Posts Tagged ‘Paint’

Know Your Numbers!

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

When your property is on the market, it is in your best interest to know your numbers. By this I mean you should know the dates and ages of various upgrades and/or replacements. They are important to most buyers and can be used as great marketing features when advertising your home.

Heres the top ten most inquired about –

  1. The age of your roof
  2. The dates when you replaced major appliances including refrigerator, dishwasher, stove and oven
  3. The number of AC/Heating units you have
  4.  The age of your AC/Heating units
  5. The year you did electrical upgrades
  6. When the last time your house was painted, inside or exterior
  7. The year you did your addition/remodel
  8. The dates of when you resurfaced or replaced parts of your pool or spa
  9. The year your house was replumbed
  10. The dates when your septic tank, well or oil tank was last serviced

20 Home Enhancers Under $20

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Here are 20 things that will brighten, refresh and generally improve the look and feel of your home and all for a price that is reasonable for anyone!

  1. Towels. Its a great way to add color to your bathroom or kitchen.
  2. Mats. Whether it is your doormat, bathmat or kitchen mat, they all get worn over time.
  3. Shower Curtains. If you have a small bathroom, go with a light solid color.
  4. Pillows. Need a refresher to your couch? A colorful pillow can do the trick.
  5. Candles.  If I had to pick one thing that is always a winner, it would be this. It works in any decor, takes out odor and can cost so little!
  6. Tablecloths. It can cover up a table in need or replacement, restaining or repainting.
  7. Plants. Any variety can give life to any empty spot in your house.
  8. Rugs/Runners. A couple of nice throw rugs can add color in needed areas.
  9. Bins. They can get everything from toys to clothes under control.
  10. Blankets. It’s the best option when you need to to cover up the stain, the tear or the worn spot on chairs, beds and couches.

Better Gone Than Seen!

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

When it comes to outdated wallpaper or borders on your walls, it is far better to remove them before your showings start. Kids rooms tend to be the exception as most kids like the same things; but everything else should go. This a because when buyers look at wallpaper most just see the daunting task of taking it down. They immediately get concerned about how to take it down, if the wall is going to be damaged and how much the whole process is going to cost them.

Take a look at Bathroom A versus Bathroom B

Bathroom A

Bathroom B

Big Difference!

So find a great drywall contractor. Your agent probably has a couple of good names. Then be honest with yourself as to what needs to come down.

Go Neutral

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Walls that have a strong patterns or designs can be overwhelming to some buyers. Ask your agent what is best to to do before showing your home. Real estate beige is a favorite neutral!


Need to Paint?

Friday, January 3rd, 2014


When you see chipped, peeling or worn paint the answer is  – yes you do!

One Day Wonders

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

If you had a day to do one thing to significantly improve the look of your property what would it be? Not sure. No worries, I actually have 5 things for you. Each of these take about a day to get done and will give your property a noticeable “WOW!” factor.

1. Paint. Got a room that the color is too overwhelming, too dark or has too many wall marks to be removed? Don’t delay, paint away!

2. Yard. Walk around your property and address your yard. Mow the grass, edge the lawn, blow off the debris, lay down some mulch, plant flowers, rake the leaves, trim the hedges and the trees. Don’t ignore this chore!

3. Closets. It’s best if you can take it all out and only put back only what’s needed. You’ll be amazed by how much should go. This is definitely clean to be seen!

4. Windows. Most sellers don’t notice this one mostly because they don’t make a point to look at them. But someone buying your house is doing just that. So make the rounds and clean them inside and out, upstairs and down!

5. Pressure Washing. This is my favorite item because it creates such a great looking clean. Address it all – your patios areas, decking, steps, walkways and driveway. So whether you rent or purchase one, get it done!