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    When we decide to sell our property, we usually think that it will not be for a long time, until the buyers will come along with all the new web platforms that exist on the market and with the help of the real estate agencies that will do everything possible to get to sell your home ... But nothing is further from reality.

    It is true that real estate agencies are able to find the best buyer for your home as quickly as possible, and take away that horrible headache that generates the entire process of selling your property.

    But in today's market, you have to follow the demand and supply law, so you have to get your property to stand out above the others to get them to accept your offer and avoid those typical sales with cheeky offers.

    At Starck-Estates, we are going to give you some tips to impress the future buyers, because the first impression is the most important.


    Home Staging

    We will prepare the staging of your house to make it much more striking with some small arrangements.

    First of all it is to fix the small damages that are in the house: broken plugs, clogged sinks, cracks on the walls, worn paint, etc. It is important that this is perfect since many buyers look for any defect to get a discount.

    Colors and smells are another important point that you should keep in mind. We recommend that you paint the house with light colors and give light to the rooms. Also try that the house always smells neutral with air fresheners, since there are many people who have the most sensitive smell and the smell can bother them. On the other hand you may want to offer a better feeling of home and warmth, for that you can prepare coffee or cookies so that when the future buyers arrive the first smell that enters them is that. A very common strategy in northern European countries.

    Get the feeling of space by removing furniture, in case you have many, to make it seem wider. You may still be living in your home while they are viewing it, but try to leave the wardrobes in the rooms empty or at least tidy, since many buyers look closely at the size of the cabinets when assessing a room.

    Finally, decoration and light are other points to consider. The house has to be clear and with space, without very personal decoration such as photos or memories of past trips. But we must continue to impress and attract attention, that is why placing a cushion, a plant or a new curtains with neutral and cheerful colors will get that wow effect we are looking for.

    Many people look at bright houses or apartments, and that is why we have to try to find out at what time of day more light enters the interior of the property to agree hours of visits at that time and scratch some points to sell.


    Real estate agency Starck-Estates

    Don´t worry if there are too many things to consider before selling your home, our expert team in the sector will help you and detect all possible failures that may cause a problem when selling.

    Each client receives complete and personalized advice for their needs and situation.

    Trust Starck-Estates to market your property. Our pre-sale service, service during the sale and after-sale is incomparable and unique.

    We wait for you!



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    Currently the consumption of energy through electronic devices has skyrocketed to levels that are unsustainable. Furthermore to adding the use of electronic devices for everyday use in the household, such as the refrigerator, microwave or television.


    What is energy efficiency?

    It is simple that during the day we are not aware of the large amount of energy that we waste and the damages that this means for our pocket at the end of the month and for our planet, which is on the verge of saturation.

    As a definition, energy efficiency is the efficient use of energy. When an electronic device consumes an amount lower than the average to perform an activity.

    It also seeks to protect the environment by consuming no more than necessary. We thus avoid the sending of CO2 into the atmosphere.


    The benefits of energy efficiency.

    As we have already mentioned, having a non-energy efficient home is one of the main sources of expenses for families that must face the electricity bill at the end of the month. And even more during the winter and summer because of the air conditioners and fans.

    Following energy efficiency standards in the home will mean:

    · Save on your electricity bill each month.

    · Help the environment.

    · Increase the price of the house, as long as you have the Energy Label.

    The energy label is a document that details the qualification obtained by the property. This sticker follows a scale of letters that goes from A, being the best score, to G, being the worst of all.

    This certificate can be done by an authorized technician with the necessary qualification. There are several companies that do it and therefore you can choose the one you prefer.


    How to improve the energy efficiency of my home

    Now that you know what energy efficiency and its benefits are, we will tell you what you can do to improve it in your home.

    The windows

    Not all the windows of properties are insulating. Because of them, a large amount of temperature is lost, which means that we consume the air conditioners for longer and with higher temperatures. Change them for ones that isolate more and in the medium term you will have saved a lot of money.

    Energy efficient appliances

    It is true that these appliances are more expensive than others. But it is an investment that will become profitable in a short time.

    The light bulbs

    Exchange your old halogen and fluorescent lights to LED bulbs, which in addition to helping you save on the electricity bill, usually have 50,000 hours of use.

    The temperature

    Keep the temperature of your home at the right point. Neither above nor below 21ºC in winter and 27ºC in summer.


    How to calculate Energy efficiency

    Obviously there is a mathematical formula to know that information. But we, we are going to recommend a tool developed by Leroy Merlin that will make it much easier to calculate the efficiency of your home through a simple test.

    If not, you can also call a specialized technician to calculate it.



    Count on Starck-Estates to sell your property. We are a team of professionals specialized in buying and selling real estate in Costa Blanca.

    We will advise you to perfection so that you can get the most benefit from your property. We can also help you to improve your energy certificate, since we know how important it is to have a good level, to sell at the best price.

    Trust Starck-Estates.

    We are pleased to help you!



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    When we buy a house we treat it as if it was our own family. We take care of it and decorate it to the smallest detail, leaving our own personality reflected in its walls.

    Of all the rooms that our house can have, the living room is where 70% of the life is made. And that's why it's the space that has to be more conditioned for our long stay. The problem is that sometimes it can be a bit small and you can get a little claustrophobic.

    At Starck-Estates we are going to give you some ideas so that you get the most out of your living room in an easy and fast way.

    Light colors.

    Light colors such as white, light gray or off-white are allies of light, they get reflected in the walls, blurring the limits and giving the feeling of spaciousness. You can complement by changing the floor also by parquet or light colored ceramics. The floor expands everything. The dark or warm colors on the contrary get the effect of darkness, turn off the light that enters from outside and give the sensation of being a smaller space.

    Light colors will give your living room a modern and fresh feeling.

     Less is more

    We all dream of a large sofa where we can rest after a hard day of work and watch our favorite Netflix program. But if we suffer from a small room that would be a big mistake.

    Find a sofa that can satisfy your need but without eating your living room. You can for example choose sofas of 2 or 3 seats. Also individual armchairs with light colors like grey and white to get the light to continue reflecting.

    If you do not like too much the extremely white spaces you can dress your sofas with turquoise colors or pale pink, since these colors will give a little more life to your living room and will not overwhelm or extinguish the area.

    Continuing with minimalism, the concept of less is more, is perfect. Do not load the room with multiple shelves or high coffee tables. Clear spaces in the center give more sense of spaciousness. Let the light enter through all the areas of your living room so that your perception is wider.

    Mirror, mirror on the Wall

    Another great ally of the small and low-light rooms are the mirrors. With them you will be able to create optical illusions of amplitude. Place them strategically so that the little light that enters through the living room window is reflected in them and distributes light throughout the space.

    You can complement putting some photographs or pictures on the walls, but taking into account not to overload the space so as not to reduce the size sensation.

    Your home in Costa Blanca

    If you follow our advice you can make your small room look more spacious and fresh, but you may still be looking for the house of your dreams or a second home on the Costa Blanca.

    At Starck-Estates we have a wide variety of spectacular houses and villas in the Costa Blanca area, where you will not suffer from small spaces, as they have very spacious and bright rooms.

    Count on our professional team at Starck-Estates. Specialists with years of experience in the sector to make your wishes and goals come true.


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