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 [...]

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 [...]

Home Selling Tip: How To Sell Your House In Three Days

A dear friend of mine in Las Vegas just reported that the couple living next door to them just sold their house in three days. I’ll repeat that: They sold their home in Las Vegas… in three days. My response, knowing the slow housing market, not to mention the slowness of the season, was, “WHAT?!! [...]

Home Selling Tip: Use Your Rooms Right

How you use your home normally might be very different from how you need to display it when it’s on the market. Let’s say you don’t need your dining room, so you’ve turned it into a home office. That might work well for you, but if you keep it looking like an office when you [...]

A Home Selling And Moving Tip to Save You Money

Let me tell you a quick story — actually a confession — about one of my own home selling experiences: Many moves ago when my husband and I listed our house for sale, I knew the importance of decluttering — so we promptly threw two tons of belongings into boxes and hauled them off to [...]

Home Selling Tip For Comforting Worried Home Buyers

One of the problems of selling a home in today’s slow economy is that many home buyers have this odd look in their eyes when walking through your rooms. Don’t worry, it probably has nothing to do with your decorating skills or color scheme. It has more to do with their own fear and uncertainty. [...]

Home Selling Advice: Sell Your Area Using Video

Most everybody knows the importance of taking beautiful photos of the house you’re selling, but way fewer people realize the potential sales power of taking photos and videos of your neighborhood and its amenities. Often, house hunters don’t have the least idea what your neighborhood looks like–especially if they’re relocating from another state, another city, [...]

Home Selling Tip: How To Create a Home-Buyer Magnet

I know, your home selling experience probably hasn’t been much fun. But wait! Here’s a home selling tip that will make your home more desirable to buyers while simultaneously making it more fun to live in while you wait: All you need to do is identify a small space in your home, such as an [...]