Eden Homes LLC

Why Curb Appeal, Home Staging, and Decluttering Matter

by Eden Homes 11/17/2019

Putting your home on the market is a life-changing decision and, for some people, it may involve conflicting feelings.

Ideally, all members of your family should be on board with the decision to sell. If you, your spouse, or your kids are ambivalent or even against the idea of moving, it could send a negative message to prospective buyers, estate agents, and others. Helping your family stay positive and motivated can ensure that everyone is pulling in the same direction.

A common stumbling block for many sellers is the inclination to attach too much sentimental value to their home. While you may associate your home with fond family memories, years of hard work, and thousands of dollars in home improvements, your actual selling price should be a reflection of market conditions and the price comparable houses in your neighborhood recently sold for.

Based on a comparative analysis, your real estate agent can help you come up with a realistic asking price that will reflect both its market value and major improvements you've made in recent years. Although remodeling your kitchen or bathrooms will not provide you with a dollar-for-dollar return on investment (ROI) when it comes time to sell, prospective buyers will be much more attracted to a home that's been updated and well maintained.

When selling your home, perhaps the most important principle to keep in mind is that "You don't get a second chance to make a great first impression." By minimizing the negatives and making the most of your home's attributes, you'll be increasing the probability of selling your house within the shortest period of time

Keeping your home meticulously clean for every showing can often be a challenge, but it's a goal worth striving for. Other ways to make a favorable impression on potential buyers is to focus on maximizing your home's curb appeal and minimizing clutter -- both inside and out. While it may seem like a tall order to declutter your home, keep your lawn looking manicured, and apply fresh coats of paint where needed, you'd be surprised at how much you can accomplish by setting your mind to it. One simple but effective strategy for getting things done is to create checklists of priorities, projects, and important tasks that need to be completed. When you commit goals to writing and review your priority list every day, you'll tend to be much more organized, action oriented, and focused.

Although a lot of people take a sense of humble pride in saying that their home is "a work in progress," once it's on the market, you need to have as many of those rough edges smoothed out, as possible! Putting your best foot forward for every showing could make the difference between a fast sale and a house which lingers on the market for months!

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About Simone Duhamel

 Simone Duhamel has been working as a Real estate agent since 1996 and has owned and run "Cobra Construction LLC" a builder of fine homes, since 2003.
Her clients come from a wide spectrum of needs and desires.
She has been a member of the Manchester Nashua Board of Realtors since 1996, and has worked diligently to establish good working relationships with a variety of professionals in the industry of home ownership. 

She's been working 10 years in the mortgage industry and is currently working on her MBA
 

*Graduate of Buyer Broker School of Real Estate.

*Graduate of Kathy Roosa School of Real Estate for sales and marketing.

*Member of the National Association of Realtor's.

*Bilingual, fluent in German.

*Member of the NNEREN (Northern New England Real Estate Network).

*Servicing from Laconia, to Nashua, east to west.

*Regional Member/Agent for HUD (Housing and Urban development) homes.

*Member of the Greater Manchester Nashua Board of Realtor s.

*On the Goffstown NH Planning board.

*Owner of Alpha and Omega Group since 2009. (Various Home services)

Mrs. Duhamel is a strong believer in Volunteer work and is therefore involved in multiple efforts to help those in need. 

In 2009 she founded "Chains of Freedom", in an effort to abolish modern day slavery/human trafficking.

This is a non-profit organization that diligently works on the funding of missionaries, one of the many organizations we support, is the well known "Salvation Army" that has made such tremendous strides 

for this cause in recent months...however they need continued funding in these efforts and we at "Chains of Freedom" seek to meet that need. 

About Samantha Mulvaney

Samantha Mulvaney acquired her Real Estate License in December of

2010. She is a graduate of Kathy Roosa (New England) School of

Real Estate. She has a strong background in mortgage lending and

financing with experience in the field for over five consecutive

years. Samantha is currently working toward her Bachelors degree

in Business Administration at Southern New Hampshire University.

She is excited to take on this new endeavor and will strive to

meet her client’s needs.