Home Staging

20 Home Maintenance Hacks Every Homeowner Should Know

Maintaining a home, and all it holds, is an important part of being a homeowner. Keeping your house is good repair not only protects your investment, but ensures you a living space that you can enjoy to the fullest. But, keeping ahead of all the tasks that can pile up on your to-do list isn’t always easy.  Here are 20 hacks that can make home maintenance and everyday repairs a bit easier: 1....

Short on Time? Here are Quick Ways to Spruce up Your Home’s Entryway that Fit Any Schedule

Whether you’re planning to list your home or you are simply thinking about the impact when guests arrive, your foyer or entryway is the first impression visitors get when they come into your home. Ironically, the entryway is often one of the most neglected areas when it comes to your home’s decor. Most are left to a drab existence, though there are some that swing the pendulum too far in the other...

Thinking About Listing Your Home? Here’s Why You May Want to Sell Sooner Rather than Later

Housing inventory was thin going into the pandemic and has remained that way into 2021. Part of the reason is that homeowners who would have put their house up for sale in a normal year, held back.  With low interest rates continuing to drive demand and low inventory keeping the market extremely competitive, the simple economic laws of supply and demand have led to rising home prices amidst a...

Renovating? Here are 5 Steps to Successfully Hiring a Contractor

Finding a qualified and experienced contractor can be the deciding factor on whether you are making a sound investment in upgrading your home or throwing your money away.  With so much on the line, here are five steps to take in choosing the right person for the job: 1. Begin with a budget. It’s easy for costs to quickly get out of hand if you don’t establish your budget before any...

Finally Get Your Home Neat and Orderly With These 3 Easy Steps

If you’re like a lot of people, you probably start out the new year with the best of intentions to finally get organized and defeat clutter once and for all. Then, before you know it, February is here. You look around and realize you have as much clutter as you ever had. Mail is piled up on the kitchen counter. Your work mess is spread out all over the dining room table. Your closet is bursting at...

Hiring a Contractor? Here’s What to Expect on the Job

If you’re about to start a home improvement project, you may have looked into enlisting the help of a contractor. Hopefully, you’ve read reviews, gotten estimates, asked for references, and ensured they were licensed and ensured. So, what’s next? Doing your due diligence in hiring a contractor is important, but it isn’t the only thing to keep in mind as you progress through the project. Being...

Here’s How to Give Your Kitchen That Wow Factor Without Shocking Your Budget

What’s the most important room of the house? Most people would say the kitchen. It seems no matter how incredible your living room is, everyone always wants to congregate in the kitchen. It’s the heart of the home and the place where memories are made. It’s no wonder, then, that the kitchen is often an important factor when buyers are looking for a new home. It only makes sense that if...

Here’s Why You May Want to Go Virtual When Staging Your Home

For many homeowners planning to list their homes, presenting their property at its very best is often one of their main concerns. Staging can be helpful in getting a home sold for top dollar. Whether done in whole or in part, there are advantages to staging a house before presenting it to buyers. In addition, if a home is sitting empty, staging can help potential buyers to better visualize...

Thinking About Purchasing a Fixer-Upper? Here are 4 Things to Consider

Thinking about buying a fixer-upper? Buying a property in need of renovation and turning it into a suitable personal residence can be extremely satisfying. But tackling a fixer-upper can also be challenging. For starters, when inventories are tight, it can be difficult to purchase a fixer-upper at a significantly lower price than the market value of a comparable move-in ready home. That can...

5 Ways Your Favorite Real Estate Reality Show Is Anything But Reality

It’s hard not to get glued to the 30-minute drama of some of today’s property-buying-flipping-loving-and-listing lineup of real estate reality TV shows. After all, they are pretty entertaining. And, that’s the point. These shows are simply entertainment. But if you log too many hours watching reality TV versions of real estate, you may start to get a skewed idea of what it’s really like...

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