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July 2009

Sham-Wow Your Home Listing To Sell

Staging your house to make it easier to sell doesn't have to cost a fortune. Watch this video and learn some easy and inexpensive tricks to make your home stand out from the competition.

(A big thank you to Lani at AgentGenius for the video!)

A Few More Staging Tips

If you are looking for even more home staging tips, use this checklist of thoughts as you go through your house to get your staging juices flowing!

  • 1st impressions are critical so start out at the curb and work your way in to the property and home. What stands out?
  • Engage all your senses when going through your home and planning changes: sight, smell, sound, mood, etc.
  • Imagine how your home would be displayed in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, or if it were a model home. Of course you must be realistic but these kinds of images are helpful comparisons.
  • Simplify, simplify, simplify.
  • Renting storage space is cheaper than your listing languishing on the market.
  • Accentuate the positive, downplay the negative.
  • You are selling a lifestyle so make sure your home speaks the lifestyle language to your perfect buyer.
  • Think clean lines, utility of space & functionality, and lots of light.
  • Try to let go of thinking of your home as your home. This will help as you contemplate changes to the decor and in the de-cluttering process.

You don't have to spend a lot of money to improve your home's show-ability.

For more information on turning your home listing in to a product that Pocono home buyers want to buy, contact me via email [email protected] or call 570.421.8950 ext. 394

Welcome to Golf Paradise!

Golf in the poconos

I just ran across this article online that gives a beautiful overview of the myriad golf offerings in the Pocono Mountains. Interesting to me is the almost 100 year golfing history the Poconos boasts...the East Course at Pocono Manor dates back to 1912! Read this eloquent ode to golf in our area of Northeastern Pennsylvania and be inspired!

Here is a list of golf courses in the Poconos, located all over from Blakeslee to Delaware Water Gap to Kresgeville and more. If it ever stops raining, you might wanna try a few holes! ;)

Golf Courses in the Southeastern Poconos

Evergreen Golf Course
Golf Shawnee
Cherry Valley
Fernwood Hotel & Resort
Great Bear Golf & Country Club
Country Club of the Poconos
Glenbrook Golf Club
Water Gap Country Club

Northern Pocono Golf Clubs

Buck Hill Golf Club
Golf at Pocono Manor
Jack Frost National
Skytop Lodge Golf Course

Golfing in the West End

Hideaway Hills Golf Club
Indian Mountain Golf Course

For information on homes and land near golf courses in the Poconos, please contact me via email [email protected] or by phone at 570.421.8950 ext. 394

You may also want to try searching my MLS / IDX property search page for an overview of our Pocono Mountains real estate market.