Buyers want light, bright, spacious and airy. Windows are an expensive feature of the home. Show them off. Here's how! Washing windows will increase the light factor in a home by as much as 30 percent. That makes a big difference. Showcase your windows with linen-type curtain panels. The symmetry of the curtain panels will highlight your windows. Window valances make a room look darker so pack them away!
White or off-white curtain panels look terrific and w...
According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), yellow houses sell faster than other houses. All things being equal—two houses with the same style, condition and price and in the same neighborhood—the yellow house will sell faster. Why? Buyers are looking for a comfort zone and yellow evokes a feeling of warmth and comfort. When you buy a house it is all about emotion, and color evokes emotions. Color is very powerful!
Home Sweet Home - The past, present and your future
As you think about putting your home on the market, take a few minutes to reflect on your home’s past, present and future.
Past: What was your house like when you first bought it? What features stood out and made you decide to purchase your home? Make a list of all the things: Perhaps you loved the family room and now your lifestyle requires that you use it as an office. Recreate that room to what it was. If you l...
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Light Bulbs & Smart Home Technology - The new norm!
If you are as confused as we are about the new light bulbs you will definitely want to join us. Lighting technology has benefits that attract the modern buyer and influences the home selling process. We'll explore what kind of light bulbs works, what doesn't and how light bulbs & home technology make homes more comfortable and convenient.
This trio of pictures is from a home I staged quite a while ago. I learned so much about staging and the homeowners were wonderful. Every house I stage makes me a little better at staging. Kind of like the piano: practice practice practice.
Check out the 1st picture on the left: The topiarys on the fireplace mantle lead your eye to the artwork on the mantle.
The middle picture shows 2 columns on either side of the entry to the dining room. In both pictures “symmetry...