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Beth Fowler, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
When was the last time you entered your home through the front door? Around Christmas, maybe?Most homeowners enter their houses through the garage, then enter at a kitchen, mudroom, laundry, hall...Prospective… Read more
Blogged Tue Jul 1, 2014 by Beth Fowler Home Selling
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Beth Fowler, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Every house has a unique odor. Some are pleasant, some neutral, some deal killers. Prospective home buyers make decisions in an instant, within two seconds, according to one study.* Rapid cognition, gut… Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 4, 2014 by Beth Fowler Home Selling
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Beth Fowler, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Let’s say you’re a parent, and your teenager has a date with someone you’ve never met.  Peering out the living room window, you watch as the date parks in the driveway, gets out of the car, walks… Read more
Blogged Fri Mar 28, 2014 by Beth Fowler Home Selling
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Beth Fowler, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
If you know that well-written listing descriptions can increase traffic and sales, then you also know that poorly-written descriptions can turn away qualified buyers and sabotage sales.   Here are some… Read more
Blogged Wed Jan 29, 2014 by Beth Fowler Home Selling
Beth Fowler, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Article by Beth Fowler 2013  ©    Forbes predicts home offices will top some buyers’ wish lists because, “Many people entering the real estate market are tethered to email… Read more
Blogged Sat Nov 30, 2013 by Beth Fowler Home Selling
Beth Fowler, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
One of the first questions the seller asked was, "How does my property compare to others in this development?"My Staging consultation isn't worth diddly squat if I'm not honest. I looked at the worn carpet,… Read more
Blogged Wed Aug 28, 2013 by Beth Fowler Home Selling
Beth Fowler, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Prospective buyers tend to prefer houses with space and light so they can see the square footage and features the home has to offer. They like homes that say, "Welcome". With that in mind, what… Read more
Blogged Sat Jul 27, 2013 by Beth Fowler Home Selling
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Beth Fowler, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Based on some home Staging shows on TV, you might think a Stager’s skills set includes being snarky, rude and downright mean. Home Stagers walk a fine line between telling home sellers the truth… Read more
Blogged Mon Jul 8, 2013 by Beth Fowler Home Selling
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Beth Fowler, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
. . . the way it looks now. The house sits on a beautifully landscaped plot in a lovely neighborhood. It's priced right. It has the things buyers these days want: first floor master bedroom, two-car… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 2, 2013 by Beth Fowler Home Selling
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Beth Fowler, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Nothing gives buyers desolate, creepy feelings about an otherwise decent home as do piles of old newspapers, crumby cupboards in the kitchen, and mold blackening the toilet bowl. While a vacant house… Read more
Blogged Mon Mar 4, 2013 by Beth Fowler Home Selling
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Beth Fowler, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Allocate a budget for home improvement projects that will increase the marketability of your house before the “For Sale” sign appears in the front lawn. It’s important to understand… Read more
Blogged Mon Feb 4, 2013 by Beth Fowler Home Selling
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Beth Fowler, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
What I’m sharing isn’t common sense. It is good sense for marketing a house.   The National Association of Realtors reports that over 90% of buyers use the Internet at some point of the… Read more
Blogged Fri Jan 4, 2013 by Beth Fowler Home Selling
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Beth Fowler, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Buyers see red, (or purple, or magenta) and walk away.Carol's comment below is not uncommon:"Having moved several times I have looked at many houses. The biggest turnoff to me was people who think… Read more
Blogged Sat Dec 1, 2012 by Beth Fowler Home Selling
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Beth Fowler, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Ninety-eight percent of home buyers who searched for homes online said that photos were among the most useful features on real estate websites, according to the National Association of Realtors' survey… Read more
Blogged Sun Oct 28, 2012 by Beth Fowler Home Selling
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Beth Fowler, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
When I launched my home Staging business, I said to my husband, "When we're ready to move, we'll sell our house ourselves.""OK."Having watched Realtors in action for over nine years now, I wouldn't… Read more
Blogged Mon Aug 27, 2012 by Beth Fowler Home Selling
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Beth Fowler, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
How long do you think it takes a father to get a gut feeling about the guy who has come to date his daughter and is now standing on the porch?   According to Princeton psychologists, we take one-tenth… Read more
Blogged Mon Aug 6, 2012 by Beth Fowler Home Selling
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Beth Fowler, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
When it’s time to prepare a house to sell, many homeowners face an important decision. "Should we repair damage? Or sell the house as is?" If someone other than the homeowners were paying for the… Read more
Blogged Wed Jul 11, 2012 by Beth Fowler Home Selling
Beth Fowler, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Think of selling and buying used cars. Those of us who aren't auto mechanics or body repair professionals aren't interested in cars with dents and scratches. Car sellers "detail" (spiff up) used cars to… Read more
Blogged Thu Jun 14, 2012 by Beth Fowler Home Selling
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Beth Fowler, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Garage doors account for as much as 40% of the front of a house. When you’re getting ready to sell a house, and you want to enhance curb appeal, check the garage door.Paint it, repair it, or replace… Read more
Blogged Wed May 23, 2012 by Beth Fowler Home Selling
Beth Fowler, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
I've used HomeGain.com's survey for years as a tool to help sellers prioritize pre-sale improvement projects.The top five projects in terms of Return on Investment for sellers are: 1. Cleaning and decluttering2.… Read more
Blogged Sun Apr 29, 2012 by Beth Fowler Home Selling
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