A log cabin halfway up a mountain can seem one of the most idyllic and relaxing places to be, so why not bring it right into your own home by decorating a room like one? That way you can go on holiday every day of the year, or recreate a magical experience from a past holiday. The idea of sofas and chairs in a rustic style room is to create a pleasant, comfortable feel.
Twig furniture can look great, although old pine pieces or those that have been whitewashed are more common. Mission style furniture also works excellently here, as do big plump love seats, both of which can be added to with huge soft cushions. If you fancy it, wrought iron furniture can also look good here, but takes a bit more effort to blend in.
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In terms of color, to blend in with the rustic idea you will obviously want to use natural-looking colors, mainly greens, reds, and blues, although gold highlights also look good. The obvious rustic color, brown, is generally too dark, but lighter shades work well. The amount of accessories that you can use in a rustic room is almost endless, as most things will go, but some more authentic things include things made from hard, dark woods, plaques, and candle holders. After you have fully accessorized, you will have your very own log cabin right inside your own home, for you to take some time out and enjoy, just relaxing.
Or use real estate listing sites outside of the MLS. Putting a for sale by owner sign on the front yard is no longer good enough if you want to sell your home quickly for a reasonable price. In fact, many real estate agents avoid FSBO signs and won’t show those properties to their clients. This will drive away many likely buyers, so skip the “for sale by owner sign” in the yard. Craigslist is a free way to list a property, but the people it brings in may not be the serious homebuyers you want (or offer to buy it at a wholesale rate). Do you know the difference between taking over the payments for property and actually selling it? What is someone suggesting when they ask to lease to own instead of purchasing the property? Do you know what escrow is when someone asks you about it? While most homeowners are not real estate experts, get familiar with the most commonly used real estate legal terms so that you understand them when they come up during discussions with buyers.
Be familiar with the rights that come with the property, like oil and gas rights or water rights, as well as easements applied to the property. Don’t promise to seller financing unless you know what it is and are willing to go through with it. Another mistake homeowners make is relying on emotional words instead of pictures when promoting the house. Take pictures of the inside of the home after it has been cleaned, repaired and staged. Show the living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchen. Post pictures of the back yard as well as the front yard as long as they are well kept.
However, do not post beautiful old pictures of your home that cause buyers to walk away when they see the home in its current condition, far below their expectations. The biggest takeaway is that for sale by owner doesn’t always save people the money they think it does. Selling a home sounds quite complicated, and from the list of costs you have provided – MLS listing, cleaning supplies, buyer’s agent fees, etc., people may be better off just using an agent, and save money in the long run. Very thorough and good advice.