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Pulling together a new-home binder
November 2, 2015 | Posted in Our Realtor Tips

Buying and moving into a new home is a wonderful and exciting life-moment. I’d like to say the process of physically getting to that new home is equally as exciting, but in all truthfulness, sometimes the process of moving can feel a bit chaotic and disorderly.

The idea of packing up all the stuff in the old house and cutting ties with that home, and then transporting boxes upon boxes to the new place, makes the best of us feel a bit tense.

As a way to reduce stress and keep things as organized as possible, I recommend to my clients, they create a ‘new-home binder’.

Building your binder

A new-home binder is an easy and inexpensive way to keep important reminders and documents in one place when you’re moving.   To start, you’ll need a binder, dividers, a three-hole punch, plastic page protectors, and a three-ring...

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How to stage your home on a budget
October 20, 2015 | Posted in Our Realtor Tips, This + That

It’s no secret that home staging is a vital step for anyone who wants to sell their house. For a lot of people, however, this can present a challenge.

Staging a home means decluttering and depersonalizing. It means transforming your space into a place that a potential buyer can see themselves living in. It also means that you will likely have to spend some time and money to get your home ready for it’s first showing.


Keep this in mind

I’ve heard it before…”but I don’t want to spend any more money on this place!” If you’ve found yourself thinking this, I’ll ask you to consider the following: a staged home will get more viewers (due to better pictures in your listing), fewer days on market, and you will typically see $5,000 to $8,000 more in your final sale price.

Staging your home doesn’t mean you have to...

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Fall-themed curb appeal
September 29, 2015 | Posted in Our Realtor Tips

They say it takes only seven seconds to make a first impression. In the world of real estate, this is a big deal. When a potential buyer pulls up to the curb in front of your house, you want to make sure their fist impression—their gut feeling about your home—is a good one.

Putting in some forethought, elbow grease, and (sometimes) a bit of money into improving the curb appeal of your home can mean big gains for you at the end of the day. Quicker sales and more money, now who doesn’t want that?

At first glance

When someone first pulls up into your driveway ready for their showing, what do you suppose they’ll notice first about your house? As a buyer takes their first glances around, they’ll see what your front door looks like and the condition of your eavestroughs and window frames.   They’ll look...

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How to make selling your home (with kids) easy!
September 11, 2015 | Posted in Our Realtor Tips

The thought of selling your home can be a  daunting one. Getting your house up and running, to the point where you’re ready for showings can feel overwhelming at the best of times, but doing it when you have young children in the house… that’s down right frightening, right?



But guess what, it doesn’t have to be.

It’s true—kids are a lot of work and trying to keep your house to a point where it’s “showing-ready”, especially when you’re feeling overrun by toys, crayons, trinkets, and general kid-clutter, can really add to your stress levels. The good news is, however, with a few simple tricks, surviving the sale of your house, even with little ones, is possible.

Setting the stage

Staging your home for a sale is very important. It can mean the difference between a quick sale and one that...

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Sell!
March 12, 2015 | Posted in Our Realtor Tips

Preparing your home to sell can be an overwhelming task. And often, time and budget are limited. The long list of renovations has turned into a short list of priorities—and you need smart, effective ways to prepare your home to give it a competitive edge in the market. Here are five tips to increase chance of traffic and profit:

Set the stage. In a previous blog, Selling Tip | Professional Homes Staging, I talk about the advantages of hiring a professional for home staging; however, some homeowners choose to take on the task themselves. Staging is really about putting your home’s best foot forward, making a strong first impression and allowing a potential buyer to really envision him or herself living in that space. What are some spot updates you could do that are budget friendly but make a difference? Often...

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