Posted in About The Market, Check out the tour!, Price Reduction

This great home on 916 Camel Crossings, Alexandria, just received a price reduction! Read all about the improvements.

Adorable, Freshly Updated, 4-Bedroom/2 Full Bath Home Is Move-In Ready. Click here to see the tour!
Reduced to $135,000*Modern Features Include New Cabinets,New Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances, New Tile Flooring, Tile/Glass Backsplash, New Carpet, New Light Fixtures, New Hardware, New Doors And Much More*Convenient 2nd Floor Laundry Room*Full Bathrooms On Each Floor Offer New Toilets And New Vanities*Living Room Offers A Granite Bar And New Light Fixture*
Check out the improvements:
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Posted in About The Market, Check out the tour!, New Listing!

Check out our new listing in Triple Crown on 10787 Saint Andrews Dr, Union.

Enjoy A Maintenance-Free Lifestyle With This Recently Updated 2-Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Townhouse Featuring A Spacious Kitchen, Formal Dining Room, Hardwood Floors, And Finished Lower Level. Click here to see more!
Offered at $178,000*Master Suite Showcases A Beautiful Remodeled Bathroom With A Glass Shower, Gorgeous Tiling, Glass Shower, And Garden Tub*LL Finished With Modern Bathroom And Electric Fireplace*French Doors Lead To Private Balcony*GORGEOUS PROPERTY*New Paint*Very Quiet*New Heating And Cooling Units*
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Posted in About The Market, Tips and Advice

Transformation Tuesday! It’s amazing what a few changes can make.

Ready to sell your house? Here are a few staging tips to get your home prepared for the market. When listing a home that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, you want to make sure it’s presented in the best light. You wouldn’t buy a $50,000 dollar car if it was filled from top to bottom in someone’s personal content and trash. This is the same mindset you need to carry into selling your home that will be worth well over a $100,000. It just takes a little bit of elbow grease and a few dollars.

before and after


The best thing you can do for your home for sale is to get rid of all of your clutter! Make a rule for your home that for every new piece that comes in, one must go. One of the biggest factors to a cluttered home is too much furniture. Generally, in a professional staging, half the home owner’s furniture is removed to make the house look much bigger. Look around your house and see what you can pack away. It’ll be worth the investment to get a storage unit for a couple of months to store away a lot of your furnishings and goods.


It’s largely misconceived that furniture pushed directly up against walls make a room look bigger, but this is far from true. Instead, you’ll want to float your furniture in reach room and away from the walls. Position your sofas and chairs into cozy conversational groupings. Be sure the furnishings are placed to make the traffic flow in a room obvious. This will make the room more user-friendly and will make it look larger.


If you have a room that has only served to collect boxes or other junk, it’s important to purpose the room to something that is functional. You can make it into an extra bedroom, a small cozy nook/reading room, etc. If it’s in the basement, hid the boxes and turn it into a gaming room or family area.


Great lighting is the trick to making a staged home look warm and welcome. Most homes are improperly lit, which makes rooms look dark and dreary. There is a quick fix to this issue. Increase the wattage in your fixtures and lamps, aiming for about 100 watts per 50 square feet. Add three different types of lighting to each room: ambient (general overhead), task (under cabinets or pendants), and accent lighting (table lamps and wall accents).


The simple trick to toning down dated finishing in any space is a little bit of fresh paint. You don’t want to go stark white, but look into neutral grey and beige colors. Beige colors can also consist of warm honey like colors, soft blues and greens, and a variety of undertones that add a little life to a general neutral color. If you do want to use bold colors, be sure to only keep it on accent walls to help enhance structural features.


If you want to make a room bigger than it is, paint the room the same color as an adjacent room. For small kitchens and dining rooms, a seamless look will make the space feel like one, open it up, and make it seem much larger. Using drapes that match the wall colors can also add an emphasis to the room’s size.


Staged homes have an emphasis in fresh flowers and pricey floral arrangements. If you don’t have the money to go all out on florals, you can get this same effect by raiding your garden space. You can DIY beautiful pieces with fern fronds, magnolia clippings, and more. Use the spring and summer months to find cheerful flowers and use them in your arrangements.


So you can’t afford new cabinets? Then you can just get new doors and drawer fronts. Then paint everything to match and add new hardware to them. Instead of replacing the entire dishwasher, you may be able to get a new front panel, go for stainless steel if you can pull it off. Check with the manufacturer to see if replacements are available for your model.


Unfinished home projects can really scare off potential home buyers, so you’ll want to be sure to make required repairs. Missing floorboards and large cracks in the sidewalk on the way to your door tend to be a red flag. Holes in walls and scratched up door frames can really look unattractive. These repairs cost you less to fix than buyers might deduct from the asking price.


Aside from de-cluttering, the most important step to staging your home is to clean it. A dirty house is a quick turn-off for potential buyers. Most homes, especially with children and pets, and smokers, have a smell that may go undetected to home owners, but are quickly picked up by strangers. Be sure to have your home professionally cleaned prior to staging to appeal to all buyers that your home is nice and fresh.

Sometimes paint is the cheapest update and delivers the biggest results:


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Posted in About The Market, Tips and Advice

Today is World Kindness Day! Can you think of an act of kindness you can do today?

Obviously, we all should be kind daily. With so much going on every day, every week, every month, every year—kindness can get pushed to the side, in favor of what is urgent or trending. At least with one day set aside each year, we should be able to focus on things we can do to be kind to others and maybe even set up a new habit.


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Posted in About The Market, Tips and Advice

How to see past the outdated when home shopping.

I’m sure you’ve seen homes online or in person that have never been updated or re-decorated since they were bought years ago. Don’t give up on these homes thinking that they need too much work or it will cost too much. If you don’t have the money to do a full remodel, then check out some DIY shortcuts that can help you get by in the meantime. You may be surprised how it turns out, and who knows, maybe you won’t need a full remodel after all.


Think you can’t do some of this yourself? Check out the following links:

How to paint cabinets

How to install subway tile

How to paint your counter tops

DIY flooring

DIY light fixture

We would love to help you get into that dream home and guide you along the way. Contact us at 1-833-VORIES1 or shop for homes at Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.

Posted in About The Market, Check out the tour!

This home on 101 Grace St. in Glencoe is much bigger than it looks from the outside!

Adorable, Newly Renovated 3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Ranch Home Located On A .5 Acre Flat Lot. Click here for a tour!
*Freshly Painted And New Doors, Flooring, Framing And Wiring Throughout*Spacious Master Suite Featuring A Large Closet, Ceiling Fan, And Stunning Tiled Bathroom*New Carpet In 2nd/3rd Bedrooms As Well As 2nd Full Modern Bathroom*Open Kitchen Area Offers New Appliances And Wood Cabinetry*New HVAC And Water Heater*
Contact The Vories Team to see this beauty at 1-833-VORIES1  or shop from homes at Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.