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It's Showtime! What To Do and What Not To Do

The sign is up and you are ready to show your home off! In any market, a hot one or not, you need to have your house prepared to show as soon as you are live! What should you do and not do for a showing?

Upgrades and Repairs:

If your home has undergone some major changes since you purchased your home, you may want to list these out. Many people will never even look at these but if they are interested they will. Upgrading your brass knobs on your kitchen is not a big deal to the buyer,but a new furnace, hot water heater or brand new roof is. Any transferable warranty should also be noted.

The list doesn't have to be long as I've stated, most people will not even notice it unless they do and if they do, they are not going to read a long list. A simple record is fine. If a professional was called in to do work, show receipts.

Neighborhood Info:

Not everyone looking at your home is familiar with the area. Show off your neighborhood with any information you have such as if there is …

10 Decorating Tips for Your Home

In my past life, I was an interior decorator. Children, priorities and life made me choose another path but these are tips you should know. I paid a lot of money in student loans to learn these. 

1. Make sure your curtains are lined in white or off white. The outside of your house with Thank You! 

2. Place no more than seven pillows on your bed at one time. Remember "Along Came Polly"? Too many pillows makes for a crowded floor and usually an uptight woman. 

3. Mirrors shouldn't take the place of artwork. No need to have a mirror in every room. Every room needs more artwork than a reflection unless you choose to group mirrors as artwork. 


4. Don't jump into purchasing art work just because the walls are empty. Like with fashion, only buy if you love it!

5. Don't be scared to paint your cabinets. No one needs to see your vintage honey wheat oak cabinets.


6. Hang curtains. They are the jewel of the room. Make sure they reach right below the ceiling and hit the floor.

7. Choose a fun, funky light fixture for your bathroom! Leave the rest of the room simple and clean.


8. Use dimmers in your bathroom. You will be amazed at what you can hide with a dimmer.

9. Stop hanging so many family portraits in the hallway. It's over done and timely looking. 

10. Get rid of so many of your nick-nacks. They require constant dusting and most people aren't into dusting.

Hope these help. What is your favorite decorating tip?

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