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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 9:40am | Repairs, Renovation
One of the best tools in a seller's arsenal is curb appeal. The outside of a home or property is one of the first things a buyer sees, and while many times it's not on the outside that counts, when it comes to real estate, the outside of a home plays a huge part in whether a buyer is going to want to take a look inside. READ MORE >
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 2:02pm | Repairs, preparation, Renovation, Remodeling
When selling a home or property, one of the main goals of the seller is to get the highest offer possible. If the market is hot, the chance of getting a high offer is relatively high. If the market is on the cooler side, many sellers look to alternative options to make their properties more marketable, usually by way of a remodel, a renovation or by updating the property. But what is the difference between a remodel and a renovation? Is an update something that's easy or difficult? READ MORE >
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 8:40am | Repairs, improvements
As homeowners, we want our properties to reflect our styles and the designs of the current day. If you have purchased an older property, or you just want to update your current home, a certain degree of work and projects are required to bring your property up to the level you strive for. While many of us have experience with home projects, there are some of us that don't. Below are some of the common projects homeowners embark upon, and suggestions on when it's best to do it yourself or call a professional for help. Walls READ MORE >
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 8:47am | Sell My Home, Repairs, For Sale
Curb Appeal
88 percent of homebuyers begin the process online, looking at pictures on the listing site. Good photos and real curb appeal help entice buyers to check out your house in person. You want to make a great first impression, so don't feel scared to make a statement -- you want buyers to fall in love with your house. The fixes below are minor and budget friendly enhancements that can be done in a day to help make your house more inviting and appealing, and help get potential buyers to schedule a showing! READ MORE >
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 9:08am | Repairs, safety
With the start of a new year, it's always a good idea to assess your home and its needs. Taking stock of appliances, home systems, and other items that make a house a home will help guide you to home improvements needed, appliances that may be near the end of their lives, and any other updates that can help to boost your home's worth. Listed below are major home systems to evaluate in the new year to help give you peace of mind. READ MORE >
Monday, August 4, 2014 - 9:40pm | Sell My Home, Seller, Repairs, Remodeling
We are in the middle of summer -- one of the busiest times for any real estate market -- with thousands of homes and properties going up for sale in every town and city throughout the United States. Getting the most for a home is always a seller's top priority; heeding these ten tips and tricks when considering putting your house on the market will help toward getting you top dollar. READ MORE >
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 9:54am | Sell, Sell My Home, preparation, Repairs, For Sale, Home For Sale
Did the holidays leave your home looking a little worse for wear? Were you too busy trimming the tree and ringing in the new year to take care of routine maintenance? Did holiday guests leave lasting proof of their visit all over the carpets? If you’re planning to sell your home this year, now’s the time to get it back in shape and ready for house-hunting season, which is just a few months away. Pack Up and Organize READ MORE >
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 10:04am | Sell, Sell My Home, Renovation, Repairs
When evaluating a home that has been renovated one or more times, there are many ways to proceed. Establishing the value placed on a renovation requires some knowledge and looking so that you can understand pricing of a home. In this arena, real estate agents and home inspectors can be incredible assets as they have seen many, many homes and understand the market and condition of a house with a very keen perspective. READ MORE >
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 9:00am | Repairs, Sell My Home, Help
Whether you are in over your head or juggling too many tasks, hiring help can be a great idea. Projects can benefit from specialized expertise, more work can be accomplished at one time, and as a homeowner you can step back from the tasks at hand to get a wider perspective. The time and energy you save may more than offset the expense. READ MORE >

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