Priscilla Nieto McDonald

Priscilla Nieto McDonald

Assoc. Broker, GRI, CRS, ABR, SRES

RE/MAX ACTION REALTY

Mobile:
215-962-8173
Office:
215-358-1100
Email Me
Priscilla Nieto McDonald

Priscilla Nieto McDonald

Assoc. Broker, GRI, CRS, ABR, SRES

RE/MAX ACTION REALTY

Mobile:
215-962-8173
Office:
215-358-1100
Email Me

Five Ghostly Decorating Mistakes

So the designers of “Better Homes and Gardens” seem to be constantly changing everything!  No, no, I’m not suggesting you have to completely remodel your   home; but look around, if your house looks boring to you, then it probably IS.  These five decorating mistakes have to go or they will come back to haunt you. 

1. White walls may look clean to you, but today homebuyers hate white walls.  Why?  They LOVE color.  White looks so 1990’s and is so boring.  Painting with warm neutral colors is probably the best investment you can make to update your home.

2. Wallpaper looked nice when you paid $30 a roll and a fortune to have it installed.  But wallpaper is so personal that most people will not like what you     like, so why put it back up?  And yes, it may cost just as much to get rid of it, prep the walls and paint; but doing so will bring you a return of two dollars for every dollar invested.  Wallpaper is huge turn off to today’s homebuyers.

3. Paneling was great back in the 70’s and 80’s but it seems that it has lingered a slow death.  Another huge turn off to today’s homebuyers; get rid of it!    You may be able to do it yourself or you may need some professional help, but it’s worth it.  Another great investment to bring you two dollars for every dollar invested.

4. Knick Knacks – yeah, the collections of spoons, plates with all the Presidents on them or mugs from all the states you went to visit.  Look around, they do make a house look busy.  And as you may have guessed, they never increased in value because no one wants them.   So, after you paint, don’t put them back up! 

5. Brass lighting is sure sign what is passe.  After decluttering and painting, new lighting is one of the most impactful ways to give a home a fresh updated look and it really doesn’t cost too much to change your home’s lighting when you consider how it makes the home sparkle.

You’ll be surprise how you can fall back in love with your house if you follow these tips.  And, if you still want to sell after you make these changes; your house will be ready to compete successfully against the other for sale houses.

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Priscilla Nieto McDonald is an Associate Broker and Certified Broker Appraiser.  She started in real estate buying, fixing up, renting and selling investment property with her husband; then she made real estate her professional career.  Over the years, her clients have referred her to their friends and family members so that she has helped people through every state of life:  first-time Buyers, move-up Sellers and Buyers, downsizing Sellers and Executors of Estates. She is referred by estate and divorce Attorneys and Financial Advisors who have clients needing an experienced and compassionate negotiator.  Today, many of her first time buyers are children or nieces and nephews of past clients.  Priscilla has been with Re/Max Action Realty since 1986 and earned the Graduate of Realtors Institute, Certified Residential Specialist, Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager, Certified Relocation Professional, Accredited Buyer Representative and Senior Real Estate designations.  Her clients have referred her to Philadelphia Magazine's 5-Star Professional.  She's a member of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals and is a former member of the Montgomery County Board of Realtors and past Board President of the Salba Corporation, a non-profit 17 unit apartment building. 

Her busy personal life revolves around her Family, her Church and Community volunteer work.  She's a member of the Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Washington Business Alliance, the Montgomery County Network Connections, and the Dickens Auxiliary and MLK Community Health and Benefit Committees of the Abington Jefferson Hospital.  Her greatest joy is to connect with her clients one to one.  She listens to understand and clarify her clients expectations.  She is a calm, reassuring professional who finds solutions to problems and gets things done.  



License #: BA002427L

Specialty: Residential Real Estate Buyer and Seller Brokerage Relocation New Construction Investment

Awards: Re/Max 100% Club, Re/Max Hall of Fame, Re/Max Life Time Achievement Award

Area Covered: Montgomery, Philadelphia and Bucks Counties

Languages Spoken: Spanish