July 18, 2018

A Really Creative Home Showing!

Looking for big impact when showing your home? Why not try the approach found in this video? Although it may be a bit more expensive than most staging, it's guaranteed to be entertaining for prospective buyers! Kidding, of course! … [Read more...]

Home Remodeling to Sell: Dos and Don’ts

The Washington Post has a useful piece on easy upgrades that home sellers can do to make their homes more attractive to buyers. The best part about it: It does not recommend that people do too much. While some real estate agents might tell sellers to pursue expensive upgrades like new tiling and expensive appliances, that may not be good advice.  In fact, sellers may not get their money back for those items when they sell. Extensive cleaning, repairing and paint are the best … [Read more...]

Should I ‘Stage’ My Home to Improve My Sale Chances?

If you want to sell your home sooner, stage it. At least that’s what the numbers say. According to data from The International Association of Home Staging Professionals, 95 percent of homes staged by an Accredited Staging Professional® (ASP) sell in 11 days or less and sell for 17 percent more than non-staged homes. The average non-staged home is on the market for 90 days! If you want some more data, check out www.stagedhomes.com. We at D.C. Region Real Estate thought we’d take a closer look … [Read more...]

Home Selling To-Do List: Deep Clean and Declutter

So, you’ve watched countless hours of HGTV and want to sell your house, but just can’t afford to do the remodel or updating you’d like to do to make your house the dreamy modernized destination for hopeful homebuyers. What now? Well, you may not be able to replace Formica with granite or switch the harvest gold to stainless steel, but you still can take your home to the next level and set the stage for an eager buyer, all the while getting what you might consider a fair price for what still … [Read more...]

Take a Step-by-Step Approach to Interior Design

After purchasing that empty canvas of a new home, it’s often not long before the design bug starts buzzing. As this desire to personalize, modify and accentuate the positives of your new home takes over, it’s time to explore your deepest design wishes. Even with uncertain goals and a small budget, you still can start taking positive steps toward the design of your dreams. Designer Paola McDonald, owner of Creative Elegance Interiors in Northern Virginia, says that a little planning and … [Read more...]

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