November 25, 2014

Home Staging Tips: Kitchen Counters

We all know the kitchen is the heart of the home, it’s a major buying feature when purchasing a house and that’s why it’s important for a home buyer to see the potential this space has when putting in an offer. The following home staging tips will help get your kitchen counters show ready. According to a 2013 National Association of Realtors Home Features Survey, they found granite countertops were important to 20-percent of home buyers. While new kitchen appliances and eat-in kitchens were most important to buyers, the kitchen was the most common home improvement made after purchase. Home Staging Tip #1: What’s In a Material? Possibly an offer. In September 2014 the Real Estate Staging Association found that the most recommended countertop material for resale was granite and replacing the kitchen counters is one of the top recommendations made among home stagers for resale. Now, if you have those countertops in […]
November 5, 2014

Staging A Home HGTV Star’s Home Lighting Technique

In this video I wanted to show you a lighting technique I learned from HGTV’s star, Matthew Finlason, from The Stagers that you could use when staging a home. Creating light and bright spaces is an important part of the home staging process and is a low cost solution that can bring you a 299% return on investment according to Homegain’s 2012 National Home Improvement Survey and I talked about ways to lighten up your home in a previous video, that you can go check out after this one.  So, one of the ways you can improve the quality of lighting in a room is to add table and floor lamps. But how many lamps do you need and where exactly do you place the lamps in the room? The answer is Matthew Finlason’s the triangulation effect. Basically in order to add drama to your design you need to strategically […]
October 28, 2014

Staging A Home? Avoid These 7 Home Buyer Turn Offs

Staging a home is always ideal before putting your home on the market and this video tells a tale of 7 home buyer turn offs. Sellers avoid these mistakes when you go to sell your home. Don’t Leave Dirt & Grim Behind When Staging A Home Dirt and Grim is the first way to make buyers scream!!! By not cleaning your home, you’re showing buyers that you don’t care and if you don’t care about cleaning what else isn’t being maintained in the home? The boiler, foundation cracks, a leaky roof??? Fix Water Stains To Avoid Low Ball Offers Speaking of leaky, leaving water stains untreated around your home is a big red flag for buyers. While the leaky roof or sink may now be fixed, buyers will look at the stain and see dollar signs is there a structural or mold problem…two issues that costs thousands to fix. Bad […]
October 23, 2014

Bad MLS Photos Don’t Sell Your House Fast

Did you the know information found inside your desktop or smartphones can actually affect how to sell your house fast! Bad Real Estate photos are more common that than you think. Real estate listings race to the market all of the time featuring really bad photos. What’s worse is when a listing agent is so anxious to get the home on the market, they go live on the MLS before the photos are put into the system. What’s the hurry? 90% of home buyers start their search online, photos will sell your house fast When a listing first hits the market, the home usually gets a 24 hour surge of online activity and guess what, if your listing is missing photos during this period, you’ve lost potential buyers. We know that more than 90- percent of home buyers start their search online, so in order to grab their attention and lure them to your […]
October 15, 2014

Staging Solutions for Your Dining Room

These staging solutions for your dining room will not only help you prepare your home for sale, but will even help you spruce up the room for upcoming holiday gatherings. In fact, many homeowners only use the formal dining room on special occasions, like dinner parties and the holidays, which makes it easy to build up clutter the rest of the year. According to a recent study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), builders expect new homes to be 10 percent smaller in 2015 then in years past. One reason for this is because certain rooms, like the formal living and dining room is becoming obsolete. Rather the kitchen has become the central hub, which encompasses the kitchen, dining room and family or living room. Do you wish you originally designated this room’s real estate as something else, like a home gym or a glorified walk-in-closet? Dining rooms […]