Selling Your Home

Inexpensive Ways to Stage Your Home Like a Pro

Inexpensive Ways to Stage Your Home Like a Pro


Whether the home you are selling in Louisville, KY is worth $100,000 or $1,000,000, if the property does not make a good first impression it will probably sit on the market for months while hordes of would-be buyers parade through. That is why home staging is such a big deal - and such a big business among real estate professionals.

If you are getting ready to put your home on the market, you could call a professional home stager to boost its value and help you sell it more quickly. But what if you do not have the money to hire a professional?

The good news is there are plenty of inexpensive DIY ways to stage your home like a pro....

5 Considerations for Valuing Your Home

If you're thinking of selling your home or refinancing your mortgage, you'll first need to value your property as accurately as possible. Inexperienced sellers might be tempted to head straight for the nearest and most convenient estate agent, and while they might have a vested interest in selling your property for as much as possible, it is still important to do some research for yourself.

An accurate valuation will help you to find a more realistic asking price while also making your home easier to sell. Every home should be valued on an individual basis, and there are far more considerations to take into account than the size alone. Additionally, you may want to increase the value of your property by carrying out some repairs and giving it a facelift.

1. Size
Size is the obvious first consideration when valuing your home, particularly in the case of apartments where values are largely determined by floor space....

Curb Appeal- It Is Really That Important!

Though hundreds of Louisville real estate professionals’ aid in the buy and selling of a home, there are tips that can improve the likelihood of potential homebuyers making the purchase on your home. Oftentimes, all it takes is low-cost improvements and/or maintenance that you can apply each day or week. The ‘curb appeal’ of a home is the general first impression given to anyone taking a quick look at the interior or exterior of a home for sale. The potential homebuyer will be more likely to place a bid on a home if the upkeep is noticeable; most buyers are not looking for fixer uppers, they are going to want something that’s worth their investment and move in ready. Following are several tips you can use to spruce up the inside and the outside quickly and cost efficiently before potential buyers come to look at the home in Louisville for sale.

Dressing up the door

When a potential homebuyer walks up to the home, the front door will...

When Decor Isn't Your Friend

Selling your Louisville home can be a fierce, stressful ordeal in a market like this one. Ideally, homeowners will do everything they can to prepare their house for a sell, especially when they’re faced with competition from neighboring houses and a weakened real estate market. But sometimes, it’s the small things that make a difference in the eye of a buyer.

I’m talking about decor. What pleases your eye may not please everyone else’s, and sometimes buyers just can’t get passed those lace curtains, floral wallpaper, and plastic greenery draped on top of your cabinets. Those things—while stylish to you—can make your home appear dated and cluttered. We all have our own design sense, but when selling your home, sometimes no design sense is better.

If you’re putting your Louisville home on the market, remember that less is more. That means paint your home a fresh, neutral color, and get a head-start on packing by removing knick-knacks, personal...