QCBR 2021 Fall Parade of Homes

Parade of Homes Fall 2021

See the latest trends in new home construction at the Fall 2021 Quad Cities Parade of Homes. Admission is free! Come and see the Parade of Homes:

Saturday, October 16 & Sunday, October 17 from 1pm-5pm
Wednesday, October 20 from 5pm-7pm
Saturday, October 23 & Sunday, October 24 from 1pm-5pm

2021 Quad Cities Fall Parade of Home
5653 E. Creekside Lane, Bettendorf
  • Builder’s Model Home
  • Ranch Style Villas With Zero Entry
  • 2-3 Bedrooms & 2-3 Bathrooms
  • Flat Or Walk-Out Lots With Mature Trees & Pond Views
2021 Quad Cities Fall Parade of Home
4069 Orchard Dr., Bettendorf
  • Urban Inspired “Tanglewood Place” Townhomes
  • Open Concept Design
  • 3-4 Bedrooms
  • Customize Your Townhome Today
  • DRIVE BY ONLY
2021 Quad Cities Fall Parade of Home
3708 N. Birchwood Ave., Davenport
  • 2,492 Square Feet Total
  • Main Floor Features 9′ Ceilings
  • 3-Bedroooms With Their Own Individual Bathrooms
  • 16 x17 Primary Bedroom Includes Walk-In Closet

To see all the homes in the parade, click here. To see more homes for sale, visit Mel Foster Co.

Preparing Your Home To Sell

Preparing Your Home To Sell

Sellers want their home in top condition when it goes on the market. We know those first impressions and curb appeal matter. What can homeowners do to get their house in top condition to sell?

All In The Presentation

You only get one chance to make a first impression. Some say the first impression is the only impression that matters. You’ll often get the best return on your investment when spending money on improvements to the outside of the house. Make time to power wash your home and clear out the spiderwebs on the front porch. Keep the landscape tidy and free of debris and ensure the walkway to your home is clear. Buy the new garage door or update the front entrance door and add a fresh doormat.

Showcase Properly

Clear the entrance and kitchen of dirt and grime. Touch up any nicks in the drywall and paint walls in high-traffic areas inside, like the main hallways and bathrooms. Address any areas where stale odors or stains are noticeable in your carpets or rugs. It may be time to hire a carpet cleaner to do a deep clean. It’s important to depersonalize the home. The buyers have to envision themselves in your space, so remove personal photos where possible.

Do’s And Don’ts

  • DO – Almost all buyers claim they search for a home with good light. Always maximize the lighting at home, both inside and out. Be sure all the window coverings are open to let the sunshine in. Purchase higher wattage bulbs for lamps and light fixtures.
  • DON’T – Even if you think your pet is the most adorable one that exists, not all buyers will agree. It’s best to send your pet to a friend or neighbors’ home during a showing. Some buyers get the impression the house is not clean if animals live there, so it’s best not to have the food bowl or litter box out as a reminder.
  • DO – Buyers want storage. Organize and purge items in your closets so that the closets are only half full. A tidy closet only half full will give the impression that there is plenty of space.

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