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New Listing Just Reduced in Douglassville!

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Inviting 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home just reduced in Douglassville, PA! This home has something for everyone. In additional to the ample sized family room, there is a bonus room with a fireplace. This would be a great den, office area, gaming room. A three season room allows for indoor/outdoor dining, a playroom, sitting area, lots of different configuration options to meet your family's needs. Enjoy the nice-sized lot from your concrete patio, perfect for entertaining. After dinner enjoy roasting marshmallows from the fire pit. The shed offers a significant amount of storage space and electric. The home boasts 4 nicely sized bedrooms and 2 full baths. The owner's suite has its own full bathroom, large walk-in closet and brand new carpeting. The basement is clean, dry and ready for your finishing touches. In addition to the laundry, there is a work space and plenty of room to finish off and have left over storage. You can access the backyard through the convenient Bilco doors. Co…

What is Essential?

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My friend Vali G. Heist always has great tips and ideas when working on cleaning, decluttering and organizing your home. This blog is an excerpt from one of her recent posts…
From Vali G. Heist, The Clutter Crew:
In the past couple of months, the world has redefined what the word essential means. Essential workers, essential quarantine supplies, and the essential people in our lives. I know I made some decisions about what is and what is not essential in my life during this time, how about you?
Many of my clients were decluttering a lot of non-essential items that were suddenly not making the cut in their homes. Not leaving your home for weeks on end can do that; what becomes essential rises to the top and the rest becomes C.R.A.P. (Clutter that Robs Anyone of Pleasure).  
Living through a quarantine has helped me realize that I designed the spaces in my home to hold the essential items that make my life easier and that make me happy. Letting go of the CRAP is an on-going process for me a…

Ask the CRAP Expert

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My friend Vali G. Heist always has great tips and ideas when working on cleaning, decluttering and organizing your home. This blog is an excerpt from one of her recent posts.
Question:"What is the best advice you can give someone who is constantly disorganized?"
Answer: If I had to pick one, it would be "If it takes less than 60 seconds, do it!" Very often when we are racing around our homes either getting ready to go to work, or preparing a meal, or attending to our families, we don't take the time to do the little things that could make a BIG difference.
One of my clients puts it this way: "I'm starting to stash stuff instead of processing it and things are starting to pile up again!" Putting things away instead of just stopping and dropping where you stand is the key. We unrealistically think we don't have the time to do these simple tasks, but when it takes less than 60 seconds to complete the task, it is worth the time.
When you start to sto…

Considerations When Selling Your Home

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Selling your home is a big decision and requires some careful consideration and planning. 
Here are some areas to think about when preparing to make the decision to sell your home. 
How soon do I want to sell my property?
Statistics show the narrower the gap between the asking price and my estimate of value, the sooner an offer will come in. How does my home compare to others in the area? As a real estate professional, I have access to details about current listed and sold properties through the Multiple Listing Service. You will be able to see how much competition there is and what effect market conditions have had in your area. You can then determine your price by analyzing homes comparable to yours in age, size, condition and location. What are buyers willing to offer? Buyers are interested in your home’s comparable worth, not what you might need to get out of the property. The buyer’s perception of the value of your home will not be altered by the cost of your next home, your need to pay…

Preparing to Sell Your Home

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One of the great challenges to selling a home can be showing all of its space, decor and natural light potential. For example, every home has crowded closets and dead space. Sellers should be aware that areas such as these are easy to spruce-up with a little elbow grease and old-fashioned innovation. Begin by evaluating your closet/storage space, determine which areas can cut-down in clutter. Go through old clothes, shoes, etc., and get rid of anything that will not be used and in turn create more space.  Consider organizing shelves and other areas to make better use of your storage space, including your garage and basement. Also, try to throw out or give away any old furniture that is no longer of use. All of the discarded items can be given to Good Will, Salvation Army or even sold at a yard sale. Although most sellers keep their homes clean and well-decorated, it can be difficult to convince a buyer of a home's potential when clutter is noticeable. As an agent, it's my respons…

Pricing Your Home for Sale

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How to price your home is one of the most important issues you will face.   Pricing will determine, among other things, how quickly your home sells, how attractive your home will be to buyers, and how you will reach your financial goals. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, such as your property’s being located in a high-risk, undesirable or unusual area, the listing price of your home will set the tone for your entire transaction. That’s why my expertise and knowledge of your local marketplace is so helpful. I gather statistics that quantify the prices of comparable homes in your neighborhood that have sold, that have not sold, that are pending, and that currently are on the market. I compare aspects of those homes against the unique features of yours. I analyze market conditions, the availability of mortgage funds, neighborhood reputation and characteristics, among other considerations, to create a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). The CMA provides objective information that wil…

4 Listings Sold!

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I'm excited to announce that these four listings just sold! A sincere thank you to everyone that helped to make these great experiences for everyone! Please reach out to me with all of your real estate needs at 610-372-0212 or on my cell at 610-413-0520. I can also be reached via e-mail at erica.fair@yahoo.com.