The COVID-19 outbreak has created a new reality for all of us, at least temporarily. Now, it’s up to each of us to do our part so we can get through this as quickly as possible. Remember, we’re all in this together. Stay positive and know that things will get better.
At Comey & Shepherd we're still able to help you buy and sell property with our tools and technology while respecting the social distancing policy that is place.
Take care and know that I’m never too busy for your real estate needs.
Not-So-Obvious Home Staging Tips
When it comes to “staging” your home for sale - which basically means ensuring it looks clean and uncluttered - you probably already know the basics: clean the counters, vacuum the floors, mow the lawn, etc. But there are also some less obvious home staging tips that can help to sell your property faster and for a higher price. Here are a few examples.
The Kitchen Obvious: The stove, sinks and countertops should be spotless. Not-so-obvious: The contents of your cabinets and refrigerator should be facing forward. The Bathrooms Obvious: They should be clean and uncluttered. Have fresh towels hanging neatly on the rack. (Create the “hotel bathroom” look.) Not-so-obvious: All towels should match. Ensure toilet lids are closed. Your Bedroom Obvious: Make the bed neatly. Check that the closet is organized and uncluttered. (If your closet is bulging with clothes, put some in storage.) Not-so-obvious: Don’t leave any clothes out. Even clean clothes neatly folded in a hamper can seem untidy to some people. The Kids’ Bedrooms Obvious: They need to be clean and uncluttered. (Good luck!) Not-so-obvious: Arrange stuffed animals, games and other toys like an attractive display in a toy store. It’s okay to have a toy, like a racetrack, out of the box. Just make sure it’s completely put together.
Notable, Quotable, Quotes!
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” Victor Frankl
“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” James Michener
“Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.” Demosthenes