by Alexandra Vogel | Aug 1, 2019 | Latest News
Have you found your dream home? Well, before you can move in and really make it yours, you’ll have to sell your current home.
The trick to doing this is to make someone else believe that your home is their dream home. How do you do this? By staging your home to look inviting, friendly, and stylish!
There are different tips and tricks that can help you stage each room to make buyers fall in love. Of course, the living room is one of the first rooms they’ll see, so it’s important that you make a good first impression.
Luckily, we’re here to help. Keep reading to learn more about living room staging.
Give it a Fresh Coat of Paint
When you sell your home, you’ll have to make a few upgrades first, such as repainting. This will increase the value of your home and make it look more attractive to buyers. Of course, your living room is no exception.
Go with a light neutral color, like ivory or light grey in your living room. This will make your home appear clean and bright. Plus, it will be more likely to match your buyer’s style instead of going for a funky wallpaper or bold color.
Put Away Family Photos
The goal behind staging a home is to help buyers picture themselves living there. However, you don’t want to take this too far and keep personal touches on display.
Things like family photos should get stored away before you show your home. Leaving them out may make buyers feel like their touring your home instead of helping them see how it could be their home.
Accentuate the Focal Point
When you walk into the room, you want a focal point that will draw your eye in. This will help the room seem more interesting and stylish.
The good news is that are tons of potential focal points your living room may already have, such as a mantle, fireplace, arched doorway, high ceilings, or large windows. If your home doesn’t already have a focal point, you can easily create one by hanging a large painting or ornate mirror.
Find ways to draw attention to this area. You may choose to hang a TV above the mantle or point your furniture towards the fireplace, for example.
Pick the Right Furniture
It’s no secret that furniture is the most important part of a living room. If you don’t include furniture when you stage your home, it’ll be hard for potential buyers to picture living in your home and gauge if their furniture will fit.
Opt for a large sofa, coffee table, and (if you have room) a chair or two. You want to demonstrate how large your living room is without making it feel cluttered.
The Best Tips for Living Room Staging
Staging can make your home sell faster and for more money. Luckily, this process doesn’t have to be so complicated. Just follow our tips for living room staging to ensure your home makes a great first impression.
Do you want to enlist professional help to sell your home? Contact us today to learn more about our staging services.
by Alexandra Vogel | Mar 15, 2019 | Latest News
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by Alexandra Vogel | Nov 15, 2018 | Latest News
Revel in a daily dose of pinks, yellows & greens as you savor each sunset dipping beyond this golf course property in Lakewood Ranch Country Club. Tucked away in Quail Creek, an intimate enclave of only 12 homes, enjoy quiet tranquility & natural splendor. A paver circular driveway welcomes with cast coral columns celebrating the entry experience. The newly painted interiors continue the stately conversation providing elegant spaces for entertaining & everyday living. Enjoy indoor/outdoor living with sliding glass doors that pocket back & diagonally placed restored tile that blends from space to space. Details include a gas fireplace with cast coral mantle, tray ceilings, large crown molding, built-ins & wet bars. Imagine the scent of freshly baked bread emerging from the kitchen, equipped with a 5-burner gas cooktop, granite surfaces, center island, SS appliances & wine cooler. Casual meals can be enjoyed at the breakfast bar & eat-in kitchen while more formal occasions are at home in the dining room. The pool terrace is a testament to Florida living where you can take a dip in the saltwater pool or spa, entertain in the outdoor kitchen or simply sit in the gentle breeze with the latest novel. Luxuriate in the master suite with hardwood floors, a reading retreat, Roman shower, soaking tub & dual sinks & vanities. The upstairs features a media & game room, wet bar, 3 ensuite bedrooms & office space. Savor the view from the second level balcony. Live, work & play in effortless style & sophistication.
by Alexandra Vogel | Nov 15, 2018 | Latest News
This hidden gem located in the coveted Quail Lake is waterfront with elongated views of the lake on a serene setting. Offering a formal living room, separate dining room and family room with a wood burning fireplace all with natural wood flooring. The Master Suite has undergone a total renovation to include all new tile flooring, his and her walk in closets , state of the art walk in shower & free standing tub. The Master offers siding glass doors to the lanai with expansive views of the lake and pool. This split floor plan offers privacy to the two additional bedrooms. The roof was replaced in 2016, HVAC 2017 and re-piped in 2016. No CDD fees here and even better a low HOA of $672 a year that allows access to the East Village Community Center to enjoy the pool, spa, tennis courts, basketball goal, fitness center, library and shuffle board courts. All of this and only 4.6 miles to the beach, less than 2 miles to I-75 and minutes to shopping and restaurants. Your paradise awaits you.
by Alexandra Vogel | Oct 19, 2018 | Latest News
4 beds . 3 baths . 3,726 sqft
So many reasons to love this West of Trail home in highly desirable San Remo Estates!
LOCATION…on the mainland beside the North Bridge to Siesta Key, 10 minutes from downtown Sarasota or Siesta Key beaches and walking distance to Southside Village, Westfield Siesta Key Mall, and numerous cafes, shops and restaurants.
STYLED FOR ELEGANCE AND FUNCTION…Allegra Homes spacious St. Joseph model combines great design and luxury features in a 2-story split plan that includes 20′ coffered ceiling in the great room, rich travertine floors, wall to wall sliding doors, chefs kitchen with gas cooktop and island seating for 4, solid wood/glass cabinetry and granite counters. Zoned home automation system controls audio visual entertainment, security and lighting. First floor master retreat has private access to the lanai and includes ensuite with garden tub and walk in shower, his/her closets and separate paneled office.
EASY LIVING… integrated great room, kitchen and dining alcove open to oversized lanai with outdoor kitchen, covered dining area, heated pool/spa, fireplace and custom privacy landscaping. Game room and large second floor bonus room expand living area.
SPECIAL NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURES…Deeded water access, ideal for launching kayaks/canoes on Roberts Bay; community of 67 unique home sites features tree-lined streets and sidewalks ideal for walking and visiting with neighbors.