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home selling tips: The Shine on Your Ceiling is Like the Shine on My Forehead - 03/09/11 01:50 PM
A funny cute charming annoying thing has happened as I age [ahem] "gracefully": I have developed a mid-day shine on my forehead. Call it the development of combination skin commonly associated with women of a certain age, if you must. Better yet, just hand me a napkin and tell me to wipe it off. Which is exactly what I'd like to tell homeowners who paint their ceilings in a high-gloss paint. I can imagine how it happens. You scrape the Christmas tree across the ceiling one year, leaving a nice stripe, and then you suddenly notice scuff marks where the outdoors-only street-hockey (52 comments)
home selling tips: Sometimes Having a Huge Home Makes It Harder to Sell - 11/27/09 10:36 AM
There's a home in my neighbourhood that's been for sale for quite a while, and I think I know why. It's the same problem that kept another home in the neighbourhood on the market for more than a year. It's the unfortunate decision that some homeowners make to not update their home as time goes by. Or maybe it's not even a conscious decision to not update their home. It's probably more of a mindset that they like their home the way it is, so it never really occurs to them to change any of the finishes or renovate the kitchen or bathrooms. This alone is not unusual. We've (5 comments)
home selling tips: Tales from the Dark Side Part II or "Five More Ways To (Not) Sell Your Home" - 11/25/09 12:33 PM
1. Put a Glade plug-in in every electrical socket in the house. This serves two purposes: 1) It puts buyers into a fragrance-induced coma which makes negotiating MUCH easier, and 2) If they're not in a coma, they will take all that 'fragrance' as a subtle hint to begin the internationally acclaimed game of "find the hidden smell." 2. Leave all that junk crap stuff in your yard. There's nothing like an obstacle course to get the ol' heart pumping! How exciting! 3. Leave that bucket o' butts out. It's a clear sign that you don't smoke in the house because why else would you have (9 comments)
home selling tips: Tales from the Dark Side or "Top Five Ways To (Not) Sell Your Home" - 07/02/09 09:40 AM
1. Leave that baseball bat beside the master bed during showings. An excellent idea. Leaves the impression with buyers that this is a dark and dangerous neighbourhood, which is an excellent strategy for drawing offers since everbody loves a little drama in their lives. 2. Leave every single piece of art the children have ever made for you on every flat and vertical surface in the house. Yup, it shows that your home is full of love, your family's love, your family's things....everywhere. You don't ever want your potential buyer to think that there is 'room' for them in your house. And whatever you (23 comments)
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