Long Term Strategic Thinking for Selling Your Morris County Home

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Selling your Morris County home is never something you do on a whim. There can be rare situations when the decision to sell is a sudden one that’s forced by unexpected life circumstances (favorable or not)—but selling your Morris County home is not likely to be the result of some sudden impulse. Since that’s the case, it follows that most …

Home Design Trends Reflect Changing Environment

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Morris County real estate—like all real estate—is a supremely local activity. Area homeowners who like to keep an eye on New Jersey and national trends do so because some of them may surface in future buyer preferences. For Morris County homeowners in a remodeling frame of mind, it doesn’t hurt to be aware of “what’s hot.” When it comes to …

Showings in Morris County Contain an Element of Illusion

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Showings—whether here in Morris County or anywhere else—can succeed or fail as a result of quite minor details. Appreciating that fact isn’t hard to do when you relate showings to their theatrical first cousins: stage presentations. In important ways, they are quite similar. Think of what happens when you attend a live play. The audience finds their seats, settle in, …

When the Weather Puts a Crimp in Morris County Showings

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When even severely draught-ridden California neighborhoods are having trouble coming up for air, you know that 2017 is turning out to be one of those winters. Punxsutawney Phil only confirmed what we already knew: until the bulbs start pushing their way upward, we’re likely to have more wind-blown stormy days than usual. When it comes to Morris County showings, some …

Six Easy Items to Boost Morris County Property Curb Appeal

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Conscientious Morris County homeowners keep on top of all the regular maintenance items pretty much automatically. Once you have lived in a place for more than a year or two, you know what you should be keeping an eye on. You have a handle on when major fixes and updates have to be addressed. When you begin thinking about moving …

Morris County Home Staging Lore Leads to a Boffo Opening

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Staging. It’s not a coincidence that the same word is used in both dramatic undertakings and North Jersey residential real estate preparation. Both describe preparations that seek to establish a feeling within the beholder. Of course, staging for Morris County home showings differs fundamentally from its theatrical homonym. With our kind of staging, the presentation is real—not make-believe. That’s not …

Homemade Ideas for a Memorable Morris County Open House

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Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies at your Morris County open house? It’s been a standard for open houses everywhere and forever, but if the goal is to make your property and its open house a standout, it’s a solution hardly in sync with the goal. Cheese and crackers? C’mon—does anyone really want dubious-looking cheese and cold cuts that have been …

Open-Plan Kitchens Draw More Praise than Ire

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Any idea that’s worth a darn can stand up to scrutiny, so when the real estate industry’s leading periodical, Realtor.com, first posted the “I Hate the Open-Plan Kitchen” article, it wouldn’t have been a dereliction of duty for home design aficionados to go ahead and read it. That’s true even if (like me¬¬¬ and the majority of Morris County home …

Top 5 North Jersey Listing Photo Slip-ups Seldom Seen

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One good way my clients get a head start from the word “go!” is the amount of attention their Morris County listing receives. Since that listing is by far the most prominent display piece their property will be presenting to the world of potential buyers, it has to be first-rate. The details must be presented in clear and unambiguous language, …

Top 6 Approaches Set Up North Jersey Open House Success

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The debate continues about whether open houses are effective for marketing North Jersey homes. Yes, sales do still originate from them, but the percentages have been declining since social media and online listings changed the way Morris County prospects look for their next home. Whether an open house is likely to garner qualified traffic is a decision that clients and …