Can Hiring a Professional Photographer For Listing Photos Help Sell Your Home Faster?

A picture is worth a thousand words. We’ve all heard the saying before, and it’s definitely true when it comes to real estate. It would be almost impossible to fully describe a house without pictures. There’s just one problem; too often homeowners forget about picture quality. Not all images are created equal. Blurry or poor-quality [...]

A Mindful Move: Home is Where the Om Is

Written by NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm We are all trying to be more mindful. No reason to “try;” instead, relax and be. Easier said than done, right? We all strive to be mindful: aware of emotions, present in the moment, attentive to the needs of others, conscious of our planet and calm. But, in [...]

5 Tips for Staying Organized in the New Year

The new year brings new opportunities to set and achieve goals and get organized. Decluttering and organizing might seem like a giant mountain to move, but oftentimes the hardest part is getting started. So many of us get stuck before we truly start and then cannot seem to stay organized over time. If you’re planning [...]

The 7 Do’s of Holiday Decorating When Your Home Is for Sale

The holiday season can be the most challenging time in the life of a seller. Chilly, wet weather and falling leaves in November and December might mean more raking and shoveling to keep your home pristine. However, the damp weather and dark skies don’t have to squelch your holiday spirit. In fact, the holidays are [...]

How to Prepare Your Home This Winter for a Successful Spring Sale

Planning to sell your home next spring? Why not get a jumpstart during the fall /winter season so you have more time and less stress while preparing? An added plus is that your home could potentially be ready to list in time for the early spring selling season at the end of January when the [...]

Tricks to Treat Yourself to a Renewed Home

Is your home fulfilling your current lifestyle needs? Has your home been on the market for months and still not sold? If you answer “Yes” to either of these questions, your home may be going through an identity crisis; it is not configured to best meet your current way of living – or to attract potential [...]

Disclosaphobia? 5 Tips for Completing a Seller’s Disclosure

The seller’s disclosure is one of the most important documents that a buyer closely scrutinizes prior to going under contract. Here are important things to keep in mind as you complete this form. By Victoria Keichinger The following is a guest post from Cara Ameer, an agent with Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty in Ponte Vedra [...]

Stage Your Home for the Millennial Buyer

In 2015, real estate sales sharply shifted toward the Millennial buyer and there are many ways sellers in Mendocino County can prepare their home to attract this buyer. Here are ten things Millennials look for, and how to implement them in your home. MELINA GILLIES In 2015, real estate sales sharply shifted toward the Millennial [...]

11 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Moving Company

I know, you were thinking you would just Google “moving company.” Sure, you will find a zillion moving companies, but are you ready to handover your prized possessions into any stranger’s hands? So, how do you choose the mover you can trust? Here are some handy tips on what to look for when hiring a [...]

Kitchen Remodeling: 14 Ways to Take Thousands Off the Cost

We always hear that remodeling a kitchen is one of the most expensive home improvements. And it can be. The Remodeling 2014 Cost vs. Value Report listed the average cost of a major kitchen remodel at $54,909, and even a minor remodel came in at $18,856. But kitchen remodeling doesn't have to be that expensive. [...]