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Home Staging Key to Selling Fast... If you want potential buyers to choose your property over that of the competition, home staging -- the act of making a home look visually appealing to buyers -- can make your house stand out from the crowd. "Buyers often have a difficult time envisioning how a property can be used," says Dan Keating, owner of Coast Home Staging, based in Long Beach, Calif. "When they see a house that's beautifully staged, it's warm and inviting, and they perceive a much stronger value to that property." That stronger perceived value often translates into a higher selling price. In a survey, real estate Web site HomeGain found that home staging resulted, on average, in a $1,780 price increase or a 586 percent return on investment. "We've seen that the value home staging brings to the table is dramatic," says Keating. But sellers should understand four staging basics.

Download “Home Staging Helps Bring Top Dollar Sale”

What improvements add the most value to my home?

Just how much any particular individual improvement might add to your home's market value, what appraisers typically call the contributory value, can often vary widely from market to market, dictated by the wants and needs of each neighborhood. However, a local appraiser familiar with your market can help you figure out the best home-improvement value. Check out Remodeling On-Line's Cost Vs. Value Report (or download the complete report, available in the side panel) which features some information on how improvements might increase the value of your home from market to market. See My Infographic “What Renovations Have the Best Resale Value?” A buyer’s first impression of a property is imperative to the sale. Upgrading the outside of a home can make all the difference in the final selling price. The consensus among real estate professionals across the country is that homeowners have the largest return on investment with the exterior improvement of their home. Projects such as wood deck additions and siding, door, and window replacements make the top ten in Remodeling magazine’s 2014 “Cost vs. Value Report.” According to the report, interviews with Realtors conclude that the top project is a steel entry door replacement. The project recoups 96.6 percent back on resale and along with the rest of the top 10, incredibly cost-effective. Two interior home projects also made Remodeling’s top ten list. By adding a bedroom in the attic or a minor kitchen remodel, homeowners can expect to recover a large percentage upon resale. More insight into the best things you can access the current condition and determine if the effort will give the best return on Investment. Mid-range projects • Garage Door Replacement: Cost: $1,291; Resale: $1,083; Recouped: 83.9%; Trending: Up • Steel Entry Door: Cost: $1,218; Resale: $1,243; Recouped: 102.1%; Trending: Down • Major Kitchen Remodel: $58,367; Resale: $40,126; Recouped: 68.7%; Trending: Down • Minor Kitchen Remodel: Cost: $21,695; Resale: $15,790; Recouped: 72.8%; Trending: Down • Wood Deck Addition: Cost: $10,973; Resale: $7,986; Recouped: 72.8%; Trending: Down Upscale projects • Bathroom Remodel: Cost: $53,759; Resale: $30,738; Recouped: 57.2%; Trending: Down • Master Suite Addition: Cost: $232,062; Resale: $122,370; Recouped: 52.7%; Trending: Down Read more: http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2011/10/06/the-best-remodeling-choices-for-a-soft-housing- market?PageNr=2#ixzz2vZ92vkeK When Too Much Really is Too Much? These “home improvements” are bona fide value killers and will not impress a real estate agent or anyone you hope to sell your home to. 1. Over-customized/generally tacky exteriors There are exceptions, like turning your house into a billboard to help save it from foreclosure. Any other reason to paint your house neon green is out of character with your community and is just asking for its value knocked down a few hundred thousand dollars. “This kind of house will be extremely difficult to sell because potential home buyers won’t be willing to spend the time and money to redecorate it to their liking,” says Credit Sesame. If you must go against the neighborhood grain, stay with safer, neutral paint colors and tasteful add-ons that hold more general appeal to buyers. 2. Wall-to-wall carpeting In the 1970s, a house full of lush, cut-pile shag carpeting may have worked wonders for a home’s value and appeal. In 2013, it can bring your home’s resale value down. Why? According to both Credit Sesame and Jean Folger of Investopedia, carpeting is expensive to purchase, install and maintain. (If you have kids, think of all the spilled messes to clean; for pets, all the trapped allergens.) Plus, like your house’s paint job, the design and color of your interior carpeting makes a big difference in how appealing, and valuable, your home is (or isn’t). Carpeting is not a floor’s enemy, mind you — so if you do prefer it, decorate with a mix of carpet, hardwood floors and tiles. Area rugs also work well for the budget conscious. 3. Niche rooms and big-ticket upgrades We’ve seen them in plenty of houses before: that state-of-the-art, high-tech home theater. In the next room, the most antiquated kitchen or bathroom this side of the 19th century. Custom home designs, by and large, work best when they’re carried out altogether, or not at all. “High-quality upgrades generally increase the value of high-end homes,” notes Folger, “but not necessarily mid-range houses, where the upgrade may be inconsistent with the rest of the home.” And what guy wouldn’t like to have his own man cave? If it means dropping the value of your home, you might want to reconsider. Here’s the consumer rationale: Invest money into a high-end add-on, like a wine cellar, basketball court or rock climbing room. Watch your home’s value grow from said investment. Expensive add-ons don’t class up a middle-class home and give it little to no new value. “Even if you upgrade a house to a value of $400,000 in a $250,000 neighborhood,” says Credit Sesame, “potential home buyers probably will not be willing to pay substantially more than the most expensive house in the neighborhood. The house will continue to seem overpriced, even if it appears to be more desirable than other homes in the area.” 4. Swimming pools Location makes a difference with a pool. What demands value in California, Arizona or Florida calls for less in Montana, for example. Swimming pools may not seem like a big home value liability, but they are: home renovation costs to install an in-ground pool is $10,000, says Credit Sesame; maintenance costs average $1,500 annually. They can also be a safety hazard for homeowners with small children: “Many potential home buyers view swimming pools as dangerous, expensive to maintain and a lawsuit waiting to happen,” says Investopedia. 5. “Invisible” renovations “Invisible improvements are those costly projects that you know make your house a better place to live in, but that nobody else would notice — or likely care about,” Folger explains. Necessities like new central heating, air conditioning, or plumbing may seem like a good idea — or even be mandatory — but they don’t mean squat when it comes time to sell your home. The unfortunate reason is that home shoppers don’t consider these items luxuries, or even amenities — they’re just regular pieces of a home they won’t consider paying extra cash for. “It may be better,” notes Investopedia, “to think of these improvements in terms of regular maintenance, and not an investment in your home’s value.” When Home Improvements Go Right According to Zillow, homes in the Pacific U.S. — Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon and Washington — have the highest average cost-value ratio in the U.S., at 71.3%, because the high costs to remodel on the West Coast is balanced out by high resale values. In findings from the National Association of Realtors and Remodeling, Zillow reports that seven of the top 10 most cost-effective home renovations are exterior home improvements. Fiber-cement siding replacement, the report showed, holds the most return value, with 78% of costs recovered at resale. Steel entry door replacement — the cheapest on the list at $1,200 — retains 73% of its value, and low- end kitchen remodels, at $20,000, hold over 72% of their value at home resale, too. So if splurging on custom built homes is a bit out of your wallet’s price league, don’t go to the other extreme and pay for renovations that lose your house money when it comes time to sell. You may be stuck with them and the mortgage forever, fulfilling another old adage: “Be careful what over-customized add-ons you wish for; you might just get them.” Read more: http://www.gobankingrates.com//mortgage-rates/beyonce-inspired-bathroom-home- renovations-hurt-property-value/#ixzz2vZAz1T2z Know Everything, Know Faster and Know when you need it most…

Have A Seller’s Market Advantage with Stephanie

Start Here for an Up-To-Date

ACCUPRO Market Report

If your home is currently listed with a real estate broker, this message is not intended to be a solicitation of the listing. Each WEICHERT franchised office is independently

owned and operated. Weichert is a federally registered trademark owned by Weichert Co. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. REALTOR is a

federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS and subscribes

to its strict Code Of Ethics. Any information or tools on the web site are provided for educational and illustrative purposes only. The accuracy of the calculations and their

applicability to your circumstances are not guaranteed. For personal advice regarding your financial situation, please consult with a financial advisor.

I am excited to help you in your quest to sell your home and Net the Highest Dollar for your home as I specialize

in listings in the following Bergen County neighborhoods: Wyckoff, Allendale, Franklin Lakes, Mahwah, Oakland,

Ramsey,Ridgewood, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, Glen Rock, HoHokus and

Passaic County’s Hawthorne, Wayne and North Haledon

Weichert Realtors 799 Franklin Ave., Franklin Lakes NJ 07417 Main Office Phone 201-819-6900 Office Fax 201-891-6873

The Seller’s Advantage You deserve to have an advantage, there is a lot of competition in any market. Don’t miss an opportunity to get your Seller’s Market Advantage: www.findmyhomesworth.com Call Stephanie Now and Demand It! 201-774-3216
SOLD!
Immediate Download You can download a FNMA Appraisal Form 1004 for greater insight of the detail necessary Here
Immediate Download You can download The 2014 Remodeling “Cost vs Value” for greater detail Here

Or Call 201-774-3216

List My Home  & Sell Fast

How Can I Add More Value

and Get a Better Offer?...

Home Staging Key to Selling Fast... If you want potential buyers to choose your property over that of the competition, home staging -- the act of making a home look visually appealing to buyers -- can make your house stand out from the crowd. "Buyers often have a difficult time envisioning how a property can be used," says Dan Keating, owner of Coast Home Staging, based in Long Beach, Calif. "When they see a house that's beautifully staged, it's warm and inviting, and they perceive a much stronger value to that property." That stronger perceived value often translates into a higher selling price. In a survey, real estate Web site HomeGain found that home staging resulted, on average, in a $1,780 price increase or a 586 percent return on investment. "We've seen that the value home staging brings to the table is dramatic," says Keating. But sellers should understand four staging basics.

Download “Home Staging Helps Bring Top Dollar

Sale”

What improvements add the most

value to my home?

Just how much any particular individual improvement might add to your home's market value, what appraisers typically call the contributory value, can often vary widely from market to market, dictated by the wants and needs of each neighborhood. However, a local appraiser familiar with your market can help you figure out the best home-improvement value. Check out Remodeling On-Line's Cost Vs. Value Report (or download the complete report, available in the side panel) which features some information on how improvements might increase the value of your home from market to market. See My Infographic “What Renovations Have the Best Resale Value?” A buyer’s first impression of a property is imperative to the sale. Upgrading the outside of a home can make all the difference in the final selling price. The consensus among real estate professionals across the country is that homeowners have the largest return on investment with the exterior improvement of their home. Projects such as wood deck additions and siding, door, and window replacements make the top ten in Remodeling magazine’s 2014 “Cost vs. Value Report.” According to the report, interviews with Realtors conclude that the top project is a steel entry door replacement. The project recoups 96.6 percent back on resale and along with the rest of the top 10, incredibly cost- effective. Two interior home projects also made Remodeling’s top ten list. By adding a bedroom in the attic or a minor kitchen remodel, homeowners can expect to recover a large percentage upon resale. More insight into the best things you can access the current condition and determine if the effort will give the best return on Investment. Mid-range projects • Garage Door Replacement: Cost: $1,291; Resale: $1,083; Recouped: 83.9%; Trending: Up • Steel Entry Door: Cost: $1,218; Resale: $1,243; Recouped: 102.1%; Trending: Down • Major Kitchen Remodel: $58,367; Resale: $40,126; Recouped: 68.7%; Trending: Down • Minor Kitchen Remodel: Cost: $21,695; Resale: $15,790; Recouped: 72.8%; Trending: Down • Wood Deck Addition: Cost: $10,973; Resale: $7,986; Recouped: 72.8%; Trending: Down Upscale projects • Bathroom Remodel: Cost: $53,759; Resale: $30,738; Recouped: 57.2%; Trending: Down • Master Suite Addition: Cost: $232,062; Resale: $122,370; Recouped: 52.7%; Trending: Down Read more: http://money.usnews.com/money/personal- finance/articles/2011/10/06/the-best-remodeling-choices-for-a-soft-housing- market?PageNr=2#ixzz2vZ92vkeK When Too Much Really is Too Much? These “home improvements” are bona fide value killers and will not impress a real estate agent or anyone you hope to sell your home to. 1. Over-customized/generally tacky exteriors There are exceptions, like turning your house into a billboard to help save it from foreclosure. Any other reason to paint your house neon green is out of character with your community and is just asking for its value knocked down a few hundred thousand dollars. “This kind of house will be extremely difficult to sell because potential home buyers won’t be willing to spend the time and money to redecorate it to their liking,” says Credit Sesame. If you must go against the neighborhood grain, stay with safer, neutral paint colors and tasteful add-ons that hold more general appeal to buyers. 2. Wall-to-wall carpeting In the 1970s, a house full of lush, cut-pile shag carpeting may have worked wonders for a home’s value and appeal. In 2013, it can bring your home’s resale value down. Why? According to both Credit Sesame and Jean Folger of Investopedia, carpeting is expensive to purchase, install and maintain. (If you have kids, think of all the spilled messes to clean; for pets, all the trapped allergens.) Plus, like your house’s paint job, the design and color of your interior carpeting makes a big difference in how appealing, and valuable, your home is (or isn’t). Carpeting is not a floor’s enemy, mind you — so if you do prefer it, decorate with a mix of carpet, hardwood floors and tiles. Area rugs also work well for the budget conscious. 3. Niche rooms and big-ticket upgrades We’ve seen them in plenty of houses before: that state-of-the-art, high-tech home theater. In the next room, the most antiquated kitchen or bathroom this side of the 19th century. Custom home designs, by and large, work best when they’re carried out altogether, or not at all. “High-quality upgrades generally increase the value of high-end homes,” notes Folger, “but not necessarily mid-range houses, where the upgrade may be inconsistent with the rest of the home.” And what guy wouldn’t like to have his own man cave? If it means dropping the value of your home, you might want to reconsider. Here’s the consumer rationale: Invest money into a high-end add-on, like a wine cellar, basketball court or rock climbing room. Watch your home’s value grow from said investment. Expensive add-ons don’t class up a middle-class home and give it little to no new value. “Even if you upgrade a house to a value of $400,000 in a $250,000 neighborhood,” says Credit Sesame, “potential home buyers probably will not be willing to pay substantially more than the most expensive house in the neighborhood. The house will continue to seem overpriced, even if it appears to be more desirable than other homes in the area.” 4. Swimming pools Location makes a difference with a pool. What demands value in California, Arizona or Florida calls for less in Montana, for example. Swimming pools may not seem like a big home value liability, but they are: home renovation costs to install an in- ground pool is $10,000, says Credit Sesame; maintenance costs average $1,500 annually. They can also be a safety hazard for homeowners with small children: “Many potential home buyers view swimming pools as dangerous, expensive to maintain and a lawsuit waiting to happen,” says Investopedia. 5. “Invisible” renovations “Invisible improvements are those costly projects that you know make your house a better place to live in, but that nobody else would notice — or likely care about,” Folger explains. Necessities like new central heating, air conditioning, or plumbing may seem like a good idea — or even be mandatory — but they don’t mean squat when it comes time to sell your home. The unfortunate reason is that home shoppers don’t consider these items luxuries, or even amenities — they’re just regular pieces of a home they won’t consider paying extra cash for. “It may be better,” notes Investopedia, “to think of these improvements in terms of regular maintenance, and not an investment in your home’s value.” When Home Improvements Go Right According to Zillow, homes in the Pacific U.S. — Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon and Washington — have the highest average cost-value ratio in the U.S., at 71.3%, because the high costs to remodel on the West Coast is balanced out by high resale values. In findings from the National Association of Realtors and Remodeling, Zillow reports that seven of the top 10 most cost- effective home renovations are exterior home improvements. Fiber-cement siding replacement, the report showed, holds the most return value, with 78% of costs recovered at resale. Steel entry door replacement — the cheapest on the list at $1,200 — retains 73% of its value, and low-end kitchen remodels, at $20,000, hold over 72% of their value at home resale, too. So if splurging on custom built homes is a bit out of your wallet’s price league, don’t go to the other extreme and pay for renovations that lose your house money when it comes time to sell. You may be stuck with them and the mortgage forever, fulfilling another old adage: “Be careful what over-customized add-ons you wish for; you might just get them.” Read more: http://www.gobankingrates.com//mortgage- rates/beyonce-inspired-bathroom-home-renovations-hurt- property-value/#ixzz2vZAz1T2z Know Everything, Know Faster and Know when you need it most…

Have A Seller’s Market Advantage with

Stephanie

Start Here for an Up-To-Date

ACCUPRO Market Report

If your home is currently listed with a real estate broker, this message is not

intended to be a solicitation of the listing. Each WEICHERT franchised office is

independently owned and operated. Weichert is a federally registered trademark

owned by Weichert Co. All other trademarks are the property of their respective

owners. REALTOR is a federally registered collective membership mark which

identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL

ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS and subscribes to its strict Code Of Ethics. Any

information or tools on the web site are provided for educational and illustrative

purposes only. The accuracy of the calculations and their applicability to your

circumstances are not guaranteed. For personal advice regarding your financial

situation, please consult with a financial advisor.

I am excited to help you in your quest to sell your home and Net

the Highest Dollar for your home as I specialize in listings in the

following Bergen County neighborhoods: Wyckoff, Allendale,

Franklin Lakes, Mahwah, Oakland, Ramsey, Ridgewood, Saddle

River, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, Glen Rock, HoHokus and

Passaic County’s Hawthorne, Wayne and North Haledon

Weichert Realtors 799 Franklin Ave., Franklin Lakes NJ 07417

Main Office Phone 201-819-6900 Office Fax 201-891-6873

The Seller’s Advantage You deserve to have an advantage, there is a lot of competition in any market. Don’t miss an opportunity to get your Seller’s Market Advantage: www.findmyhomesworth.com Call Stephanie Now and Demand It! 201-774-3216
SOLD!
Immediate Download You can download a FNMA Appraisal Form 1004 for greater insight of the detail necessary Here
Immediate Download You can download The 2014 Remodeling “Cost vs Value” for greater detail Here

Or Call

201-774-3216