• Three of My Favorite Tips For Giving A Property A New Look

    Time is always short and we need results yesterday.  No matter the condition or type of house you’re selling, there are a few tried and true things that I always turn to when I need to give a property a new look.  Best of all, it doesn’t have to break the bank.

    1. Give that outdated kitchen a face lift.

    No, it doesn’t have to cost $25K, $15K, or even $10K.  One of my favorite and easiest ways to give an outdated kitchen a whole new look, is to swap out the dated cabinet doors and drawers for new doors.  Cabinet doors and drawers can be purchased inexpensively in many different styles and finishes.Read more

  • When Painting With Color Is Good For Selling A Staged Home

    Soothing Blue Master BedroomWhenever I meet with a client about staging their house for sale, one of the first questions I get is….Should I paint?  Painting is by far the easiest way to make a property feel brand new.  The challenge for most people is that they think that everything has to be painted white or they’re at the opposite end, where they think their red walls look just fine.

    Here’s how I decide when painting with color or leaving existing colors (other than white), will help a house sell.

    1) Using paint color to highlight architectural details.  Choosing a color other than white, like the pale blue in the picture above, will allow details like crown molding or custom built-ins to stand out as valuable features to potential buyers.  Buyers will pay more for a house with character, so why not show it off.Read more

  • How to Sell An Estate Property

    It’s been my experience that most people who need to sell a property they received in an estate are strapped for time and just wants the whole process to be over as quickly as possible.  As daunting as the task may seem at first, there are ways to get through it much easier and keep your sanity in tack.Read more

  • Quick Updates For a Faster Sale

    As you prepare to get your house in order for a sale it is important to make sure that it shows its best.  Maybe you haven’t done a remodel in a couple of decades (check out the video on our home page), but you want top dollar.

    Here are my top recommended quick updates to get buyers to make top dollar offers.

    1) If your bathroom looks like this one, consider re-glazing the tile in a neutral color (have your contractor scrape the grout and re-grout after glazing).  Another option is to add wainscotting over the tile as shown in the picture below.

    2) An outdated kitchen can be easily updated with a few changes:  a) update kitchen knobs  b) replace an old formica countertop with at least a pre-cut laminate countertop in a stone pattern or tile the countertop with bright white tiles c) purchase replacement knobs and drip pans for old appliances

    3) Update outdated fixtures – lights, bath, and kitchen

    4) Replace old outlet covers with new covers which can cost as little as 25 cents a piece

    5) If you haven’t painted your house in the last 10 years, it’s time for a fresh coat.  If you have any rooms in colors that are not earth tones, you’re throwing money away if you don’t change it.  Most people don’t like to paint, and if you feel that way, so will a potential buyer.

     

    Hope you found these home selling update tips helpful.

    Happy Home Selling!

    J.A.S.