Beauty has its price

Part of the charm of where you choose to live are the beautiful trees that are on your property. The cascading, towering and colorful effects are beautiful not to mention the shade they provide, and the prospects for years to come. My home property sits among many trees and over the years I have...

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Being Thankful

In the spring I was challenged to enjoy where I was. With the beauty right around me and not alot of time, I was inspired to sell my little summer place and re-invest into my own slice of heaven right at home (thank you Wenda…I just needed a little nudge). So when the prospect came up of buying...

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#tiredbeforelistdate

TIME IS TICKING! We always think we have more of it then we actually do. It’s no different when we consider getting our home ready to list. I suggest to clients that they start a year ahead of their scheduled timing.  Some upgrades or areas to be tended to require a certain season and can’t...

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Pondering his best options

Some clients come into your life and they say, “Just tell me what you want me to do.” Can I just say, you’re a dream to work with!  This client is just one of those clients. His trust that we had his best interests at heart in gaining his full financial potential in the least amount...

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How to PRE-Prepare Your Home for Sale

If you’re anything like me, even if you know you won’t be moving for quite some time, there is an ever-growing list of “To Do” items rattling around in your brain. You *know* you have lots to do before you can even think of listing your home, but even getting started feels...

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Not very often….

Having clients that say to you ….“whatever we need to do Karen…” doesn’t come along very often but when they do, they are an absolute dream to work with…. it certainly makes my job of buying and selling at the same time go smoother. As I also stage my own listings,...

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Sisterly Advice

“Being the Selling Realtor on your sister’s house”…..well, there’s two schools of thought you could possibly report on that.  Thankfully, I can only comment on the fact that it was a positive experience.  I hope she can say the same. I’ll let you in on the end of the listing story …..”and it...

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The downside of DIY

There are lots of stories online and in print touting the benefits of selling your home yourself, without using a real estate salesperson. Do-it-yourself property sales companies promise that you’ll save thousands of dollars in commissions. What most home sellers on that path don’t know, however,...

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Managing humidity in your home

If you’ve lived in Kingston for any amount of time, you’ve probably noticed how actively we manage the humidity in our homes!  Buyers new to our area tend to see dehumidifiers as a sign of trouble, but we point out that almost every home has one. Even brand new homes with hi-tech ventilation...

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Pebbles on the Beach

Some projects don’t take any explanation past a picture.  Although this project wasn’t for staging purposes, it has all the ingredients for a great outcome in the world of design….great new feel with not a lot of investment. This summer trailer had all the makings with great bones...

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“All things old, new again”

We are on the eve of a New Year……no matter what this past year held for you, tomorrow is not only a new day but a New Year. So Happy New Years from Irresistible Homes.  May this year bring you many blessings and may you prosper in every way as you strive to make a difference in your family,...

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The Grandeur of Old….

I love old homes but “old” definitely comes with its challenges….. As a Realtor, I cringe when home inspection day comes.  You never know what you’re going to find, and as a result your buyer may be crushed with the knob and tube found, along with the insulation full of asbestos. As...

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Just tweaked….

We live differently than what we list. I encourage my clients to make a mental / emotional break from their house once they make the decision to sell. Many memories are made in your home to emotionally tie you to it, so I tell them…”Have one last party and celebrate the time you had here……...

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Explosion of Green!

So now that I’ve given you a taste of staging….I’m going to switch gears a little into the world of design.  Many people equate design with the need for a lot of money to accomplish it.  I want  to challenge you on that and ask you to think beyond the box. One of my favorite areas...

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Get ready….get set……STOP!

So this happened a few years ago, but it’s too good not to tell you about as I begin to blog….. A few years ago, I was asked to list a girlfriends house to which I was of course delighted.  My friend liked things ‘simple’……white walls, simple, clean lines, were...

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Staging vs. Decorating

Selling your home means selling a lifestyle, but not necessarily your own. In home staging, you’re striving for a look that is fresh and welcoming yet not really taste specific. People with varying tastes need to feel that they can make the home their own if they purchase it. Staging vs. Decorating:...

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