Curb Appeal Archive

Did Your Sellers Do Energy Upgrades in 2013?

Did any of your sellers make upgrades in 2013 to add curb appeal or attract the attention of energy-conscious buyers? Touch base with them soon to be sure they get the tax benefit of the efforts. Post to Facebook...
April 4, 2014

Make Sellers’ Landscaping Stand Out

Show sellers how to make it look like they’ve just paid a hefty sum to landscape their yard—But do it on the cheap and in only a few hours by introducing them to the joys of mulch. Email a...
March 7, 2014

The Hottest Outdoor Trends for 2014

Spaces by Dc Metro Home Builders National Association of Home Builders By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine A home’s inviting outdoor space may be just enough to get a home buyer to fall in love. The American Society of...
March 3, 2014

Help Sellers Choose: Multiple Offers on the Rise

Multiple offers are multiplying in many areas of the country. That presents opportunities and challenges to sellers. Help clients navigate them by emailing a free article, 6 Tips for Choosing the Best Offer for Your Home, from the REALTOR®...
October 21, 2013

Seasonal Tips for a Great Looking Property This Fall

By Charlene Storozuk, Dezigner Digz It’s hard to believe that fall is already upon us. Summer may be over, but now is not the time to neglect a home’s exterior, especially if it’s going to soon be listed for-sale this...
October 14, 2013

Money-Saving Tips for ‘Living’ Privacy Screens

Installing a fence isn’t cheap, but the cost of a real-life one made of shrubs and bushes can fly off the charts. Traditional fencing for a 70-by-90-foot lot could run $3,000 to $5,000, depending on materials, reports HouseLogic. Privacy...
August 26, 2013

10 Easy Staging Tips for Curb Appeal

By Kimberly McMahon, Let’s Organize/Let’s Move No matter the asking price, simple curb appeal changes can set the scene to immediately attract buyers to a property. Data shows that a majority of home buyers look at properties online or...
June 4, 2012

Prepping a Home for Sale: Simple Staging Tips for Inside and Out

By Barb Schwarz, Stagedhomes.com Before you show your home to any potential buyer, you want to make sure the staging is perfect. Follow these general tips and your home will look better than the competition. FOR THE INSIDE Clear all...
June 20, 2011

Is That House Orange?! Eyesores Reach New Levels

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine By 2012, foreclosures will affect 91.5 million nearby homes and reduce property values of these homes by $20,300 per household, according to research by the Center for Responsible Lending. As such, you can’t...
May 20, 2011

Put the Best Photo Forward: Rethinking That Winter MLS Photo

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine That main photo you post of your listing on the Internet–you know, the one that always pops up first and often depends if a buyer will click on it to see more–needs to...
February 21, 2011