The entrance to the home is where buyers often form some of their first impressions of the interior of the home.
However, too often, “the entryway gets neglected because it isn’t necessary in the same way that a living room sofa is,” Larina Kase, an interior designer and home stager in the Philadelphia area, told realtor.com®. “But it’s actually one of the simplest and least expensive areas to decorate to get the biggest impact.”
That said, many entryways suffer from overcrowded coat racks and oversized furniture that is making the area feel less appealing and less spacious, designers say
Here are a few simple things you can try to spice up the home’s entryway.
Some home sellers use the holidays to showcase the warmth and character of their home to potential buyers. But they need to be careful not to cover up their home’s finest attributes with their festivity.
A recent article at Houzz provides some of the following tips for holiday decorating when your home is for sale.
If you have ever sold your home, you know that showings can be a stressful part of the process. Once your house is all staged and pretty, keeping it that way for showings is tough! Luckily, there are some smart shortcuts to make your home look its best as you make your mad dash out the door before a showing is scheduled.
Winter can be a challenging time to sell a home. If you’re planning a winter move, let the Swedish concept of Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) guide you. Hygge doesn’t have an exact English translation, but it basically means all things cozy, comfortable, and familiar. Think hot chocolate, lit candles on a cloudy day, and warm blankets. If you’re staging your home to sell, this is just the feeling you want your house to have. So, how can you stage your home to reflect this sweet mood? Here are a few ideas.
So which kitchen features could possibly add the most value to a home? Realtor.com®’s research team pinpointed THESE.
A study 30 years ago by NASA revealed that certain houseplants can help clean the air inside space stations, and studies since then have confirmed they may be able to do that for a home or office too. The best plants to purify the air around you? Studies highlight THESE PLANTS.
Seller financing offers tax breaks for sellers and alternative financing for buyers who can’t qualify for conventional loans. Is this a good option for you? Read more HERE.
“Win-win” doesn’t mean both the buyer and the seller will get everything they want. It means both sides will win some and give some. Here are some other NEGOTIATING TIPS.
The marble is a good way to demonstrate the floor is not level, but not to tell if this means there is a problem. Read more HERE.
Since 1978, the federal government has banned the sale of lead-based paint. But even homes built after 1978 may contain lead-based paint. “Many painters loved lead-based paint” because it tends to be glossier and hold color better, says home inspector Welmoed Sisson with Inspections by Bob in Maryland. “Once they learned the ban was going into effect, many of them stocked up on a cache of lead-based paint.” Sisson says he knows of inspectors who have found lead-based paint in homes built in the 1990s.
HERE is some information on testing for lead paint.