Home Appeal – Inside

Get a Giraffe’s View

When it comes to keeping your house clean for showings, there is something I discovered: A lot of what people see depends on their height. I found out about this when I had a close friend house sit while I was away and the house was up for sale. You see, my house sitter was [...]

Home Selling Tips: Your Garage

Think about your garage. You might not think of it as a very attractive room, but it can be an important selling point.  Especially if other home sellers aren’t paying attention to their garages, while yours stands out from all the competition. Instead of your garage being a dark, spider-webby place piled high with things [...]

From Your Front Door

Quick, what’s the first thing a house hunter sees when entering your front door? If the answer isn’t a vision of loveliness, then selling your house is going to be harder. If a person sees a brightly lit vase of yellow daffodils on a polished wooden table, that’s a whole lot better than a pile [...]

The Physics of Forks

Trying to keep your house clean just in case of a showing is yet another home selling difficulty. Luckily, house cleaning follows the laws of physics. A place that’s messy tends to get messier, while a place that’s clean tends to stay that way longer. For example, take a sparkling clean kitchen countertop. If you [...]