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Friday, December 20, 2019   /   by Ariadne Gold

Home Features Today’s Buyers Want Most in the Spokane Real Estate Market

 
Popular home features are constantly changing. Remember in the sixties, when intercoms in houses were in style?  It’s important to know what the current trends are, so that you can get the most for your home.



1.       Laundry Room
One of the most important things to buyers right now, is having a laundry room.  If you don’t already have one, it may be worth investing in adding one to your home. It doesn’t have to be huge; just a separate room that is specifically for laundry.  This helps to keep your home looking organized; I think we all know the struggle of having piles of folded laundry on the couch!  Its also a plus to have the laundry room on the main or second floor, not in the basement.


 


2.       Energy Efficiency
Another feature that’s important to modern buyers is energy efficiency.  This includes appliances, furnaces, water heaters, and ...

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Thursday, December 19, 2019   /   by Jody Lee

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOU LIST YOUR HOME

After all of the preparation required to list your home, you are probably ready to relax and wait for offers. 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. As you begin to welcome potential buyers into your home, here are a few things to expect now that your home is listed!
 
1. You might feel like you live in a museum.
You may have spent a great deal of time cleaning and decluttering, but now you are going to need to maintain that cleanliness. Potential buyers are going to expect a home that was as neat as the listing photos they saw, so it is important to meet their expectations. Now that you have officially 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 'show-ready' will help reduce any stress about the appearance of your home for a showing.
2. There will be some inconveniences.
Now that you've ...

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Thursday, December 19, 2019   /   by Connie Tracy

How Do I Sell my Home Quickly?

There are many reasons why a rapid home sale is important to you. In this event, you will need some inside knowledge on how to sell your house quickly.

First and foremost, find an agent that is knowledgeable and can take you through the home selling process with little stress. Also, make sure to set the price correctly from the beginning. An asking price that is too high will result in a home remaining on the market, which could be overlooked. Even if the price is dropped, many home buyers will wonder what's wrong with your home?


Another way to get your home sold quickly is to pay attention to your curb appeal. This is vital. First impressions count when marketing your house, since you want to dress to impress. It needs to look great from the first glimpse as a buyer drives up to the house or they may just drive right on by. 


Also, repair broken or run down items if you have time and money. Consider a fresh coat of paint, cleaning-up the yard, and updating dated ...

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Thursday, December 12, 2019   /   by Keri McCombs

Home Features Today's Buyers Want Most

In the Spokane area real estate market, the home features that buyers are looking for most is always changing. As more and more millennials enter the buying market, the landscape for buyer's wants will continue to change. There are some key features that buyers want that can make a huge difference in making your home sale successful! I'm going to give you a top five list for what most buyers are looking for in the Spokane area when searching for a new home. If you're thinking about selling and wondering what your next project should be, then check out this list!



Feature #1: Open Concept Floor Plan
When you think of a modern or updated home that's very attractive to buyers, this is probably the very first thing you think of. So many buyers enjoy this feature, because it allows them to entertain a large group of people flawlessly, it allows them to be present with their family while still preparing a meal, and it gives an airy feel to the home, which is very relaxing and c ...

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019   /   by Ariadne Gold

Should I Paint Before Selling My Home in Spokane?

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!  ...

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