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Don’t Let a “Blooper Room” Affect Your Home Sale



Here’s how you can fix any “blooper rooms” in your home. 

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Does your home have a “blooper room”?

This term is being used by real estate professionals to describe problematic spaces in homes that can turn off potential buyers. Just one room in your home that’s badly in need of work can make buyers look the other way entirely. For example, if your house has a dated kitchen that requires an entire renovation, buyers will likely pass on the property even if the rest of it caters to their tastes. 

The good news if you’re a home seller is if your home has a space like this, you don’t have to pay thousands to bring it up to date. Just a few upgrades may be enough to move it past “blooper room” status.


If your home has a space like this, you don’t have to pay thousands to bring it up to date.

Do you have a dark, dingy kitchen? Adding a fresh coat of paint to the cabinets will freshen it up. A gloomy, uninviting basement is another potential buyer turnoff, but if you give it a fresh coat of white, waterproof paint—even if it’s unfurnished—you’ll be able to clean and brighten up that space. 

Random “small rooms” are another type of blooper room that can make buyers hesitate. By “small room,” I mean a random, cramped room that’s too small to be of any specific use. They’re particularly problematic if they’re left empty or unstaged. If you have a small room, paint it white, declutter it, remove any old carpeting, and add some light to it. You might also consider converting that room into a walk-in closet. 

The last type of blooper room to be aware of is a “blah” laundry room. I know—laundry rooms aren’t supposed to be exciting, but they’re still an important room to buyers. Because they can often feel like cramped spaces, brightening them up is even more important. Buyers want a space that invokes cleanliness, order, and control. 


If you’d like to know more about how to take care of any blooper rooms in your home or you have any other real estate questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you. 

2 Upgrades for a More Environmentally Friendly Home

Want to make some eco-friendly upgrades to your home? Here are two to consider.

There are many eco-friendly home upgrades you can make, and today we'll highlight two of the best options available.


The first is energy-efficient light bulbs. These types of bulbs have been around for some time, but many homeowners are just now starting to realize their benefits, which include a longer lifespan and the ability to reduce your electricity use.

Home automation is often thought of as a luxe amenity, but it’s also one of the most effective ways to make your home eco-friendly.

LED light bulbs come in a variety of colors and easily fit into many types of designer light fixtures, which allow you to incorporate stylish and efficient lighting design throughout your home.

The second is smart home technology. Home automation is often thought of as a luxe amenity, but it’s also one of the most effective ways to make your home eco-friendly because it allows appliances to run with the least amount of required energy.

Automated controls for security, temperature, and lighting that come from one single device will replace energy-consuming features and add extra function simultaneously. Additionally, the sleek design of many of these devices seamlessly blends technology throughout the home to complete a modern and stylish design. 

If you’d like to know more about what you can do to your home to make it more eco-friendly or you have any other real estate needs we can take care of, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d love to help you.

How to Sell Belongings for More Money Before You Move



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If you’ve ever moved from one home to the next, you know that not all of your belongings will come with you. 

Sorting old items into separate piles for things you want to donate, sell, keep, and trash is something everyone does (or at least, should do) before making a move. This not only makes the packing process easier, but it also helps give your new home a less cluttered feeling once you move in. Depending on the variety and number of items you have to sell, selling your old belongings could even cover some of your moving expenses. 

But moving, packing, and selling isn’t the focus of my message today. Instead, I want to talk about how you can earn more money for the items you choose to sell before you transition between homes. And with all the online marketplaces out there, it’s never been easier to sell your stuff. 

Without further ado, here are a few tips to help you maximize your earnings:
  1. Sell items on the appropriate platforms. Facebook Marketplace is a great place to sell smaller items, while sites like Chairish are great for selling larger pieces like furniture.
  2. Put time into your photos and descriptions. High-quality photos and thorough descriptions will bring you greater success when selling online. 
  3. Don’t rely solely on online marketplaces. In-person garage sales can be a great way to get rid of items quickly. For these kinds of sales, bundling items and being open to haggling is a must. You should also advertise your sale ahead of time by signing up for Facebook groups. 
  4. Time your sale with purpose. Like anything else, timing really does matter. And when you’re looking to sell personal belongings, a great time to do so is around the end of pay periods. This way, your customers will have plenty of money to spend. 
If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.