Enhancing the mood of a listing doesn’t have to be expensive. We asked readers for examples of small investments that would increase a home’s value or reduce days on the market. Just take a look at what a coat of paint, new tiling, or even refolded linens can do.
Offering tasty treats at your open house encourages buyers to linger longer. However, food can also be a huge hassle. Mark Nash shares his list of 10 rules you should follow when serving food at an open house, as well as his four favorite open-house recipes.
Housing styles remain fairly consistent, with certain styles more popular in certain regions. What changes are proportions of houses and their components — the materials used, the layout of rooms, and the rooms themselves. Here's a look at what's in now.
Feng shui is an ancient Chinese design philosophy that tries to optimize the flow of energy through any space — a single room, a house, even an office building. Buyers who believe in the principles of feng shui will avoid homes with the following characteristics.
When your listing is lacking in storage space, you have a big challenge to overcome in order to maximize buyer appeal. Tiny closets and other storage problems are surmountable after you get the sellers’ cooperation.
Just because you’re given small spaces to work with in preparing a home for market doesn’t mean that you’re stuck with them. You can easily make any room look larger or more attractive, according to designers and home stagers who have developed strategies to show off the best features of every room in a house.