Thursday, October 30, 2014

5 Steps for Selling your Home in the Fall Step # 3

3. Focus on Comfort. 
As the days get chilly, we all want to be in a cozy home. Once you've drawn potential buyers in, make them realize how comfortable they'd be during fall--and year-round. Highlight the coziness of your home. Stack firewood in the fireplace so it's "ready to go," at least in your buyers' minds. Add some comfy touches like laying out your favorite blanket (e.g. drape lush afghans over the side of the couch). Put out a few decorative candles, but don't light them. Remember, some potential buyers might have allergies or dislike certain smells.
Set up a small table with hot coffee and fresh-baked cookies, cider donuts, or any other local treats that will warm up your home and stick in buyers' minds. Finally, make sure every room is very clean

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014


This home is built and ready to move into!  Call Dan to view this home!  630-637-9009

25103 Prairie Grove Ct. Plainfield $425,000 5 Bedrooms which includes 2 Master Bedroom Suites and 3.1 Baths!

Newly Built home in North Plainfield by award winning builder - William Ryan Homes! Features include Kitchen with maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite counters and a Morning Room. Pocket Office off the Kitchen, extended Family Room, Fireplace, Two Master Suites upstairs, granite counters in baths, and oak railings with metal ballusters. 3 car garage. A beautiful home that is a must see!

5 Steps to Selling your Home in the Fall Step # 2

2. Don't Go Overboard.
Now that we've covered priority No. 1, remember the importance of moderation. As important as staging is, the key to success is to keep yourself in check and know when to stop. You don't want to break your personal budget, and you don't want to over-decorate your home. Between the weather, fall sports, and holidays, autumn is full of tempting reasons to decorate too much.
It's easy to go overboard, and plenty of people will make this mistake. Don't be one of them. Put a simple wreath on the door, grab a few potted mums for inside, and leave it at that. Remember, you want your buyers to remember the house, not your great fall or Halloween decorations. You just want some accents that make potential buyers realize what they could do if they owned your home.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

5 Steps to Selling your Home in the Fall Step #1

1. Focus on Fall Curb Appeal.

When your house is on the market, your top priority should be your home's curb appeal. Unfortunately, however, keeping an attractive-looking yard gets tougher in the fall. Your summer flowers will have already come and gone, so make sure you dress up your front steps with pots of brightly colored mums, and a few pumpkins as soon as they're available.
You'll also want to make sure your yard and beds are kept clean of falling leaves. Keeping up with falling leaves can be a chore, especially when they start falling during peak season. Raking is no job for a perfectionist, and a few leaves here and there are okay. Overall, however, you need to be sure that potential buyers see your yard and home, not dim shapes covered up by three inches of leaves.
Lastly, realize that as your lawn plants, shrubs, and trees start to go dormant for the winter, paint chips and dirty siding will become even more noticeable. You don't want these little issues to become big problems, and you definitely don't want to do repairs in the colder months. It's a good idea to pressure wash your home before it gets too cold.

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Friday, October 24, 2014


New Price is $449,990

Saturday, October 25th from 12pm - 4pm
Sunday, October 26th from 12pm - 4pm

Builder's Model by Award winning William Ryan Homes. First & Second floor Master Suites. Chef's kitchen with granite countertops, SS appliances and maple cabinets. Morning Room & office off of the kitchen. 2 story family room, hardwood on entire 1st floor, & coffered ceilings in the dining room & 1st floor master bedroom. Upgraded molding, oak rail staircase & walkout basement.


Thursday, October 23, 2014


·Drafts can enter a house at a variety of locations. Performing a few simple tests to determine where drafts are entering the home can make a big difference.
To identify trouble spots, wet your finger and move it along the area in question to feel for drafts, or shine a bright flashlight around these areas to see if light shines through.
Check wall joints, light fixtures, electrical outlets, window and door frames to interior walls, attic doors and ceilings, and plumbing penetrations.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Nice Town home in North Plainfield

 Lovely North Plainfield Town House


2 Story Living area, Large Eat In Kitchen, All Appl. Included, W/D also, 1 Car Attached Garage, backs to open area-plenty of room for the kids to play, Master Bedroom has vaulted Cilings and a walk in closet, 9' ceilings 1st level, Plenty of room in kitchen for a breakfast table, short sale, allow time for lender approval, experienced agent working on file Great Buy! No RENTALS!!

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