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Tips for a Successful Showing: It’s the Little Things!

  • Style your dining room table
    • The dining room is often a blind spot in decorating the home. Set the table as if guests are coming for dinner.. An oversized arrangement can look too stiff and formal, so try lining up a series of smaller vessels down the center of the table instead.
  • Rearrange your furniture
    • In the living room, symmetrical arrangements usually work well. Pull your furniture off the walls and use pairs (of sofas, chairs, lamps) to create an inviting conversation area.
  • Choose sophisticated neutral colors
    • Now is not the time to experiment with that “fun”-looking lime green. But that doesn’t mean you need to go all white, either. Rich midtone neutrals like mocha and “greige” create a sophisticated backdrop that makes everything look more pulled together.
  • Create a gender-neutral master bedroom
    • Appeal to everyone with a clean, tailored master bedroom, free of personal items and clutter. You can’t go wrong with clean, crisp linens, tasteful artwork and a blanket folded at the foot of the bed.
  • Open those closets
    • Open-house visitors will peek inside your closets. Closet space can be a make-it-or-break-it selling point for buyers. Only leave items you actively use in your closets.. Again, this is really important, so even if you need to store a few boxes elsewhere, it’s worth it. Aim to have 20 to 30 percent open space in each closet to give the impression of spaciousness.

Hope that helps! Let us know if you’re looking to buy or sell and we’ll be able to help you throughtout the entire process!

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Mortgage Banker by trade, Nick Magiera epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work, and creative service in every detail of the real estate transaction. Nick is a family man with a devotion to God, his beautiful wife & his adorable Bernese Mountain Dog.

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