Planning on selling your house in the near, or not so near, future? Getting organized now can make a huge difference when listing and selling.
I can’t stress enough how much a great first impression impacts your odds of selling your home. I always recommend things like painting the front door, pressure washing away the grime, replacing door hardware & exterior lights, and putting out a fresh welcome mat.
I know, I know, you have to eat when you are selling your house. But when prospective buyers come in and see a jammed, crammed, chaotic pantry…this isn’t the best impression you can give.
I was consulting with a staging client last week, and she was lamenting that she wasn’t able to put in her tomatoes this year because they were selling the house.
This post is courtesy of Dana Tucker of Bell & Tucker. Dana & I had coffee recently in downtown Franklin, and were chatting about how to make homes look great when they go on the market.
I love my dog. She’s great. Sweet, well mannered and not too smelly for a lab. But come near my house, and all bets are off.
You probably love your dog too.
It’s everywhere, that shiny brass! You see it on doorknobs, light fixtures, cabinet pulls, faucets and more. When I do staging consults, recommending that people update their fixtures and doorknobs is one of my key points.
One of the women I’m on twitter with (@cindylinsf) sells a product called “EcoJoe”. For some reason I always thought it was something to do with hemp, t-shirts or coffee, never having actually looked at her website.
I had a nice call last month from a local reporter doing a story about smells in a home for sale. It’s a major concern in a lot of houses. Smells are one of the biggest turn offs for so many buyers and one of the things that home owners rarely address primarily because, well, they don’t notice them.
I’ve had the “deer in the headlights” look from clients so many times when I explain to them the need for privacy in their home when it is on the market. I don’t want to scare them, but it is really important to de-personalize the house.