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HOME SELLING TIPS: The *Best* Home Staging Advice

 

HOME SELLING TIPS: How to Get the Most Money for YOUR Home!

HOME SELLING TIPS: How to Get the Most Money for YOUR Home!

In this video, our partners at the design team of Rooms in Bloom Home Staging and Design show you their GREATEST home staging tips. When I list your home to sell I pay these delightful designers (Alana and Heather) to help you get your home pimped to the max. We get the most money for our listings when they have the “magic wand” from Rooms in Bloom waved over them first!

When we prepare your home to sell right the first time, we get the maximum exposure AND the maximum dollar for your home. Find out the most effective home staging tips by watching the video below:

 

Find out how I’ve helped more than 2,500 families buy and sell homes in Kitchener-Waterloo by getting a copy of my free eBook here. Also for more great real estate videos you won’t find anywhere else, subscribe to my YouTube channel. I love to share my expert knowledge so if you have any real estate questions feel free to call me at 310-SOLD or email me at mark@maurerteam.com.

REAL ESTATE TIPS: The 3 Main Factors That Lead to Overpricing Your Home for Sale

Understanding the factors that lead to incorrect pricing is vital when selling your home in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Don’t Lose Money When Selling Your Home!

Now that January is well underway, you’re reconsidering selling your house in Waterloo Region. You know that the market is hot and houses are selling for above asking price in many, many instances so now is a good time to sell, right?!

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that ANY home will sell at ANY price just because market conditions are favourable. You have a lot to lose by not pricing your home right the first time it hits the market. I’ve explained all of this in another video (you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/QyvvGq2qK_U).

It’s important to understand the factors that can lead to overpricing your home so that you are sure not to do it and end up losing money on the sale of your home. Watch my video here and benefit from my 21 years of real estate experience in Kitchener-Waterloo and the surrounding areas.

Find out how I’ve helped more than 2,500 families buy and sell homes in Kitchener-Waterloo by getting a copy of my free eBook here. Also for more great real estate videos you won’t find anywhere else, subscribe to my YouTube channel. I love to share my expert knowledge so if you have any real estate questions feel free to call me at 310-SOLD or email me at mark@maurerteam.com.

 

Real Estate Tips: How Experts Sell Your Home Fast and for More Money

I’m going to explain to you how Real Estate Experts sell homes faster and for more money. This is important information for you if you are selling your home in Kitchener-Waterloo and you want results. If you are looking to buy your dream home and currently own a house, before listing your home you can benefit from my 21 years of real estate expertise on this issue. Right from the top, does your agent tell you what to do with your home “before” it is listed? When a potential buyer is coming into your home for the first time they have to be able to put themselves in the picture to be able to buy your home. So what do we do to accomplish this?……

Watch this video for my complete answer to this home selling issue:

Click to hear my full response about how real estate experts sell your home for more money

Click to hear my full response about how real estate experts                               sell your home for more money

Find out how I’ve helped more than 2,000 families buy and sell homes in Kitchener-Waterloo by downloading my free eBook. Also for more great real estate videos you won’t find anywhere else, subscribe to my YouTube channel. I love to share my expert knowledge so if you have any real estate questions feel free to call me at 310-SOLD or email me at mark@maurerteam.com.

 

Real Estate Tips: Biggest Home Selling Mistakes

 

You don’t want to make these mistakes when selling your home!

In this video, I tell you what other Real Estate Agents won’t: the biggest mistakes that homeowners make when listing their home for sale. This is important information for you if you are selling your home in Kitchener-Waterloo. If you are looking to buy your dream home and currently own a house, you can benefit from my 21 years of real estate expertise in answering this crucial question.

 

 

Find out how I’ve helped more than 2,000 families buy and sell homes in Kitchener-Waterloo by getting a copy of my free eBook here. Also for more great real estate videos you won’t find anywhere else, subscribe to my YouTube channel. I love to share my expert knowledge so if you have any real estate questions feel free to call me at 310-SOLD or email me at mark@maurerteam.com.

 

How Experts Sell Your Kitchener-Waterloo Home Faster AND For More Money!

Selling your home FAST and for MORE MONEY. Can you have both?

In this article, I’m going to tell you how Real Estate Experts sell homes faster and for more money. This is important information for you if you are selling your home in Kitchener-Waterloo and you want results. If you are looking to buy your dream home and currently own a house, before listing your home you can benefit from my 21 years of real estate expertise on this issue. Right from the top, does your agent tell you what to do with your home “before” it is listed? When a potential buyer is coming into your home for the first time they have to be able to put themselves in the picture to be able to buy your home. So what do we do to accomplish this?

HOME SELLING TIPS 

⊕Depersonalize⊕ You want to depersonalize “mostly” which is not the same as depersonalizing “entirely.” Depersonalizing doesn’t mean you get rid of ALL of your family photos. Home sellers take this to the extreme and then you end up with a house on the market that doesn’t look lived in. Potential home buyers are less likely to be able to envision themselves in your home when all of your personal touches are removed.
Declutter⊕ This seems straight forward and instinctual when you are preparing your home to be viewed by hundreds of people online and dozens of families in person, yet we sometimes need to take this a step further. When you organize your belongings and throw out things you don’t need, you may find yourself in the position my wife and I were in when we sold our first home together. We found that we had SO much “stuff” that I convinced her we needed to rent a storage unit and move the storage bins and extra furniture into. She was hesitant at first but now is a convert after we sold that home in only a few weeks. By placing these belongings in storage, we were able to open up the space to make it more visually appealing.
⊕Staging⊕ How do you showcase your home to make the appealing features stand out? We partner with Rooms in Bloom Home Staging and these ladies will come into your home and This is a service that I pay for to ensure your home is on display in the best possible light. We make excellent use of the available space, open up rooms that may have felt confined, and if we have to we’ll bring in some items to “pimp your home.”

MARKETING YOUR HOME

How is your home marketed? What kind of marketing budget does your real estate agent have to not only help you to make your home look the best, but also for it to be photographed the best and then marketed effectivey online? We know everyone goes online first to look at houses so “how” your home shows online is important. Do your photos make your home look better than it actually does? That’s a big mistake! Misrepresentation (eg. making rooms look bigger than they really are) brings the wrong kind of home buyer into your home. I call this “lunchbox letdown.” Not representing your home accurately in photos and online descriptions will deter agents from bringing other interested parties to view your home.

PRICING YOUR HOME

The most vital component in the process of listing your home and ensuring it is sold in a short period of time and for the most money possible, is the listing price. In fact this issue is SO important I have an entire blog post dedicated to explaining it. You can read this article here or watch the video here: bit.ly/MMPricing. I have also included my

Click to hear my full response about how real estate experts sell your home for more money

Click to hear my full response about how real estate experts                               sell your home for more money

Find out how I’ve helped more than 2,000 families buy and sell homes in Kitchener-Waterloo by downloading my free eBook.  Also for more great real estate videos you won’t find anywhere else, subscribe to my YouTube channel. I love to share my expert knowledge so if you have any real estate questions feel free to call me at 310-SOLD or email me at mark@maurerteam.com.

Mark

How You Can Make Your Home Look and Feel Bigger

 

staging your Kitchener-Waterloo home

Starting from Scratch: Furniture Placement Matters!

What we place in our homes and how we place these items can define any given space. The world is a crowded place these days, and living spaces are shrinking fast. No matter what the actual square footage of your Kitchener-Waterloo home may be, there are so many ways to open up your space and not only make it look larger, but feel larger, too!

No worries, opening up a space can be a lot of fun! We tend to get so used to where things are placed that they seem fixated. A certain joy exists in realizing that any of these items can be moved, rearranged, or perhaps even find a new place in which they seem to belong, creating a living space you’re certain to love.

It All Starts with Decluttering!

It’s hard not to be familiar with the concept of decluttering because it’s become a zeitgeist, but it can feel like a looming and overwhelming task to approach. So, how do you make it happen without the panic attack? Start with one room, and then begin with one part of that room. You can begin by clearing off surfaces (including the floor) and evaluating what can be discarded altogether. Organize like materials with bins or small boxes. Once you’re able to see how much more open a dining room can feel with nothing on its table or a living room with only one or two items on the coffee table, you’ll find natural motivation to declutter throughout your entire home.

Seek Out Space Savers

We tend to think more on the horizontal plane rather than the vertical when it comes to object placement, but the simple reality is that vertical methods of storage create more space in a room and can offer a more efficient method of organization. Over-the-door products are great for shoes, bathroom items, or even miscellaneous collections like mail. Also, you may want to consider shelves that go all the way up to the ceiling. You could place small boxes of belongings on some shelves and aesthetically pleasing items such as a vase or photographs on others. Ceiling height shelves not only take the burden off the floor and horizontal surfaces, but they also make the room appear taller.

Furniture Placement Matters!

Your furniture helps define the activities in each room. Sometimes just shifting pieces of furniture that have been in the same place for a long time to a new place will make the whole room feel new and more open. Consider how each piece of furniture interacts with other things in the room – other pieces of furniture, windows, doorways, etc. If any furniture blocks the light, try angling it so your window can do its job properly. Additionally, make sure furniture doesn’t block pathways in one room or from one room to another, as an interrupted flow can feel cramped. Keep doorways and walkways open– this creates more space visually and physically.

Add Rugs

Rugs can also open up space by drawing attention to all the room on the floor with its design. Rugs bring new definition to furniture and items with its particular lines and contours– like a painting on the floor that interacts dynamically with other objects in the space. Select rugs that are perfect for the size, space, and design of a room

Lighting is an Essential Factor

Light is key to opening space. Light allows every room in your house to breathe. Aside from not blocking natural light, there are also ways to attract light. Painting walls in reflective colors such as yellows, grays, and whites will give the room a larger feel. While there’s a place for beautiful, rich dark colors, if you’re trying to open up space, lighter ones are the way to go. Dark colors tend to define the space in a more confined way; lighter colors let the light move.

The Magic of Mirrors

Mirrors reflect light and give any room a more spacious feel. Hanging a mirror to reflect a window will give the appearance of another window in the room, and will make that room feel bigger as well as brighter. In a small bedroom, try placing a tall full-length mirror against the wall. While it doesn’t actually expand your physical walking space in a literal sense, it will feel as though it does, which makes a big difference. In places like the living room, try propping a small mirror against the wall or on an unused fireplace. In lieu of natural light, burn some candles in front of the mirror to reflect candlelight and see how that light softly opens up the space.

Creating a sense of openness is essential to a home feeling bigger, and these steps will create a more open home. In a poem, “stanza,” is Italian for “room.” Just like part of a poem, we want our rooms to be concise (not too many words, not too many items) and expansive (instead of items cluttering, they instead can draw attention to the open space). Each room can be a kind of artistic creation that you design yourself. We are partnered with Rooms in Bloom Home Staging to help our clients get the most out of their living spaces.

Find out how I’ve helped more than 2,000 families buy and sell homes in Kitchener-Waterloo by getting a copy of my free eBook here. Also for great real estate videos you won’t find anywhere else, subscribe to my YouTube channel. I love to share my expert knowledge so if you have any real estate questions feel free to call me at 310-SOLD or email me at mark@maurerteam.com.