Monday, July 26, 2010

Summer is in full swing!

Wow- Real Estate Season is ON! Staging has been hopping and so is the real estate market! What a fresh change from the past two years! I have seen some great houses lately that have had trouble selling for one reason or another.

The best advice that I can give to sellers is prepare your house and stage before it hits the market- its hard to take back a less than perfect first impression!

Here is a great newly staged listing! It is a beautiful home in Cambria- just 2 blocks from the beach!! Click on the picture to view the full info from Cambria Pines Realty.
Don't forget to check out our website for other great listings and staging tips!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring has sprung!

Spring is a great time to refocus and retool if you are planning, hoping or trying to sell real estate. As the weather changes and the rain stops, everything starts to bloom and house shoppers start to come out and look at new real estate options. As you have heard 1,000 times, you only get ONE chance to make a first impression. Real Estate is no different.
  • Buyers shop first from the curb appeal, make sure that you tidy up your yard after all that rain!
  • After buyers have decided that they like you curb appeal enough to make an appointment- they then shop with all of their senses, address them ALL: sights of your home, sounds, smells, and feel- we will skip taste!
  • Sights- Make sure that your home looks GREAT- clean, tidy and clutter free!
  • Smells- Make sure that is smells fresh, the best way to do that is to let in the smells of spring! Baking cookies is good too!
  • Sounds- Make sure that it is peaceful, not over stimulated in the sounds- remove pets during showings- chatty birds and barking dogs can be a huge seller turn-off.
  • Feel- Make sure that it is not too warm or too cold, either one can be a distraction from a great home.

Good luck and happy seeling!