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Daily Real Estate News  |  March 16, 2009  |   4 Tips to Make a Home More Inviting
Model homes are important tools for builders because they help buyers fall in love with a home.

Phyllis Ryan, president of the model-home division of Interior Concepts, a Maryland design firm that specializes in furnishing new homes, has some tips that might benefit anyone who is selling a home.
  • A stylish kitchen appeals to many buyers. If a sellers has upgraded cabinets and granite countertops, that’s good. If they don’t, it may help to display some stylish touches like an espresso machine, a retro toaster or just some luscious fruit.
  • Lots of light makes spaces feel larger. Turn on all the lights even during the day and add a few extra lights if necessary.
  • The master bedroom should seduce a buyer. Play soft jazz, pile the bed high with a cushy comforter and pillows. Stack plush towels in the bathroom.
  • Add drama to a bottleneck or a dead end space. Prop an oversize mirror against the wall. It visually ops a space and adds drama.

Source: Washington Post, Elizabeth Razzi (03/14/2009)

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