Congratulations to all of our clients on your recent real estate endeavors, with warm wishes to these recent buyers and sellers:
Mike Sinich and Marilyn Roberts, Andrea and Jeremy Carlock, Chris and Amelia Thomas, Kinza and Ayman, Ray Constantine, Jennifer Quan, Brian Liang, Laurie Krein, and Nigel Ellis
Also, a very special thanks to referring clients Brian Lexington and Marlee Fletcher – your positive recommendations mean so much to us!
Spring is here! And if beautiful balmy weather isn’t enough to celebrate, St. Patrick’s Day and our annual St. Patty’s Party is almost here. See details below and please, please join us at the party. We would love to see you!
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ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY!
Join us on Thursday, March 16 from 6-9pm at Jack's Restaurant in Pleasant HIll. Appetizers, beer and wine will be served. RSVP to Nancy Cowles at [email protected]
real trends: Staging Tips That Help Homes Sell Quickly
The numbers don’t lie; often well-staged homes can see faster sales and higher offers than their cluttered counterparts. The key is getting an early start on the process. By beginning the monumental task of clearing the clutter and doing a pre-pack now, you can reduce the stress of preparing for showings and make it easier to move when your home sells. Try these five staging and organizing tips to help you reach a faster sale.
Purge From Top to Bottom — Do a proper sort and purge, getting rid of outdated clothing, duplicate items and rarely used gadgets. To keep this task from turning into a source of serious frustration, tackle one room (or even one drawer) at a time.
Pack Up Everything but the Essentials — Start pre-packing your home, storing non-essentials or out-of-season gear in the garage or off-site. The idea is to give potential buyers a sense of space, which can’t be done if your home is overloaded with clutter.
Fix Glaring Problems — Remove out-of-style wallpaper, replace broken light fixtures, update cabinet and drawer pulls, and refresh dated window treatments. Simple fixes can make your home stand out.
Depersonalize — Remove family pictures and personal collections, and replace them with neutral artwork and simple accessories. Give potential buyers a neutral canvas so they can imagine their belongings in the home.
Go for Polished — Research the latest design trends and stage your house to match. Professional stagers recommend tailoring the design style to your target demographic. For example, if you’re in a family neighborhood, style the bedrooms for children, even if none live in your home.
Laura offers free staging.
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