Friday, December 20, 2019 / by Elizabeth Sorensen
Many homeowners want to know what upgrades they can make to their home that will give them the best return on their investment. Upgrading is usually specific to the property but in a general sense the top three upgrades are kitchen, bathrooms and flooring.
Not only will these upgrades give you the greatest bang for your buck, they will also make your home much more appealing and sellable in the future.
The level of renovation depends on your intentions with the property. If you plan on staying for a while then go for it…go trendy, progressive and modern. So when you are ready to sell, it won’t be outdated.
If you are thinking of selling in the near future, then bring it down a notch. Just update instead of upgrading. Keep it simple and inexpensive. The idea here is to make it look new, clean and ready to move in.
Updating your kitchen can range from new appliances, painting cabinets, updating cabinet hardware and new ...
Thursday, December 19, 2019 / by Connie Tracy
Even in a sellers' market, selling a home isn't always a given. As we all know, the inventory is VERY LOW in the Spokane market. However, buyers are willing to wait for the right home, especially if it isn't appealing to them or at the very least, catches their eye. A trick to making your home more appealing to buyers is to make it clean and neutral as possible. You want to have the buyer picture themselves living in your home.
Here are some tips to help you get your home more sell-able and stand out from the rest of the homes.
*Get Rid of the Clutter- Seeing all your personal decor, family photo montage, and more can be distracting to the buyer. This will make it difficult for the buyer to look past and picture all their belongings in your home.
*Keep it Neutral- Paint color is a homeowners preference. Just remember not everyone enjoys a purple accent wall. So before you list your home, give your walls a fresh coat of paint and keep it neutral.
*Light Bright-&nb ...
Saturday, December 14, 2019 / by Heather Schelling
Looking to attract those buyers that are up on the latest trends?
If you’re thinking about selling your home, keep in mind that most buyers have already seen several homes. Investing in today’s desirable features impresses buyers. They enjoy the convenience and benefits of the latest technology. Creating more practical and functional spaces are inviting. You want to do everything possible to entice the buyer to choose your home.
Adding a few extra features can translate to a higher sales price and can set your property apart from the competition.
A separate laundry room
Energy efficient windows and appliances
Programable ceiling fans and thermostats
Open concept floor plan
Main floor full bathroom
Less average square footage
Smaller house with more amenities is better than just sheer size
Outside site-built spaces for crafting, entertaining, reading or relaxing
Raised garden beds
Use of space…take a ...
Friday, December 13, 2019 / by Elizabeth Sorensen
Did you know that winter is actually one of the BEST times to sell your home? But where do you start?
Wintertime means less competition in the marketplace and buyers tend to be more serious about purchasing, so take advantage of that and list your home now! Even with the leverage, there are still some things that will help you sell quickly, before the spring rush starts. Here are my top 3 tips for showing your house in the winter.
Keep the decor simple. If you’re a Holiday fanatic, make sure your decorations are packed away, or at least minimized. Some pretty white lights outside can enhance curb appeal, but don’t overdo it with the holiday glitz.
Capitalize on the Cozy. Light a fire, burn some scented candles, bake some cookies. Create an environment that screams “HOME” and not just “house”. Make sure to keep the heat turned up so buyers have a warm, comfy welcome!
Light the Way! The sun goes d ...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 / by Ariadne Gold
One question I get a lot from sellers, along with “should I complete repairs before selling?” is “should I paint my home before listing it?” The answer to this question depends on your situation.
If you have a personalized interior paint color that won’t appeal to most buyers, I would absolutely suggest painting and going with a neutral color. Even though most people think of painting as an “easy fix”, it can be pricey (depending on the amount of paint and whether you use a professional) and time consuming. It also means that your home isn’t “move in ready” as the buyer will want to paint before moving all their items in. Along with this, I go back to; buyers aren’t imaginative. They will have a hard time seeing past the pink bedroom or green bathroom. This goes for all price ranges, but especially the higher ones. High end homes and purple bedrooms don’t match!  ...