March 27, 2017

Going Beyond Cleaning & Decluttering

When preparing a home for sale it’s important to look at all aspects of the home staging process. While many times cleaning and decluttering the property can provide a vast improvement, it’s not the only projects to check off the to-do list before putting a for sale sign in the front yard. Here are four unconventional home staging tips every home seller should consider to get the maximum return on their investment. Every property has the potential to look expensive, but often times spaces fall short of the sales price because of the home’s features. To get a customized high-end look for less start by going neutral. Neutral colors as your base palette are a classic that offers a timeless appeal in any home. When mixing and matching whites, beiges and grays the color scheme creates an upscale look that’s easy to design with as the seasons change. Want a space […]
March 20, 2017
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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
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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 […]
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 […]