Month: September 2013

Say “Yes” to Staging

While the most common phrase a person hears regarding real estate is “location, location, location,” a close second should be “stage to sell.” So many buyers today expect what I like to call the “HGTV home” and lack imagination. There is nothing wrong with HGTV (in fact, I’m a big fan),  but the responsibility to show them the “wow” factor falls to the seller. Often, buyers are not sure of what they want in home. Therefore, the more the seller can do to help buyers envision themselves in a home, the more likely the buyers are to write an offer. When listing a vacant home, staging becomes of utmost importance. Almost as bad as tacky furniture and decor is NO decor.  To demonstrate my point, check out these pics of my listing at 1320 S. Ruston in Evansville, IN.  Think like a buyer and tell me which is easier to envision a future in.

Before Pics: The home is a perfect starter home with hardwood throughout.

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Freshly painted living room

Dining room

Dining/Bonus Room – Buyers need help to envision how to use this space

Bedroom One

Not sure if your bed would fit in here, huh?

After Pics:  With help from {nu} life restoration, the house now feels like a home.

Living room one

Adorable living room space

Living room two

The furniture adds character & warmth

Dining

Not only does the space look warmer, but buyers know exactly how to use it.

The bed fits easily with lots of room to spare.

The bed fits easily with lots of room to spare.

Become a FRIEND OF FRANKLIN

Great organization for Evansville – I love seeing them be pro-active and wanting to better the community.

Franklin Street Events Association

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Friend of Franklin (link to the letter for print)

Dearest Friend of Franklin,

The Franklin Street Events Association is all about bringing the FUN back to the Franklin St. community and we would love for you to be a part of it. Whether it be your talents, time, or treasures, your contributions help make us what we are.

Our mission is to encourage, coordinate and enhance the development and promotion of quality art, small business growth and entertainment of every variety. We foster creative endeavors throughout the community and will position Franklin Street as a leading center for art, culture and entertainment.

 Our goal is to improve the quality of life and small businesses for Evansville’s patrons by: facilitating professional, courteous and efficient delivery of municipal services; developing partnerships which bridge the gap between the public and private concerns; and enhancing and revitalizing Evansville’s beloved Franklin Street.

As…

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