The top retail store chains invest heavily in creating just the right lighting to make their products look great. Why? They know that lighting makes a measureable difference to sales. The same is true when you sell your home. Lighting can make a big difference in the impression your home has on buyers. There are two types of light sources, manufactured and natural. You need to consider both when staging your home for sale. Think about the mood you want to create in each room.
During a marathon, organizers typically set up signs along the route to indicate distances completed. For example, one might say, “You’ve just finished 4K!” They do that for two reasons: to let runners know where they are; and, to motivate them. Why are these signs motivational? They give runners an ongoing sense of accomplishment. The runners have “finished” a certain section of the marathon. They’ve reached a milestone. That part is done! As a result, they feel inspired to
If you're thinking of selling your home, you may have walked through it an discovered that you've been ignoring work that needs to be done to make your home look its best. For example, you may have been living with a cracked floor tile that needs to be fixed, or a damaged closet door that requires replacement. Is it a good idea to get these maintenance issues deal wtih before you list? Typically, yes. You want your home to show well. Anything unsightly or concerning will get
Chances are, you know that you should change the batteries in your smoke detectors at least once a year - even if you suspect the batteries are still good. But that itsn't the only fire safety check you should do annually. Here are some other recommended tips to help keep you and your family safe: Clean your stove burners and over regularly. Hard grease build-up can become combustible. Check your cupboard for cleaning products, paints and other liquids that are flammable. Rea
You've probably heard the expression, "The early-bird gets the work." It refers, of course, to those who get in early and reap the rewards. For example, if you arrive early to a retail store for a big blowout sale, you're likely to get the deals before the inventory runs out. The stragglers who come later will miss out. Well, this same wisdom can be applied to selling your home. Starting the process early - even if that means simply doing some initial planning - gives you the
If you're like most people, you're excited about the new year ahead. After all, the last couple of years have been challenging for many - to say the least. This month, January, seems like a brand-new beginning! In that vein, I hope you have a wonderful year. And, I want you to know that I'll continue to be a resource for you for anything real estate-related. For example, if you have any questions about hte market (which can seem crazy at times), please give me a call. I have