By HGTV Editorial Team
Before throwing your doors open to potential buyers, use this checklist to help you ready your home for an open-house.
This can't be overemphasized. A cluttered home is a turnoff to most buyers. It's also potentially dangerous: you don't want people to be injured as they try to navigate your junk. Remember, it's not enough to simply stuff everything into cabinets and closets; people will be looking inside these areas to assess storage capacity. Either get rid of... read more
What is staging? Sabrina Soto, Get It Sold host and home-staging expert, knows. Here are her top tips for helping you compete in today's real estate market.
By Sabrina Soto
A fresh coat of paint on the front door and a groomed lawn invites buyers in.
Crank up the curb appeal Pull weeds, rake leaves and trim overgrown shrubs, especially if they block windows or the path to your front door.
Paint It's important to make your house generic. A fresh coat of neutral paint will make your home appear larger, br... read more
By Scott McGillivray
Inexpensive staging tips guaranteed to help you sell your home.
1. De-clutter & De-Personalize:
Buyers generally want two main things out of a potential property: they want it to be roomy, and they want to be able to see themselves living in it. Neither of these things can happen if the house is full of your stuff. Clear out a minimum of 50% of your personal belonging when you stage your home – more if possible. Take down all family photos and mementos. Clear out closets... read more
How to prepare for a seamless transition
If you're moving this summer, the busiest season for moving, you know how daunting it can be. But if you create a blueprint for your move, the transition from house to house will go more smoothly.
Here are 10 things you can do to prepare for a seamless transition.
1. Full serve, partial serve or a do-it-yourself move. Can you do it alone or should you hire a licensed moving company for a full-service or partial-service move? This is one of the first and of... read more
This room's condition is a major consideration in a sale
By Michele Dawson
If you're selling your home, your best chance at cooking up a sale is in the kitchen.
For today's home buyer, the kitchen is typically the most important room in the house—an area where form and function are equally important. Buyers view kitchens as an area that has many functions—preparing dinner, sharing meals, sorting mail, paying bills, and generally hanging out.
In fact, a recent survey by SieMatic Corp. revealed that... read more