I swear it was the middle of summer like five days ago and boom, here we are looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year’s is literally right around the corner. Where are the days going? While a lot of the country is looking forward to the holiday season, some people are concerned about selling. It’s not ideal to sell your home or even buy a home around the holidays, but it still happens and whether it’s a job change, family status change, or you have finally found the home of your dreams, selling before the end of the year can be stressful. However, there are some ways to do it so that you feel confident and prepared. Here are my top 10 tips for selling your home before Christmas. [Read more…]
Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make but maintaining a high value is sometimes a little foreign to homeowners. The last thing you want to do is ruin or decrease your home’s value but many homeowners are doing so without even knowing it.
Here are 10 of the most common ways people ruin their home’s value.
#1. They’ve purchased a home near a power plant or city dump.
For those of us with furry family members in the home, we know that they can add to the cleaning needs inside. It can be extra frustrating if you’re trying to sell your home at the same time.
One of the most common and routine things we clean up after out animals is hair ( unless you have a hypo allergenic breed). Pet hair can work its way into carpet and upholstery and be pretty stubborn to remove. Some pets shed so much you wonder how there is any hair left on their body. One of the best ways to keep hair out of the carpet and upholstery is to help reduce the amount of shedding. Here are some things you can do to keep the hair going into your soft surfaces to a minimum. (Tips from the pros) [Read more…]
There are so many factors that go into putting your home on the market. Everyone can agree that the quicker you sell your home the better right? One of the best ways to get your home sold quickly is to get the word out about your home. The more people that know your home is available the better because it will enable you to find that perfect buyer to fall in love and deem your home the perfect home for them. [Read more…]
Moving can be a pain, but with these quick tips you can move and relocate easier than ever before. But the key is starting early. Here are my top 10 moving hacks.
No, 2018 is certainly not over, but if you’re considering selling in the next couple months, it helps to do a little research so you get the best price for your property and have prepared the home right. Here’s the top-selling tips for 2018 so far… [Read more…]
It seems like a lot of people are renovating and remodeling this spring. Many of the remodeling contractors are already out until the end of summer, so what’s prompting all the remodels? Well, the economy is good, people have received raises, and because home prices are rising, many homeowners are simply remodeling their homes rather than buying new ones. So, what’s in and what’s out and home renovation trends? [Read more…]
I’ve heard it go back and forth for years that open houses are great idea and then they’re a terrible idea. Whatever the case may be, if you want to have a successful open house there are some things that need to happen first. An open house can open the doors to potential buyers though you’ll have a lot of nosy neighbors and people just browsing the neighborhood. However, an open house can be one of the very first steps a homeowner takes when trying to get more exposure on a property. [Read more…]
The most recent and hottest trends in flooring are hard surface floors, but there are still many reasons to lay carpet in your home. Even if you don’t want carpet in every room of your home you might find you prefer the softness and insulation of carpet in some spaces. Today’s carpet choices are more varied and stylish than ever before. Some designers are even bringing carpet back into the style scene. You may be surprised what you find and just how stylish carpet can be. [Read more…]
This is a common concern right now; we’re scared to sell because we also have to turn around and buy. It’s a great time for agents because houses are selling so fast! Hey, wait a minute, not so fast. That’s not necessarily true because inventory is down, competition is extremely high, and a lot of homeowners are in the same situation, scared to sell because they have to turn around and buy. Sure, if you are a seller going to the rental market or moving to a different location altogether, selling is easy. Heck, you practically don’t even have to put a sign in the front yard before the home is sold (as long as it is priced correctly). [Read more…]