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Selling a Home

Strategies to Keep Your House Clean When Selling

April 6, 2015

Many potential homebuyers have a tough time seeing past dust and disarray. Can you blame them? But living in your home and keeping it buyer-ready at all times can be rather daunting. Before you schedule your first showing, it’s a good idea to: Declutter and depersonalize. It may be difficult for prospective buyers to envision themselves in a home filled with family photos and knickknacks. Plus, too much clutter can make your spaces seem smaller. Now is the perfect time to purge or donate items you…

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7 Pinners for Homeowners to Follow

March 12, 2015

Pinterest can be a great place to get ideas about home decorating, entertaining, organized living and many other ways to enjoy life in and around your home. But, the experience is only as good as the people you choose to follow. If you’re new to Pinterest—or just looking to inject some domestic genius into your feed—consider these pinteresting bloggers, designers and lifestyle brands: 1. Home décor: Ballard Designs This Atlanta firm shares interior design inspiration and advice via its Pinterest boards and blog, How to…

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Getting Organized for 2015

December 26, 2014

January is the time to get organized! From taking down holiday decorations, to beginning new year’s resolutions, there’s never a better time to start fresh. Ready to try a new strategy for corralling the clutter and staying on task? Check out these exciting products. Front door shoe organization Tired of tripping on shoes at the front door? IKEA has you covered. Their sleek, low profile shoe cabinets will keep everything from flats to sneakers in check. Done and done! The ultimate to-do list If you…

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Creating an Inviting Guest Room

October 28, 2014

Your houseguests probably don’t expect hotel-like accommodations. But that doesn’t mean you can’t wow them with a warm, welcoming space that’s worthy of a five-star rating. Creating an inviting guest room is easier than you might think. Read on to learn how to transform your spare bedroom and bathroom into the ultimate guest getaway in just five simple steps. STEP 1: CLEAR THE CLUTTER An old set of golf clubs, your prized collection of PEZ® dispensers, a stack of yearbooks from the mid ’80s… What…

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3 Ways to Keep Your Home Realtor® Ready

May 22, 2014

If you’re the type of person who can keep a house neat and spotless 24/7, hats off to you! For the rest of us, living in a home that’s on the market (and might be shown at a moment’s notice) can be a challenge. Luckily, once you’ve taken all the major steps to declutter, clean and repair your home for sale, there are a few simple strategies you can use to keep it looking its best for buyers. 1) Make a list of your hotspots—the parts…

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