August 2018

Found 8 blog entries for August 2018.

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Now that summer is here a great way to show off the potential of a home during an open house is to hold the main part of the open house outside. Let potential buyers tour the home but make the outside deck or patio the gathering point so that they can experience the home’s potential for indoor/outdoor living and imagine themselves entertaining family and friends on the deck or patio.

A summer picnic is an ideal way to draw in potential buyers to an open house. Set up a grill on the deck or patio and offer potential buyers hot dogs and burgers along with summer staples like potato salad or macaroni salad. Lemonade and iced tea are a must. And brownies or cookies or even popsicles are a nice touch for dessert. Here are some other fun ways to create a

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When you’re trying to attract Edmonton summer buyers one of the best things that you can do is show off a home’s outdoor living space. Buyers that are looking for homes in the summer want to be able to enjoy the great summer weather and entertain friends and family outside as well as inside. Staging the outdoor space is just as important as staging the inside of the home. And great outdoor space can sometimes get a buyer interested in a home even if the inside isn’t exactly what they wanted. So when you’re selling homes during the summer season here are the best staging tips for yards, gardens, lawns and outdoor spaces:

Show Buyers the Potential of The Space

A lot of homebuyers don’t really know what they’re looking at when it comes to outdoor

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Summer sales season is just around the corner. But making older homes look bright and breezy during the summer sales season can be a challenge. Older homes can look dated and dingy to summer buyers that are dazzled by the openness of new construction homes. If you want to make older homes more attractive to summer buyers here are some creative ways to stage an older home during the summer:

Play Up Vintage Charm

Summer is a great time to play up the vintage charm of an older home. To make potential buyers look at an older home and see the great summers of their childhood you can use things like vintage style eyelet cotton curtains and vintage linens on bed and tables. It’s very easy to make tab top curtains from some simple cotton eyelet fabric or

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When it comes to selling a home it’s important to remember that you have to do more than just sell the house, you have to sell the neighborhood. When buyers purchase a home they’re not just buying the house they are also buying into a neighborhood that they will live in for many years. So, when you are showing potential buyers a house you should also be showing them the neighborhood and giving them information about the neighborhood as well as the house. Here are some things that you should always tell potential buyers about the neighborhood that a home is in:

Demographics

Who lives in the neighborhood? Is it primarily a family neighborhood made up of other families that have kids? That can be a big selling point for parents who want to be sure the

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You already know that photos are critically important for attracting buyers. And you know that you need to have high-quality photos of the homes that you’re representing in order to catch the attention of potential buyers. But did you know that even great photos can look bad when they are posted online? You could be losing potential sales if you’re not paying attention to how your photos look online. Here are a few tips from photography experts that you can use to make sure your photos look great when they’re posted online:

Use Filters

mls listingsWhen you’re posting listing photos on social media you might be tempted not to use filters in order to accurately represent the home. But social media sites are set up so that photos that use filters look the best on

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Sellers that are looking for some affordable ways to make their homes more attractive to buyers are in luck. There have never been more easy and affordable upgrades that are available to sellers. And as a bonus, many of them are easily removable so that buyers can change the look of the home easily later on when it’s time for a change.

The secret to finding great upgrades that won’t break the seller’s budget is to think outside the box. Sellers can grab lots of great trendy upgrade materials that are designed for renters and use them to give their home a makeover that will wow buyers. And since all the products are designed to be temporary if the buyers want to remove them, later on, they can easily do that. Here are a few of the best easy to install

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Most homeowners don’t want to invest the time or money in getting their house painted or changing the siding before selling the home. But in some cases, usually when sellers are trying to sell older homes that have seen better days, it’s really the best way to get buyers to notice the home. Buyers won’t be attracted to homes that have old, faded, cracked or peeling siding. So even though it can mean a bit of a financial investment changing the siding of a home can increase the interest in a home. It also can bring in a higher price for the seller because most buyers consider new siding to be a very attractive feature in the home. When they buy a house with new siding they know that they won’t have to replace the siding for many years to come and some

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