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 […]
May 25, 2017

Cost-Effective Tips to Make a Home Brighter

When a home is on the market, it’s all about creating a light and bright feel throughout the space to welcome buyers with your home lighting. A home seller can do this in a number of ways by utilizing natural light, painting and adding more indoor lighting. The more light bouncing around each room, the bigger the home will appear, and since buyers are purchasing square footage it’s important to make sure you’re showcasing the illusion of maximum space. Natural light provides several benefits when showing off a property while keeping money in your wallet. Sunlight, rather than light from a fixture, can save on energy costs and boost a buyer’s mood when walking through the home. Start by assessing the natural light in each room of the house: Does the room feel dark or light? How many windows do you have? How many doors? Would it make sense to […]
April 27, 2017

7 Tips to Sell a Home with Pets

When it comes time to sell a home with pets home sellers tend to overlook the not only their fur balls presence, but all the mishaps they may have made in the home. I’m one homeowner who loves pets in fact Sal and I have three cats (1 lives outside still), two dogs and a homing pigeon.  As I’m writing this post I have to admit something…I have our female cat Tigz, whose’s been living with us since 2012, ruining the floor in my office. For the past month or so she’s been going to the bathroom on the floor, rather than the litter box. While, we first recognized this as a behavioral problem, we soon realized she had blood in her urine. Now, maybe this was a miracle in disguise but we discovered she had a large stone in her bladder. Glad to report she was operated on earlier this […]
April 24, 2017

Stage Your Home Based on a Buyer’s Emotions, Wants & Needs

The reality is most homebuyers purchase first with their emotions and then justify the purchase with their wallets.  Why? Because a home is several things: it’s where you live, it’s where you raise your family, it’s a reflection of who you are, it’s a status symbol. Regardless of stress, anticipation or, in some cases, frustration, the simple fact is a buyer can easily get attached to one home over another. That’s why you need to make sure your home stays at the top of a buyer’s mind during the house hunting process. You want the buyer to feel an emotional attachment to the space by visualizing herself living there. That’s hard to do walking in on a cluttered mess. Let’s go room by room and talk about some of the ways you can add emotion to your newly decorated spaces and utilize the top ten positive emotions, as determined by Barbara Fredrickson, author of “Positivity: Research […]
April 10, 2017

5 Kid-Friendly Features Home Sellers Should Highlight

A single person may be willing to settle for less on their buyer wish list when it comes to purchasing a property, but that’s often not the case for family-oriented homebuyers who are looking for kid-friendly features. Buying a property becomes a bit more complex when kids are involved because they’re looking for that perfect combination of size and safety. Children influence the biggest purchase their parents are likely to make – according to a 2014 study by Coldwell Banker Real Estate, more than 70 percent of millennial and Generation X parents say their homebuying decisions are largely influenced by their offspring. So what are the biggest features to look for when it comes to buying a family home of their dreams? Here are five things you should think about when putting your home on the market when you expect a lot of family-focused interest. Sizable Structure A family home […]