Thursday, November 21, 2019 / by Elizabeth Sorensen
Winter is quickly approaching and cold weather is coming right along with it. If you’re thinking of selling your home during the colder months, now is the time to take care of prepping your home for the winter season. Before the deep freeze hits, you’ll want to make sure you’ve done your seasonal maintenance. By preparing for the impending weather, you can address any issues that may get worse with colder temperatures or just keep your home in the best condition to make sure your property is in top shape no matter the season. Here is a great reference checklist to make sure you’re doing the basics to get your home ready for the cold- whether you plan to list your home or not!
1. Rake it up.
Everyone loves the changing leaves, except your grass. Leaving fallen leaves in your yard can kill you grass and prevent growth in the spring. Make sure you keep those leaves raked up!
2. Check your gutters.
Those same leaves that can kill your grass can also clog ...
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 / by Pamela Glende
In today’s Spokane Real Estate market homes are still selling quickly. Of course, a home needs to be priced at market value. If it is priced too high it will sit on the market but the homes that are priced right sell.
Selling a home on the market can be stressful but there are ways to make it less stressful. When listing a home ask your agent for advice that will help you to have the best outcome for you and your family.
I’m a Spokane Realtor and when working with sellers I ask what days and times work best for them. Perhaps there are certain times that you are at work and that’s the best time. Maybe there are certain days that work better than other days.
If you have small children, they may take naps so maybe after lunch doesn’t work. We can put down a schedule so other agents know ahead of time that noon to 3:00 for example there will be no showings. We can also say no showings after 7:00 in the evening. Perhaps Sunday is a family day and you ...
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 ...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 / by Connie Tracy
Now that you have completed your TO-DO list to get your home ready for the Spokane Real Estate 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 ...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 / by Connie Tracy
After living in a home for many years, it can be easy to discover things you may not be wild about. While some things can be a quick fix, there may be major changes or updates that make you wonder if it is even worth the investment. At this point, you’re probably asking yourself if you should remodel or just find a new home. As you have probably realized, this isn’t always an easy choice. There are many factors that go into the decision to love it or list it. Here are some things to consider when deciding to remodel or take the plunge and list your home to sell.
1. ***Determine which is most cost-friendly
While both options will have costs, one will have more than the other depending on your situation. Some of the costs of selling include agent commissions, moving costs, minor repairs, the cost of a new home, and potential up-sizing costs. The costs of remodeling can include permits, architectural plans, materials and labor, and any other additional cos ...