Tuesday, October 22, 2019 / by Jacque Eaker
Make the first appearance of your house impressive. If the curb appeal is not there, most buyers will not even bother to look at the inside. Front gardens should be well maintained and doors, trims and window frames should be freshly painted if necessary. And don’t forget about the back yard. Make sure it’s mowed, trimmed up and cleaned up. Also, a garden can be a factor that seals the deal.
Clean up the inside of your house – small improvements matter. Buyers like to look around and in pretty much everything. After all, they are about to part with a large sum of hard-earned cash and taking on a long-term loan to buy a home. You certainly don’t want them to come in and see dirty cupboards, dishes in the kitchen sink, dirty carpets, untidy rooms, etc. Take the time to replace a ripped window screen, add a fresh coat of paint to the family room (make sure all colors throughout the house is cream or neutral ...
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 ...
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 ...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 / by Connie Tracy
Finally, the daffodils and tulips are blooming and you are thinking of selling your home. However, your yard is looking a little rough due to the harsh weather and shovels/plows.... (side note: my yard has most of the gravel driveway on it from the plowing. Boy, does it need some TLC!)
It is time to give your lawn some attention before the summer months kick in. Here are a few tips to turn your yard into a beautiful lush oasis and not the mess it may be at this time.
Get out and rake to remove any dead grass, old Fall leaves, or winter debris. Make sure you invest in a rake that will remove the larger items. Raking will expose any patches that may need attention and helps to prepare the soil for reseeding.
Have you ever seen the small uniform holes throughout a yard and wonder what the purpose for them were? Those plugs come from an aerator that has metal tines to pull out the soil in order for more soil drainage. This helps increase the ...
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 / by Dennis Isip
Perhaps most homebuyers wouldn’t care, but you’ll never know. You might come across one such health-conscious buyer, so be sure to point out any health-related upgrades you’ve done. Just like with maintaining our bodies’ well-being, we can control what comes into and what is used within our homes to help our families achieve a healthy lifestyle. And even if you don’t sell your house, the following easy projects will be worth it for your body.
1. Keep Your Kitchen Clean
The kitchen is the soul of our homes because it is a room where families often come together. Therefore, it is important to make it as healthy as possible. Now, I’m not referring to purchasing a juicer and filling up your pantry with healthy snacks. There are many ways to create a more nourishing kitchen.
Start with your tap water. According to a study by the Natural Resources Defense Council published in 2017, nearly 77 million people in the U.S. were served by communit ...