October 2017

Found 6 blog entries for October 2017.

An open house is still the best way to get potential buyers interested in a home. A successful open house can lead to multiple offers on a property. But, the staging of the home and other elements of the open house are what will really sell buyers on a property. Here are four tips from agents who have gotten the art of an open house down to a science to help you make your next open house a slam dunk:

Stage the Home

Staging is critically important when it comes to an open house. Make sure that the house is clean and that the outside areas are mowed and swept. Remove personal photos and artwork and replace them with mirrors to make it look brighter or with generic art. It’s important that potential buyers who are touring the home can visualize their

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Ugly flooring can be a real problem when trying to sell a home. Buyers often don’t want the hassle or expense of changing out flooring in a home. But, the sellers might not want to invest a lot of time and money into changing the flooring in a house they are trying to sell. One option is for the sellers to offer a credit for new flooring so that buyers can put in the flooring they want. But there are other options that are quick, relatively inexpensive, and will make the home look a lot better to potential buyers. Here are 4 quick fixes for ugly flooring that will make a home a lot more appealing:

Stone Peel And Stick Tile

Peel and stick tile has come a long way from those garish 70s nightmares. Now there are plenty of options for stone and marble

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How many times have you found the perfect house for a buyer only to have the buyer turn down the property because it is in an HOA community? HOA communities are something that many buyers are wary of because they have heard horror stories of overzealous HOAs that have made buyers miserable. Some buyers refuse to even look at a home that is in an HOA community despite the many benefits that living in an HOA neighborhood have. Understanding why people are skeptical about buying into an HOA community can help you ease their fears and show them that HOA communities don’t have to be scary. Check out these three top reasons buyers give for not wanting to buy a home in an HOA community:

HOA Fees

Lake Summerside Edmonton Real Estate

Those amenities that are such a great selling point for

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Millennials are quickly becoming one of the dominant home buying groups. But, for most Millennials buying a home is something they have never done before. Selling to Millennials can be challenging. Having grown up on social media like Pinterest they may have unrealistic expectations about what their budget will buy in a high demand area. Often they are expecting to be able to buy homes that have many luxury touches and a lot of square footage when their budget might not be able to give them that.
When you are working with Millennials that are purchasing their first homes here are some tips that will help you communicate more effectively with them and make sure that they have realistic expectations of what their budget will buy in the area:

Have A Talk

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Both of the biggest home buying groups, Baby Boomers, and Millennials want luxury homes. But of the two groups, Baby Boomers are more likely to have the big budgets that are required for luxurious homes. That doesn’t mean that you can’t make an older home look more luxurious though. Adding updated features and making a few simple changes can make even a budget-friendly home look luxurious enough to attract home buyers that have expensive tastes but don’t have huge budgets. Here are a few tricks from professional stagers that will make any home look more luxurious and expensive and will help in sell your Edmonton Real Estate fast :

Update The Light Fixtures

Often light fixtures are not something that sellers really give much concern to but changing

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Summer is prime buying time for new houses. But if you have listings that aren’t moving during the summer you might need to change your staging. In the summertime, buyers are thinking about being outdoors and entertaining family and friends outdoors. Is your staging reflecting that? If not, you need to add some seasonal staging to the outdoor areas of the home to make it more appealing to buyers. Here are some great summer staging tips for outdoor and indoor/outdoor spaces from staging experts:

Set a Barbecue On The Patio

Just making sure that a patio area is clean is not enough to make it appealing to buyers. Especially if the patio is just a plain concrete slab. In order to show buyers the potential of the space, you need to create a scene. And

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