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Small Details- Big Results

As a smart seller, you’ll want your home to be in the best state when it hits the market. You may think that you need that WOW factor to stand out. And while that is effective it might not always be budget friendly. Big home improvement projects can really eat into your profit and might not give you a good ROI (Return on Investment). Sometimes it is the smallest details can make the biggest difference. Smaller and less expensive projects in combination with good staging will get you a great return.
As a buyer is walking through your home, they are making a mental list of pros and cons, and especially projects. All those little things that you have learned to live with over the years will be the focus of scrutiny. And a buyer that sees 1 problem will be on the lookout for more problems.
A lot of these things can be fixed easily and relatively cheaply:
Water Stains on walls and ceiling: A water stain suggests that there is a hidden problem and will definitely make the buyer wary. First mak…

Top 5 colors for Selling your Home

Paint is probably the easiest and most economical change you can make to your house when it is on the market. A fresh coat of paint can instantly change the feel of your space. When you’re selling your home you want to make the space neutral to appeal to a wider variety of buyers.

Gray has been popular for a couple years, and in 2020 it is still popular but much lighter than before. Grey is a great color to use when a house is on the market, it creates a warm and sophisticated feel. With the trend being going towards lighter colors we are seeing white and light creams becoming popular.

Here are the top 5 colors to use when putting your house on the market:
Pale Oak: This color from Benjamin Moore is becoming a favorite color among sellers and home owners alike. It has enough warmth in the gray family to keep it from looking cold and sterile. This color is versatile and depending on the room and lighting it can take on different aspects. It really coordinates well with almost all color…

Guide to “Setting up a Home Office”

My commute has gotten a lot shorter in the last couple weeks. As the coronavirus has spread so have the number of people working from home. Over 46% of American businesses have implemented remote- work policies. Even before the pandemic struck, remote work was accelerating in the US. According to the Federal Reserve, the share of the labor force that works from home has tripled in the past 15 years.
Whether you are new at this or a seasoned telecommuter- the key to productivity and maybe your sanity is to carve out a dedicated workspace.
Find the right space: Working from home can really put a strain on your work-life balance and it is important to recognize create a space dedicated to work. Our productivity can be hindered by the space in which we work. In order to be more productive with our work we need organization and relaxing vibes.
Find the right space: Ideally this is a separate room to dedicate to work but in reality, that might not be an option. Even if it is just a desk in …

Real Estate in a Pandemic

Life is changing fast these days. The coronavirus pandemic is causing a lot of businesses to change how the deal with day to day operations. While some businesses have been forced to close temporarily, the Real Estate industry is considered essential. Some sellers have decided to take a break and pull their homes off the market, but that might not be an option for everyone. 
With this in mind, if you are trying to sell your home, there are some tools that you can utilize to help.
Staging:  An essential tool in showing your home, staging helps to show your home at its best. Almost all buyers - especially now - will be looking at your home on-line and having it staged can set your home apart from the other listings. With the new restrictions in place, stagers are offering virtual/video consultations so that you can get your home ready from the market while staying home.  They can use Facetime (for I Phones), Google Duo (for android phones) and Zoom to "walk" through the home and…

A space of your own- the She Shed trend

A Relaxing Bedroom Color

Your bedroom should be calm, it should be a place of rest and relaxation. But all too often it becomes a place to catch up on work on and watch TV. While bad habits are hard to change you can still make your bedroom the oasis it ought to be using one simple trick-- paint it blue.


The color blue soothes the mind and promotes physical relaxation. It is a color that represents peace and tranquility, and it promotes calmness. It has been shown to slow the metabolism, suppress appetite and even to help reduce blood pressure and heart rate.
Blue is one of the most popular colors as demonstrated by the color trends for this year. Three top companies have chosen a shade of dark blue as their color of the year for 2020. Even the darker shades can make a room feel bigger and more spacious. But if you are not ready to paint the whole room in your favorite blue hue, try it on an accent wall or incorporate it into your décor choices.
Here are some great shades of blue to use in your bedroom:
Pantone’s…