Attracting home buyers

How Social Media Can Help Sell Your Home

Typically I write all the posts for this blog, but I’ve got an article by Maxime Rieman, that’s perfect for home sellers. Maxime writes for the personal finance website, NerdWallet. whose insights for finding the best products, services and organizations have been featured in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. For those who would [...]

Ten Home Improvements NOT to Make When Selling Your House

In our last blog post, we talked about making home improvements that could raise your home’s sale price by tens of thousands of dollars. And it’s good to know exactly what these are — because some improvements can do the opposite — they can actually make it more difficult to sell a house. And the [...]

Home Improvements That Skyrocket Home Values

It’s amazing to finally be able to write this next sentence: Home sales appear to be heading upwards! Many Realtors I know are busier than they’ve been in years! If you’re a home seller — it’s time to get into the game. And, if you’d like to boost your chance of selling your home for a higher [...]

Powerful Home Selling “For Sale” Signs

The first thing that grabs house hunters’ attention is the “For Sale” sign as they drive by a property. It can be as basic as a bright red “FOR SALE” sign on a stick — or as artful as a multi-color realty banner swinging on a crafted post. To make these signs even more alluring [...]

Home Selling Tip: Add Curb Appeal with Window Boxes

One of the easiest ways to add curb appeal to your home and wow house hunters is to add window boxes. Window boxes aren’t usually included in house plans or considered as part of an initial landscape design. Most often they’re an afterthought — but they can make your home stand out dramatically. Window boxes [...]

Home Selling Advice: Words That Sell a House

When it comes to writing a description to help you sell a house, picking the right words can make all the difference. The reality is that you are in direct competition with experienced wordsmiths who know how to fill a buyer’s mind with beautiful mental images. The right description drives house hunters and real estate [...]

Home Selling Tips Available on Pinterest

If you haven’t started using Pinterest yet, let me tell you about a new way to merrily occupy your home selling time and keep yourself up waay tooo late every night of the week. Pinterest is the latest social media craze enabling businesses and individuals to collect and track interesting visuals and web links, and [...]

Frustrated Home Seller’s Lament: I don’t want to fix it!

 ”I don’t want to and you can’t make me!” Most everyone has heard a child scream this, but these days a number of home sellers are feeling the same way. When you’re already facing lower property values due to the real estate decline, the last thing you want to do is spend more money enhancing [...]

Home Sellers With Extreme Taste

One of our dear blog readers who sold her home recently wrote to share a quirky home selling issue: Some of the houses she and her family toured before finally buying their next home, looked great from the outside, but once inside, they were bowled over by the home seller’s, let’s call it, extreme taste. [...]

Home Selling Advice from a Happy Home Seller

This story doesn’t start off happy: Jennifer, a home seller in Los Angeles, wrote to tell me about the difficulties she was having with the hefty demands home buyers are making on sellers these days — and wondering if this “bad buyer behavior” was a common phenomena. Jennifer had received her first offer within three [...]