Glenmeadow Learning Talk to Focus on Helping Home Sellers Increase Their Home’s Value

Panel presentation scheduled for April 14 in Agawam

AGAWAM – Glenmeadow Retirement will offer a panel presentation that focuses on how to increase a home’s value before listing it on the market on Tuesday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Agawam Public Library.

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Panelist Laura Dupont of Pioneer Valley Home Staging of Amherst.

The three panelists include: Amy Woolf, an architectural color consultant from Northampton; Laura DuPont of Pioneer Valley Home Staging of Amherst; and Mark Roy of East Coast Home Inspections, LLC, of Enfield, Conn.

During the panel presentation, “Home Sweet Investment: Increasing Your Home’s Value Before You Sell,” the three will offer information on how sellers can make their homes emotionally appealing to buyers, tackle deferred maintenance and navigate the inspection process.

The free event will be held at the Agawam Public Library located at 750 Cooper St., Agawam. Seating is limited, and registration is required; call (413) 567-7800 or email Visit for more information.

As an architectural color consultant, Woolf has helped hundreds of homeowners find the perfect colors for their homes, both inside and out. She has won a national award for kitchen design and been recognized in national media.


Panelist Mark Roy of East Coast Home Inspections.

DuPont advises sellers on interior enhancements and curb appeal. DuPont has been an accredited home staging professional since 2005. In 2007, she launched Pioneer Valley Home Staging along with her husband and business partner, Donald Perreault, who has more than 30 years of experience in landscaping and garden design. Pioneer Valley Home Staging offers sellers help with everything from interior enhancement to curb appeal.

Roy is a mechanical engineer whose seminars for first-time homebuyers received recognition from Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association. He has inspected over 5,500 homes, ranging from a 1,000-foot ranch to a 17,000-square-foot mansion, and he has led first-time home buyer seminars for the troops at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee.

Established in 1884, Glenmeadow is a nonprofit, accredited continuing care retirement community; it provides independent and assisted living at its campus at 24 Tabor Crossing in Longmeadow and expanded Glenmeadow at Home services throughout greater Springfield.

“As a nonprofit, our mission is to serve seniors and their families. One of the ways we do that is by providing free educational offerings in convenient locations throughout the area,” said Tim Cotz, president and CEO.