Blog: Sellers

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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Where Can Pit Bulls Live in St. Louis?

I recently helped Michael and Jenny close on their new home. I actually started working with them a couple of years ago. The first time we got together, I visited their home since they would be selling too. I took one look at their (adorable) pit bull dog, and told...

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Circa Properties LOVES Dogs

If you follow me on social media or have met me in person, you know I love dogs. I have one dog of my own, Milo. Plus I foster rescue dogs and find them new families.

So, it was important to me when I joined Circa Properties over 4 years ago that I was joining a dog friendly company. I also like working in a modern space that is flooded with sunlight, that does everything it can to support the agents and clients.

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Real Estate Marketing Done Better

If you have every bought a home, you know that home sale marketing varies dramatically depending on the agent representing the seller. The best marketing looks professional and shows off the home in the best possible light. On the other end of the spectrum, you may...

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Custom Floor Plans for St. Louis Homes for Sale

Most buyers have a hard time imagining homes decorated differently or with needed updates. If you have pink paint in your living room or out of style furniture throughout the home, most buyers won't be able to imagine themselves living there. But seeing how the rooms...

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Transforming Your Home through a Kitchen Remodel

I have done kitchen updates in every home I have owned. In the first home, I just painted the original wood cabinets, replaced counters and floors, and reglazed the olive green oven so it was a shiny black. With each home, the remodel became a little bigger. More...

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St. Louis Real Estate Market Trends INFOGRAPHIC

Every real estate agent working in the St. Louis area will tell you that the local real estate market is hot. Homes in popular areas that have the features buyers want and are priced right sell fast. Many properties are selling at full listing price or even over...

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Hard to Sell Homes: Getting Them SOLD

Any agent can sell the beautiful home that is priced right. I'm not suggesting that having an agent isn't important for beautiful homes. There is a lot more to selling a home than just finding the buyer. A top notch real estate agent will help you: set the right price...

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Is IKEA in St. Louis Really Worth a Visit?

For years I've been hearing how people love IKEA. IKEA fans not only love the products, but love the experience of shopping in the store. They love it so much, many of the St. Louis IKEA fans would drive to Chicago to go shopping. The owner of Circa Properties is one...

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Home Buyer Tip: Is the Basement Wet? (VIDEO)

This year, you are going to see more video from me. Starting today. Yesterday, I recorded a quick tip video while I was in the car on my way to meet some home buyers. I explain the best way to make sure you don't buy a home with a wet basement or drainage issues in...

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St. Louis Summer Camp Changing Kids Lives

If you are looking for where to send your year-end donation, I hope you will consider Sherwood Forest Camp. I first met Mary Rogers when I was walking through Brady Commons at Mizzou in 1988. She was sitting next to a sign for Sherwood Forest Camp, and was recruiting...

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St. Louis Homes DO Sell in the Fall and Winter

Most people assume that you can't sell a home in St. Louis in the fall or winter. There ARE more people looking for homes in the spring and summer. But there are also a lot more homes on the market that become competition for home sellers. If you do put your house on...

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Fall Fun: Hayrides in St. Louis

Hayrides have become a fall tradition for many in the St. Louis area. I went on my first hayride when I was in college and have been enchanted with hayrides ever since. While many of the local hayrides still let you sit on bales of hay, many are actually wagon rides...

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Exploring St. Louis One Meal at a Time: The Barn

As I continue my Exploring St. Louis One Meal at a Time series, today I'm sharing my breakfast experience at The Barn in Crestwood. If you want to stay informed of St. Louis information, subscribe to the Arch City Homes weekly email so you don’t miss any posts!  I am...

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