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Staging: Little things you can do that make a Big Difference

Posted by Maureen Scullion on January 01, 2021 in  Sell your home  Staging
Wash your windows: Washing the windows really does make a tremendous difference. It’s like trying to sell a diamond ring that’s encrusted with years of soap and life goo. Wouldn’t you have it professionally cleaned to get the best price possible? In fact, according to Money Magazine, the number one presale improvement that generates the best return on investment is having clean windows. They say the average return on window cleaning is 769%. If your windows are difficult to wash then pay a se... read more
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Suburban Real Estate - Market Update 3rd Quarter 2020

Posted by Cori Seraydarian on January 01, 2021 in  real estate  Sell your home
In the early Spring, As the COVID19 experience began to intensify and the lockdowns began, real estate agents all over Bucks and Montgomery Counties and the Lehigh Valley began to hear their phones ring. With entertainment and culture closed older clients that had left the rural and exurb areas of southeastern Pennsylvania for the walkability of the cities were beginning to think about reversing that migration. Young families with school age children, previously reluctant to pull their kids from a school that they ... read more
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They Just didn't like the Kitchen

Posted by Cori Seraydarian on November 09, 2020 in  Luxury Home Sales  Sell your home
A house can have all the luxury necessities: in home theater, radiant heating, wine cellar, extensive hardscape, but if the kitchen is weak the house won’t sell. When a house has been on the market for too long very often the feedback to the listing agent is: “House showed really well but they just didn’t like the kitchen”. A fundamental problem may be one that would be hard (and expensive!) to fix: perhaps the kitchen is simply too small. Today’s buyers want large open and airy kitche... read more
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Can I sell my house if it needs work?

Posted by Karen A. Johnson on February 18, 2020 in  Real Estate Advice  Sell your home
For one reason or another you need to sell your house NOW and all those projects you have been putting off will just never get done. What can you do when your home needs work or is dated or even just not-trendy? 1.    Call your agent. Your home might not be as bad as you think! Or if it really is “that house”; the one with the dead grass or the beat up wood flooring or the original kitchen your agent can talk through some strategies. She may tell you that you shouldn’t touch a thin... read more
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It's the Price

Posted by Maureen Scullion on January 01, 2020 in  Pricing Your Home  Sell your home
So many times we, as real estate agents, sit in the living rooms or kitchens of the homes of very nice people and we all vehemently agree on one thing: We Want The House To Sell.  The Sellers want the house to sell because it's time for them to move to a new home. I want their house to sell because that is how I get paid. We are in complete agreement that we have one singular goal: to get to the Settlement table as fast as possible at the highest possible price. Very often these same people will come to t... read more
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