Curb Appeal The Real First Impression

Look at your property from across the street. What is your first impression of the house and yard? Take a photo of your property and look at it on your computer. This will simulate what buyers will see. Curb Appeal and Backyard Tips  Maintain regular watering, mowing, edging and weeding schedule.  Remove any dead plants and replace with seasonal colorful plants when appropriate.  Add fresh mulch to all beds.  Remove lawn décor & equipment.  Make sure front porch/entry way is clean and inviting.  Make sure trees or bushes don’t touch people as they walk up to the front 
door.  Make sure sprinklers are working.  Repaint front door, if needed.  Power wash the outside of the house.  Make sure the porch lighting is 
working and free of cobwebs and spiders.  Use outdoor furniture to create inviting spaces.  Same rules apply to back yard.

Top Ten Reasons For Staging Vacant Homes

1. According to statistics, for every $1,000 spent on staging, there is a $10,000 return on investment. 2. Staging creates a model home environment thereby elevating the home’s image and bringing higher offers. 3. It is proven that staged homes sell two to three times faster than comparable non-staged homes. 4. Because staged homes sell quicker, homeowners may save thousands in potential price reductions and continued carrying costs including   mortgage payments. 5. Higher offers and faster sales equal more money. 6. Staging showcases the features of the home so buyers realize its full potential and benefits over the competition. 7. Staged homes feel warm and inviting and help buyers mentally move in. 8. Without furniture, artwork, and accessories, the buyer has no choice but to notice the condition of the walls, floors, and fixtures that may need updating. 9. Staging accents the positives and downplays the negatives. 10. Small … Continue reading “Top Ten Reasons For Staging Vacant Homes”