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pricing your home

You’ve Been Pricing Your Home All Wrong

I usually post about peonies, donuts, and cozy coffee shops but I do have a day job and I’d be doing you a disservice if I didn’t share some real estate wisdom with you every once in a blue moon. Well, I’ve got some news for you… you’ve been pricing your home wrong all along. […] Read more…

small space hacks

7 Small Space Hacks

Maximize Pantry Wall Space.  Buy thesedrawer organizers and affix them to the inside wall of your pantry for spice storage. Try tiered counter storage.   This can be used in every room of your home to store toiletries in the bathroom, to diaper changing items in the nursery, to produce in the kitchen. Create a Small Command […] Read more…

packing tips

10 Packing Tips You Need To Know About

Packing is a nightmare.  Period.  But there are a few tricks of the trade that will make your life less stressful on moving day. Use Your Phonebooks. Tear out pages of those old phone books to wrap breakables. Seriously… who needs them anymore and why would you want to move them? Color Code Your Boxes. If […] Read more…

farmhouse

5 Steps To The Perfect Farmhouse Style

Barn Doors You can search for an actual refurbished/recycled barn door from local antique shops & sales or you may decide to buy new.  Having something old that has it’s own story is the fun part about designing interiors.  These types of items carry their own past and are great conversational pieces.  If you’re lucky enough to […] Read more…

staging tips

Staging Tips That Aren’t Boring

I could sit here and tell you to clean, declutter, spruce up your lawn, and stop leaving personal photos out but you’ve heard those “tips” roughly 2,496 times, no?  So can we just get to the good stuff already?  The stuff that makes your home beautiful and show ready but doesn’t feel like a furniture showroom? […] Read more…

sell your home

How To Sell Your Home for a Higher Price

Making sure your home is “show ready” is a daunting task but if you follow these steps you’re sure to get more for your home than you thought possible. Your Home’s Living Room When you’re placing decorative items in the living room make sure they are as symmetrical as possible. The brain is naturally attracted […] Read more…

renovation

Renovation Ideas That Pay Off For Sellers

Update Kitchen Cabinets. Extending the life of your current cabinets or replacing them is a renovation that can add to your home’s value in a big way.  If your cabinets are a natural wood then giving them some TLC might be enough.  Some things to consider while giving your current cabinets a makeover: Repaint or […] Read more…

downsizing

Are You Downsizing or Resizing

First off, lets get real about what kind of downsizing you’re trying to accomplish.  Some of my clients live on acreages that they no longer wish to maintain; others would like to decrease costs of ownership.  And still others just wish to live in a home with a more accommodating floor plan. Those are three […] Read more…

staging

Staging For an Open House Room by Room

Staging is often viewed as an “extra” step in the home selling process.  While it’s true that making repairs and major updates tend to be more important, this short list of staging tips will be a vital component to getting top dollar for your home, avoiding costly repairs mid-contract, and minimizing surprises during inspections. Exterior The buyer’s […] Read more…

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