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Real Estate news for Western New York Buyers and Sellers...

By Colleen Kulikowski | Agent in Buffalo, NY
  • Home Staging Resources

    Posted Under: Home Selling in Pendleton, Curb Appeal in Pendleton, Design & Decor in Pendleton  |  April 8, 2012 5:28 PM  |  264 views  |  No comments

    How can I get my Buffalo home SOLD faster?

    I am often asked why a home has not sold by worried sellers.   Many times they it is the smallest details that ensure a successful sale of your home.  The largest driving factor of your home selling quickly is pricing, and then condition.   Many times sellers forget that the condition of their home affects the listing...

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    Barbara Corcoran Home Staging Advice

    I love the advice that Barbara Corcoran has for home sellers! I am part of her network of REALTORS around the country and I thought I would share her helpful tips for staging your home. Home Staging Advice by Barbara Corcoran For more information call Colleen Kulikowski (716) 650-0051   Thinking of selling your Western...

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    Kitchens Sell Homes!

    KITCHENS SELL HOUSES WHEN STAGED and UPDATED! Almost everyone has heard the saying that “kitchens sell houses.” Kitchen renovations are expensive and time-consuming.  If a buyer thinks they will have to re-do the kitchen, they will most likely turn around, walk out and buy the house up the street, or reduce their offer...

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    But it’s my house!

    Diana Ross can sing “It’s my house” but when you are selling your Western New York home you shouldn’t. I sat in a Diana Ross concert awhile at the Seneca Niagara Casino end of the show as she sang the song above, I had thought about some of the difficulties we run into when trying to sell homes in...

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    Getting rid of smoke smell out of your home

    Finding the perfect remedy to cigarette odor is like the quest for the Holy Grail. We have to talk, I know this is a sensitive subject…  It might be a little uncomfortable, but we need to talk! For those who do not smoke, the ashtray atmosphere of a Buffalo smoker’s home is exceedingly unpleasant.  A Google...

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    Buyers cannot resist an underpriced home!

    For more information call Colleen Kulikowski (716) 650-0051   Thinking of selling your Western New York home? Interested in finding out the current market value of your single family home, condo or investment property? Then call www.BestBuffaloHomes.com at (716) 650-0051 to discuss what is happening in today’s...

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    Checklist to prepare your home for sale!

    Thinking of Selling your home? Are you thinking of selling your home? I wrote a post Before our appointment to list your home that shares some things that you need to prepare to list your home for sale. Today, I want to share a few things that you can do before your home is listed to get it ready to shine in this highly...

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    How to make glass sparkle before your home showing

    I am a big fan of Martha Stewart. She always has a tip or two that I can use for my home. But some of the best house cleaning tips and tricks don’t come from her. One of the best tips I have ever gotten about house keeping chore — Came from Ace Hardware on Marco Island! Once upon a time, I decorated a home on Marco...

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    When your design choices get in the way of potential buyers

    Decorating vs. Staging Does your Handyman Special have a stunning renovated price tag? Decorating is what you do for yourself.   If you think back to when you purchased your home, you might remember the state the home was in when you purchased it.   Chance are it was a far cry from what you have right now.   I am willing to...

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    About your Powder Room….

    The Problem with Powder Rooms They are small and most people do not know how to make them special so they do very basic things to decorate them.   By not focusing on these small spaces many home owners affect the overall decorating plan of a home.   If you have a small powder room you may want to do a few of these things to...

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    Staging Your Home – It isn’t always all about what you see…

    We have talked about Staging Tips for Your Home awhile back, this is information that any home owner anywhere in the country can find useful. But Home Staging your Buffalo home is partially visual, but there is something very simple that you can do to add to the comfort of potential buyers. It is January here in Western New...

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    Don’t Let Last Minute Showing of Your Buffalo Home Catch You Off Guard!

    Yikes!  There is a showing of your Buffalo home for sale in 15 minutes! I have heard the story many times. So we like to give our Buffalo Home Sellers some insight about showings. We know your number one goal is to get your Buffalo Home Sold, quickly and for the highest dollar. But we need your help in achieving that goal....

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    Why your fixer upper home may not be selling….

    Improving your chances of Selling your Buffalo Home With all the negative news that the media is presenting it is hard for potential Buffalo home sellers to think that it will be anything but an uphill battle. and you may feel like you have fallen into the Listings Black Hole.   There are things that a seller can do to...

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    WNY Winter Home Staging

    Living in Western New York, winter is a reality here.   It also makes the life of a Real Estate Agent that is showing property in the middle of winter, well let’s just say interesting.   Taking clients out in winter we not only have winter driving to contend with, but homes that are not ready for a buyer to see.   ...

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    77 Surefire Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

    Real estate is all about leverage and details. Whether you’re buying to flip, or just want to increase the return on the asset you live in, these tips can help you get top dollar for a house when you sell it. Here is a list of things you can do to increase your home’s value. Remember that any major home improvements...

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    Western New York Showing Advice for Sellers

    Having your WNY home for sale it can be tough, and keeping it in showing condition can be overwhelming. Some of the best advice I can give you comes from Mary Poppins, keep it up as you go along. And if you have a showing of your WNY home, hum this Julie Andrews classic while you prepare for the showing. It might just relieve...

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    Does your Handyman Special have a stunning renovated price tag?

    Your home has been on the market for awhile now, and you are wondering why your home is not getting showings.   Buyers are not willing to over pay for a home at this time.    They have options and most buyers want move in condition and are willing to pay for it.   Many of today’s buyers don’t have the time to...

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    Your home’s job interview — the Home Showing!

    Home Showing is like a job interview. You would not dare show up to your job interview without wearing a freshly pressed suit, your hair done nicely, polished shoes, and a well written resume.  So why is it that you let your home go to an interview with a stained suit, looking like it rolled out of bed, bringing the kids, and...

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    Fall Home Staging Tips for your WNY Home!

    CURB APPEAL FOR THE AUTUMN Your WNY lawn should green up now that the hot temperatures are cooling off.  The sun won’t be burning the grass now, so you should be able to showcase your WNY lawn by filling in any bald spots or areas where the grass is thinning.  Fall is also the time of leaves – make sure the...

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    Should I stage my Western New York home?

    Why would I need my home staged? You have decided to sell you Western New York home. You have a beautiful home that you decorated for your need and reflect your personal tastes. And in that lies the problem. It is deeply personal and it is your home. Buyers may have difficulty making that transition to seeing it as THEIR...

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     For more information call Colleen Kulikowski

    (716) 650-0051

    Thinking of selling your Western New York home? Interested in finding out the current market value of your single family home, condo or investment property? Then call www.BestBuffaloHomes.com at (716) 650-0051 to discuss what is happening in today’s Western New York Real Estate Market. We would be happy to give you a personalized Comparative Market Analysis for your home or assist you to purchase a home. View additional WNY Market Area Statistics here.

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