Archive for the ‘Inside or Outisde’ Category

Let the Professional Handle This

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Pictures, in my opinion, are the most important part of marketing your home. This is especially true on the web!

I have heard it time and time again from buyers that when they are looking at properties online. They will immediately move on from one when they see bad photos.  This also applies to homes with too few photos.  The assumption is that if the photos are bad or too few are taken, then the house must not be good.

So go look at your property online.  Would you want to see it from looking at the photos? If not, talk to your agent about getting new, professional photos.

5 Things That Cost Less Than $5…

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

And can improve the look or condition of your home…

1. Shower liner – It is very common for mold to collect over time on your shower liner.

2. Air filter – Replace or clean once a month and your AC will be running well for doing so.

3. Caulk – This product does wonders for so many areas.

4. Light Bulbs – Have working light bulbs in your electrical fixtures and then turn them on for a showing.

5. Mulch – This another great purchase…Mulch does wonders for improving the look of flower beds, children’s play areas and bushes.

After Two Weeks, Take It Down

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

If your home is on the market, the general rule of thumb for taking decorations down is two weeks from the holiday or event.

I showed a house once, it was almost Valentine’s Day and seller’s Christmas tree was still up.  My clients were a completely thrown by it. The buyers didn’t remember the family room, just the tree in it.

This week’s tip –

When your property is for sale, holiday and event decorations have a limited time and place.   (This includes the outdoor lights too!)

Sell Your House, Not Your Decorating

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Your home is on the market, but it’s the holiday season and you want to decorate….

Before you do, I think it’s important to ask your agent how much is too much.  Sure you have enough to create a winter wonderland in your home. But if no one can see past the 50 snow globes in the family room, then all you’ve sold them on is your decorating, not how great your house is.