January 2019

Found 8 blog entries for January 2019.

People are spending more time than ever before in their homes. And because of that, they want more specialized spaces within the home. Traditionally a house has had one living space, in addition to the dining area and bedrooms. But more and more families are now looking for a home that is designed to provide separate entertainment options and other specialized spaces for each member of the family. In order to sell homes to these buyers, you need to stage empty rooms or large areas of the homes that you want to sell as specialized spaces so that buyers can see the potential in the home. The most common specialized spaces that buyers today want are:

Teen Spaces

One of the most commonly requested specialized spaces is a teen hangout space or a teen

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Social media marketing is a necessary part of attracting buyers and sellers these days. There is no getting around it. If you’re not using social media marketing for your listings you are losing a huge segment of the business. But being on social media often can feel very overwhelming at time. If you’re starting to feel burned out or frazzled by social media or if you are starting to check your social media all the time, even when you first wake up or just before you go to sleep, you might need a break. Sometimes breaks from social media are necessary in order for good mental health. When you are overwhelmed by social media here are some of the things you can do to take a break without losing your momentum:

Schedule Your Posts

social mediaUnfortunately, you

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The fall selling seasons is just about here. Are you ready to capitalize on the beautiful colors, crisp weather, and seasonal elements of fall and get more fall sales before the holidays come around? Hit the ground running for fall sales and get ready for shorter days by doing these four things right now:

Stock Up on Seasonal Staging

Now is when you can pick up seasonal staging pieces like wreaths, welcome mats, door signs, and other seasonal items for very cheap. Home décor stores, home improvement stores, and the fabric and craft stores are having massive sales on seasonal décor items to get ready for the fall. Stock up on seasonal items now so that you will have them for open houses and to use as photo props when you are getting photos taken of

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Fall is almost here so if you are working with sellers that want to spruce up the interior of their homes with fresh paint and they don’t want to do traditional white or beige this is the time of the year when sellers can get experimental with dark colors. Dark paint colors will make buyers feel like they are settling into a warm and cozy cocoon for the winter. Dark paint colors are very much on trend for fall and some of the hottest dark paint color trends for fall are:

Blues

Everyone has the blues this fall. Moody blues in deep colors like navy, marine, and ocean are very hot with homeowners. Blues are perfect for bedrooms because they are relaxing and soothing instead of stark or somber and they can easily transition to other seasons by changing

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Home fall sales can be just as prolific as home sales during other seasons. But, homeowners who want to sell their homes during the fall season need to make sure that they are staging their homes correctly and presenting their homes in the best possible light. As the weather starts to turn cold and the leaves fall and the darkness starts to fall much earlier than in the summer there are some fall specific tasks that sellers should do if they want their homes to sell like:

Lawn Clean Up

Best Edmonton real estateIt’s always important to make sure that the lawn and garden area of a home look neat and well-presented when the home is being sold. But in the fall, it’s essential that the homeowners make sure that all the leaves that fall are raked up and disposed of. Dead branches

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You already know that your website is an essential part of your sales strategy. But are you blogging as well as keeping your website updated? If not, you are missing out on a fantastic free way to stay connected and engaged both with buyers and sellers. Adding a blog to your existing website promotes engagement because you can post on it often and people will return to your website often to see your new postings. While they are there they will browse through listings and possibly send them to friends or family members that are looking for homes. And buyers and sellers who are not quite ready to buy or sell can read through the information on your blog to help get them ready to move forward.

Blogging doesn’t have to take up a lot of your time either.

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Virtual staging is a fantastic way to dress up your online listings and give buyers the chance to see the home that you’re listing staged the way they would see it in an open house. This is fantastic for long distance buyers, like military families, who often buy property without getting the chance to tour it first. It also is a fantastic way to get more buyers interested in the property as they view online listings. Instead of just looking at images of empty rooms they can see rooms fully staged and decorated so that they get a better sense of the potential of the space.

Virtual staging is done by computer and professionals input furniture, art, and other elements into a photo or video of a space. They can also take out things like the seller’s

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Long distance home sales are becoming more and more common as technology is developed that allows home buyers to see a home and tour it virtually so that they don’t need to take the time or spend the money to visit a property in another state or another far away area before moving there. Long distance moves have always been par for the course for military families but now more and more professionals are accepting transfers and moves from their employers as a way to keep their jobs, or be nearer to family members, or to move to a more affordable area. And technology like virtual staging is changing the way that homes are sold and increasing the number of long-distance sales that are happening.

Virtual staging is an innovative design application that

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