Should Your Hire a Professional Home Stager?

October 28th, 2011

 

You’ve probably heard about home staging. It involves decorating your home so that it looks attractive to potential buyers.

“Staging” can be as simple as cleaning and decluttering, or as elaborate as making each room look like it’s part of a high-end model home.

There’s no doubt that staging can help sell your home faster, and for a better price. The question is whether you need a profession ...

Understanding Market Value

October 24th, 2011

If you were going to sell your car, what would you do? Well, you would probably check the classifieds section of your newspaper to find out how similar vehicles to yours are priced. Then you would set your advertised price within that range.

What you would be doing, perhaps without knowing it, is determining the “market value” of your car.

Market value is simply what buyers today are will ...

Do Buyers Appreciate the “Lived In” Look?

October 7th, 2011

Family pictures on the fireplace mantle. A friendly dog lying on a mat in the foyer. Dinner cooking on the stove. Kid’s toys scattered in the hallway. Closets stuffed with clothes.

 

Those are the unmistakable signs that a family is living in the house.

 

But does that “lived in” look appeal to home buyers?

 

In most cases, no.

 

Home buyers know, of course, that a family still ...