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Staging Your Home for Sale

beautiful home office photoMaximizing your profits, minimizing your expenses.

Staging your home for sale will set it apart from the competition. Key elements in staging a room include neutral colors (a fresh coat of paint is always helpful), and furnishing that are adequate but not over the top. If your room is cluttered with too much furniture, place some in storage. Keep pieces that are not overly fancy or loud, and which may distract the buyer from the home’s value.

The Ridgeway-Vian Milton S. Hershey Student Home

Photo of Ridgeway BuildingOur Hershey Brownstone office is located in the original Ridgeway-Vian Milton Hershey Student Home. It gives us a unique perspective of Hershey past and present, especially when a visitor pops in and asks to look around the office. Many remember when the building was a student home. A few have even shared stories of when they lived here. Naturally, the building has been redesigned for office space, but the original structure and enduring history remain.

The photo to the left is how the building appeared prior to renovations.

Don't Forget the Exterior!

View of flower bed and edging around porchNow is the time when many of us are thinking about spring spruce up and putting our homes up for sale. Real estate professionals know projects that enhance a home’s “curb appeal” offer a good return on the investment. First impressions are irreplaceable, and projects such as siding and window/door replacements can recoup up to 75% of their cost at resale.

Our Local Real Estate Market: Heading in the Right Direction

Row of houses with one singled outEver since I was a boy growing up in Hershey, PA I have been obsessed with statistics, especially as it related to the sports I loved. Baseball batting averages, basketball shooting percentages, and football completion percentages of the college and professional players I followed were interesting to me. As I started playing these sports, I tracked my own progress through these statistics.