Open House Tips: Cleaning House – Secrets of a Truly Deep Clean

CleaningDeep clean your house and you’ll brighten rooms and help maintain your home’s value.

De-bug the light fixtures

See that bug burial ground within your overhead fixtures? Turn off the lights and carefully remove fixture covers, dump out flies and wash with hot soapy water. While you’re up there, dust … Read the rest

Open House Tips: 8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal and Value to Your Home

CondominiumHere are eight ways to help your home put its best face forward.

 The way your house looks from the street — attractively landscaped and well-maintained — can add thousands to its value and cut the time it takes to sell. But which projects pump upcurb appeal most? Some spit and … Read the rest

Video: Chester County Market Minute – April 2013

April SoldUnits Sold
There was an increase in total units sold in April, with 504 sold this month in Chester County Real Estate versus 407 last month, an increase of 24%. This month’s total units sold was higher than at this time last year, an increase of 15% versus April 2012.… Read the rest

Open House Tips: How to Get Rid of Stuff and Declutter Your Life

I love clutterYou can get that warm, fuzzy holiday feeling and make a few bucks by responsibly ditching all the excess stuff you accumulate, particularly at this time of year.

Before you cast off, sort out 
This video by home organizer Alejandra Costello demonstrates her system for organizing items you wish to

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Open House Tips: Pet Odor Can Chase Away Buyers

What are you doing here?Don’t let pet odors derail your home sale.

Air your house out. While you’re cleaning, throw open all the windows in your home to allow fresh air to circulate and sweep out unpleasant scents.

Once your house is free of pet odors, do what you can to keep the smells … Read the rest