Staging Your Home for Sale

3 Secrets to Holding a Painless Open House

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Home Decor, Staging Your Home for Sale | 0 comments

3 Secrets to Holding a Painless Open House Welcoming prospective buyers into your home can be tough. Here’s how to prepare yourself and your house for the big day. Hosting an open house can be a weird process. You invite in complete strangers who will look around, open your closets and make judgments, sometimes out loud. There is a psychological element to literally “letting people in.” It’s intrusive. You may feel exposed. Particularly for sellers who have owned for many years, it will be a tough experience. Here are some ways to make the best of opening the floodgates for an open house....

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Should You Renovate Your Home or Just Move?

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Home Decor, Staging Your Home for Sale | 0 comments

  Should You Renovate Your Home or Just Move? Deciding whether it’s time to sell or renovate your home can be a daunting task. Do you stay and make a few upgrades or do you sell and buy a home with newer finishes? It all depends on your current and future needs. Before you swing a hammer or knock down any walls, review how you currently use each room in your home, research remodeling options and assess the value of any renovations. Tour Your Home Before you think about changing anything, do a thorough assessment of how you use your home and how you want to use it while living there for...

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4 DIY Tips for Boosting Curb Appeal

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Real Estate, Staging Your Home for Sale, Tips | 0 comments

Buds on branches and the chirping of birds signal the start of spring, but they also mean that the high season for real estate has arrived. If your house is on the market, then you’ve likely given some thought to staging — that is, furnishing and accenting rooms in a way that encourages prospective buyers to picture themselves moving in. But what about your home’s exterior? Simple maintenance and easy updates can go a long way toward ensuring that your house makes a great first impression. If you’re looking for a quicker sale at a higher price, you’ll want to wow visitors from the first...

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DIY Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Staging Your Home for Sale, Tips | 0 comments

Spring is the perfect time to refresh and lighten up your home. By simply removing the doors on upper kitchen cabinets — and then painting the back interior wall of the cabinets with an eye-catching color — you can create an open and playful display space that also provides ultra-functional kitchen storage. This makeover is perfect if you’re living in a rental home or renovating on a tight budget, because you get a huge transformation for little more than the cost of a quart of paint.   Supplies 1 quart self-priming matte or semi-gloss paint 2-inch angled paint brush 4-inch roller brush...

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4 Tips for Making Any Room Seem Larger

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Staging Your Home for Sale, Tips | 0 comments

Plenty of people live in tiny homes, small rooms, or just diminutive spaces. No matter what your reason for living in smaller quarters, you’ll undoubtedly have to make some compromises in your decorating. To live happily and efficiently in smaller square footage, you’ll want to get organized and make some adjustments to your lifestyle. By making the most of color, strategic furniture buying, space planning and interesting lighting, your place can feel wonderfully “you” — with all the space you need.   Expand your square footage to the outdoors If you have large windows with beautiful views,...

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6 Common Obstacles Remodelers Face

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Home Decor, Investment property, Real Estate, Staging Your Home for Sale | 0 comments

6 Common Obstacles Remodelers Face The do-it-yourself movement is on the rise, and while revamping your home’s interior without professional assistance is a financially savvy move, it’s also one full of potential roadblocks. 1. Settle on a theme When tackling home design my biggest problem is trying to keep it cohesive and flowing from room to room, go eclectic. While cohesive style is classic, assorted designs are trending. Mix and match without going overboard by combining large, traditional living spaces with small, bright and bold powder rooms or entryways. 2. Prepare ahead of time...

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