June 22, 2017

Key Words That Matter in a Property Listing to Sell Quickly

Choose your words carefully when it comes to listing a property. Neighborhood and property characteristics can positively influence the sale of a house when presented properly. The right phrase could create a buzz that will navigate more buyers to the home for sale and expedite the selling process overall. Words matter, so create an effective listing description that highlights the positive features by utilizing the following tips:  Lengthen the Listing Listings as long as 250 words tend to sell at higher prices,according to the 2015 book “Zillow Talk.” Pay close attention to the first 10 words to help grab a potential buyer’s eye. Craft a well-worded listing before putting your home on the market. It’s a matter of selling or staling on the market. Tell Stories With Emotion It’s important to paint a picture of what it would be like to live in the home to heighten the buyer’s interest. An […]
June 19, 2017

15 Ways to Welcome Summer Into Your Home (Selling or Staying)

The summer solstice happens this week officially starting my favorite season in the U.S., summer, which means we’re spending more time outdoors – gardening in the yard, jumping in the pool, firing up the barbecue, dining al fresco and soaking up the summer sun. Like the change of seasons, it’s important to change your home decor to reflect the time of year and refresh the space – both outdoors and indoors to show off at a moment’s notice. Here are some ways to welcome the season into your home. Curb appeal lures homebuyers and guests inside. If you have a front yard, make sure the door stands out with a colorful coat of paint. Plant flowers with contrasting colors to create personality. Add a decorative wreath and new welcome mat as a way to greet those at the door and invite them inside. Create some entertaining space. Think summer barbecues, […]
June 15, 2017

Paying Attention to the Right Details When Selling

Selling your home can be challenging because it’s all in the details. There are projects to complete, showings to schedule, not to mention, maintaining the home while on the market to attract potential buyers. Details, many times, fall to wayside during daily routines, but it’s important not to overlook those small details that could distract buyers or, worse yet, keep them from making an offer. Buyers are looking for move-in ready homes that are priced right and presented well. Home stagers understand even the smallest of details can change the overall look of the home. Here are seven small details to remember to make a big impact without spending a lot of money when selling a home. Clear the corners. What do the corners inside the rooms of your home look like? Are they piled high with clutter? Maybe it’s furniture? Or are they bare? Take a moment to assess and […]
June 12, 2017

[VIDEO] How to Grow a Vegetable Garden

We’ve been benefiting from the veggies in our garden for nearly five years now. Yes, I live in Queens, NY but my roots are from a farm back in Central Jersey — so this city girl knows a thing or two about starting a vegetable garden. The benefits of growing your own vegetables include: ingesting higher nutrients, healthier living, controlling pesticides and can save you money at the grocery store. Learn how to grow a vegetable garden in a few simple steps with minimal effort.  Choose a good location We built raised beds on the side yard near the kitchen to grow various vegetables. This location gets morning sun, allowing for just the right amount shade to not burn out the plants. Also, choose a location that’s close to your watering source and if you have wild animals venturing onto your property consider building a fence to secure your garden. […]
June 8, 2017

[VIDEOS] 5 Ways to Update Curb Appeal Under $100

We all know first impressions matter and this is especially true when it comes time to sell your home.  What’s your home’s curb appeal saying about the property? Adding curb appeal gives your house that nice and finished look that you can take pride in, not to mention it shows buyers that you’ve maintained the property. Here are five easy curb appeal tips you can complete in a weekend for less than $100 per project, so take a look at your home’s exterior in the curb to see what projects you can benefit from.  Wash Exterior Need to take years of the look of your house’s exterior? Try pressure washing sidewalks, driveways, facades, fences even roofing to remove pollen, dirt, grim and more. Don’t have a power washer consider renting one from your local hardware store.  Make It Grow Is your front yard looking plain, boring or lacking personality? Plan on […]