Lessons You Can Learn From Charming Charlie About Selling Your Own Home

How to Stage Your Home Like a Retail Mastermind Selling your own home is a lot like retail merchandising. You want to have what buyers want, offer it at a good price, present it in an attractive environment, and give everyone a positive personal experience. Homeowners can learn some important lessons from the young Thai-American […]

Top 10-Plus Paint colors for Dressing Up Your Home for a FSBO sale

When selling your house for sale by owner (FSBO), if you had to pick one thing that would dramatically change the look of your home, that thing would be paint. Think of paint as the colors on an artist’s palette and your home as the canvas. Think about how you’re going to wow buyers with […]

Lights, Action, SOLD!

Dull lighting – or no lighting at all – can make or spoil an impression when prospective buyers come a-calling. Areas in your home you want the buyer to focus on should be well lit. Its easy to use lighting to your best advantage. We’ll shed some light on the subject. As a general rule, […]

Checklist for Getting Your Home Photo-Ready

Is Your Home Photogenic? Get Your Home Photo-Ready with This Handy Checklist Kitchen Remove fridge magnets and have nothing hanging on the refrigerator (kids’ art work, invitations, etc.) Remove kitchen towels that are hanging Clear counter tops-no clutter Clear away small appliances such as toasters and blenders No pots or pans on stove top Remove […]

Safety Comes First

Key Takeaways Don’t let a direct caller into your house until you know for sure they are who they say they are. Ask for a few pieces of ID such as a phone number, email address, and scanned driver’s license. Then verify them. Don’t be afraid you will offend a potential prospect. They will understand. […]

6 Solid Reasons Why Your Home Hasn’t Sold Within the Last Two Weeks

FSBO timeline countdown to listing your home

Key Takeaways If you take care of the controllable factors that affect the sale of your home, buyers will come soon. Don’t think something is wrong if your house doesn’t sell in the first two weeks. Three to four months is the norm. When you take control of the selling process instead of leaving it […]

What Stays and What Gets Excluded When Selling Your Home?

Should it stay, or should it go? Packing up and moving can be stressful, but getting into a tiff with the new owner over whether or not the washer and dryer were included can be the straw that breaks the proverbial camel’s back. Read on for some guidelines on what stays, and what goes. Rule […]

How to Sell your Pet-Friendly Home

You are ready to sell your home! Potential buyers are going to be visiting. Selling your home with pets can present some challenges.  Here are our top tips for pet owners who are selling their home: Do you smell that? It sounds strange, but when people see pet items like a pet crate or food […]

Remember the House With the Red?

Why should you choose neutral paint colors to sell your house? Because you don’t want to be “that” house! “You know “that” house, the one with the bright purple bedroom, red kitchen or dark green bathroom? I like it, but it needs work.” Dark and drab colors are depressing. Bold colors make people think about […]

Animal Heads Sabotage Home Sale

animal heads

How Bambi is Keeping Your Home from Selling If you have a deer trophy or any sort of animal head on a wall, it’s a good idea to take it down. You don’t want to risk losing a great buyer because their kids screamed when they saw Bambi on the wall. This is one part […]