Home staging can cost a lot of money. But there are many things that homeowners can do that will cost less than $100 to dramatically improve the appeal of the home when potential buyers see it. Buyers are looking for that wow factor when they look at homes. Homes that have it sell faster and usually for higher prices. It’s not necessary to spend a fortune to get that wow factor. These 4 things are cheap and easy to do but they will make a big difference in how much interest a home gets from potential buyers:

Welcome Buyers With A New Welcome Mat

When it comes to home staging those small details really matter. A new welcome mat costs just a few dollars but it will make the house a lot warmer and more inviting to buyers. Subconsciously they will be…

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Social media can be a great way to let potential buyers know about an open house. Using social media effectively can result in a lot more potential buyers seeing a home and a lot more interest in the homes that you are representing. But, it can be easy for home listing and open house announcements to get lose in the vastness of the social media universe. Here are a few expert social media marketing tips to make sure that you are using social media to market an open house the right way:

Use A Photo

MLS EdmontonThe best way to get a post noticed on social media is to use a photo. When people are skimming social media they will notice a photo and focus it on while they would scroll past a block of text. You can use sites like Canva.com to create free…

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An old home lacking in any modern upgrades can sometimes be a tough sell. When the homeowners do not want to put a lot of money into updates and renovations but still expect the house to sell fast staging becomes critically important. Staging an older home can make a big difference in the amount of interest that the home gets. Here are some staging tips that will make selling an older home easier:

Choose Paint Colors Carefully

MLS EdmontonAn older home should always get a coat of paint in all the rooms when getting ready to sell. It needs the sense of brightness and newness that a new cost of paint brings. It’s one of the cheapest way to update a house. And having fresh painted walls will make the home feel vibrant instead of stale or old. But the paint colors…

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Spending money on home improvements is a smart way to increase the value of a home for resale. But, only if the money is going into projects that buyers will be willing to pay for. The key to boosting a home’s resale value is spending money on the right home improvements. There are some home improvements, like kitchens and bathrooms, that will almost always have a high return. But there are other home improvements that homeowners think will result in a higher asking price that buyers just don’t want to pay for like:

New Carpeting

Many homeowners think that it’s a huge selling point that they have installed new carpeting or gotten the carpeting professionally cleaned. But many homebuyers don’t want homes with wall to wall carpeting. They may not even…

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When you’re trying to get a home ready to sell you don’t have time to plant and wait for things to grow to make the yard look better. However, there things that homeowners can do to improve the curb appeal of the home without spending a lot of money or putting in a lot of effort. Here are the top budget friendly landscaping ideas that will boost curb appeal and make a home more attractive to buyers:

Clean It Up

Giving the yard a clean doesn’t really cost much, if anything, and it will dramatically improve the look of the yard. Trim the bushes and trees. Get rid of weeds. Get rid of brush or dead branches. If there are dead leaves or other debris get those out of there. Rake the entire yard. Sweep off walkways and the driveway. Put away children’s…

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Listing information last updated on October 3rd, 2023 at 5:47pm CDT.