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Front Walkway Improvements That Boost Curb Appeal

January 11th, 2021

 

Your front walkway is one of the first sections of real estate a buyer will set foot on when coming to see your home. So, it makes sense to make that pathway to your front door as appealing as possible. 

The obvious way is to make it as clean and clear as you can. Ensure there are no obstacles in the way, such as overhanging branches, kid's toys, or potted plants. What you want is a cle ...

5 Ways To Add Fun To The Selling Process

January 7th, 2021

 


When you think about selling your property, do you dwell on the possible work and stress involved? You're not alone. Many homeowners share the same concerns. 

But it doesn't have to be that way. 

In fact, there are plenty of ways to add some fun, anticipation, and even a sense of adventure to the selling process. Here are just a few ideas: 

  1. Plan fun things to do when your home is be ...

Selling When You're Going To Be Out Of Town

December 21st, 2020

 

 

If you’re going to be out-of-town, but need to sell your home, you might be concerned about listing your property while you’re away. After all, you won’t be around to show your property, schedule viewings, consider offers, etc. 

While it’s ideal that you be close to home when you’re selling, there’s no reason why you can’t list your property, even if you’re going to be out of town. 

W ...

Start The Home-Selling Process This Month

December 14th, 2020

  

If you’re thinking about selling in the spring, don’t wait until the new year to start planning. In fact, you’ll save yourself a lot of work and get ahead of the game if you start planning now. 

What’s that old saying? The early bird gets the worm! In this case, by starting the process this month, you’ll be in excellent shape when you’re ready to list in the spring. 

Here are just a few ...

Buying A Home That Needs Some Work

November 10th, 2020

 

When you’re shopping for a new home, you probably want the property to be as “move in ready” as possible. That way, you can... well... just move in! 

However, there are a lot of fantastic properties on the market that need some work. For example, you might see a home that has everything you need, but the kitchen is long overdue for a renovation. Or, you might view a property that requires ...

Feeling Cool About Selling In November or December?

November 3rd, 2020

 

If you need to sell your home in the next month or two, you might be worried. After all, aren’t spring and summer the ideal seasons to list your property? If you list in November or December, you might have difficulties attracting buyers and getting the best price for your home. Right? 

Not necessarily. 

While it’s true that spring and summer are traditionally busy periods in the real es ...

How to Fix Common Floor Cracks and Stains

October 29th, 2020

 

When you’re selling your home, you want it to look its best to buyers. Unfortunately, buyers are likely to notice any cracks or stains on your floor.

Luckily, there are many do-it-yourself solutions to help make your floors look significantly better.

Let’s start with stains.

If you have carpeting, there are a number of spot cleaning products on the market. But before you try one of thos ...

What Is The Lifestyle Score For Your Home?

October 6th, 2020

 

In the business world, a phrase that’s often used is ROI or Return On Investment. It refers to the regular gain (or loss) you’re getting from a particular asset relative to its cost.

When it comes to your home, the gain may be more than financial. It may include the benefit of the lifestyle it gives you. For example, a spacious backyard deck pays off in countless pleasant Saturdays with f ...

Dealing With Unsightly Flooring Issues When Selling

September 16th, 2020

 

When you’re selling your home, you want it to look its best. You want buyers who view it to say, “Wow, I love this place!” However, what if you have a stubborn stain in the carpet, or a cracked floor tile? An unsightly issue like that can be distracting in your otherwise beautiful property.

You have a few options.

First, try to get the issue fixed. There are specialty cleaners on the mar ...

How To Find A Home That Has Your "Big Three"

September 3rd, 2020

 

How do you find the home of your dreams within a price range you can afford?

Most buyers start by making a “wish list”. But, it’s easy to get frustrated when you have a long wish list and expect you’ll be able to find a home with every one of those features. You might, for example, have “mature backyard tree” as number 23 on your list, and become disappointed when an otherwise ideal prope ...

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