Top Tips for Keeping Your Garage Neat and Organized

The garage ranks high along with the basement for spaces where families tend to dump things they don’t know what to do with. It’s easy to store a box you never unpacked, some outdoor equipment or some unused paint in your garage and simply ignore the fact that it’s there when you pull in your car [...]

How to Create an Organized Garage for Fall

As the warm breezes of summer give way to chillier temperatures, consider rearranging the items in your garage to ensure you’re ready for colder weather. Here are six steps to help you get your garage organized and ready for fall (and winter): Step #1 Categorize Items It’s hard to whip your garage into shape without [...]

How to Prevent Mold in Your Home

People generate moisture through everyday living, especially in the summer when people try to beat the heat with air conditioning. The resulting moisture in turn generates mold. One of the most common places where mold forms is in the bathroom. Bathroom mold left untreated can be dangerous. The warm moisture from showers and baths is [...]

How to Captivate Home Buyers By Capturing a Hotel Vibe

When it comes time to sell your home, you need to keep one thing in mind: buyers don’t want to see or feel you in the house. What we mean is that buyers are looking for a blank slate that they can envision making their very own. They don’t want your family pictures, unique style, [...]

Spruce Up The Half Bath Before Guests Arrive

Hosting family or friends is an equally exciting and stressful experience for all. If they are visiting Nevada County for the first time, you are excited to show them around the area but nervous about hosting them. Having a comfortable guest bathroom is key and you’ll want to deck it out with all the necessary [...]

Bathroom Organization Ideas for Small Spaces

Let's face it, some spaces in our Nevada County homes are tight. When you live in a small space, it’s important that every area be organized, functional, and attractive. Any space that is even just a teensy bit overcrowded makes the space feel claustrophobic. The bathroom is no exception! Here are some bathroom organization ideas [...]

Five Overlooked Ways to Prepare Your Home for Sale

Congratulations! You’ve decided to list your home on the market. You know it’s a well-cared-for house and you feel confident you’ll be able to sell it for asking price. Well, maybe “confident” isn’t the right word. You hope you’ll be able to get your asking price, but you wouldn’t mind having an extra push to help [...]

How to Prepare for an Open House

Since it is summer in Nevada County, lots of agents are holding their listings open. Open houses are really beneficial for both agents and owners. Having an open house allows many people at a time to go and view the home. On top of the agents having their own public open houses, Coldwell Banker agents [...]

10 Things in Your Bathroom You’re Probably Forgetting to Clean

Cleaning is hard. I mean, it's not hard to do if you do it regularly, but there are always things that get missed. Little things like dusting the tops of bookshelves, sucking everything up from behind the furniture, and moving the fridge to get all the gunk underneath. Then Spring comes along and many people decide [...]

How to Make Your Home Stand Out During an Open House

Home staging is one of the most important aspects of the selling process and also one of the most under-appreciated. Many homeowners put in a great deal of effort to make sure their house is set up nicely. Others don't do much to increase the appeal of their home. There are several tips that real [...]