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.

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1. SAY BYE TO CLUTTER

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.

2. FURNITURE GROUPINGS

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.

3. TRANSFORM ROOMS

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.

4. HOME LIGHTING

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).

5. GO NEUTRAL

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.

6. MAKE IT LOOK BIGGER

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.

7. USE YOUR GARDEN

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.

8. GET A FACELIFT

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.

9.MAKE NECESSARY REPAIRS

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.

10. CLEAN YOUR HOME

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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Contact The Vories Team for a staging consult before listing your home at 1-833-VORIES1. Visit us at http://www.thevoriesteam.com to shop for homes. Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.

Posted in About The Market, Don't Forget About This One..., Drone Video, Horse Farms

Imagine turning the keys to this home on 9500 East Bend Rd in Burlington, just in time for the holiday’s. Be sure and check out the drone video!

Northern KY Premier Horse Farms Is Now Available! Check out the drone video here!
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Offered at $1,349,900 for 45 Acres Of Gently Rolling Hills*4 Pastures*3 Barns*3 Birthing Stalls*10 Stalls*Stocked Ponds*Board Fence*Gorgeous Views From Your Custom 2 Story Estate Home*In-ground Pool*First Floor Master*Finished Basement With Wet Bar*Basement Has Laundry Room And Also First Level*Stunning Wood Work Through-Out*Stone Fireplace*3 Car Garage/Shop Can Hold 3 More*5yr Roof. Also being sold with home and 12 acres for $845,000.
Contact The Vories Team to see it for yourself at 1-833-VORIES1 or shop for homes at http://www.thevoriesteam.com. Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Posted in About The Market, Tips and Advice, What's your opinion?

Wondering why your home might not sell?

6 Reasons Your Home Won’t Sell

Are you ready to sell your home and want it to have a great first impression on the market? Or maybe your home has been listed for a few weeks or months, and you can’t figure out why it won’t sell, and you know your agent is working hard to market it. We’ve listed below the top 6 reasons your home may not make a good impression and end up stagnant on the market.

1. IT’S OVERPRICED

To be clear, an overpriced home is the #1 reason a home won’t sell. We often times want our homes to be worth a lot more than we may see based on the data, but if you put your home on the market for the number you wish it will bring instead of the price it actually needs to be, your home can sit on the market for months without getting a single showing. If you’re thinking you need to price high to leave room for negotiations, statistics show that views for your property, for buyers in your price range, can drop a whopping 90% if it’s priced too high. Discuss with your agent what the market says the value of your home is, then price it competitively to potentially get a bidding frenzy instead of low offers or having it expire.

2. LOW SHOWING AVAILABILITY

Making sure the house is clean and having to leave on a daily basis for buyers to tour the home may get a little overwhelming, but it is crucial to have open availability to have your home shown. You could end up missing out on the perfect buyer if you decline too many showings. The longer it sits on the market, the less value buyers will see in it. Talk with your agent about having a 24 hour notice period if the extra time is needed, but make sure your home is available to be shown as often as possible.

3. CLUTTERED SPACE

Buyers want to walk into a house and envision their lives in that home. This is difficult to do if your home is cluttered with personal belongings. They are instantly given the feeling of invading someone else’s personal space, instead of the satisfaction of being able to see a future in your home. Make sure your property is clutter free before putting it on the market; and store away any family photos.

4. UNPLEASANT ODORS

If you smoke or have pets, it’s easy to get used to the smell to the point that you don’t even notice it anymore. But it’s important to understand that the scent can be picked up by new people visiting your home, and it can really turn them off from making an offer. Before a showing, make sure to dispose of any garbage, don’t cook fish or other strong smelling food, and ensure the home is freshened up so there are no pet or smoke odors.

5. UNWILLING TO MAKE REPAIRS

Selling your home as-is may sound appealing at first, but being unwilling to make repairs could cost another mortgage payment that far exceeds the cost of repairs if you refuse to work with the buyer on their requests and the home goes back on the market again. It’s wise to be open to repair requests, and simply go over with your agent what you can afford to do and make a reasonable counter offer during the repair negotiations. 

6. UNWILLING TO NEGOTIATE WITH BUYERS

It’s important to have an open mind about requests that will come from buyers when it comes to purchasing your home. These requests can come in the form of price negotiations, repair requests, or even requests to cover closing costs or home warranties. With your agent on your side advising you of the best steps to take, it’s best to be open to working with the buyer’s on some of their requests to ensure a successful closing.

 Contact The Vories Team to get your home sold at 1-833-VORIES1 or visit http://www.thevoriesteam.com. Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Posted in About The Market, Check out the tour!, New Listing!

You don’t want to miss out on this great home at 7049 Kohls Rd in Melbourne!

Turn This 4 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, Ranch House Into Your Dream Country Home With Just A Few Updates. Click here to see what more this home has to offer!
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*Offering A Spacious Kitchen, Vinyl Windows Throughout and A Patio With A Beautiful View Of More Than 2 Acres Of Land, The Possibilities Are Endless*
Conveniently Located Near A Variety Of Restaurants And Shopping Opportunities*New (2 Years) Heating And Central Air Units*Vinyl Siding Was Added 10 Years Ago*
Contact The Vories Team to list your home for sale at 1-833-VORIES1 or to shop for homes, visit us at http://www.thevoriesteam.com. Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Posted in About The Market, Commercial/Investment Properties, Investment Properties, New Listing!

Let this well maintained duplex on 270 Autumn Way in Crittenden pay for itself!

Spacious, Well Maintained 2-Unit Duplex Located Only Minutes From I-75. Offered at $220,000!
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*Each Unit Provides Garage Parking In Addition To 4 Driveway Spaces Each*Large Laundry Room Offers Additional Storage Area Ideal For An Easy Access Kitchen Pantry*Wood Cabinets Throughout And Multiple Ceiling Fans*Private Back Patio And Covered Front Porch*Very clean units located in a quiet neighborhood.
Contact The Vories Team to see it for yourself at 1-833-VORIES1 or shop for homes at http://www.thevoriesteam.com. Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Posted in About The Market

It’s baaaaack! Now’s your chance to check out 87 Beech Dr, Edgewood.

Adorable Doll House Located In The Heart Of Edgewood*HGTV Would Eat This Home Up!

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Offered at $142,000*Best Curb Appeal In The Area*Gleaming Wood Floors*Covered Porch*Gorgeous Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances
*Large Deck That Over Looks Your Perfect Back Yard With Mature Trees*Storage Shed*Huge Basement, Ready For Your Finishing Touches To Make it Your Own*Home Is Located Just Minutes To The Expressway*10 Mins CVG!
Contact The Vories Team at 859.991.9035 or http://www.thevoriesteam.com. Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Posted in About The Market, New Listing!, Open Houses

Open house Saturday (tomorrow) from 11-12:30 at our new listing on 2416 Greenville Rd, Dry Ridge!

Stunning Brick 4BR/3.5 Bath Ranch Home on 12.5 Acres! Offered at $359,000. Click here to view the entire property!

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Majestic Views of Rolling Hills-Nature is Abundant!Custom Kitchen w/Granite

*Split Floor Plan*Luxury Master Bath

*Anderson Double Hung Windows*Perfect for Entertaining LL w/9ft Ceiling, Bar, Stone Fireplace w/Log Mantle*Walk Out to Covered Patio to Enjoy Hot Tub*24×24 Pole Barn w/Concrete Floor*Spacious Garage*Large Concrete Driveway*1.5 Fenced Acres*Hunters Paradise!

Contact The Vories Team at 859.991.9035 to see it for yourself. Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.

Posted in About The Market, Don't Forget About This One...

This beauty on 2150 Dry Ridge Mount Zion Rd, Dry Ridge is turn key ready and looking for the perfect buyer!

Gorgeous 4BR/3(1)BA Home Situated on 1.34 Private Acres

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*This View Is Tranquil, A Must See! Click here to see a tour of this beauty!

*New Paint Throughout*New Light Fixtures*Updated Baths*The Sunroom Is A Perfect Place To Spend Your Evenings And Watch The Sun Set*Gleaming HW Floors

*Open Floor Plan*14×18 Deck*Office/Den At Top Of Stairs*Oversized 2 Car AttachedGar*Plus a 3rd Car Garage Behind The House*This Place Has A Ton Of Room To Roam

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Contact The Vories Team for your own private viewing at 859.991.9035. Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.

 


Posted in About The Market, Don't Forget About This One...

This beauty on 2150 Dry Ridge Mount Zion Rd, Dry Ridge is turn key ready and looking for the perfect buyer!

Gorgeous 4BR/3(1)BA Home Situated on 1.34 Private Acres

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*This View Is Tranquil, A Must See

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*New Paint Throughout*New Light Fixtures*Updated Baths*The Sunroom Is A Perfect Place To Spend Your Evenings And Watch The Sun Set*Gleaming HW Floors

*Open Floor Plan*14×18 Deck*Office/Den At Top Of Stairs*Oversized 2 Car Attached Gar*Plus a 3rd Car Garage Behind The House*This Place Has A Ton Of Room To Roam

Contact The Vories Team for your own private viewing at 859.991.9035. Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.