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TRACEY SCHUMACHER KLINE NAMED TOP 100 BEST AGENTS IN NEW YORK STATE AND ONE OF AMERICA'S BEST REAL ESTATE AGENTS BY REAL TRENDS

 

http://www.realtrends.com/best-real-estate-agents-new-yor

The Importance of Lighting When Selling Your Home

 

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By Sharon Brown, Homescapes by Design

Don’t forget lighting updates when planning to sell. From front door lighting to bathroom fixtures and everything in between, updating lighting is an important item on a home owner’s checklist when planning to sell a home.

BEFORE

Brushed or satin nickel finishes on lighting fixtures make a subtle impact when a prospect first sees MLS pictures and decides what homes to actually spend the time visiting.

AFTER

Don’t be left off this list. Get rid of your old brass fixtures. What was once popular is now so out-of-date that it may make prospects focus on what else is out-of-date in the home.

Lighting changes the exterior feel of home as well as the interior ambiance.

Insider Tip: Check out the “commercial multi packs” available from building supply stores that cater to contractors.  These packs include new lighting fixtures for multiple rooms. They are aimed at builders who are installing fixtures for the first time in a new home, but when updating a home they are most useful. Many commercial packs also come with additional add-ons in the same style for such things as chandeliers and ceiling fans.

You want all of your lighting fixtures to have clean lines and create a cohesive look. A handyman can install the lighting for a standard three-bedroom home in several hours. Expect to spend about $500 depending on the size of your home plus the cost of the installer. The cost is very well worth it in positioning your home for a successful sale.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stager Sharon Brown is with Homescapes by Design in Roseville, Minn. Many of her clients’ homes sell at top market value within 30-40 days of listing after they’ve been staged.

 

TRACEY SCHUMACHER KLINE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL SPECIALIST DESIGNATION BY THE COUNCIL OF RESIDENTIAL SPECIALISTS.

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK

 

 

 

 

 

Syracuse, NY, January 17, 2012- Tracey Schumacher Kline, a Syracuse Area Realtor® has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®.

 

Realtors who receive the CRS Designation have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate. Fewer than  31,000 Realtors® nationwide have earned the credential.

 

Home buyers and sellers can be assured that CRS Designees subscribe to the strict Realtors® code of ethics, have access to the latest technology and are specialists in helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs when buying or selling a home.

 

Tracey Schumacher Kline is a sales associate with RE/MAX Realty Plus in Clay.  She is a member of the Greater Syracuse Board of Realtors.

 

Contact:   Tracey Schumacher Kline

                 Phone: (315)243-6544

                 E-mail: realtortracey@gmail.com

Alert! Parents, if your house is for sale, PLEASE remove any and all references to specific information regarding your children. This may include name banners, awards, certificates, report cards, signs, etc.

 

Appliances older than me?

Yes, these are PINK. They are the original appliances put in the house in 1960 and they still work. 

They don't make 'em like they used to!

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