Friday, August 21, 2015

RE/MAX Staging Tips

8 Tips for Staging Your Home Yourself
8 Tips for Staging Your Home Yourself
Wed, August 19, 2015
When selling your home, it’s important to set the right “stage” for potential buyers. If hiring a professional isn’t in the budget, here are some tips on how to prep your home for the market:
1. Declutter
You want buyers to focus on things like your home’s lovely wood floors, not your commemorative spoon collection. Box it, sell it or gift it. Clear counter tops in the kitchen and bathroom and minimize the amount of items displayed on shelves.
2. Clear out the closet
For some buyers, closet space can make or break a sale. The fewer items left behind the larger the closet will appear.
3. Pack away the personal
Store family photos, kids’ art projects and anything else that may distract buyers from envisioning themselves living in your home.
4. Scrub and scrub again
Clean everything, from tile grout to windowpanes. You want the home to sparkle and shine when the spotlight’s on. If you lack time or skills, it’s worth it to hire pros.
5. Scrub and scrub again – outside
Don’t forget your home’s exterior. After all, your porch will make the first impression on buyers. A few hours with a pressure washer, easily rented from a home improvement store, can make a world of difference.
6. Freshen up the paint job
A fresh, neutral coat of paint is a relatively inexpensive way to kick up your home’s allure.
7. Focus on lighting
A well-lit room not only feels bigger, it helps people to feel more energized and improves their mood. Don’t forget to replace light bulbs and add lamps in rooms with limited natural lighting.
8. Take a deep breath
If you inhale anything other than clean, fresh air, deodorize before showings with a mildly scented diffuser or candle.
Make sure you’ll have a steady stream of prospective buyers to appreciate your home – and all your hard prep work. You can call me for advice or a market analysis at 701-240-6416.
Contents of Article, courtesy of RE/MAX
Beth Posey, Broker, 701-390-9343
RE/MAX Capital,
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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Military Residential Specialist (MilRES)

RE/MAX Capital
Bismarck, ND

I, Beth Posey, of RE/MAX Capital in Bismarck, ND recently completed a specialized education opportunity offered to the real estate industry.  The Military Residential Specialist (MilRES) certification class is offered to REALTORS interested in better serving veterans, active duty personnel and reservists. 

Presented by nationally known REALTOR and educator, Buddy West, this class brought together forward thinking real estate professionals from around the United States to learn how to better serve their military clients.  

The benefits and regulations presented in this class are complex, often misunderstood and sometimes avoided.  This class provided the participants with the requisite knowledge to specialize in real estate services to our veteran and active duty personnel.  

The class provided the most currently information and sources available.  In addition, these REALTORS continue to build a national referral network of Military Residential Specialist for clients considering a move or planning to buy an investment property.  

These military heroes and their families deserve the best of car; now Beth can provide it.  For more information on the specialized services I can provide, contact me at 701-240-6416, or drop by the office, RE/MAX Capitol, 1501 Mapleton Ave, Ste 3, Bismarck, ND 58503.