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10 Ways to Make Your Home More Pinterest Worthy

1. Put Weathered Wood to Work

Reclaimed wood walls are hot and can create the perfect accent wall!

2. Take Mason Jars to the Next Level

Mason jars are one of the best storage options around! Turn them into a space-saving solution as well by attaching the lids to the underside of kitchen cabinets, filling the jars with dry goods, then screwing the jar onto the lid.

3. Give Pallets New Purpose

Wood pallets are one of those rare, readily available and free (seriously, what’s not to like about free?!) castoffs that can be up cycled into so many useful items.

Outdoor Furniture:

http://www.hgtv.com/design/outdoor-design/outdoor-spaces/how-to-make-stylish-outdoor-pallet-seating

4. Show Your Stripes

From traditional ticking to bold bands of color, stripes are one of those patterns that work in any style of room — from preppy to ultra-mod. DIY the look with painter’s tape and two similar paint shades or create a fun focal wall with wallpaper.

5. Make a Statement With Lighting

The right fixture puts the finishing touch on any room and is the cherry on top of an awesome room! To really kick up the drama and highlight a dramatic fixture check out the different styles of light fixtures.

http://www.hgtv.com/remodel/interior-remodel/types-of-light-fixtures-pictures

6. DIY Pallet Coffee Cup Holder

The wooden pallets can be transformed in so many interesting projects. If you are a coffee lover, then you can try to make this coffee cup holder and display your favorite cups.

7. Barn Doors

Barn Doors are all the rage! You’ll love this rustic touch!

https://www.thisoldhouse.com/how-to/how-to-build-sliding-barn-door

8. Custom Pallet Art

This custom pallet art will surely stand out in your home!

9. Mason Jar Candles

Use bright colors to create a cluster of jars, accented with candles and pebbles.

http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/2015/09/fall-mason-jar-craft.html#_a5y_p=4334244

10. Makeover Your Patio

Give your patio a makeover with these fantastic ideas! String lights add a beautiful ambiance to enjoy company by the fire.

http://www.brooklynlimestone.com/2016/08/extend-your-patio-into-fall30.html

 

10 Things Sellers Wish They Knew To Keep More Money in Their Pocket

1. Want to Sell Quickly? Price it Just Under the Market

It’s very important to make your home compelling to buyers. If you’re looking for a quick sale, price your home just a hair under market value. The longer a home is on the market, the least likely the seller is going to get fair market value for their home.

2. Spend Time Prepping Your Home

Sellers should spend at least 2 weeks getting the home ready by de-cluttering, making small repairs, and getting the home photo ready. Make sure to deep clean from top to bottom and hide all personal items in the bathrooms, including trashcans.

3. Make Your Home Look and Smell Good

When selling your home, it should always be showcase ready! Homes that are messy, beds un-made, and family photos all over the walls make it hard for buyers to visualize themselves living there.

4. De-personalize

One of the most important things when selling your home is to de-personalize. This also goes with number 2 and 3 in our list. It’s a great idea to get rid of a third of your “stuff” and/or put it in storage. A few things to consider are family photos, personal keepsakes and memorabilia.

5. Don’t Over-upgrade

Quick fixes always pay off, but huge makeovers may not get you the return that you think. Instead, do the upgrades like a fresh coat of paint, replace door handles and cabinet hardware, make sure closet doors are on track, and your grout is clean.

6. Half-Empty Closets

Storage space is one of the top requests from buyers that we work with. Take half of your stuff out of the closets to create a larger look!

7. Curb Appeal

First impressions are everything! Buyers judge your home on their first impression before they even walk through the door! Some exterior ideas are buying some inexpensive shrubs and colorful flowers and keeping your entry area clear of clutter.

8. Hiring the Right Listing Agent

A good listing agent’s expertise will certainly be worth it and they may even make you more money on the transaction even with their commission. The wrong listing agent can cripple a deal. Make sure they are an area expert and ask them about how they will market your home.

9. Prioritize the Kitchen

You are not selling your home; you are selling your kitchen! The fastest and most inexpensive updates to your kitchen include painting the walls, cabinets and installing new cabinet hardware.

10. List All Year Long

Unlike other cities in around the country, it’s always a good time to list a home in Arizona because of the superb weather year round. Many sellers think that only Spring/Summer is best for listing their home and miss out on potential opportunities by waiting.