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8 Things Buyers Notice as Soon as they Walk In

Buyers notice everything – good and bad. From the moment they walk in the front door, they
are trying to determine if this is the right home for them and their family. If you have your
home listed for sale, paying attention to what the buyers notice can mean the difference
between an offer and a missed opportunity.

8 Things Buyers Notice as Soon as they Walk In

  1. Light – A bright home is inviting. Make sure you fill your home with lots of natural light or a soft evening glow.
  2. Smell – Nothing is less inviting than a strong odor. Even candles and air fresheners can be overwhelming. Less is more and make sure nothing unpleasant is lingering.
  3. Space – Remove any unneeded furniture and offer a spacious home which flows.
  4. Ceilings – Of course you can’t make your ceilings higher, but make sure they are free from water stains because buyers will look up.
  5. Pictures and Personal Items – Remove personalization as much as possible so the buyers can imagine their family in the home.
  6. Outdated Furnishings and Fixtures – If your home is filled with hand-me-downs, consider a professional stager. Old wall paper or outdated paint colors should be replaced as well.
  7. Dirty, Grimy Rooms – Most important, clean everything thoroughly. Nothing is less appealing than a dirty home. 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Ways to Maximize a Small Space

Small spaces can be a decorating challenge. If you are down-sizing from a larger home, it can feel especially difficult to find ways to adjust to the smaller environment. But small doesn’t need to mean cramped. Here are 5 great ways to maximize your small space and create a room you love.

1. Use Multi-purpose Pieces: sofa beds or murphy beds, ottomans with storage and bookshelves are great furniture choices

2. Down-size the furniture too: use furniture tailored to smaller spaces

3. Use Mirrors and Lights: a bright room will always feel larger

4. Monotone: Use a simple lighter colored palate and subtle tones to add interest without distracting the eye

5. De-Clutter: remove extra items which only make the room seem cramped

From urban lofts to retirement communities, there are many reasons to seek out a smaller living space. By utilizing a few simple design tips, your small space can provide years of living enjoyment.

$1,000 Scholarship Awarded!



A BIG shout out to Logan Lucas who was awarded this year's $1,000 College Scholarship sponsored by the Real Estate Center of Spearfish! Our team is enthusiastic about helping the young people in our community pursue higher education through the gifting of our annual $1,000 College Scholarships. 

Spearfish high school students can also learn how to qualify for our $1,000 Scholastic Scholarship available to any Spearfish Senior graduating in 2016.

As we have been for 24 years, we are committed to servicing the needs of our growing community with dedicated quality service. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to partner with you!

The Real Estate Center of Spearfish

The Real Estate Center of Spearfish
140 W. Jackson Blvd
Spearfish, SD 57783

Phone: 605-642-2525
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