real estate staging

Showing houses: Get key from lockbox and ur-ine!

Showing houses: The easiest part of the buying process and the hardest part of the selling process As a Realtor, one of the first jobs I have after interviewing for a listing agent job is to give guidance to the seller about getting the property into good showing condition. I won’t be back for pictures …

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Real estate photography – Important even in a Sellers Market!

Real Estate Photography – First Impressions Count! You signed the listing agreement and the agent says they will be back next week for photographs. So you spend the weekend (but you’d rather be hiking) and most of your evenings cleaning, packing, tidying and staging. The Realtor comes and goes and you look for your home online… …

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Downsizing, Upsizing… Rightsizing! Tips and Tricks

Downsizing?  Upsizing? Rightsizing! Deciding whether the time is right to change spaces is often a factor of determining how much space you need and why. When we think of downsizing, perhaps the people that first come to mind are seniors with a big house who become empty-nesters. The home they live in has more bedrooms …

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Sell Real Estate … by avoiding 10 Buyer turnoffs!

Sell Real Estate, but steer clear of these 10 Buyer turn offs Sellers, as you get closer to deciding to list your home (this is the ideal time, FYI) you’ll likely begin researching tips and tricks for getting a quicker sale and a better contract price. Don’t worry if you don’t have the time for …

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Staging Real Estate : Sell faster, for more!

Staging Real Estate Sellers, let’s talk about how best to make a good first impression by staging real estate. Why?  Because first impressions are memorable and you want to be memorable – in a good way. For a second, put on your “Buyer’s eyes”.  Think back to when you were buying. How you noticed the …

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Boulder County Real Estate Photography – It matters, a lot!

Boulder County real estate photography The long and the short of it is;  If your Realtor doesn’t have the skills, time or inclination, then be sure they are going to hire someone who does! Your money depends on it. As I was scanning my inbox today, I came upon an email from a client. It …

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Real Estate Negotiation – Don’t let the cat out of the bag!

Real Estate Negotiation is not rocket science! One little slip up, however, and you may as well take out your checkbook and ask the Buyer/Seller how much they would like. Unless you know what not to say and when, you are likely to accidentally give away just the right information that will make a difference …

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Property staging, what it says to a buyer

Property staging is no joke, it’s not voodoo and certainly nothing to ignore.  Sellers, if you are serious about selling your home/investment for the most money in the least amount of time, you need to at least consider property staging. We all know the basics of property staging to get a home noticed, to attract …

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Real Estate Staging: For When Something Doesn’t Feel Quite Right

I’m a Realtor, an Accredited Staging Professional and a member of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals.  Part of my job is real estate staging and sometimes that includes telling people to tone down the “personality” of the property a bit,  for selling.  You know… paint the purple wall, take down the mounted moose-head, …

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