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Home Staging: Tips for Louisville Sellers

I received a lot of comments on my I Hate That Color Blog.  It was agreed that something as simple as the wrong color of paint can prevent the sale of a home.

 In all my years as a Louisville Realtor®, I have learned many tips that can make your home more attractive to potential buyers.  Home Staging is simply making your home more appealing to buyers.  It is still a Buyers’ Market, so Sellers must make their homes as presentable as possible. 

Home staging can decrease the time your home is on the market and actually increase your selling price.

First, you need to make sure your home is clean and free of clutter.  Clutter doesn’t just refer to things laying around on your kitchen counters or table, it also refers to furnishings.  If you have a room that has way too much furniture, you need to remove the excess furniture so the room is more appealing.

Here we go back to paint.  You may love your black walls in your bedroom, but for most buyers this will be a real turn off.  Paint the walls a neutral color that will...

Outdoor Living: Popular Trend in Louisville

As one of Louisville'stop Realtors®, it is my responsibility to keep up with the latest trends in the real estate industry.

What better place to entertain than in a beautiful outdoor living space? The popularity of outdoor living spaces has given us reason to spend even more time outside. With a beautiful outdoor setting that includes mood lighting, cooking and dining spaces, a fire to gather around, and the stars above, why go inside?


Time to Shape Up, Louisville

Swim for health, LouisvilleOkay, Louisville…I have some good news and some bad news.  First, the good news:  Remember how envious we were when Oklahoma City got that NBA team?  According to the annual American fitness index, Louisville ranked higher than Oklahoma City when it comes to health and fitness.  Hurrah, we beat them!  

But, before we start celebrating our victory, I must tell you the bad news:   When it comes to health and fitness of the most populated metropolitan areas, we ranked an unacceptable 49th place and Oklahoma City came in last place with a ranking of 50.  Come on, Louisville, it’s time to shape up! 

Summer is here and Louisville offers so many fun activities....

"Be Prepared" Louisville - A Motto Not Just For Scouts

 You may remember the motto - "Be Prepared," from your time with the Boy or Girl Scouts. In Louisville, we should all take this motto to heart and make it a part of our lives.

As you know, Kentucky has a history that includes both floods and tornados. These include the historic flood of 1937 and the devastating tornado of 1890. There was not another major tornado in Louisville for 84 years until 1974, but that was a douzy. Out of the eight states affected by this nation's second deadliest tornado outbreak this April, Kentucky fared much better than the other seven states.

Due to its close proximity to the Ohio River, Kentucky is prone to floods. Two such floods occurred in March, followed by another one in April of this year.

Why am I telling you all of this? I want you to Be Prepared. As one of Louisville's top real estate agents, I would be doing all of you an injustice if I did not address the affects that Mother Nature can have on our homes and our beautiful city. However, I will tell you that I wouldn't live anywhere else. I know of no city, state, or nation that is exempt from the wrath that Mother Nature can leave in her path.

What I do want to stress is that we all need to Be Prepared. For most of us, our homes are our biggest investment. We must protect this investment....

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