All in Home Improvements
I’ve wanted to have someone on the podcast for a long time who bridges the gap between stager & real estate agent – even though the industries are related, there’s a relatively small amount of crossover between the work of prepping a home to sell and the job of helping buyers and sellers make the actual sale. So you can imagine how excited I am to have Kelly Williams on today’s episode!
Kelly and I talk about how being a home stager prepared her for being a real estate agent and debunk some common misconceptions about real estate and home staging. We then dive into all the ways that staging can affect a buyer’s choice to purchase a home, what sellers need to know about prepping a house for the market, and mistakes that home sellers often make. And we talk about what today’s buyers are looking for and how staging can make a huge difference in the home-buying process.
On this episode I’ve got a really fun and interesting guest, fellow podcaster Stacy Grinsfelder.
Stacy hosts the podcast True Tales from Old Houses and runs a blog about modern living and DIY called Blake Hill House. Stacy and her family moved into their 1800s home after falling in love with its architectural quirks and rich history. Now, she’s a passionate advocate for the respectful restoration of old houses that honors their past while giving them a fresh, modern present.
Stacy and I cover a lot of ground in this episode, talking about why she decided to move into an old house and what to expect if you want to do the same. We discuss home inspections, what kind of money & time you can expect to spend on restoring an old home, and what she would do differently if she had to do it all again. And Stacy shares some of the common mistakes that restoration newbies tend to make when they’re first learning how to live in their old home.
while you cannot control the market conditions, noisy neighbors, other listings, etc., you can very much control how you present your home to sell. The better you present home against its competitors, the more likely it is that you will get a qualified buyers and recoup your return on investment. This requires strategy, planning, and persistence on your part. In this post, I am going to make some recommendations of what to do if you are planning to sell your home with one month or less, in 3-6 months, or you have 6+ months or more.
Putting your home on the market is not going to be a small feat. There are many details and projects you will have to manage, but it is completely doable. The key is to be prepared, write down everything you will need to do, and divide up your list into priorities and nice-to-haves This post will give you some suggestions on what to prioritize when you are putting your home on the market when it comes to curb appeal.
This is the time when the real estate marketing is heating up. Everyone is getting ready to put their listings on the market. While preparing your home for sale, curb appeal is crucial in getting potential buyers through the door for the open house. Remember, the buyer’s first impression is the only impression.
Putting your home on the market soon? Check out these four must fixes you should make before your home goes on the market!