Selling Your Home

10 Ways To Upgrade Your Home’s Style…Without Breaking The Bank

10 Ways To Upgrade Your Home’s Style…Without Breaking The Bank

So you’ve got a new house – congratulations! There’s just one problem…

It’s not quite your style. But with all the money you just dropped on closing and moving and new furniture, you don’t have a lot of cash to spruce it up.

Or, maybe you’re just about to sell your house and you wish you could spruce it up a bit before putting it on the market, but you don’t want to spend a ton.

Basically, you need a lot of look for not a lot of dough, right?

Don’t worry! These quick and usually DIY upgrades will make your home look and feel like a million bucks (for just a tiny chunk of change).

You can upgrade your home’s style with these easy projects.

1. Remove The 90’s Ducks

Maybe your home doesn’t have literal country blue ducks all over the kitchen, but if you have an...

Easy (And Affordable!) Staging Tips To Up Your Bedroom’s Appeal

Easy (And Affordable!) Staging Tips To Up Your Bedroom’s Appeal

The way you stage your home can go a long way in helping it to sell. Potential buyers need to be able to picture themselves at home in your property—and that’s especially true of the bedroom, where they’ll be spending a large chunk of time relaxing (and, of course, sleeping!).

But staging can be expensive. So how do you up your bedroom’s appeal and make it look more attractive to buyers—without spending an arm and a leg?

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The Top Reasons To Sell Your Home During The Holidays

The Top Reasons To Sell Your Home During The Holidays

Between holiday travel, holiday parties, and hosting out-of-town guests, the holidays can be a busy time of year. And if you’re selling your home, you might be tempted to take your property off the market and push your home sale into the new year.

But, as it turns out, you might want to rethink that strategy.

An article from realtor.com outlined the top reasons not to take your home off the market during the holiday season, including:

  • It’s easier for your listing to get attention. Because the holidays are so busy, a lot of sellers pull their homes off the market and would-be sellers hold off on listing their home—both of which reduce available inventory. Less inventory means less competition, which will make it easier for your home...

Do This ONE Thing To Get The Best Return On Your Home Improvement Project

Do This ONE Thing To Get The Best Return On Your Home Improvement Project

Before we get to the “one thing”, answer this question:

Do you know which home improvement will bring you the best return on investment?

Don’t look at me. I can’t tell you off-hand.

And don’t go by hearsay, either.

Just because you heard some guy at a party say that remodeling your kitchen or bathroom is the best return on investment, doesn’t mean it is true.

Don’t even go by one of those articles you read online that claim this, that, or any other thing will bring you the best return on your investment.

Because, the best return on investment for any home improvement depends a whole lot on so many factors…

  • Where do you live?
  • What is the market like in your area overall?
  • What is the market like for houses like your specific house?
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Selling Your Home? These Are The Features Homeowners Are Looking For

Selling Your Home? These Are The Features Homeowners Are Looking For

When potential buyers hit the market, they typically have a list of things they want and need in their new home. As a seller, if you can anticipate those wants and needs, it puts you in a better position to successfully sell your home. And, thanks to a new survey, anticipating those wants and needs just got easier.

According to a recent survey from home services company Porch, home price (77%) and home size (60%) topped the list of features homebuyers look for in a new home. But those aren’t the only features potential buyers are looking for! There are a number of features homebuyers look for in a home that you can control as a seller, including home features (50%) and curb appeal (14%).

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4 Ways To Rock As A Real Estate Client

Why do you care if your Realtor considers you a good client or not? Because the better client you are, the better results you will have. No, you and your Realtor do not have to be in love with each other, but effort on your part will bring you better results and a more positive transaction. Here are some best practices.

1. Be easy to educate

Most Realtors are teachers at heart, and the more you can learn, the better prepared you will be. Yes, your friends, family and various websites have lots of good information to give, but nobody has a better “boots-on-the-ground” perspective on your local neighborhood and various current trends than your Realtor. Ask all the questions you like and try to absorb as much info as possible. Yes, there is a lot to learn, but you will find that you become educated very quickly.

2. Be easy to communicate with

If your Realtor must text you five times before you respond, you will eventually miss some important info...

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Home While Your House Is Being Shown

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Home While Your House Is Being Shown

When you have your home up for sale, you may be told that you shouldn’t be around during the showing.

In some cases, your listing agent may not even be there for every showing. It might just be the buyers and their real estate agent. So, who will be there to make sure buyers don’t miss a thing?

You know your house better than anyone else. You can point out all of the features that a buyer or their agent might miss.

And maybe you will be able to get a read on the buyers. Are they in love with the house, or do they need a little extra push? Maybe you can pick up on it and say what needs to be said, in case their agent isn’t selling them on your home.

Plus, doesn’t it make sense to be there to make sure nothing gets touched or stolen?

Or, maybe you simply don’t want to leave. What’s the big deal if...

9 Tips For Summer Home Selling

9 Tips For Summer Home Selling

What’s the best season in which to sell your home? That depends greatly on who you ask, and where the home is located! If you live on the coast, it’s likely that summer is your ideal time, but if you live somewhere where skiing is the main attraction, winter is probably the best time to sell. While spring and fall tend to be the most popular times to sell a home overall, it simply depends on too many factors to be able to give one single answer.

Some Realtors say that summer is the worst time to sell your home. Why? Well, people are distracted by summer vacations, the kids being off school and needing more care and attention, and all the endless summer activities that go on in communities across America. Still, if you find yourself needing to put your house on the market in the summertime, there are lots of ways to ensure that you get the most attention from buyers that could result in a sale.

Here are nine...

The 8-Hour Top-to-Bottom Deep Clean

The 8-Hour Top-to-Bottom Deep Clean

The last thing you want to do when the weather turns nice is clean, right? You want to be outside grilling, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the warmth after a long, cold winter. That’s why we’ve created a one-day deep cleaning schedule that is bound to get your home clean as a whistle in one day, so you can get outside and enjoy yourself! Here we go!

9-10AM – Let’s start in the bathroom.

The first thing you’ll do is wipe down the walls and ceiling. Use a vacuum first to make the task easier, and remove dust and hair. Doing this now will save you time down the line because you’ll avoid the inevitable buildup that will accumulate through years of neglect. Use the brush attachment on your vacuum first, cleaning up dust and cobwebs. Don’t forget around the baseboards, too, which is where a lot of hair and dust accumulates.

Now, wipe down the walls with a gentle all-purpose...

Median Listing Price In The US Hits All-Time High

Median Listing Price In The US Hits All-Time High

When you put your home on the market, you want the list price to be competitive—but you also want it to be high. Typically, there’s a correlation between your listing price and the offers you receive on your home—so, the higher the list price, the higher offers you’re likely to get.

And if you’re looking to get high offers, now is a great time to list.

According to recent data from Realtor.com, in March, the median home list price in the United States grew 7% year-over-year—and reached $300,000 for the first time. That means that the current median listing price is at the highest point in history.

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