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Posted by Shellye Blake REALTOR® on 7/9/2020

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When you list your home for sale, you are setting it up to sell to a wide range of buyers. Chances are the person who buys your home is not going to be the same as you, and often they will belong to a completely different generation. For example, if you’re prepping to sell your starter home, you may find that it’s a retiree who is looking to downsize that finds it most appealing. Staging your home to sell well requires staging it to appeal to a variety of buyers, across different generations. These tips can help.

Choose Luxury Upgrades When Possible

If your kitchen cabinets need an upgrade, for example, you aren’t going to sway every potential buyer with just a fresh coat of paint. Choosing luxury upgrades when they are within your budget will make the home appealing across generations.

Add Conveniences

Younger buyers and older buyers all appreciate modern convenience. Updated appliances, technology-friendly additions, smart thermostats, and energy-efficient upgrades are all the types of things buyers want, regardless of their age. These types of conveniences will also make your home more appealing to older buyers who are more choosy when they shop for a home.

Create a Home Office

Both young buyers, who may anticipate work-from-home options while their children are little, and older buyers, who no longer need a lot of bedrooms, appreciate the convenience of a home office. Take inventory of your home, and consider if there is a part of it that you could transform to be a home office.

Choose Paint Colors Carefully

If you’re going to give the house a fresh coat of paint, choose wisely. Millennials and other young buyers tend to move towards white and gray color schemes, while older buyers often opt for neutral tones. Choose a white and gray color palette, but keep it on the lighter end to capture a neutral vibe that will appeal to a broad range of folks.

Create Open Spaces

While you don’t necessarily want to tackle a demo job, if you have spaces in your home that you can open up by moving your furniture placement, do it. It will make the space feel larger and invite people from any generation to feel more at home. It also creates images of fun family get-togethers, which both older buyers and younger ones appreciate.

Staging a home to appeal to multiple generations is not difficult, but it does require a little planning. By putting in the effort before you list, you will increase the chances of a fast, successful sale by opening the door to more potential buyers.




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Posted by Shellye Blake REALTOR® on 8/8/2019

There's nothing more soothing than going back to relax in a beautiful space at the end of the day. Bedrooms have been known to look neutral. If you're willing to step out of that thinking and give your room a new look, here are some DIY bedroom makeover ideas you should try.

Use complimentary patterns

From your bedspreads to your pillowcases, and even the wall decor; playing with lovely patterns can bring out the beauty of your bedroom. More importantly, stick to one or two colors and merely work around their different shades and tones. For example, your walls could have splashes of sky blue, bedspreads with captivating cerulean stripes, and your lamp with a darker blue shade. However, you can use a refreshing combination of other colors too. Printed pillows with light colored bedding comes out beautifully. 

Have a rolling cart by the bedside

Instead of a fixed shelf with a lamp, alarm clock, and a couple of other items scattered around, a rolling cart with different shelves can give your room a different look. On the shelves, you can neatly place the things you'll often need to have handy. Of course, your alarm clock and lamp should be at the top.

Hang wall decor

Framed photographs, artworks, and murals can turn your 'ordinary' bedroom into that relaxation space of your dreams without costing you much. Depending on your taste, decorations can be hung stylishly above your bed as a headboard or even behind your dresser.

Install nightstand lamps

It is doubtful that anyone will find it pleasant and tranquil to relax in a room with piercingly bright light fixtures. Your walls should have a reflective tone, so use nightstand lamps for dim light.

Go green

Your room is no garden or lawn, but a few potted plants can be useful. Spider plants, for instance, help to filter the room’s air and generate more oxygen. This means you don't have to run out of breath. Fresh flowers will also add natural fragrances to aid your relaxation.Change your drapesYour windows don't need to have a boring view. Fresh curtains with colorful details can do the trick.

Rearrange your furniture

Personalizing your bedroom comes with making particular decisions to determine what's comfortable for you and how to get it done. There are tons of standard room arrangements out there with strict dos and don'ts. But nothing stops you from pulling your bed closer to the window or wherever else you want it. You're the pro here.

Keep these ideas in mind when shopping for a new home. Not every property will be staged to your liking, so ask your real estate agent to help you see the potential of the space.




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