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One of the toughest things about selling an older home or a home that was custom built for the seller is helping buyers see the potential that the home has. This is often something that agents need to do with first time home buyers who have limited budgets. They watch TV shows and surf home listing online and come into the buying process with their hearts set on fancy finishes and large modern houses that they may not be able to afford. When you are working with a buyer on a budget you can use these techniques to help them see the potential that a home in their price range has even if it’s not looking great to them now:

Show Them Similar Updated Homes

Your buyer may not be able to afford an updated version of the home they’re looking at but you can

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Open concept homes have become the standard and most people insist on an open concept when they’re looking for a new home. However, open concept homes have some downsides too that buyers might not realize. When buyers tour an open concept home they see a home that’s bright and open and inviting but they don’t think about the functionality of open concept for a modern family that needs a home that is multifunctional. Here are a few reasons why open concept homes are not right for every buyer and why buyers should consider carefully if an open concept is right for them:

They’re Loud

Buyers may have dreams of happy kids playing within view of a parent busily cooking in the kitchen and the family spending lots of quality time together but the reality

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kitchen color

It’s not necessary for sellers to jump on every hot home trend in order to sell a home but it does increase sales for a home to have some fresh style updates that are on-trend. Today’s homebuyers do a lot of research online before they contact an agent or are ready to view a home and they will expect a home to have some trendy styles when they see it. Sellers may not want to put a lot of money into the home but there are ways to incorporate some on-trend design styles without breaking the budget like embracing these hot trends:

Colored Kitchens

The era of all the white kitchen is over. What used to be considered clean and bright is now considered sterile and cold. Kitchens need color. There are some easy ways to add pops of color to a kitchen

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The summer is all about highlighting indoor-outdoor living and the outdoor space that a home has but when it comes time to stage a home in the fall you should focus the attention of potential buyers on the home’s cozy qualities. As the days get shorter and darker buyers will be thinking about setting into a warm and inviting home. Here are some tried and true fall staging ideas that will make any home feel more inviting and warmer:

Hang Curtains

Blinds and Roman shades are perfect window treatments for the summer time when you’re trying to maximize the amount of light that the interior of the home is getting. But when falls comes it’s time to put up curtains in rich luxe fabrics that will make the room seem cozier. Using curtains made from luxe

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