big, deep breath of air. This “refreshing and revitalizing shade is symbolic of new beginnings,” Pantone’s color experts explain. This green shade is being called ”nature’s neutral,” and goes with anything.  I for one, love the color green – all shades! Now, I know what you may be saying, Greenery is a bit bright to play a major role in my home. I get it, yes it does remind me of Ghostbusters. Or Hi-C’s infamous 80’s flavor… And speaking of slime remember Nickelodeon’s show, You Can’t Do That On Television?   Now, while slime isn’t found […]
January 9, 2017

How to Create Cozy Rooms to Hibernate in this Winter

As the holiday decorations are put away and temperatures continue to drop, it seems almost impossible to avoid those long, chilly days of winter. If you’re stuck indoors this time of year, hibernate in style by creating an intimate and relaxed space to cozy up with loved ones. It’s time to revamp those dormant areas of your home to take refuge from the frigid weather. Keep warm this season with these simple tips to make your space a cozy place to hide from the cold. Main-area purge. There is nothing worse than hanging out in a home that’s cramping its style with clutter. Since, you’ll be spending most of your time indoors don’t overstuff your space with unnecessary items. Purge items no longer needed and spend some time inside organizing the main living areas of the home including the living room, kitchen and master bedroom to surround yourself with items […]
January 5, 2017

5 Items to Organize Now to Handle Clutter When Selling (or Not!)

As the new year rings in, now is a great time to purge, especially if you plan on selling a home this year. A budget-friendly way to prepare a home for sale is to organize it, a difficult task for some homeowners — but, it can be rewarding once the project is complete. Every home has clutter, a collection of things lying around in an untidy pile, but it’s important to get a handle on your mess to not only gain more square footage, but to show off the home’s positive features. Not to mention be organized helps buyers visualize living in your home. Clutter comes in all different forms and it lingers in most homes, so what are the top five items to keep organized while on the market? Get ready to roll up those sleeves and get to work: Mail & Paperwork. This is a constant cycle that […]
December 31, 2016

Best of 2016 Home Staging and Decorating Tips

Well, it’s time to part ways with 2016…how does this year rank with year’s past? We offered up a lot of great home staging and decorating tips whether you plan on selling or dwelling, just a little longer in your home. Let’s recap some of the best of 2016! Home Staging One of our most read blog posts was actually about how to hire a real estate agent — you know the dos and don’t — not to mention those important questions to ask to really find out the truth about how professional the potential agent is. Bill Gassett a top real estate agent in Grafton, MA. provided his expert advice to create this post that readers can’t seem to get enough off. Ah, young buyers or what we call millennials have be swarming the market this year, really changing the way homes are being shown. It’s no surprise, these buyers are […]