home selling ideas: Have you ever walked into a home and said "WOW" pet smell? Try this. - 06/15/10 05:13 AM
 
Strong pet odor can ruin a showing, so what can you do to avoid this problem?
First the bad news: Not all urine stains are removable. The types of damage caused vary according to the urine content. This is determined by the pet's diet, age, sex, and any medications being taken. If it is removable, the following steps may get it out.
1. Blot up the urine as soon as you discover it. Use plain white paper towels to avoid dye transfer.
2. Mix 1/4 teaspoon liquid dishwashing detergent (non-bleach and non-lanolin) in a cup of warm water. Apply this … (4 comments)

home selling ideas: Inexpensive seller improvements may help SELL! - 02/25/10 02:40 AM
 
The kitchen is the heart of the home. The kitchen is where family and friends gather.
Sand the butcher block and re-oil. Caulk the backsplash if there are gaps. For wood cabinets, you can strip the finish and re-staining or painting   Buy new knobs for the cabinet doors. New hardware will transform the appearance of your cabinets. Replace an old kitchen faucet for under $200.    Consider installing hanging pendant lights over the sink. Remember to trade out the fluorescent bulbs they have a funny look in some fixtures.  
These are but a few ways to make your … (0 comments)

home selling ideas: a Clean Home is a SOLD Home - 01/05/10 04:05 AM
 
House Selling Tip
Do Some Cleaning
With all the homes I've shown I would agree that no one will be impressed with a home that is not clean. Among the greatest (and most affordable) investments you can make is in a complete cleaning of your house. In addition to the normal mopping and dusting you do, clean the windows (inside and out), clean carpeting, wipe down walls and baseboards, clean fingerprint marks off inside and exterior doorways including the light switches, and sweep, sweep sweep. Clean out the fireplace, add candles ( light for showings) they make a warm statement. … (2 comments)

home selling ideas: A spring idea for the the homeseller "Curb Appeal" - 04/20/09 04:50 AM

Looking for a way to add instant curb appeal? Add shutters or accent trim
Shutters and trim add a welcoming layer of beauty to your home's exterior. Shutters also control light and ventilation, and provide additional security. Exterior shutters can be made of wood, aluminum, vinyl, composite, or fiberglass. New composite materials, such as PVC resins or polyurethane, make trim details durable and low maintenance. This is an easy weekend project that requires minimal tools and skill, just be careful if you need to 2nd story windows.
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