According to home-selling experts at the Alexander Maxwell Realty, some quick tips for speeding up this process include burning candles during open houses, filling the home with the aroma of fresh-baked cookies and hanging a wreath on the front door.
One Way to Shine in the Competitive Hudson Valley Real Estate Market is to Create a Good First Impression by Realtor Naomi Harris (Alexander Maxwell Realty – The Best Real Estate Team in Hudson Valley), Photo by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Studios)
Home-improvement experts say that investing several thousand dollars in new kitchen countertops or a bathroom remodel will give the home a whole new look and that you will most likely recoup your entire investment, if not more.
A quick fix can make a significant difference but you don’t have to spend a fortune, say experts at lighting control manufacturer Lutron Electronics. An inexpensive yet effective way to increase a home’s curb appeal while adding value for its next owner: Add dimmers in key rooms of the home.
Priced from just $10, dimmers can completely change the look and feel of a room while adding ambiance and creating moods, not to mention saving energy and increasing the life of your lightbulbs. Plus, your listing can include a mention of your dimmers, to differentiate it from the rest.
Dimmers can improve the mood in large and small homes. Cramped for space? A dimmer turns a family room into a home theater, a homework station and a workout room, while an eat-in kitchen can be transformed into a romantic dinner-for-two paradise, just by adjusting the lights.
Want to really be a standout in your market? Add a wireless, whole-home lighting control system that lets you turn lights on and off from the car, your bed, the patio or any room of the home. This type of system significantly increases home value while providing added safety benefits, such as tying in with a security system.
Adding dimmers is truly a quick fix, requiring less than 15 minutes for installation time. If you run into trouble, help is just a phone call away; Lutron offers a free, 24-hour/seven-day technical support center.
Dimmers are available nationwide at home improvement centers and lighting showrooms.
About Naomi Harris:
A life-long Kingston native, Naomi has witnessed the tremendous growth that has transformed the area into becoming one of Upstate NY’s most sought after destinations.
Prior to getting into real estate, Naomi enjoyed 8+ years in the fitness industry after earning a degree in Sports Medicine (ACSM), including owning her own Studio in Kingston, NY. She also later attended Gemological Institute of America in New York City and worked in Fine Jewelry for several years. Today Naomi is Lifestyle & Fitness Editor at the Hudson Valley Style Magazine and shares her expertise in Style, Home Decor, Fitness and Wellness with readers from Hudson Valley and all around the World.
Naomi draws from her background and offers a thoughtful, hyper-local approach to real estate with an eye for style and design. By combining her seasoned knowledge of the area and a making it her first priority to learn about her clients goals, you can feel confident you’re being represented by a knowledgeable and reputable local Realtor® who is devoted to your best interests.