The paint company’s choice isn’t a neutral, or the ever-popular periwinkle blue, or one of the trendy shades of grey we’ve seen all over Pinterest. It is a complex, deep color that offers a sense of the familiar with a hint of the unknown, as Sherwin Williams put it.
In this week’s video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates explains how to prepare a for-sale home before the showings start, going over anything from paint color to garden condition.
Staging a home is not just about decluttering or moving furniture around. It requires a vision of the price point and buyer pool you’re selling to. Here’s a list of 12 pitfalls to avoid when staging.
The process of getting a property ready to put on the market can seem daunting enough. There’s clearing the clutter, endless amounts of cleaning, organizing and scrutinizing your property with a fine-tooth comb. What needs attention and what can you leave alone?
Upgrading your home yourself shouldn’t cost you a ton of money to do, but is it possible to make a difference on a tight budget? Of course! It doesn’t take a ton of money or expertise to improve your home. As proof, here are 10 inexpensive upgrades anyone can do.
Last year was the hottest year on record. Yep. Climate change means that each year might become just a small degree warmer than the last. Now more than ever, it’s important to ensure your clients are prepared to look for possible issues that might affect their home’s sale or their purchase of a new home.
Contract signed, marketing plan created, photographer scheduled — now what? Hire a professional stager, of course. According to the National Association of Realtors 2015 “Profile of Home Staging” survey, over 81 percent of buyers find it easier to visualize the property as their future home when it’s staged.
You’ve been thinking about selling your home. How hard can it be? You just clean the house, take some pictures and put them up online. That’s all it takes, right? Not quite, but you knew that. Here’s what you don’t know but should as a future homeseller.
Spending a little extra attention to your listing’s street side can inspire love at first sight via excellent curb appeal. Sprucing up a home’s curb appeal doesn’t have to be expensive. A handy man for a day and a few easy projects will ensure that your next listing isn’t a drive-by — but rather a must-see.
Despite their age, old houses are loved because of their history. Every historic home gasps the air of mystery and curiosity with a million stories of love, life and hope floating within it.
In the New York City market, buyers are savvier and more educated than ever before. This works to our advantage when representing the buyer, but has proven difficult the past few weeks on the listing side of a transaction. So, there’s no time like the present to brush up on keys to a successful sale.
The first few years after the real estate crash led to a flurry of investors snatching up foreclosed properties, rehabbing and renting them out, then reselling a few years later at a profit. For some it worked out, but for others, the appreciation never materialized. My real estate investing business deals with foreclosures as well, though indirectly: I buy distressed houses, rehab and resell with seller financing (investing for pure cash flow, not appreciation). I never mind taking back a property.
Part interior design and part home marketing, staging a home can cost thousands of dollars with a professional or hours of your time as a real estate agent. Because there are no set rules on what a real estate agent should do when it comes to staging, we asked a number of real estate agents their opinions. According to these real estate agents, these are the best tips they have for staging a home.