Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Search for Homes on Your Phone

Remember the days when you flipped open a cell phone and all you did was talk. Now apps have taken over your phone screen. Exciting advances are taking place! If you are like many, multiple App icons cover your phone screen. Apps that can take your pulse, tell you where to eat, provide you with fun and games, enable you to search encylopedias, and even tells you the weather. Just about anything you can think of seems to have found a place on your phone screen.

One of the newest categories of apps includes those that will help you find homes for sale or rent, showing a map of the properties and all the details. As phone apps pour onto the market, apps for the home buyer and seller have emerged. Many of the big home search engines and bigger brokerages have designed apps to help people find properties for sale.

Keller Williams Realty has come up with a free app that is easy to download and use on any smart phone. It will locate homes for sale of rent nearby. Curious what homes are running on your street? With your QR Reader app, scan the QR code above or click on the KW Realty Mobile website or on your KW Realty website; then follow the simple directions. You simply download the free KW Realty app from your Google Play or App Store on your smart phone and start checking out home prices in your area.

Virginia Hall
Keller Williams Realty

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The 5 Senses of Selling Successfully

When buyers walk into a home for sale, they are using all five senses to decide if they like the home or not. Here are tips on how to help your home stand out.

  • Sight. Front yards should be green and well trimmed. If no flowers are blooming, add a pot of colorful flowers near the front door. Of course Decluttering is the biggest potential do-it-yourself return on the resale, up to $2000 or more on the sales price. Well lit rooms staged with minimal furniture and neutral wall colors, can be livened up with colorful accessories such as pillows, candles, and artwork. Display fresh flowers throughout the house, Add color pops with bowls of lemons, red apples, pomegranates in the kitchen and dining room.

  • Sound. Play soft easy listening type music, jazz or classical your choice, throughout the house.

  • Taste. A plate of freshly baked cookies or chocolates, along with coffee or tea can entice the buyers to sit down awhile to enjoy the home more.

  • Smell. Natural aromas of freshly baked cookies, flowers, lemons will enhance the experience of the walking through the home. Other ideas include baking applies with brown sugar at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or warming apple cider with cinnamon sticks. Litter boxes must be cleaned daily and before showings.

  • Feel. Soft towels, fine linens, textured accent pillows, smooth clean counter tops, all add a touch of luxury to the experience.

Unknowingly to many buyers, they use all of their senses while viewing homes. So by adding a few of these simple tips, you will present a winning home.

By Virginia Hall, CRS, ABR, CNE, SFR, GRI, ePro
Keller Williams Realty