When you’re ready to sell your home, you want it to immediately appeal to buyers, so that it commands attention, draws great offers and sells fast. To get there, experts recommend staging your home. But what’s a family to do when they need to stage a property while still living in it? Never fear! We’ve got great tips for staging a home while you are living in it.
TIPS FOR STAGING YOUR HOME WHILE IT'S STILL YOUR HOME BASE
Depersonalize the house.
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We’ve all been there. After a couple of hours binge watching home improvement shows, you feel inspired, invincible and ready to update your nest. But then you survey your palace…and suddenly that trendy hipster vibe you were going for, or that 80s quirkiness or that 70s wood paneling and shag carpet look really shabby, not to mention expensive to update. And—worse yet—you don’t have anyone named Chip or Joanna on speed dial.
The prospect of updating your home can make even the ... read more
Got the home improvement bug? When company is on the way, and you want to put your best foot forward, it’s fun to dream about feathering your nest! That is, until it’s time to talk budget. Nothing takes the wind out of our home improvement sails like projects with a huge price tag. Thankfully, there are loads of ways to create impact and make a lasting impression with home improvements that don’t cost much at all. And with the help of social media, ideas for these affordable improvements with impa... read more
When you have a blog, you try to write about the topics that people appear to be most interested in. Those interests evolve over time, but some things seem to be evergreen, and they’re not always the topics one might expect.
As we look back on the ten years since we formed Coldwell Banker River Valley, REALTORS, one thing we’ve learned is that when it comes to predicting what will interest people most is to expect the unexpected. The good news is it looks like we have a little something for ev... read more
Our favorite part about what we do is getting to walk through a variety homes and see what YOU do. We take mental notes of trends we love as we tour homes of all sizes. Here are just a few of our favorites.
#1 Mosaic tile backsplash: Nothing adds visual diversity to a kitchen like mosaic tile. This classic technique has made a comeback in modern home design. Visually, it adds color and texture to an otherwise boring wall. Practically speaking, tile is a heck of a lot easier to scrub when your tomato sauce explodes... read more