It’s the Holiday Season!
I hope you are as excited as I am to spend time with family and count our blessings this year. I am glad that I live in warm, sunny Florida and that I am not experiencing an arctic blast like the rest of the country! (Side note — if you know anyone who is ready to get out of the cold and move down here, please give them my number. I can help them move anywhere in Florida though my awesome network of Real Estate Experts!)
I have been having some really terrific business collaboration sessions the past month. Thank you for the feedback you have provided on my newsletter, networking group and also the new technology that Keller Williams has recently rolled out. I am so happy that you are part of my network and I am excited to partner with you in a variety of ways. 2020 is going to be an AWESOME year! If you haven’t heard from me yet, you will be hearing from me soon.
Business Partner Spotlights:
I am adding a weekly feature to my blog: I will market and recommend one of my business partners each week. If you would like to be featured, please let me know. This week, I am going to feature “Epic Love”, a weekly radio show broadcast right here in Jupiter, Florida, that focuses each week on sharing the inspirational and uplifting story of someone who has overcome extreme obstacles to reach personal success! I recently met Blair McKnight and Travis Suit, hosts of the show and representatives of Pipers Angels. For more information, please click here.
Business Book Club:
The business book club is meeting tonight, Thursday November 13th at 6:00 pm at Salute Market in Palm Beach Gardens. We have a reservation for 7 but if you want to join us, let me know and I will happily add you to the guest list. I don’t think any of us finished the book, so you don’t have to worry about that!
Please Tell Your Friends & Family:
My business is based on referrals, so thank you for referring me to friends, family, neighbors and peers. If you know anybody who would like to get connected in Palm Beach County or needs an honest and hard working REALTOR®, please forward this email to them. Also note that I can connect you and those you know with an area expert anywhere in the world.
If you have any questions or want more information, please give me call at 561-806-8550. I’d love to hear from you!Blessings,Heather
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How to Quick-Prep Your Home for Sale
Ideally, you should plan to have plenty of time to prepare your home for sale. You want to be able to get everything fixed and cleaned up, and perhaps even make a few improvements, such as installing a new countertop in the kitchen.
For any number of reasons, that’s not always possible. If you have to suddenly relocate for work, for example, you may have only days to make your home “show ready” for the market.
What should you do? The answer is: the essentials.
First, arrange to get any maintenance issues dealt with immediately. If you have a clogged shower drain or cracked windowpane, call a professional repair person. Even if those items don’t get fixed by listing day, you can inform buyers that the repairs are scheduled – and that receipts proving that the work was done professionally will be available.
Next, you need to do a thorough clean-up. Staging experts (those who professionally prepare homes for sale) unanimously agree that making each room look neat and tidy is essential. Even something as seemingly minor as dust accumulation on blinds can impact buyers.
If you still have time available before the For Sale sign goes up, consider doing some redecorating. Stand in each room and ask yourself, “How can I make this room look more spacious and appealing?” Oftentimes, simply rearranging the furniture and moving a few items into storage will make a dramatic difference.
Yes, prepping your home on a tight schedule takes some work. However, in just two or three days, you’ll have a property that is more attractive to prospective buyers. It will show better, and, as a result, it will likely sell faster.
Looking for more ideas for selling your home, quickly? Call today.
Décor Color Choices Can Be Psychological
Although choosing a room’s color is highly personal, it’s worth noting that studies have linked specific color tones to psychological behaviors. In fact, many doctors, scientists and design experts believe that certain colors can actually influence your mood or motivation.
The following list provides a general interpretation of commonly held views about how we perceive color. It may help you decide on the colors you’ll use in your next interior painting or decorating project. While some suggested connections may seem obvious, others might surprise you.
White: cleanliness, purity, innocence.
Yellow: concentration, attentiveness, optimism.
Orange: abundance, expressiveness, passion.
Red: emotion, creativity, appetite.
Purple: status, opulence, indulgence.
Blue: trust, confidence, productivity.
Green: tranquility, comfort, nourishment.
Brown: honesty, sincerity, simplicity.
Black: contemplation, dedication, commitment.
Of course, subtle differences in hues and shades can evoke different emotional responses. As a result, complementary colors can sometimes seem to conflict with the expected psychological response to your primary selection. So, despite all the available scientific information, you should consider your instincts as well.
Choosing a “Seller-Friendly” Contractor
Although there are many terrific contractors out there, there are always a few bad apples. When preparing your home for sale, you need a contractor that gets your job done on time, on budget and without creating a big mess.
To help make sure that happens, ask prospective contractors these questions:
- “Will I be issued a receipt detailing the work done?” This is handy to have as you might want to show it to buyers.
- “Do you thoroughly clean up the work area each day?” This is especially important if your home will be shown to buyers during this period.
- “Is the project schedule realistic? Is there a chance the work might take longer than expected?” Delays can negatively impact the sale of your home. It’s better to get a realistic timeline from the contractor, rather than an ambitious one.
- “Under what circumstances will the final price be higher than quoted?”
Of course, you also need to check references and do other due diligence to ensure the contractor is a “good apple”.
Looking for a contractor recommendation. Call today.
|Notable, Quotable, Quotes!|
|“What comes from the heart, goes to the heart.” |
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything.”
Johann von Goethe
“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”
Sir John Lubbock
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Heather E. Towe, Realtor®
CRS®, CLHMS®, e-PRO®, PSA®
561-806-8550 | heather.towe.gmail.com
Licensed to Sell Real Estate in Florida
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