Selling Your Home

You’re thinking of listing your home. You wish you had someone you could trust, who will tell you the truth about the market, your home and trustwho would be in the market to buy your home.  I can tell you honestly, I am the realtor you need to call.  I’ve been successful in the business of real estate for a long time.  I attribute that success to 3 things; staying current, being honest and working tirelessly to provide my clients with the best customer service.

I have the expertise to give you the information you need.  I have courage to tell you the truth and the passion to help you chart your course.  In today’s market, if you are selling your home you need to work with the best.  I am Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

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Understanding Feng Shui

While this Chinese method of organizing or balancing energy has been around for at least 3,000 years, it remains misunderstood or dismissed by many as a mystic or metaphysical belief that holds little to no value whatsoever. But it’s hard to believe that a wisdom that’s been practiced for so long and has so many avid followers could be completely without merit, which is why a brief explanation might illuminate some of its benefits.

feng-shui-01-26At its root, feng means “wind” and shui means “water” (pronounced fung-shway) and is symbolic of its close ties with nature.  Good “wind” and “water” meant a good harvest, or in today’s terms, good fortune. Practitioners use scientific calculations, a special compass, astronomy, and the Five Elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water) to determine how best to arrange a home to maximize the good energy.

Using the elements in their proper places, with their proper colors and making sure that objects such as mirrors, lights and furniture are in the right position, according to some, can bring everything from wealth to love into your life by allowing good energy to flow. These days, some people hire feng shui experts before a home is even purchased to make sure that there are no major misplaced elements of the prospective residence like a fireplace or stairs.

No matter what your beliefs, it is my privilege to help you find a home you feel comfortable in. My name is Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

Resolving the Clutter

New Year’s resolutions – whether you actually make them or not, they always start to creep into our consciousness. Often it’s about losing weight thanks to all the delicious holidaresolve-closet-photoy treats that we’ve been snacking on for the past month, but one that makes the list quite often is cleaning out the clutter in our lives.
 
Sometimes it’s your office, but more often than not, it’s our home. And if you have wonderful children living with you, clutter becomes even more painfully obvious when they try to put away a new batch of Christmas presents. OK, OK, we can’t blame it all on them. Nevertheless, getting rid of things you don’t use or need, and organizing what you do, is a task that doesn’t resolve itself. It takes planning, and let’s face it, lots of work.
 
Some tips from the experts suggest starting small, baby steps. We all have grandiose ideas in our head, but accomplishing even the little things is just as rewarding and more likely to motivate you to keep going rather than tackling a big project all at once that never gets finished. It’s amazing what a simple hall closet can do for your self esteem. And while The Container Store and IKEA haunt our dreams as the meccas of organization, simply putting things into labeled shoe boxes work just as good when our budgets don’t quite match our vision.
 
And if all else fails and you realize that you have simply outgrown your home and it’s time for a new one, I’d be more than happy to help you. My name is Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.

Selling Your Home in Today’s Market

by Carol Wolfe

We are all aware that the housing market has changed significantly in the last two years.  But the fact remains that homes are still being bought and sold.  If you are trying to sell your home or are interested in listing it there are a few things that you should know that can help you to sell your home quickly and for the right price.

  1. Get an Expert – This may sound a little simplistic but you would be surprised at how many people will list their home with a friend or a relative who is just starting out in the business of real estate.  Two years ago, selling a home was easy; in today’s market you need an expert.  Make sure that it is a realtor who has a proven track record in today’s market. 
  2. Make sure that your expert has a specific marketing plan for your home that utilizes the internet.  Every home I sell has its own website and the URL address is listed prominently on every aspect of the marketing.  We now know that approximately 80% of people buying a home will begin their search on the internet.  Having a strong web presence with beautiful pictures is an absolute necessity in today’s market.
  3. Make sure that the real estate expert you choose has access to top notch stagers.  While it is no longer advisable to do expensive renovations before attempting to sell your home, it is advisable to hire the services of a reputable stager.  A stager can come in and make a few small changes which can make the difference of how quickly your home sells.  I recently sold a home that had been languishing on the market for several months under the direction of another realtor.  When I took over the listing we had a stager come in to work her magic and the house sold within 3 weeks. 

For all of these reasons it is important to provide yourself with the best possible professional services when selling your home.  Your time is valuable; don’t waste it working with anything less than the best. 

I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.