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Maximizing the Sale: Here Are Six Steps to Perfect Home Staging

Staging your home is a proven way to help bring top dollar. Even in a seller’s market, it is to your advantage to have your home looking its best. Professional home stagers are the experts, but if you don’t have any room in your budget, there are still plenty of things you can do to present your house at its very best. Here are six steps to take as you prep your home for buyers: 1. Start...

The Color of Money: These Paint Colors Could Boost Your Home’s Value By Thousands

Painting is one of the easiest and least-cost ways you can update your home–and the transformation is often nothing short of amazing. But did you know the paint colors you choose could have a significant impact on your home’s value if you’re planning to sell? Recent surveys of 1,400 new or prospective homebuyers suggest that certain paint colors could increase your home’s value by as much as...

Many Factors Determine Your Home’s Value

Whether you are thinking about putting your home on the market or simply want to keep up with the market value of your largest investment, it’s helpful to understand the primary factors that can impact your home’s value. While homes in the same neighborhood may have comparable values, a number of things go into determining a home’s value that can differ from home to home. Here is a look at some of...

Thinking About Listing Your Home? Here’s Why You May Want to Sell Sooner Rather than Later

Housing inventory was thin going into the pandemic and has remained that way into 2021. Part of the reason is that homeowners who would have put their house up for sale in a normal year, held back.  With low interest rates continuing to drive demand and low inventory keeping the market extremely competitive, the simple economic laws of supply and demand have led to rising home prices amidst a...

Before You Shop for Houses, Ask Yourself These Six Questions

A home purchase is a major commitment–likely the largest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime. Before you get too far down the road to homeownership, you need to be sure you’re prepared for the home-buying process. To get started, ask yourself the following six questions: 1. Do you have verifiable income and employment? While it’s true that your mortgage lender will want to be able to verify your...

Checklist for Home Sellers: Before You Lock Up for the Last Time

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the finish line and have sold your home. The boxes are all packed, you’ve done a final cleaning and you’re ready for the move. But before you close and the new owners move in, here’s a checklist for making the transition go smoothly for both you as well as the buyer. 1. Garage door openers. You should provide one opener per garage door and they should...

5 Things First-Time Home Sellers Wish They Had Known

There’s a lot of attention paid to first-time homebuyers and what they need to know when buying a home. But what about first-time home sellers? No matter how much an agent tries to prepare a homeowner for the listing and selling process, every sale is different and there are some nuances that are difficult to anticipate. At the same time, there are certain things that are to be expected—but for one...

Here’s a Checklist of Simple Cosmetic Fixes You Can Make Before Listing

You don’t always need to do a major renovation to get your home ready for market. Beyond a thorough cleaning and decluttering, here’s a checklist of cosmetic updates that can have your home looking its best without a lot of investment: Switch up the hardware. Kitchen and bathroom cabinets can become instantly updated when you switch out their outdated hardware for something more clean and...

When Trendy Spells Trouble: Little Fixes for Your Best Decorating Efforts

You follow the trends. You have good design sense. Then, why do your best intentions at decorating your house sometimes fall flat? Whether you’re sprucing up your home so you can put it on the market or simply want to keep it looking its best for your family and friends to enjoy, it can be disappointing when the results aren’t what you expected. Here are fixes for four decorating...

Selling your home? Here are four pricing tips that you can bank on

When it comes to you home, memories at priceless. Unfortunately, those good times are of no use when trying to come up with an objectively derived price for your home. This is where an agent comes in. As your agent, I can provide you with an estimate of your home’s value, show you comparable sold properties and recommend a list price for your home. Ultimately, though, you control the...

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