Creating a positive first impression among prospective buyers is crucial in helping your home stand out from the competition, hopefully leading to a faster sale. If you’re looking to increase your home’s curb appeal, one of the easiest ways to freshen up the outside of your home is to add flowers to the mix. Continue reading “Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal by Adding Flowers to the Mix” »
Pocket listings can be used by sellers and their real estate agents for a handful of reasons, but each pocket listing comes with a unique strategy in mind. Before we dive in to some of these strategies, which were highlighted in a recent article published by the RealtyTimes, let’s quickly define what exactly a pocket listing is.
Simply put, an agent may choose to list a home without listing in on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Continue reading “Why a pocket listing?” »
Did you know that your choice of paint color for a room in your home can powerfully alter the mood experienced in that particular room? With the arrival of summer, now is the perfect time to give your home that new ‘fresh’ look. “Out with the old, and in with the new” is what spring and summer are all about, right? So say goodbye to the cold of winter and hello to the vibrant colors of summer! Continue reading “The Power of Color: How to Bring Spring and Summer into Your Home” »
With the uncertainty of the real estate climate, home staging can be an effective tool to help sell your home quickly. Hiring someone to prepare your home so it makes a good impression on buyers can really pay off for several reasons.
1. Staged Homes Sell for More Money: Research verifies that staged homes on average sell for more than non-staged home. According to the NAR, stage homes sell for an average of 6.9 to 10 percent over listing price. Additionally, the average staging investment is between 1 and 3 percent of the homes asking price.
2. Staged Homes Sell Faster: Various statistics on the effects of home staging suggest that staged homes sell for 30 percent faster. Continue reading “Top Ten Reasons for Staging Your Home” »
This is a fast-paced world we live in. It often seems as if just when you’ve mastered the latest toy, tool, or transition — boom! — there’s something newer, shinier, and better. [Or so they say!]. We’re experienced professional real estate agents and brokers, and although not all of us may be social media wizards, we are perfectly aware of its impact and importance in today’s marketing world. So with the help of our younger net-savvy agents and crack marketing team, Village Properties has established a well orchestrated comprehensive social media presence, with all its myriad components working relentlessly towards one goal; helping you. Continue reading “Village Properties, New Media Marketing” »
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