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Tori Toth wrote:

Should I Sell My House "As-Is"?

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you're so right! The seller has to see it from a buyer's point of view, would you be comfortable buying a garage rotted door? Chances are no, unless the price is reduced considerably. 
October 22 2013
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What are the best improvements that can be done to a house you want to sell, on a small budget?

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First Impressions -- We will walk through your home room by room and take note of our first impressions, what grabs us, what glares at us and what gives us a feeling of home. Eliminating clutter -- The packing starts now, as we pack away a good percentage of everything in the room to create a more clean, open and spacious feel. Emphasizing the positive while downplaying the negative -- Finding your beautiful focal points, we will emphasize what we love about the room and hide or distract the negative aspects of the rooms. Lighten Up -- Focusing on lighting and color, we will make each room into a bright, warm and inviting space that buyers can respond to. Home buyer's appeal - In order for a buyer to "feel home," they need to not be reminded of this being your home. We'll depersonalize the space while retaining the warmth and fun of photos. Obligations - cleaning and repairs - The dirty work speaks for itself, but is often overlooked because you've lived here for so long.  Let's get rid of the buyer's mental repair list by doing it ourselves. Modernizing – This involves updating your style and building simple accessories out of what you already have to create clean lines and form.  In some cases, we'll recommend purchases as valuable investments in the staging process. Emotional connection points - Creating the "Wow Factor" -- This is the fun part and is a huge focus of our positioning strategy.  We'll show you how to build in these subtleties in order to make the buyers subconsciously desire to live here and "feel home".  The "emotional connection points" are where marketing strategy really comes into play
October 21 2013
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How to Market a Stale Listing

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Yes, we do need some more info. but it is one or a combination of 3 things, how the house looks, what the price is, how is it being marketed.If its the way it looks invest in a staging consultation, if it's price do some more research find comparables and see where your house comes in, and if it's marketing make sure you have your listing where potential buyers are looking, I would try to figure out the demographics and psychographics of the area and then target those places where your buyer will be.
October 17 2013
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Is it worth repainting walnut crown molding?

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The answer really depends on what type of house we are talking about and what is the buyer's demographics of your area. I would do a little research to see what buyers are buying in your area, is wood showing or is it painted. I had amazing oak woodwork in my house with flooring, molding and trim. It's what made me want to buy the house because it has a warm and cozy feel, however, 10 years later and since Superstorm Sandy, I've removed most of the trim work and painted what I had left white.If you're going to paint it I would suggest white or cream. It would be great to see a picture of the room you're talking about. Maybe the cabinets need to be painted instead??
October 08 2013
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Do we offer a carpet allownace or put new flooring down?

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I think hardwood or something looking like hardwood would give you a better return on investment.
October 08 2013
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Preparing home for sale

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These are great colors when selling a home neutral enough, but not boring old white or cream!
October 07 2013
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How can I increase the value of my home?

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Paint is one of the easiest ways to update your home's value. As others have mentioned kitchens and baths sell the home, so make sure they have tile, cabinets and countertops that are trendy. 
October 07 2013
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Staging kitchen cabinets - how far to go

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Unless the cabinets are glass or see through it's not necessary to add all of that stuff in the cabinets, and since it's already been used in your own house chances are the items look used. I do like the idea of add spices to a built in spice rack, because that's a positive feature you want buyers to notice. Hope this helps and good luck.Tori Toth[deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]
October 07 2013
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