Thursday, September 25, 2014


Move right in to this completely renovated Cape Cod boasting 5 spacious bedrooms, 2 full high end baths, a custom kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

New driveway, newer furnace/tankless hot water heater/ a/c unit.

Hardwood floors throughout and sprawling private backyard.

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Trumbull Listing

Listed by Victor Vitti
Compass Real Estate Group, LLC

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Staging vs. Empty

Should I stage my home or leave it empty?
Like it or not, staging a home has become an essential step in the selling process.  Prospective buyers have come to expect neutral walls, minimal decor, and yes, even furniture with clean straight lines, appropriately positioned in each room.  Despite all the effort you may have to put in, the actuality is a well-staged home WILL SELL.

Lately, our clients have sought our opinion on staging a home as opposed to leaving it empty.  Our own Realtors have seen everything, from staging, to empty, to lived-in.  Here’s the reason why we believe keeping it clean and nicely decorated is important:

Leaving your home empty leaves is susceptible to criticism

Think about an empty room – what’s left to look at? - The walls, the molding, the ceiling, maybe a rack in the closet?  If everything is not up to snuff, you’re leaving your empty space pretty vulnerable.  People will critique even when there is little to critique about.  Filling a room with furniture may make them concentrate more on the overall room and not on a small hole left by a hanging picture frame.

How should we use this room?

Taking the guess work out of the layout of your home will make the selling process faster and more efficient.  Ultimately, buyers will step into your home and imagine their own.  They may be looking for certain types of rooms – an office, a playroom, a dining room, a guest bedroom, etc.  Showcasing these rooms gives them the opportunity to mentally check them off their list.

It’s hard to gauge the size of an empty room

Finding the perfect home is a mental process.  Upon entering a room, buyers are picturing how their own furniture and décor will come into play.  Will the king size bed fit in this room?  Where will we put the desk?  Having furniture in place, though it might not be the same size and dimensions, will assist in giving a good reference point as to how their own will fit.

An empty house is not a home

This is a fine line.  On one hand, you have to remove everything that says “you” – pictures, knick knacks, and any excess of décor.  On the other hand, emptying it completely makes it look less like a home and more like an abandoned house.  The key is to fill it with just enough to make it presentational.  Not “lived-in”, but inviting, so that anyone can picture themselves living there.

Statistics have shown that a staged home will stay on the market for approximately 32 days, while an unstaged home will remain for up to 200.  Investing in something you’re ready to get rid of might not be what you want to hear, but the return is great.

Homes that sit on the market, usually see 1 to 2 (sometimes 3) reductions in price – depending on how long they sit.  And, if you’re still making monthly mortgage payments, you can add that in as well. 

A well-staged home will give you license to increase the listing price, speed up the selling process and in the end, put more money in your pocket.

Article by Kim Fromentin
for Compass Real Estate Group, LLC

Thursday, September 11, 2014

What Are You Doing This Weekend?

Come to our OPEN HOUSE this Sunday,

September 14th from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.
36 Winslow Road
Trumbull, CT  06611

Move right in to this completely renovated Cape Cod boasting 5 spacious bedrooms, 2 full high-end baths, a custom kitchen w/granite countertops and SS appliances.

New driveway, newer furnace, tankless hot water heater, and a/c unit.

Hardwood floors throughout and sprawling private backyard.
Property listed by:

Compass Real Estate Group, LLC
354 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Home for Rent/Lease in The Beach Area

Fairfield, CT    $5,400 monthly

Welcome to Fairfield Beach. Enjoy a relaxing beach lifestyle in this bright & airy 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home with water views.

Soak in gorgeous sunsets over the salt marsh while dining on the deck or stroll along the beach, located directly across the street.

The first floor, completely renovated with a new full bathroom is perfect for an in-law set up or a spacious playroom.   Other features include hardwood floors, private fenced in yard and garage.

Call to schedule a viewing. Credit check and references a must.


Listed by Chris Constand for Compass Real Estate Group, LLC