Transform your Kitchen with a New Backsplash

Home buyers searching through homes on the internet, trying to decide which homes to visit in person, often don't realize how easy it can be to transform something they dislike into something they want. When buyers look at kitchens that feel plain, they often think it...

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SELLER TIP: How Important is Curb Appeal?

If you research how to sell a home, you will certainly be told to focus on curb appeal. I agree that curb appeal does impact how buyers react to homes online, and could increase showings. However, once at the house, very few buyers will purchase a home with curb...

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Find FHA Approved Condos in St. Louis

Did you know that the majority of condo communities in the St. Louis area are not approved for FHA loans? They aren't. Years ago, if an HOA (homeowner's association) for a condo community opted not to go through the process of getting approval for FHA loans, lenders...

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VIDEO TIP: Searching for Homes in the Rain

In the last couple of weeks, I could have recorded this video every day. And while I’ve been getting wet showing homes lately, I’d rather get wet now then get a call from my client weeks after closing to hear that the basement got wet the first time it rained. Watch...

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Staging – BEFORE and AFTER Pictures

Most of the time, professional staging makes a big difference in getting a vacant home sold for the highest price. When I recommend staging, my clients almost always agree to bring in the stager before we put the home on the market and show it to buyers. It works and...

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Cheaply Update a Home with New Light Fixtures

Do you want to update your home for sale but don't want to spend a lot of money? Do you plan to stay in your home for awhile and want it updated without taking on expensive projects? Changing the light fixtures with inexpensive lights found online or in big box...

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