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Preparing for the Fall Market

With the start of the Fall market upon us, it is a great time to act if you are considering a move. The real estate market typically sees a spike come September once people are back from vacation and children have returned to school. The fall market tends to be a very active market, although it is short in span, typically starting just after Labour Day and tapering off sometime in November.

When preparing for a Fall sale, you will want to optimize your curb appeal for the season.
Ensure your yard and gardens are clear of leaves and debris. Add warm pops of colour to your entrance using planters or decorative urns full of fall flowers such as chrysanthemums. Clean out wood-burning fireplaces and create a warm, cozy atmosphere with fall scented candles and bright autumn colored accent pieces.

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Living Room Decorating Ideas. Bring out the area rugs!

While summer calls for exposed hardwood or tile, cooler months ask for a plush area rug that will add warmth and texture to a room and make it feel much more comfortable and inviting.

Show off your furniture’s darker upholstery underneath.  Use pillows with rich fabrics like suede, velvet or felt.  A wool throw draped over a sofa or armchair adds instant warmth and colour.

Draw attention to the fireplace. Replace summery mantel accessories with gem-coloured vases, heavy pottery pieces and warm wood or black frames.

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Find out today why so many people refer their business to us.  Call us for a free, no obligation home evaluation to experience the difference the Rocca Sisters & Associates bring. You will have two nationally-ranked top producing agents personally managing your listing. Our proven systematic approach to client care will maximize your experience, ensure you have constant communication, and will keep you a part of the process every step of the way. As leaders in marketing and pioneers in home staging, your home will receive maximum exposure through our innovative marketing techniques, brand recognition, and the strength of our vast network.

Let our highly responsive, executive team of professionals cater to all of your Fall real estate needs.  Call us today at 905-335-4102 or email us at info@roccasisters.ca to learn more about the Fall market and request a free evaluation. The Rocca Sisters & Associates personal approach and proven results will surpass your expectations!

Why You Should Stage Your Home?

People need help envisioning their life in the house. Staging makes the home look bigger, cleaner, warmer, more loving and most importantly will be what make the buyer buy your home. It is about dressing your home for sale.

You Make More Money

Statistics show time and time again that, a properly staged home will sell for as much as 10% more then it’s unstaged counterpart.

The House Will Sell Faster

In some case 10 times faster. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) survey found that the longer homes stay on the market, the further their price drops.

Your House Pictures Will Stand Out

Statistics show that 90 percent of potential buyers search online first.

What are the key areas in your home you should be looking at staging before listing the house?

Kitchens and bedrooms are both very important rooms in a home. It’s in these two rooms where our basic needs are satisfied but they are also areas of a home that attract buyers for more than just what is done in these rooms: eating and sleeping. The master bedroom suite and the kitchen can be used for multiple purposes.

If your home has a master bedroom suite, a room large enough to allow space for more than just a bed and a couple of dressers, then it can be decorated to highlight other activities like a reading nook or a meditation setting.

In the kitchen buyer usually look for more than a functional place for cooking meals. They also want to see if the place could be a comfy gathering place when they can have guests around.

The key point is to create gathering spaces where family and friends can come together. Remember the key to good decor that appeals to buyers is to keep the room comfy, simple, and not overly crowded.

Here are some pictures showing Before and After Staging:

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Please feel free to contact us at info@roccasisters.ca or call 905.335.4102. Rocca Sisters have their ASP Staging Credentials and can help you in getting your house prepared for sale.

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