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Top 8 Areas Homeowners Overlook for Home Sale | Preparation Service

By Karen Bush | August 29, 2019
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When listing your home for sale, your realtor is likely going to tell you to tidy up the place a bit, and may have some specific areas of concern and suggestions for improvements, such as painting, carpet cleaning, and other noticeable tasks.  After working with many clients to get their homes ready for sale, we have found that there are several areas that are overlooked from our experience with home sale preparation service in Northern Virginia.  Here’s a cheat sheet for you so your home is ready for the big day! 1.  Front door, porch, or stoop This space makes or breaks a first impression, as the buyer will be standing there for a few moments while the realtor opens the door.  It’s often overlooked because many homeowners enter their home through the garage and rarely use the front door.  The door should be in good working order, pleasant to look at, and cleaned up.  Sweeping the stoop, removing spider webs, and cleaning the windows and sills will make a good first impression.  If there is room, having a pretty wreath on the door, a seasonal potted plant (looking healthy), and a chair or bench will go a long way to making your home seem inviting, well-kept, and worth a look. 2.  Closets You may think that what’s in your closets is your business, but buyers want to see how much storage space they have to work with in the bedrooms, bathrooms, and halls.  They will open the doors and…

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3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Home Organizer for Help

By Karen Bush | June 29, 2019
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With so many home improvement shows that present the “big reveal” of a spotless house after 40 minutes of TV magic, it’s tempting to desire the same “after” look.  You might want to hire a Professional Home Organizer to help you get there. Why Hire a Professional Home Organizer  1. You’re Overwhelmed Maybe you don’t know where to start, or how to start.  Or you don’t know what to do with the stuff as you go through it, deciding what to keep, donate, throw out, or give away.  You could be busy with work, family, activities, and other commitments and never have time to tackle the problem on your own.  And maybe there are multiple areas of concern, and you feel like you wander from one room to another and don’t see any improvement when you try to declutter. 2. You’re on a Timetable Perhaps you are about to move and you need to get your home ready to put it on the market, before the “hot” selling time passes.  Or a loved one’s health is declining and you need to get them into proper housing quickly.  Or you’re dealing with an estate somewhere that you can’t get to easily or regularly.  Or you’ve found your dream retirement home and need to downsize promptly. 3. You’re Tired of Chaos You want an easier, more peaceful life.  You want the clutter gone.  You want to know where to find something, so you don’t waste time and money searching for it and…

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Realtor’s Secret Weapon: A Professional Organizer

By Karen Bush | April 16, 2019
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You’re a realtor and you’ve just listed a property that needs work. The home owner wants top dollar and you want the property to sell quickly, but you know that the house must undergo a significant make-over to get anywhere near the desired selling price. Look no further than a Professional Organizer in Northern Virginia. Prepping for Home Sale Many realtors know that prepping for home sale is a monumental task. What do you do? First, you determine what kind of work is needed: Does the house feel old, dark, and tired? Is the place cluttered and cramped? Are there knick-knacks and family pictures everywhere? Are there boxes of papers tucked in corners or piled high on tables? Are there warning signs, like unpainted wall patches, or a mysterious wet spot on the ceiling, or a funky smell in the basement? Realtors Services | Why Hire a Professional Organizer As the realtor, your primary focus is on the successful marketing and selling of the property, so you can get that top dollar. A smart next step is to find someone who is an expert at handling the various challenges you see with the property. A Professional Organizer can be your secret weapon in cases like this. With the right experience, a Professional Organizer can efficiently work with the home owner to declutter, go through the packed rooms to pull out furniture and items that aren’t needed anymore, straighten up closets and cabinets, pare down the paperwork so it’s accessible but…

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Spring Selling Season has Sprung | Spring Market Cleaning Tips

By Karen Bush | March 31, 2019
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Despite the fluctuating weather patterns lately, many of our realtor friends are telling us the spring selling market has sprung and their phones are ringing non-stop. That’s encouraging news! But what we’re also hearing is that once they get the listing, the tough part is getting the property ready to be seen by the buying public…

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Happy New Year! With a New Year Often Come Resolutions to Declutter & Organize

By Karen Bush | January 1, 2019
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Happy New Year! With a new year often comes new resolutions. If you’re thinking of Getting Organized this year, you’re in the right place and we’re happy to help you! Whether you need the softer touch of pointers and accountability, or more committed side-by-side assistance, we will work with you to plan your project, tweak…

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OK, there’s no denying that winter is upon us. My clues this time are…

OK, there’s no denying that winter is upon us. My clues this time are…

By Karen Bush | November 15, 2018
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OK, there’s no denying that winter is upon us. My clues this time are the school delays and cancellations, the tell-tale lines on the roads where the DOT trucks pretreated the roads, and the icy and snowy precipitation that makes sidewalks and driveways slippery. I wasn’t prepared for this – my mind doesn’t consider the…

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