Selling Secrets

January 22, 2020

4 Critical Staging Areas when Selling a House

Sellers have 4 main areas to focus on when prepping their homes for the market: curb appeal entry kitchens bathrooms CURB APPEAL: this is fairly obvious, you want people to get out of their cars and into your home.  Please […]
November 2, 2019

How to achieve Best Results when selling Your Property in Arlington, VA

Here’s a terrific case study of how to achieve the best sales price possible.  First we priced at $965,000 based on recent sales comps, so that we could be sure the property would appraise and knowing that we could generate […]
February 12, 2019

Some Ideas on How to Prep Your House for Sale

Whether you’re planning to move to a larger home for your growing family, downsize or relocate for work, the process of preparing a home to sell can be a lot of work. Making a plan for all the decluttering, repairs […]
January 9, 2019

Home Staging 101

What is the most often used word in staging?  Transitional.  Not too traditional, not too contemporary, and just right. The folks at House Beautiful call the transitional style the “Happy Medium,” which is exactly why every Arlington VA stager I […]
October 11, 2018

How to successfully sell your property

Here’s an excellent case study of getting everything right when listing and selling your house: 1. As with most things, success lies in the prep. That’s often the hardest part, and I have strategies and resources to help with that. […]
February 28, 2018

Arlington VA Home Sellers: listen up!

10 THINGS YOU MUST FIX BEFORE SELLING YOUR HOME (Courtesy of US Inspect) If you’re planning to list your home for sale, now is the perfect time to fix odds and ends. Over the last 30 years, our inspectors have […]
January 31, 2018

What Not to Do When Putting Your Home on the Market

Most seasoned real estate agents have seen it all when showing homes to potential buyers: sinks full of dishes, worn-out carpets and all manner of creative paint schemes. If you’re getting your home ready to go on the market, you […]
January 19, 2018

Getting the Best Bang for the (Renovation) Buck

A strong housing market isn’t necessarily all good news for sellers. As evidenced by Remodeling magazine’s newly-released Cost vs. Value Report for 2018, average return on investment (ROI) for home improvement projects dipped across the board, with “upscale” projects taking the biggest hit. […]
January 8, 2018

Small Home Renovations Yield Big Money

Last year it was reported in Remodeling Magazine’s Cost  vs. Value Report, that, on a national scale, the top five projects with the greatest Return on Investment (ROI) in the report’s “midrange” cost category were: Attic Insulation (Fiberglass) (107.7% ROI) […]