The Art of Listing Homes That Will Sell!

I’m lucky! Very Lucky! A few years back I stumbled across some clients with big ideas and ready to buy real estate in Big Canoe. They bought a little foreclosure from me and made a whole lot happen in a short period. We became a team and are now on our 3rd house. We have the Interior Designers, the Landscaping Designer, the General Contractor, The Broker (That’s me), and the Check Writer. We are all fairly good looking but not quite prime time otherwise we could have our own show.

Listing homes now is an art. You cant just pop a house with Waverly Ivy wallpaper on the market now and scream at your agent because it’s not selling. Buyers don’t want to do the work. They want to move in and not bother with updating. Nobody has time for that anymore when we are waiting for Giraffes to be born. (Local Atlantans will understand).

The KEY items to replace in your house if you really want to make it sell faster are as follows: Carpet is out, rugs over wood floors are in. Plastic Jacuzzi tubs are OUT, freestanding tubs are IN! Blinds are OUT, Drapes are IN, Bold Patterns are out. Monochrome is IN.
Family Photos are now all on your computers. Keep them there. Replace family photos with soothing natural pictures with a theme throughout the whole house. YES, your teen can have whatever they want in their rooms as long as the door is closed and it is fairly clean.

Can you make a dated house look new? YES, is the answer! you will need to do it right. Bigger windows, inviting entries, a consistent theme throughout the house aside from the teen rooms, haha. Kitchens are the heart of the home where everyone wants to be all the time. They are the central hub of the home. Make them spacious and provide seating for as many people as you can. Then Eat, Drink, and be Merry!

So in conclusion, don’t cut corners. Do it right or don’t do it at all. As one of my favorite clients always says, “Once and Done”, that’s the way to do it!

Sincerely,
The Armchair Decorating Drill Sargent!

March 23rd, 2017

Posted In: Big Canoe Real Estate

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