Blog - Month: March 2019

Month: March 2019

Four Tips for Your Next Move

By Andrea Robinson
March 19, 2019 Category: General

You just bought a house! Now, are you packed yet? Many people will start packing their belongings as soon as they know they are ready to sell their homes, but whether youre ahead of the game or are just starting to prepare your belongings for the big move, there are plenty of time-tested packing tricks to help make sure your move goes smoothly. Here are our four packing tips to help you get ready to move into your new home! Dont Pack These Essentials Its easy to get a little packing-happy when youre ready to move, but there are a few items that you should never package up with the rest of your belongings. Make sure youre setting these essential items aside, so you have easy access when you need them. 1. Toiletries and Medication 2. Important Documents (i.e. social security card or financial information) 3. Cleaning Supplies 4. Bathroom Essentials (i.e. a shower curtain and toilet seat) 5. Phone and Laptop Chargers 6. Pet Toys and Bedding 7. Wine Make a For Sale Pile While

How to Write a Winning Home Listing in Cleveland, OH

By Andrea Robinson
March 12, 2019 Category: General

There are around five million homes sold each year in the United States since 2014. Thats a lot of competition for home sellers who want to put their property on the market. With so much competition and a hot housing market going into 2019, its more important than ever to create listings that stand out to homebuyers. For the more successful listings in the greater Cleveland, OH area, check out these three tips for creating impactful property descriptions. Be Exact and Honest The first step to writing a successful listing is being as specific as possible without too many embellishments. You dont need to get too creative to write with impact! Make sure youve included key details like square footage and room count, and dont feel the need to exaggerate. Heres an example Dont write, a cozy house thats great for young buyers. Stunning front yard and great curb appeal!! Write instead, a charming, 900 square foot home with one bedroom and one bath. Lovely small garden out front

Four Tips to Improve Your Credit Score Before Applying for a Mortgage

By Andrea Robinson
March 05, 2019 Category: General

You probably know that credit history is one of the key deciding factors for getting a good mortgage. Building good credit takes time and good habits, and nothing will improve your credit score like careful financial management over time. However, if youre looking to bump you score by a few points before applying for a mortgage this year, there are a few steps you can take to improve your credit to try and get a better rate or bigger dollar amount. While theres no substitute for good financial habits, here are a few tips to bump up your credit score quickly: Look for Credit Mistakes Credit reports arent always correct, and its a good idea to review your credit report to see if theres any incorrect information. Some reports have estimated that nearly 20 percent of Americans have some error in their credit history, and five percent of consumers have credit errors that resulted in unfavorable loans. Run a free credit check from a major credit bureau like Experian or Equifax at least