How to Sell Your House FAST


The house was listed on a Wednesday afternoon.  The showing requests started coming in almost immediately.  Most showings took place on Thursday, and a contract was signed on Friday. So what makes some houses sell so fast whereas other languish? Location The house is located in a desirable, close-knit community where neighbors know [...]

How to Sell Your House FAST2019-08-17T19:36:02-05:00

Home Design Trends


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Home Design Trends2019-08-07T12:18:39-05:00

What to Repair before you List


When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in how fast it sells. Here are our top five recommended repairs [...]

What to Repair before you List2019-07-22T15:41:42-05:00

European Homes


I recently returned from a European vacation, visiting former exchange students and their families.  My husband and I enjoyed warm hospitality and knowledge about their respective country's histories.  The world becomes smaller and more personal when these exchanges occur. Some perspectives include the high level of efficient public transportation (buses & trains); a "mediterranean" [...]

European Homes2019-07-10T13:57:03-05:00

Choosing Exterior Colors


Exterior Paint Colors Choosing an exterior paint color can affect your entire neighborhood.  There is usually a house in your neighborhood that everyone knows because of its garish exterior color.  Perhaps pink, purple, or neon colors.  You know the one.  You know it doesn't blend in with its surroundings. Which means it was the [...]

Choosing Exterior Colors2019-06-18T17:31:33-05:00

Home Staging with a View


Home stagers know how to place furniture that addresses the focal point of the room.  However, when the focal point is the view outside, the interior focal point becomes secondary.  You need to address both. A lot of time, the curb appeal is lacking with a lake or river house. Notice no windows on [...]

Home Staging with a View2019-06-04T14:34:31-05:00

Staging an Estate


The Executor A person's relative passed away and she was designated the executor of the estate.  What does that mean?  An executor distributes the deceased person's property and arranges for payment of estate debts and expenses. Specific duties include: choosing the type of probate, filing the will for probate, setting up an account for [...]

Staging an Estate2019-05-29T14:38:24-05:00

Get Your House Ready to Sell


The question comes up every time a homeowner wishes to sell their house.  What should I do to get my house ready to sell?  There are very few times a homeowner should sell their house in "as is" condition.  You will leave significant money on the table.  However, sometimes it is very necessary to [...]

Get Your House Ready to Sell2019-05-03T15:55:20-05:00

Staging a Flipped Home


The 70% Rule The 70 percent rule states that an investor should pay 70 percent of the After Repair Value (ARV)of a property minus the repairs needed.  If a home’s ARV is $150,000 and it needs $25,000 in repairs, then the 70 percent rule states an investor should pay $80,000 for the home.  $150,000 x [...]

Staging a Flipped Home2019-04-26T13:48:37-05:00

Does Your Realtor Recommend Staging?


Premiere Stagers & Realty received a phone call from a condo owner asking about my staging services for her property that had been on the market for 52 days.  I viewed the condo with her realtor later that day.  The realtor told me he had never used a home stager nor recommended a home [...]

Does Your Realtor Recommend Staging?2019-04-09T13:55:39-05:00
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