Monday, January 18, 2010

13 Low Cost Ways To Spruce Up Your Home!

1. Scrub until it sparkles!

2. De-clutter.

3. Pay Attention To Details.

4. Neutralize With Paint.

5. Entice Buyers With Great Curb Appeal.

6. Paint The Front Door.

7. Define Each Room’s Purpose.

8. Light and Bright Rules!

9. Make a centerpiece for your table with fruit or flowers.

10. Clear countertops.

11. Sniff Test. Have a neighbor or friend give your home the sniff test.

12. Put out potpourri or lightly scented candles.

13. Home Staging. Staged homes spend less time on the market and sell for more money. It is one of the added value benefits we provide to you as your Real Estate Professional!

Five Inexpensive Extras To Have On Hand!

Bowl of Lemons * Fresh Flowers * Candles * Throw Blankets * Pillows

It’s important to remember that once the For Sale sign is in the yard, you have to detach yourself emotionally from your house. How we live in our homes and preparing to sell are entirely different. It’s important to appeal to a wide range of tastes. Wider appeal results in a quicker sale that results in more $$$$$$$ for you!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Attributes of A Good Neighbor

What are the attributes of a good neighbor? I'm sure we can all describe the "bad" neighbor, but what makes the good neighbor?

A good neighbor might

- keep a watchful "eye". In other words, checks out the moving truck in your driveway when they know you're not moving.

- be considerate. They don't begin mowing the lawn about the time you and your guests sit down to a barbecue on your deck.

- let you borrow their snowblower.

- might bring over dinner when you're going through a tough time.

- pick up the newspapers out of your drive when you forget to notify the delivery service that you went on vacation.

- throw the ball back over the fence after your children throw it over the fence.

- take pride in their home and it's upkeep.

A good neighbor is sometimes just a friendly smile and wave as you pull in the drive after a long day!