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Are Lakeside Properties All About the View?

Many buyers think it’s great to live on a lake because the view is spectacular.  Also, it gives you great access to water sports.  There are many things to consider when putting your lakefront property on the market.  Be careful to avoid these pitfalls, as they can be quite expensive if missed.  Make sure to clean this area like you would the rest of the property.  If you do not have waterproof furniture, buy...

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Get Your Home Market Ready by Un-Cluttering Your Basement

Get Your Home Market Ready by Un-Cluttering Your Basement

Today’s real estate market is tough and competitive.  Inventory is at an all-time low and while you may think that may work to your advantage, “My home will sell, there is not that many to choose from”, that could also be your downfall.  Your home has to be move-in ready!  What does that mean?  It means marketing your home is such a way that when a perspective buyer enters your home, immediately...

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11 Quick Projects to Update your Home

11 Quick Projects to Update your Home

Ready to sell your house? Don’t just list it without any advance preparation. A few minor projects will go a long way toward making a great first impression on buyers, and maybe even seal the deal on a quick sale.

  1. Paint Color – Nothing says neglected like dirty walls with chipped paint. Giving your interior a fresh coat of paint is your biggest bang for the buck. Take the time to update the walls with a neutral...
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Staging a house with odds and ends VS. a professional staging company: Why the Franken-house approach doesn’t work

Staging a house with odds and ends VS. a professional staging company:

Why the Franken-house approach doesn’t work

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Putting a vacant home on the market is ALWAYS a bad decision. Another bad decision – staging using furniture gathered from here and there- garage sales, you’re Aunt’s basement, left overs you don’t want to take to your next home…  we’ve all seen it.  A home owner or agent places pieces in the house to fill it up and...

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Picking a PRO for Your Staging Project

Picking a PRO for Your Staging Project

For many home sellers and realtors, they have not worked with professional Stagers before; so how do you pick a PRO to help with their home staging project?

 Below are the top 10 questions to ask with interviewing Stager candidates:

  1. What type of services do they offer?  If you have an owner occupied home you may need a simple consultation, or some physical help to jump start the preparation process.  If your home...
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How to Get Your Home Market Ready

How to Get Your Home Market Ready

Today’s real estate market is tough and competitive.  Inventory is at an all-time low and while you may think that may work to your advantage, “My home will sell, there is not that many to choose from,” that could also be your downfall.  Your home has to be move-in ready!  What does that mean?  It means marketing your home is such a way that when a perspective buyer enters your home, immediately it feels like “their...

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Choosing Paint Colors That Will Sell Your House

Choosing Paint Colors That Will Sell Your House

First impressions are everything when it comes to selling your home. Of course, buyers are going to need to love the layout of a house and the neighborhood before they make an offer, but let’s face it. If they walk in the front door and hate the paint color, they will have a hard time shaking that unpleasant feeling they got the first time they stepped inside.

We always tell our clients that staging is NOT...

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Fast Paced Selling Solutions in a Buyers Market

Fast Paced Selling Solutions in a Buyers Market

In Michigan, some are questioning the importance of home staging in this fast paced, low inventory market.  The best reason for staging is that you still desire the best possible outcome for your sale- in the shortest amount of time. This is true for any market condition scenario.

We have not had this type of market for over 20 years.  For move up buyers it may be confusing to navigate how to maximize the...

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The Jewelry In Your Room

The Jewelry In Your Room

The right accessory can bring an old ensemble back in style, elevate a casual outfit to evening status, give a drab dress pizazz, and make a boring business suit ready for a GQ photo shoot.  It’s the same with lighting fixtures; the jewelry of your room.

When buyers walk into a home that has only been updated here and there, or not at all, they begin a checklist in their minds of projects coming their way. Almost always, they...

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Un-Cluttering Laundry Rooms

Un-Cluttering Laundry Rooms

Today’s real estate market is tough and competitive.  Inventory is at an all-time low and while you may think that may work to your advantage, “My home will sell, there is not that many to choose from”, that could also be your downfall.  Your home has to be move-in ready!  What does that mean?  It means marketing your home is such a way that when a perspective buyer enters your home, immediately it feels like “their home”.  How...

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