Staging Basics: Bedrooms

While compared to other rooms in a home, bedrooms may seem less important when trying to sell a home, but it's still essential to create a warm and inviting space for potential buyers. And, yes, it can be tempting to leave these rooms set up for your regular day-to-day lifestyle, but some thought should be put into staging, beyond just making sure … [Read more...]

Tips for Organizing Your Garage

Not only is a stuff-filled garage an embarrassment and a deterrent to guests, but it also is a huge turn-off for buyers. I've written before about removing clutter to make spaces feel larger, and the garage is no exception. Buyers love big garages--they want to picture their vehicles inside, a work space, extra storage, the whole package. If your … [Read more...]

How to Sell a House With Pets

When preparing your home for a showing, one of the most important things aside from cleaning and tidying is removing all personal traces -- you want buyers to picture themselves in the home, not your family. And this includes your pets. Contrary to what we pet-lovers may believe, not everyone is excited about animals and particularly not in a space … [Read more...]

The Art of Staging: 7 Easy Tips

When getting ready to sell, it's extremely important to take a fresh look at your home through the eyes of perspective buyers.  The way you organize and decorate your home may be perfect for you to live in, but buyers need to step into your space and immediately imagine themselves.  The process of neutralizing and rearranging a home to appeal to … [Read more...]

Ready to Sell?

Spring is in the air….well, at least for us in the real estate world. This is the time of year when the phone calls and follow-up appointments with soon-to-be sellers occur. The most frequently asked question is: “What do I need to do to get my home ready for the market?” Here is my advice: De-clutter. The process of minimizing the “stuff” in and … [Read more...]