Sunday, May 26, 2019 / by Connie Tracy
Now that you have completed your TO-DO list to get your home ready for the market, you are probably ready to relax and wait for the offers to roll in. While most of the hard work is done, it is important to keep in mind things that you may run into during the sale process.
Here are a few things to expect now that your home is listed!
1. You might feel like you live in a museum.
Great job decluttering and cleaning before you listed. NOW, you need to keep it that way. Potential buyers are going to expect a home that was as neat as the listing photos they saw while searching online, so it is important to meet their expectations. Now that you have listed your home, maintenance is necessary. There may be showings where you don't have time to do a full deep-clean, so choosing to keep your home "ready to show" will help reduce any stress or anxiety about the appearance of your home for a showing.
2. There will be some inconveniences.
Now that you've realized you ...
Sunday, May 26, 2019 / by Connie Tracy
May is coming to an end, schools are almost out, and summer officially begins! That means one thing... home selling season is HERE! With the kids home from school and vacations are planned, both buyers and sellers are ready to enter the market as the weather heats up. So now that the season is here, what do you do to make your home stand out amongst the rest? Here are a few tips to make sure you catch the eye of potential buyers during the busy season!
1. Tour Other For-Sale Homes
Go ahead and check out other homes that are similar to yours. Open houses are the BEST way to see what the competition may be for your home. As you are preparing to list, use these tours to see what decor and design-types are attractive to you and potential buyers. If you see things that you do not like yourself, remove them from your own home if you have them. Sometimes stepping out of the box, or in your case, your own home, will allow you to look at your home through the eyes of a potential home ...
Monday, April 29, 2019 / by Sara Koenig
As you prepare your home for sale, PLEASE don't forget the lawn and that VERY FIRST impression that it makes on a potential buyer! It make a big impact!
While the winter is now just a memory, the damage done to your lawn over those winter months may not be. If you’re in an area where temperatures drop severely and winter storms are constant, your lawn has probably suffered.
Now that spring is in full swing and summer will be here before we know it, it is time to give your lawn a little TLC. Here are the steps to turn your lawn from an eyesore into a sight to see!
1. RAKE IT OUT!
This is an important first step to take following the winter months! This will work to remove any dead grass or other winter debris. Make sure you invest in a durable rake to easily remove larger pieces like sticks and matted leaves. Raking will expose any patches that need attention and helps to begin preparing the soil for any reseeding that may need done.
Monday, April 29, 2019 / by Jody Lee
Winter is now just a memory and your yard is now turning green. We live in an area with 4 seasons and that can take its toll on your yard, especially if you’re not taking care of it. Spring is in full swing and summer will be here soon. Now is the time to give your lawn a little TLC and your grass will be green before you know it, and the envy of the neighborhood and wow your future buyers.
Here are a few tips on what to do now to have an easy to care for lawn all summer long.
Rake to remove any dead grass leaves, pine needles, or other winter debris. Pick up and remove larger debris like sticks and piles of leaves. Raking will expose any bare patches that need attention and you can repair those spots.
Aerator your lawn which promotes soil drainage. This helps to increase the movement of water and allow for oxygen and nutrients to enter the ground easier. If your lawn sees a great deal of traffic or it spent the winter packed with snow, this is especially i ...
Saturday, April 27, 2019 / by Connie Tracy
Even though you may not have the large backyard, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy entertaining outdoors. Make the most of your patio and turn it into a paradise. Here are some tips for how to decorate small spaces for outdoor entertaining.
* Arrange the furniture the right way:
The best way to maximize space is to arrange your furniture around the perimeter of deck or patio. Think twice before placing a table in the center, and instead give your guests plenty of room to stand or move around.
* Add extra seating with large pillows:
Get a few extra spots for guests to sit without taking up too much space by throwing in some large floor pillows. They add an extra element of coziness. Plus they're easy to add or subtract.
* Use color wisely:
Color can make all the difference when decorating, especially in such a small space. Keep things fresh and airy by sticking to a neutral palette in whites or grays. You can even add a bit of pop with some eye-catching patterns a ...