March 20, 2017
negative features

Don’t Let Negatives Affect a Home on the Market

After living in a home for a few years, homeowners tend to be oblivious to their home’s condition. Whether passing the clutter in the hall corner daily or having a section of baseboard molding missing since that last paint job, homeowners are blinded by problem areas on their property because they’re too familiar with the space, so the issues fade into the background. It’s important to note that homes are rarely picture-perfect prior to going on the market. While real estate agents know this, many still decide to market the property in an unflattering state. All you have to do is look at a home’s photos online for proof: Cluttered counters, toilet seats up, clothing-covered floors, overstuffed rooms and orange walls are a few examples of bad representation that can be an eyesore for buyers. And in most cases sellers don’t even think about these issues. So with a homebuyer looking […]
March 13, 2017

Don’t Buy a Home Without Reading This

Buying a house is likely to be the biggest financial commitment that you will make for your entire life, and while the experience can be both exciting and nerve-wracking, it’s important to get it right in order to avoid excessive extra costs in the future. When it’s your first time buying it can be a little overwhelming, with lots of unknowns, difficult legal wranglings and long lists of things to do in order to get the keys to your first home. Luckily, when you’re ready to make your first move, we’ve got our hands on this extremely thorough infographic created by Legendary Home Services to walk you through the must-do’s of your first purchase: Courtesy of: Legendary Home Services
March 9, 2017
how to choose paint colors

Choose the Right Paint Color

Highlight your home’s best features and update your space with a fresh coat of paint. But deciding on a paint color can drive anyone mad. There are so many choices out there today – cobalt blue, coral, Navajo white – the options are endless. Using certain interior and exterior paint colors can spark interest from potential buyers, but also send them out the door if not done correctly. [Author Note: This first step is if you’ll be selling a home, however all the tips provided in this post help you choose the best paint colors whether selling or staying.] So, if you’re a home seller it’s important to remove your own opinion about color. Paint is very personal, but when selling a house you need to focus first on potential buyers. Research your real estate market to see what homes recently sold and the color schemes used in those properties. Mimic the […]
March 2, 2017
flower arrangement

Use Flowers to Spruce Up Your Home

A beautiful flower arrangement can transform a room and be an eye-catching centerpiece that can brighten up any room. As a home stager, I consistently turn to mother nature to bring our stagings to life with this natural, fresh-looking home accessory. If you’ve always wondered how to arrange flowers but not sure where to begin, don’t worry — these tips can help. The first decision you’ll have to make is whether or not your want real or fake florals in your home. There are positives and negatives to both. Fresh flowers are always beautiful and fragrant, but tend to die quickly especially if not taken care of properly. While fake florals, often look just that FAKE. Not to mention they become dust collectors, if forgotten. Check out this Facebook Live to see how to work with both real or fake flowers and how to combat these problems. To keep fresh cut flower arrangements longer try […]
February 27, 2017

7 Easy Tips to Boost Curb Appeal

As warmer weather takes center stage and begins to play a bigger role in scheduling life’s activities, it’s important to put a home’s maintenance plan together focusing on your home’s exterior. With temperatures flirting in the 60’s and 70’s on the east coast, why not get a head start on boosting your home’s curb appeal? Making a good first impression outside will entice homebuyers to want to see what’s inside the home that’s on the market. That’s why one of the first things a home seller should do when preparing their home for sale is go stand out by the curb and take in the sights of their home’s exterior and front yard. What do you see? If it’s not eye-appealing chances are buyers will pass your home and never turn back. Walking through different neighborhoods it’s unbelievable how many homes, whether represented by an agent or not, have for sale signs in […]