5 Feng Shui Concepts to Help a Home Sell

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To put the best face on a listing and appeal to buyers who follow feng shui principles, keep these tips in mind. 1. Pay special attention to the front door, which is considered the “mouth of chi” (chi is the “life force” of all things) and one of the most powerful aspects of the entire property. Abundance, blessings, opportunities, and …

Hottest Remodeling Job Isn’t the Kitchen

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Planning to do some upgrades?  Historically the kitchen has been the room considered the best to upgrade, however bathrooms have taken the lead.  If your home is soon to be or is on the market, the below article, written by Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine, also offers ideas of how to spruce up your bath without upgrading it. Kitchens are …

10 Home Staging Tips to Make Your Listing Look like a Model Home

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The following information, written by Julea Joseph, is excellent for putting your home on the market. What is it about model homes that make them so appealing? Is it the freshness of all new; is it the sassy paint colors, the perfectly placed furniture, art and accessories or the beautiful groomed backyard that makes you want to plop right down …

Tips to Maintain a Clean Home while it is on the Market

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***First things first. Do not procrastinate. Do it now. Make your bed first thing in the morning. Do dishes as soon as you get up from the table. Fold clothes as soon as they are dry. Other helpful tips: 1. Try to clean for 10 to 15 minutes everyday. 2. Straighten up at night after the kids are asleep right …

Curb Appeal Beyond Your Home

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As we all know, first impressions matter most, especially in real estate. It’s called drive-up-appeal. A prospective home owner should drive up to your house and already be impressed with what they see. This helps in creating the right attitude before they even open your front door. Landscape is a huge part of this appeal and should be considered more …

Landscaping for Winter

By Amanda Varvel | On

The onset of winter means a bleak, dead flowerbed for most people, but whether you are trying to sell your home or not, that is not an attractive, welcoming or pleasant sight. All hope is not lost though, there are some great winter plants and a few tips and tricks that can transform that dull landscape into a winter wonder! …

Setting the Stage

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Selling your home is one of the most important productions of your life and the stage must be appropriately set. “So, where do I start you might say?” Well, staging your home for sale is as simple as Lights, Camera, Action! Lights: Lighting can make all the difference and that goes for selling your home too. Buyers can view your …