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Interior Paint Colors That Help Sell Your Home

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013

    When selling your home it is important to know that some of the minutest details to the seller can make all the difference in the world to the buyer. Whether the sockets in the wall are upside down, does a shower curtain sit properly in the tub, does the cable outlet face the window or away from it, all of these. One of the simplest ways to make someone feel like your house could be their home is a simple paint job. http://realestate.aol.com/ has an article on how to properly paint or repaint your home to be more buyer friendly. Outlining which colors in which rooms are more appealing to your potential buyers.  You will be amazed by what a difference it makes to buyers and what a payout it can be for your return on the investment. By Josie Gulliksen | Posted Jul 15th 2010 4:48PM   Maggie Hernandez recalls a Realtor telling her sister-in-law that she had to get rid of many of her personal items in order to sell her home. But the realtor was even more adamant that the sister-in-law update the interior paint colors throughout her house. In fact 94 percent of all agents recommend a fresh coat of paint for their clients’ homes. And why is painting your house in order to sell your home so important? How about a major return on investment! According to HomeGain’s Prepare to Sell 2009 national survey, the average price to paint interior walls is $500 to $750, but that increases a home price by an average of $1,500 to $2,000 — which can be a 250 percent return on investment. The Basic Rule of Thumb It’s necessary to remove all the personal touches you’ve made within your home in an effort to make the place as impersonal as possible when staging your home for sale. A neutral-colored palette, without all the clutter, helps potential buyers envision how their personal taste can be implemented into the house. A bright red accent wall, or your teenager’s black-walled bedroom, needs to be painted over in order to sell. “Beiges, warm beiges and yellows are great choices for wall color and making a space look more impersonal,” says Maggie Hernandez, a seasoned home stager and realtor with RPI International, Inc. “Wallpaper is a deal-breaker, paint is your ally. Neutralize the color palette throughout the home and neutral doesn’t...

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Getting Ready for Open House!

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013

Preparing Your Home for an Open House in Nashville Professional home staging is an established approach utilized to sell a home here in Nashville. Home staging benefits include fewer days on the market and higher selling prices. Think about professional home staging for a quicker home sale. Think of staging your house as creating a “style” for your home like a manager would do for a celebrity client. Just like creating an image gives more positive attention to a musician, staging makes your real estate more attractive on the market. Empty houses stay more days on the market. As an agent in Nashville, Tennessee, I can help you stage your house so that your home sells fast. Preparing your house to sell doesn’t have to be another hurdle in getting your home sold. It can actually be a great time to let your creative juices flow. Together, we’ll work to get an exceptional bid for your house. For less time on the market in Nashville, Tennessee, try these interior staging tips: Curb Appeal Begin with the exterior of your home, better known as your curb appeal. Take a fresh look at the exterior of your home from the view of a passerby. What jumps out at you? What wonderful characteristics seem to fade into the background? Understanding this assists us in determining what measures we can take to attract buyers from the street and into your house. If your house isn’t at its best on the outside with retouched paint and colorful garden plants we’ll need to address those issues. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and boost your house’s final selling price. Welcome Home Can buyers envision themselves watching a movie in your living space, reading a good book in your master bedroom or getting work done in your home office? I want your house to pleasantly accept buyers and give them a sense of easy living. I’ll help you accomplish this by recommending changes that enhance the features of your house. I’ll tell you get rid of pieces that give the appearance of clutter. Tabletops should be free and clear. Kitschy sculptures, souvenirs, family photos, and kids’ drawings should get stored away too. You need to “neutralize” the house so buyers can picture it as their new house. I know instantly where a room’s best characteristics are and how to show them off. Changes that directly affect your bottom...

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