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Curb Appeal – Does your home look its best from the outside?

After a long winter, yards can look bedraggled, but if your house is for sale, you can’t let it stay that way. Before the first buyer arrives, you need to create a “Wow” impression from your curb all the way to your front door.

It really is important.

That first view of a home sets the expectation and the tone for the entire viewing. It will make the difference in what they see when they walk inside.

As humans we tend to see what we expect to see. A first impression sets up that expectation, and our minds will subconsciously seek to find evidence that our expectation is correct.

A neglected or run-down exterior tells buyers that the entire house has not been well-maintained, while an inviting exterior tells buyers that what they see inside will be equally inviting.

And generally, that’s what those buyers will see. They’ll subconsciously seek evidence that their expectation is correct, and may even overlook subtle signs that they might be incorrect. That is, if they even get inside to have a look. I’ve been on showings when the buyers refused to get out of the car because they didn’t like the looks of the exterior. They knew that what they saw inside would be a waste of time.

And that’s a shame, because sometimes the interior and exterior don’t match.

While all sellers should definitely make an effort to create a “wow” impression with curb appeal, some simply cannot.

It may be that the homeowners are ill or elderly and have assistance with interior maintenance, but not with exterior maintenance.

It may be that they don’t have the physical or financial capability to keep the lawn neat, shrubs trimmed, fences straight, and trim freshly painted – but they have been able to keep up inside.

So – if you’re a seller, do all in your power to make that first impression set an expectation for good things to come.

And if you’re seeking a home here in (city), try to keep an open mind.

Work to over-ride your mind’s expectations and really look at what you see inside – regardless of what you’ve seen outside.

When you’re ready to buy or sell, call me. If you’re a seller, I’ll help you decide what needs to be done to give your home the greatest appeal to the largest number of buyers. If you’re a buyer, I’ll help you “see through” the insignificant to see the possibilities of the home within.

John Martelotti – (917)202-8309

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson @ Robert DeFalco Realty



Staten Island Real Estate Update for May 9, 2014

Welcome! Feel free to browse and have a look around. I have condensed multiple sources of news and data into one compact resource for you.

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5 Unexpected Ways To Add Value To Your Home

You do not have to spend a lot of money to add value to your home whether you’re  getting it ready for sale, or just want to update your living space.

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Staging Can Make even a Beautiful Home More Apealing!

Just because people tell you your home is beautiful doesn’t mean you should opt out of staging before going on the market.
Part of your home’s charm may be in that it reflects your individual tastes and your family’s lifestyle.
But what are the chances that potential buyers will share those tastes and that lifestyle?
One of the functions of staging is to present the possibilities. It’s to show people of varied tastes that this house could be just right for them. That means it shouldn’t reflect your individuality as much as it reflects the home’s versatility.
An experienced stager will help you de-personalize your home, making it appealing to the greatest number of possible buyers.
Because she is in touch with today’s trends, she’ll advise you if you need to re-paint a room, change out a light-fixture, replace heavy drapes with something lighter, or add touches of a specific color. She’ll also put emphasis on those features of your home that are most in demand at the moment.
Since a stager will likely recommend a bit of de-cluttering, she’ll also be helping you get ready for your move. When all those family photos, trophies, awards, seasonal clothing and toys, and personal collections are already packed, your job will be simpler on moving day.
Staging can not only make your home sell faster, it can cause it to sell for more money, so do give this pre-listing step strong consideration.
I’m acquainted with several of Staten Island’s finest staging pros and will be glad to make some recommendations. Most will give you an initial consultation for a nominal fee, giving you a chance to get acquainted and make sure that your personalities mesh.
Just give me a call at 917-202-8309 or email me and I’ll be glad to tell you about other listing clients who took my advice and got even better results than they expected.