Front Doors

Doorways, portals and passageways Doors and doorways have been symbolic across cultures for as long as history has been recorded. A door is both an entrance and an exit, so it has been associated with portals and passageways on many levels. On a metaphorical level, a door can become an entrance to nearly anything. Doors …

6 Home Staging Hacks

6 staging hacks to help you prepare your house for sale 1. Look through a camera lens to determine if the curb appeal is going to need enhancing. Spend $50 on annuals so the first picture pops. 2. Check under sinks in baths and kitchen for clutter. Use baskets to contain any products. 3. Use …

Buyers’ Pet Peeves

When you're trying to sell your home, you may be offending potential buyers without even knowing it. Here is a list of buyers' pet peeves: 1. Masking Issues Don't cover up defects. Be upfront about your home's flaws. Honesty is always the best policy. 2. Overpricing Your Home Having your house sit on the market because …

The Value of Professional Staging

Home Staging is like dressing up your house for a very special occasion: a sale. If you were giving a presentation to a crowd of people, you wouldn't show up smelling like a litter box, or have dirt and fingerprints on your face, would you? No! You'd shower, comb your hair, groom your nails, brush your teeth (maybe even …

48 ways to speed the sale of your house

Evaluate...Repair...Update...Paint...Brighten...De-personalize...De-clutter...Organize...Clean...Hide signs of pets...Stage inside...Prune and Landscape...Stage outside... Evaluate 1. Have a Realtor®, an interior decorator or professional organizer walk through your home to evaluate what needs to be updated, repaired or removed Repair 2. Patch damaged walls 3. Replace cracked floor tiles 4. Oil squeaky doors 5. Fix sticky windows 6. Fix leaky faucets and toilets 7. Re-caulk …

5 Trendy Kitchen Design Tips

Kitchen Design Tips Thinking of buying a newly constructed home? You'll notice these trends as you shop. Thinking of buying an older home that will need updating? Or, before you sell your home, want to update the kitchen to maximize your home's value? Or, planning to stay in your home and update your kitchen? Well...Happy Feng shui Friday! …

Top 10 Reasons to Stage Your Home

It's Feng shui Friday! What? It's a thing. And it sounds better than Wind and Water Wednesday. Starting now, on Fridays, I'll post good stuff about home design, staging, DIY projects, green home tips, or any info that might add harmony to your human existence as it relates to your surrounding environment. (Wow, that was really Feng shui-ish). Let's start with this: 10 Reasons to Stage …