Sunday, November 10, 2019 / by Ariadne Gold
Last week, I wrote a blog on 10 things that turn off homebuyers. Today, I’m going to be talking about the opposite! What are some things that you can do to impress potential buyers?
1. Curb Appeal
Make sure that your front yard is well maintained, and add a pop of color with a bright front door and/or some colorful flowers.
2. Natural Light
Let The Light In! Make sure that any heavy curtains are removed, and replace them with light, airy ones. Buyers want lots of natural light!
Whether your house has a lot of storage or a little, keeping organized helps every home look like it’s a storage castle. Get rid of any clutter (rent a storage unit if you have to!) and use labeled containers in closets, pantries and cabinets.
4. Laundry Room
One of the num ...
Friday, November 8, 2019 / by Dennis Isip
By all means yes, if you can afford it. In fact, I’d even advise that you hire a professional home inspector, and take care of all the issues that come up. The less objections raised by the buyers, the more likely the home gets the best price, in the least amount of time.
If there is an item that is either cost-prohibitive or time constrained, disclosing that to the buyers will give them assurance that you’re fair and honest, and will be more comfortable in making a full price offer.
So what if you’re on a limited budget? Focus on those things that will impact your buyers’ first impressions. Consider the following checklist.
Ask a friend for their first impression as they drive approaching your home. Is the landscaping well groomed? Do trees and bushes block the view to the architecture of your house? How’s your driveway and curb?
Does you front door need painting? Does the hardware need polishing?
Is your doorbel ...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 / by Ariadne Gold
If you are thinking about, or have already decided to, sell your home, its important to be aware of the things that can turn off homebuyers.
Bad smells are the #1 complaint I hear from buyers. Odors from pets, cigarettes, and lack of cleanliness are the first thing a buyer will notice when they walk in the door, and they’re not always easy to remove especially if the home has carpet. But don’t worry! If you have this problem, there are some options.
If the smell is from pets and you don’t have carpet, deep clean the home. Wash the floors, walls, and if you are still living in the home, all of the bedding and furniture. If you do have carpets, clean them. If the smell hasn’t gone away, consider an ozone treatment. Remember that you may have to leave the home for a day during this treatment.
If the smell is from cigarettes being smoked in the home, this is g ...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 / by Heather Schelling
Front door looking a little faded? Peeling paint on those fascia boards? Tired of that accent wall?
You’re getting ready to sell your home and wondering if you should paint. Yes…only if you’re either the next Home and Garden prodigy or you’re prepared to hire a professional. If done properly, new paint is not only appealing to buyers, it makes the home look fresh and clean. If it’s a sloppy job, buyers will be turned off.
New paint can add value to your home. It’s one of the few home upgrades that typically yields as much or more than you pay. Meaning, you should recover the expense of painting when you sell your home. The upgrade will encourage buyers to choose your home over the competition, especially if they like the color palette. Buyers will pay top dollar if the home is ready to go. If they start adding up improvements, they’ll want to deduct that from their offer. Avoid giving them a reason to offer less than listed.
If you decide t ...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 / by Katrina Miller
Listing Your Home For Sale and Survive the Showings-
As a Realtor in Spokane, WA I am going to shed some light on how to survive the showings once you list your home.
Believe it or not, during showings people will go through your drawers and cabinets. It is important to declutter and keep your home organized. Make sure you keep your personal belongings locked up. Be extra cautious about anything of monetary or sentimental value. When in doubt, put it away and lock it up.
2. Send your pets on a vacation-
Pets are my favorite but they can make showings complicated and stinky. Some people are not dog or cat lovers. When they walk into your home they want it to smell nice and not be covered in fur when they leave. By having your pets at a different location during the showing process it makes your home more accessible. People love seeing homes right when they want. The easier to see a home the happier the buyer will be! ...