One of the more challenging parts of selling real estate is taking properties that have some negatives and turning those negatives into positives in order to get buyers to see the potential that a home has. But even when a home has a lot of challenges it’s possible to focus on the positives and gently show potential buyers how to deal with the negatives. Every home is going to have some problems or negatives but with the right encouragement, buyers may not be put off by those negatives. Use these tips to help buyers manage their expectations and see the negative attributes of a home as a challenge instead of a problem.

Present A Solution

When a home has challenged the best way to get buyers to accept the idea of a home with challenges is to offer…

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It’s always difficult to tell a buyer that their offer on a home was rejected, especially if they already love the house. You should always prepare your buyer for the possibility that their offer will be rejected during the negotiation process so that they don’t get their heart set on a particular home only to have their hopes dashed if the offer is rejected. But if your buyer’s offer is rejected here are some tips that will help you deliver the bad news without souring them on the process of buying a home or letting their disappointment make them want to reconsider buying a home:

Be Honest About Why the Offer Was Rejected

In a tight housing market, the offer may have been too low for the seller, or the seller may have gotten a higher offer. If the…

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Reclaimed wood is one of the hottest interior designs trends this year and there are many ways that it can be used to stage a home and make that home look modern and updated even if it’s an older home. Reclaimed wood is easy to find and not expensive so the cost to use it for staging should be minimal. It can be a very inexpensive way to make a home look fantastic. With some paint and creative use of reclaimed wood any house can look more luxurious and totally on trend for this year. Buyers will notice these creative home elements using reclaimed wood:

Accent Wall Cladding

home stagingThe days of the single color painted accent wall are over. These days the hottest design blogs are featuring accent walls with natural color and texture. Accent walls covered with…

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When it comes to home staging and design there are a lot of new trends that you should be aware of so that you can stage homes for sale in a way that looks modern, updated, and appealing to buyers. The importance of staging a home can’t be overstated. Estimates are that staging a home increases the likelihood of it selling by more than 70% so staging is critically important to get a house sold. Use these top design trends for 2018 to stage homes and increase your sales:

Gray Is the New White

GrayWhite walls, even soft white shades of white, are totally out this year. Gray is the new white and you should be considering painting walls gray instead of white when repainting for staging or to sell a home. Gray hues ranging from very soft pearl gray to deep…

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Fall is rapidly approaching and now is the time to start getting together your fall staging ideas so that you can get those sales in before the holidays. Fall staging should be all about making the home feel cozy and comfortable and also highlighting potential entertaining spaces for holiday parties and get-togethers. Once the fall starts the holidays will arrive fast and buyers will be looking at new homes with an eye for entertaining options. Here are a few ideas from professional stagers to take your fall staging to the next level:

Keep It Cozy

Spring and summer staging emphasizes openness and space but when the fall comes people start thinking about settling into their home as a shelter from the rain, snow, and cold weather. So to really play up…

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Fall is approaching fast and homeowners that are planning on putting their homes on the market in the fall should always take care of the home’s outdoor areas before putting it up for sale. Keeping up the lawn and yard, and the driveway is an important part of getting a home ready to sell. Make sure that the homeowners that you are working with know that before they list their house in the fall they should always:

Power Wash the Driveway and Sidewalk

Pollen, dirt, and dust can build up on the driveway and sidewalk areas during the summer. And there also could be chalk remnants from summertime sidewalk drawings done by the neighborhood kids. Getting the driveway and sidewalks power washed will make them look vibrant, clean, and appealing. Potential…

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Listing information last updated on December 1st, 2023 at 11:16pm CST.