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Rooms Preventing You From Selling

When it comes to making your home stand out, it's critical to ensure every room in the house is attractive to buyers. Our real estate agents help tons of clients with Richmond homes for sale understand how to prepare to put their homes on the market.

Sometimes it may be a certain room holding you back from getting offers on your home. Beware of the following pitfalls that may leave you wondering why buyers aren't biting.

  1. Cluttered Rooms
    It doesn't matter if it's a children's playroom, your bedroom, or basement, clutter plain turns buyers off and putting your house on the market is a perfect excuse to get rid of it. It's critical. When potential buyers see clutter, they often assume that your house is dirty. It's also difficult for them to envision themselves and their things living there. Sell, donate, or throw away anything and everything you don't need or want to keep. And don't forget closets, cabinets, and drawers—the last thing you want is a pile of clothes falling on someone's head when they open the door to check out closet space in the hall or bedroom.
  2. Poorly Lit Rooms
    Nobody wants to walk into a dark, creepy room, even if the rest of the house is bright and light. Make sure to open all the curtains and blinds before showing your home. Turn on lamps or add new ones if a room is in desperate need of light. One easy, affordable way to make your house look updated is to install more modern overhead light figures. Sparkling clean windows and a pretty plant by the window or in the corner will also brighten up any room. If any area of your home is painted in dark colors, painting it a lighter color like beige or gray will also lighten things up.
  3. Damp, Creepy Basements
    If your basement needs a little TLC, consider putting up some shelves or bookcases and neatly storing books, toys, or other items. It's also essential to make sure your basement smells good. Mildewy smells can make buyers think there's been a flood or there's something wrong with the foundation. If there is a problem—fix it before listing.

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Dog Friendly Richmond

Why leave your pets at home when you can take them out for a night on the town? National Love Your Pet Day is coming up on February 20th and is the perfect opportunity to bring your pooch along for a nice meal in the Richmond area. The next time you are heading out for a little relaxation with your family, bring Fido or Fifi with you to these fantastic area restaurants that are dog-friendly.  

  1. Tap House - 100 S 14th St, Richmond, VA 23219
    Nothing beats relaxing with a flavorful, juicy burger and a cold beer on tap. At The Tap House, you can enjoy your favorite burger with a wide selection of specialty beers. Always warm and welcoming, you and your pet can sit back, relax, and enjoy spending time outside of the house together. 
  2. Acacia Mid-Town - 2601 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220
    Located just a few blocks away from Boat Lake, Acacia Mid-Town is a popular place to sit down and have a bite to eat. Their burgers are crafted from the freshest ingredients America has to offer. With over a decade of experience operating in Richmond, the chefs are some of the best in the area. You'll appreciate their skill and attention to detail in every bite!

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Richmond Florists

Valentine's Day is coming, which means love is in the air around Richmond homes for sale. Brighten your sweetheart's day and "say it with flowers" from one of these great shops in the Richmond area. 

  1. Christopher Flowers - 3120 W. Cary St., Richmond 23221
    The owner and head designer of Christopher Flowers has spent his life in the business studying under his mother, an acclaimed Richmond florist known as the "Flower Lady." Christoper also has a younger designer on staff to ensure that they can accommodate a full range of styles and trends. Christopher Flowers is open 8:45 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday.

  2. Pat's Florist - 1721 W. Main St., Richmond 23220
    For more than 40 years, family-owned Pat's Florist has been providing residents of the Richmond area with stunning flower arrangements for all occasions. Add a unique touch with "flowers in a gift," featuring an assortment of creative reusable vases in colorful and whimsical styles. Hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays and 8:30 a.m. - noon Saturday.

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River City Spirits Festival

Did you know that Richmond is home to a dynamic collection of local distilleries and breweries? The second annual River City Spirits Festival provides the perfect opportunity to experience all of the best award-winning local spirits in one convenient location. It's a full day of spirits, live music, food, and shopping at Stony Point Fashion Park. Our REALTORS® have all the exciting details about what to expect from this year's River City Spirits Festival.

Event Spotlight: River City Spirits Festival

Location: Stony Point Fashion Park – 9200 Stony Point Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23235

Date: February 15, 2020 – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Get a Taste of Richmond's Local Distilling and Brewing Scene
    The River City Spirits Festival is the place to taste the best spirits, wine, and craft beer that the Richmond area has to offer. Your admission buys you unlimited drinks from more than 20 distilleries and craft breweries from throughout Virginia, including your favorites from Richmond. Spirits from local distilleries have earned international acclaim for their taste and complexity, giving Richmond a reputation as a true distilling hotspot. Try them all in one place at the River City Spirits Festival.

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