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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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You also know that it is not your forever home. Your needs will change as your family grows or you have plans to keep moving up in the housing market. Your job moves you around a lot.
For whatever reason, you know you will be selling this house in a few years.
Your Realtor has helped you find a home in a location with good resale value so you are safe there.
But what about decorating? Should you decorate to suit your personal tastes? Will you paint the walls the latest colours? How will it affect the resale of this house?
Stagers recommend the envelope or walls and flooring of the house be kept neutral. This allows the buyer to move in and live comfortably with any colour of furnishings. It means that the buyer has to do less when they buy your house. The buyer may change the paint down the road but initially your house is in move-in condition.
How do you get what you want and what the buyer needs in the future?
Paint the walls a neutral colour. Choose flooring in a neutral colour. It will set you up for resale.
Bring in those colours you love with accents. Throw pillow, curtains, throws, art work, china, vases,towels and area carpets are all items that can bring in the colour scheme you want. The great thing about these items is they go with you to your next home. Carry the accents throughout the house so that your colour scheme flows from one room to another.
If you just have to have that colour on your walls, choose a small accent wall or do some colour blocking instead of the whole wall. When you decide to move you or the buyer will have less to paint out.
Remember when you sell your home you want it to apeal to the largest section of the market possible.
You don't want to have a large project ahead of you when that transfer comes through.
Save those strong, trendy colours for your accents.
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Home Staging tips and advice offered to help sellers.
Working in Burlington Ont. and surrounding areas Janice Ankrett ASP helps sellers prepare their homes for sale.
Janice works with real estate agents and owners to help the home sell as quickly as possible for the best possible price.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.