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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 …

8 Tips When Using Paint

What a wonderful medium paint is! It is easy to apply with many shades and finishes. It is not expensive unless you choose to use an expensive brand (by the way I would recommend sticking in your budget) and it can be manipulated in many ways. 

Here are 8 tips to think of when using paint: 


When Choosing from a Swatch: Look for a color that appears slightly lighter and less strong than what you are seeking. When this color is applied to a large room it will reflect upon itself making it seem more intense.

When Matching a Color: Go to a color specialist. This is when you need someone who knows what they are doing. 

When Thinking of Using White Paint: In an older property or in the use of an older person's home, white can seem to clinical and modern. Choose an off-white. 

When Painting Woodwork: Consider using a satin or eggshell instead of gloss for a softer effect. In high traffic areas though, gloss is much easier to clean.

When Finding the Right Shade: Paint will always look darker when it dries. 

When In Doubt, Try Another Color: If you hate it as it is going up, paint a small area. Sleep on it. If you still hate it in the morning, another color is necessary.

When Deciding on the Finish: Flat paint is never a good idea. Repeat, Flat paint is never a good idea. Even if you are trying to save money, spend the extra money now instead of later. Flat shows marks super quick and you will be super annoyed. 

When Debating Another Coat: Just do it already. 

Hope you enjoyed these tips. I always love your feedback so spew it out!

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