Category Archives: For Sellers

Small Updates to Prep for Showings

When it comes to selling a home, the small tweaks can sometimes make the largest difference. From the tile grout to the smells, Apartment Therapy recently asked real estate pros to chime in with the easy-to-overlook attributes of a home … Continue reading

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Nontraditional Trends Buyers Are Noticing

Cookie-cutter homes and apartments can look too similar to their competition, making it harder for them to stand out. But developers and designers are finding some ways that can make an abode different from the rest. “Everybody’s looking at what everybody else … Continue reading

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Yard Appeal Is a Priority for Buyers

Home shoppers are increasingly sizing up the yard space of homes they’re considering purchasing. The top outdoor features they’re eyeing include the deck, entertainment space potential, and size of the front yard. However, the reality that many consumers are facing is that most new homes have … Continue reading

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Global Trends in Kitchen Design

The kitchen continues to gain popularity as a multifunctional and social space, and its design is increasingly reflecting that, according to Cosentino Group’s newly released “2019 Global Kitchen Study,” a reflection of worldwide trends in kitchen design. The study compiles … Continue reading

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Buyers Give Fireplaces the Cold Shoulder

Fewer new homes are being built with a fireplace, a sign the cold-weather amenity is falling out of favor with home buyers. A record low percentage of newly constructed single-family homes—41%—last year included a fireplace, according to an analysis of … Continue reading

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Do You Need a Special Hook to Sell Your Home?

To gain attention for their listings, some luxury brokers are thinking beyond lavish open houses and instead using a unique event or marketing approach to lure home buyers. From customized branding to launching YouTube series, real estate pros in this niche … Continue reading

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Home Lighting Mistakes to Avoid

Good lighting can enhance the look of a space. Houzz.com contributor David Warfel, a lighting design specialist, recently shared the common mistakes he sees with interior home lighting in an article on the home remodeling website.

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Overlooked Areas That Make a Big Difference in Staging

Realtor.com® recently highlighted some other areas that are often overlooked when staging but can still make a big impact.  Click HERE to find out where they are.

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Agents Find Homes for People & Puppies

Kelcey Otten, a real estate professional with Compass in Manhattan,  will often bring two small dogs she fosters with her on showing tours to pet-friendly apartments. She’ll bring the pups in her purse on a property tour. “I thought if … Continue reading

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Pools May Add a Splash to Home Value

Swimming pools can help to significantly boost a home price. A new study from LendingTree shows that homes with pools are valued 54% higher than those without one. The median home with a pool is valued at $469,187, while the … Continue reading

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