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Stage Your Home To Appeal To All The Senses

Encourage buyers to relax and take it all in when viewing your home by appealing to all five senses . . . sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch.

  • Sight . . . Create pops of color on kitchen and bathroom countertops and dining and side tables with fresh flowers and bowls of seasonal fruit.
  • Sound . . . Play soft classical or jazz music in the background.
  • Taste . . . Put out a plate of cookies (preferably fresh baked for the smell), brew some coffee and tea, put out your best china, and leave your guests a note inviting them to relax and have a snack.  
  • Smell . . . If you didn't freshly bake the cookies leaving the house smelling heavenly, then either sprinkle some great smelling spices (such as cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice) on a baking sheet and put in the oven at 225 degrees or slice several apples in half, sprinkle them with cinnamon and brown sugar, and bake them at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.   The idea is to have a fresh scent instead of a chemical air-freshner scent.  The fresh flowers disbursed throughout the house will also create a wonderful scent.
  • Touch . . . Display beautiful linens in the kitchen, dining and bath areas, opulent decorative pillows on the sofas and chairs, and replace your old bedding with richly textured linens in neutral tones.

Of course, these are the final touches after your house is clean and spotless from top to bottom.  Happy selling!

The 3 Best Reasons to List Your Home Today!

#1 -- Demand Is Higher Than It's Been For Years

Homes are selling at a pace not seen since 2007.  There are buyers out there right now and they are serious about purchasing.

#2 -- Supply Is Low

The monthly supply of houses for sale is at its lowest point since 2005. Selling now when demand is high and supply is low may garner you your best price.

#3 -- Interest Rates Are Projected to Inch Up

Interest rates remain at record low levels, which is great for buyers and sellers.  However, the Mortgage Bankers’ Association has projected mortgage interest rates will inch up approximately one full point in 2013. Whether you are moving up or moving down, your housing expense will be more a year from now if a mortgage is necessary to purchase your next home.

Contact Us anytime to find out what kind of demand there is for homes like yours and how much your home may be worth in today's changing real estate marketplace.  

Low housing inventory, like the situation we are experiencing here locally, generally drives home prices upward as the demand exceeds the supply.  

Merry Christmas to All from Polson Montana Century21 Big Sky

Merry Christmas to All.  With how mild we have been I think perhaps the Flamingos are appropriate.  Everyone have a wonderful Christmas and be safe.