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How To Prepare Your Home For The Spring Market

Staging a Home

Selling Your Home in the Spring Means Preparing Your Home in the Winter For sellers, it’s important to start getting your home ready long before the snow is gone and the first flower blooms.

Interview Real Estate Agents

One of the most important thing to do when selling your home is to find a great agent to represent you. If you don’t have one already, then get recommendations from friends and interview different agents to find one who will be the best fit for you. A good listing agent should have a great marketing plan, experience, and deep knowledge of the area and market.

Begin Packing and Organizing Your Belongings

There’s no way to know for sure how long it will take for your home to sell – it could take a month, or years – and while it may seem crazy to start packing up your stuff before a sale occurs, it’s best to be prepared for any outcome.

Clear the Clutter

Prospective buyers are going to want to step into your home and see a place they can visualize living in and making their own. The best way to do that is to create a blank slate. Keep it neat, keep it clean, reduce the amount of clutter you have on shelves and surfaces, and depersonalize as much as you can. The idea is to showcase your home without distracting from it, you want to showcase the focal points and function of each room of the home.

Make Repairs and Improvements

The last thing anyone wants to do before they sell their home is to dump a bunch of money into it for an extensive renovation; however, there are minor repairs and improvements that can be made to make a home look fresher for potential buyers.

  • Freshen Up Paint, Front Door and Hardware

Applying a coat of paint to walls and trim, or even touching up certain areas, can make a world of difference in the appearance of your home. It’s also a good idea to spruce up your front door, since that’s the first thing a buyer will see when they walk in.

  •  Let the Light in

Buyers want homes to be light and bright, so replace your light bulbs or even add a lamp or two to lighten it up. Also, when your home is being shown make sure all the lights are on and the blinds are open.

  • Focus on Bathrooms and Kitchen

The bathrooms and kitchen tend to be a focal point in the homes, and buyers pay attention to whether or not they’ve been updated. Doing little things like re-grouting the tile on the bathroom floor, or caulking the shower and bathtub, can give a used bathroom a fresher look – even new faucets can make a difference.

  •  Spruce up the Curb Appeal

You want to impress potential buyers as soon as they step onto the property or take a drive by, which means making the outside of your home look as appealing as possible.  Make the extra effort to rake leaves, weed the garden, and mow the lawn. Clean and put out your outdoor furniture, and even consider adding some colorful plants to the front of the house.

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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This is the most overlooked room when staging your home for sale

Great staging tips for the bathrooms when Home Staging your home to get the most profit from the sale.

 

 

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

Would like to get help with Home Staging your home? If you’d like to schedule a 30+ minute consultation with me to learn how a Home Concierge /  Stager can help you get the most profit from the sale of your home – Call me: (860)961.6824 or Email me: cchomeconcierge@gmail.com.

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DIY! Home Fashion Friday

This chick has great ideas . . . cheap . . . simple – my kind of girl!

I thought some of my make-up artist chickcas’ could use some of her light-weight merchandising ideas – that don’t take up a lot of room with the ease of set up. I am also thinking of my “Staging Sweetys” out there, in reference to some great “Decorating on the Go” designs. Enjoy!

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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How Home Staging Can Inspire Your Home Buyers

Remember you need to start off with a canvas that is Clean & Organize

If you need help with the cleaning & organizing along with the staging.

Reach out to me, I can help to showcase your home for the market.

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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Happy Saturday!

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Happy Saturday – Be Kind to Yourself Today!

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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How to Hire an Organizer

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When you first decide to work with a Professional Organizer, you need to do some work to find a PO that is a good fit for you and your style. Consider these Pointers:

  1. Be specific about your wish list – are you looking for one or two zones in your home or office to get organized? Do you want to start with a certain area of the home? Do you want to have the whole home organized or just the areas that are bothersome at the moment?
  2. Budget Accordingly – expect to pay anywhere from $36 to $90 an hour depending on your location. As you can see it is an investment in your life . . . but well worth it in the end.
  3. Decide how you want to be involved? – Do you want the PO to simply come in and come up with a plan to execute or would you like the PO to coach you throughout your organizing journey?
  4. Consider your daily schedule – Working with a PO takes approximately 4-5 hour sessions at a time, making sure you have the time to work with the PO is crucial in getting your home organized. It takes a commitment not only from the PO to get your home in an efficient and functional position – but a commitment from you!
  5. Prepare for “Homework” – Small tasks to road-test the techniques put in place is important. You or your PO does not want you wasting your time and money on an organizational system that is not working for you or your family lifestyle.
  6. Consultation – The consultation is where you want to have answers for the questions above – it will streamline the organizational process that is needed for your space. The consultation is where your PO will want to build a rapport with you to see if she/he is the best fit for your style and personality. I always ask my prospective clients NOT to go through the home and try to organize before I show up, I need to get a truthful, honest look at the home – to see what is working and what is not working.

If you are thinking of working with a Professional Organizer – Please consider reaching out to me. I am always happy to give a 45-minute free consultation.

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Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

 

 

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What it is

What it was . . . What it shall be!

Hey, I’m Hip to the groove, that was the slang back in the summer of 1973 and the color was Avocado Green …… whooooo – The folks took that color to a whole another level.

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But, thankfully designers came along with Updated looks~

 

Today get your platform shoes on (Be careful!) put on some disco music and boogie into the week!

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Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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