Wednesday, November 7, 2018 / by Keri McCombs
I have two dogs, who are incredibly important to me. So when I discuss pet odors, know that I struggle with the same worry about whether or not my home smells like pet odor. After all, when someone walks into my home, I don't want them to be turned off by being there - I want them to feel welcome. That starts with the smell.
As a seller, eliminating bad odors from your home is incredibly important, you want to make sure you've removed them before putting it on the market. Often times, the first thing buyers notice upon entering your home, is how it smells. If there is an odd odor, it will instantly put them off. No matter how beautifully staged and presented it is, strong odors or stale air can make your home unappealing to prospective buyers. Opening windows and exhaust fans will only go so far in removing foul odors, but won't generally eliminate it completely. To ensure you don't lose potential buyers, follow these odor eliminating tips to ensure your home smells and feels fresh ...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 / by Abby Thompson
With homes selling like hot cakes all across the country, surely the thought of hopping on the bandwagon has crossed your mind at some point. But is home ownership really right for you? There's numerous factors that go into play with finding that answer. For starters, buying a home is probably the largest financial investment you will EVER make. So you need to be absolutely sure that the investment is setting you up for success, and not failure. Seem like a lot of pressure for one decision? No worries. Let's break it down simple question by simple question and see if you're ready to deal with everything that comes along with being a homeowner.
Answer these five questions (I suggest getting a notepad, your significant other or a close mate, finding a good lounge spot and having conversation around these basic questions. Sometimes working things out vocally instead of in your head can take you a lot farther and open up doors you wouldn't have thought about solo.).
How are ...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 / by Amber Tice
The Benefits of Listing with an Agent
By: Amber Tice
The anticipation of starting a new journey with your family is nothing short of exciting. You've decided to sell your home, start fresh, and maybe in the process make a profit from the blood, sweat, and tears you've poured into your wonderful living space. Of course, this all sounds like a good plan, and in all honesty who wouldn't want to earn a profit on the sale of their home? It's no secret that putting as much money as possible back into your pocket is your number one priority. Money talks, right?
Selling a home can be time consuming, frustrating, emotional, and confusing. Going at it alone may seem like a good idea at first. For one thing, you cut out the standard 6% commission you would be normally dishing out to the agents who get involved in the sale of your home. But, is cutting out the professional really the best way to get the most out of your home?
Monday, March 5, 2018 / by Breanne Glemaker
With the influx of new technology and web based solutions, it isn't a surprise that everything is moving fast into the era of the internet. From sites like Uber to Grubhub, we generally can pull up our phones or laptops to order what we want with ease. And with every industry being revolutionized by technology, the same methods are "attempting" to be applied to the real estate industry.
We could all agree that the simplification of the process through paperwork would be much appreciated by agents and buyers/sellers alike; but the attempt of replacing the agent by sites like Zillow and other third party resources, can lead to a snowball affect of disaster. Think about real estate being smack dab in the middle of fast food and a doctor. You can use your mobile device to quickly place your order for a $20 meal, but when it comes to getting a surgery, you'll want to put that phone down and visit a professional. Now think of your real estate agent being in the middle of all of t ...
Thursday, March 1, 2018 / by Elizabeth Sorensen
Want to easily add thousands to your home’s value? First impressions ARE everything – at least when it comes to selling your home. A majority of buyers begin their home search online. If even the photos don’t demonstrate a high level of curb-appeal, they may not even choose to drive by or set an appointment. Homes with high curb appeal definitely sell faster and command higher prices. An attractive exterior can make or break a home sale. A small budget goes a long way, especially of you do most of the jobs yourself. Here are 7 key tips sure to get those buyers out of their car and in YOUR front door.
First, act like a buyer! Walk around your entire home's exterior with a critical eye and a notepad and pen. Take notes on what looks "off" and needs repairing, replacing or cleaning. Get in your car and drive by slowly from both directions during the day and night. You might see something you've never noticed before, like ...