Real Estate Selling: Five (5) Additional Tips To Stage Your Home And Sell It Fast

How you stage your property is a key factor to selling them quickly and in the highest possible price. From basic techniques such as keeping it clean and comfy to setting a relaxed ambience to all prospective homebuyers, the main trick is how to present it in the most homely fashion so as to give it an edge against the thousands of the home properties for sale in the Philippines. Whether it is a house in the suburbs, a city apartment or a posh PH condo that you have put out in the market, learn the ways to make it extra attractive to your future clients.

solds-4Here are five tips to help you out.

 1.      Paint it in warm, neutral colors that appeal to the mass. Each person’s taste in colors varies. Some may want brighter tones such as lime green and orange while others may like it pastel like light blue or baby pink. While white seems safest so they could easily envision their decors, opt for a more sophisticated backdrop in rich mid-tones – mocha or “greige”. To project an image of quality and neutrality, choose paints instead of wallpapers.

2.      Consider flooring. Work on your floorings – give it thorough cleaning, steam-clean the carpets and refinish them as necessary. If your budget will allow it, select hardwood floors, ceramic tiles or stones for the kitchen, bathroom, living and dining rooms to maintain an elegant appearance. Let go of linoleums, they aren’t good options anymore. Place area rugs strategically if you can’t afford huge floor improvements.

3.      Put life to your walls. Place a piece of artwork or design a painted accent wall to draw their eyes and pique their curiosity. Be mindful to notice if there are cracks on your walling as this may pose alert to potential buyers. Be detailed in self-inspection before you invite anyone for a tour.

4.      Provide enough lighting all over the place. Open the curtains and blinds during the visit. Lighten up the surroundings by fixing those broken lamps and getting rid of the outdated light fixtures. No one would want to buy a residence that conveys a boring and gloomy atmosphere. Keep your porch lights on in the evenings for night visitors.

5.      Balance out the furniture. Take note of the size of the rooms when you arrange them. Too little, too much, too small, too big is a definite no. Avoid a cluttered air by balancing them properly. Give the impression that they are all new, expensive and inviting. Style it in a manner that depicts plenty of space.


Best Locations For A Retirement Home In The Philippines

A lot of people dream of having their own retirement home in a place that is peaceful and relaxing. There are a lot of lucky ones who get to have this very early in their lives, some who will only get the chance after they have married off their children, and unfortunately, some will never get to have their own separate home specifically for their retirement years.

Nevertheless, for those who will get the opportunity, choosing a home for your retirement should not be taken lightly. The Philippine real estate property that you will choose should feel right to you and match all of your needs and preferences especially since it will be your home until your last few days. Below are some of the best locations to consider when looking for your retirement home.

  • Laguna. This province is one of the nearest to Metro Manila in the south. Also a site of many new developments and Philippine properties, particularly in Santa Rosa, a home in the province of Laguna will provide you with the quiet of rural life and the easy access to the urban jungle that is Metro Manila.


  • Tagaytay. The cool weather of Tagaytay make it perfect not just for a vacation home but also for a more permanent retirement home. The temperature may be really low during colder months but it is usually just cool and comfortable. The abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables also make it convenient for older people who need to have healthier diets.


  • Palawan. For those who envision a retirement life far away from the city and close to the raw beauty of the Philippine’s most beautiful beaches, then Palawan is the best place to go to. Living a simple life is easily achievable in Palawan and you can enjoy fresh sea foods as much as you want.


  • Cebu. If you are the type who cannot leave the hustle and bustle of the city but prefers quieter retirement years, then Cebu might be the perfect location for you. With the good mix of urban areas in a more rural setting compared to Manila, this province is good for those who still want a commercial life around them even if excellent beaches are just nearby.

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  • Davao. A good place for those who are in the southern provinces, Davao is a good choice that balances the urban air with provincial charm. You can enjoy a lot of must-see places such as Mount Apo and creatures such as the Philippine eagle.Avida expands southward with first condo project in Davao City