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How color psychology can help sell your home
We use color to describe our emotions: she's feeling blue, he's red-faced, we're green with envy. Researches say that colors play into human psychology and can even impact how we react to what we see, and what we want to buy. 

How can color psychology help you sell your home?
  • Soft yellow is associated with happiness and light, making it a great color for family gathering areas, such as kitchens
  • Light blues can create a feeling of tranquility, like the ocean waves: relaxing and calming, terrific for bathrooms
  • Greens are associated with nature, used to convey a feeling of peace and quiet and versatile for almost any room in the house
  • Gray is a neutral color, best used to connect spaces, such as hallways
Colors to leave off your walls? Avoid reds and oranges, color experts recommend.
The dangers of overpricing a property
It's said you never get a second chance to make a first impression. That's especially true when it comes to pricing your home for sale. One mistake you don't want to make: overpricing it. 

What are the dangers of overpricing a home? Pricing a home too high can stall your sale. The greatest amount of traffic occurs within the first couple of weeks that your home is listed for sale. Visitor traffic trails off dramatically after that. So even if you drop your price later, you have potentially lost buyers who have found other properties, or who are no longer considering your home, as they left with the impression that it was priced too high. 

The best strategy is to work with your agent to price your home right to reach the greatest number of potential buyers with the right first impression.
Recently Sold
22542 Benjamin Street, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
$459,900
3 Bedrooms  |  2 Bathrooms  |  2,662 Square Feet
Listing ID: 217105959

Fantastic Panoramic Views of the Lake from this Waterfront/Canal Front home. 100 feet Views on the Waterfront and 75 feet on the Canal with Hoist for up to a 28-foot boat, so no obstructed lake views. Canal dredged 2 years ago. Fantastic Lake Views from Living, Dining, and Family Rooms, Kitchen and Master Bedroom. Updated Kitchen with granite and High End Stainless Appliances, Updated Main bath, Master with Updated Bath, Walk In California Closet and Balcony overlooking the Lake and Canal, 2nd floor laundry, Natural Fireplace, Formal Dining Room, Family Room, New Board and Batten Sun and Wind Resistant Exterior Siding, Attached Garage with Loft Storage, Sprinkler system that pumps from the canal and the list goes on. Flood Insurance Required.

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Have you taken an insurance inventory of your home lately?
It's the one thing that every homeowner has and hopes they never need: insurance. To make sure you are always prepared, experts recommend that you keep on hand a complete home inventory. 

State Farm says that a home inventory can help expedite an insurance claim after theft, damage, or loss. It not only helps in the settlement of a loss or claim, but may also help verify tax-deductible property losses.

Most insurance companies provide some handy online Home Inventory Checklists. But the fastest, easiest way is a video walkthrough of your home. Document everything with your smartphone. Then upload the video to the cloud, such as Apple iCloud, Google Drive, or Dropbox, so it's stored remotely. Supplement your video with documentation. Take photos of receipts, credit card statements, appraisals and other documents. Upload these to the Internet too.
Lynn Caldwell

Sine & Monaghan, REALTORS® Real Living
18412 Mack Ave.
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
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