Blog - Month: November 2018

Month: November 2018

Dos and Dont's for Staging a Home

By Andrea Robinson
November 19, 2018 Category: General

When youre getting ready to sell your home, its a good idea to spruce up the place a bit to maximize appeal to potential buyers. Before you have that first showing, its time to start decluttering and improving on some things that may have gone unattended for a while. Staging your home before a sale doesnt mean you need to make a ton of big fixes or renovations, but its important to cover some specific details that buyers are looking at when they tour your place. No matter the season, there are a few key dos and donts to consider when staging your home before selling. Here are a few key dos and donts when youre staging your house for buyers! Do declutter. Its time to pack up or put away the extra kick knacks. Also, make sure theres no clothes, mail, or other personal items lying around. Do clean up. This one may be obvious, but a good deep-clean in each room is very important. This means going beyond a quick vacuum and pulling out the duster, washing windows, de-odoring furniture,

4 Tips for Prepping Your Home for Appraisal

By Andrea Robinson
November 12, 2018 Category: General

Prepping your house for an appraisal can be daunting, especially if youve never had someone look into the value of your home before. Even after you find a buyer for your home, someone has to certify that the price is a fair deal for the buyer and the lender. If your home appraises below your listing price, it can be difficult for the buyer to get a loan to pay you which can halt a deal altogether. While you cannot always cover up serious issues with a property before the final sale, here are a few simple ways you can prep your home to be its best for the appraiser. Do a deep clean This one may seem obvious, but a little extra cleaning can go a long way when making sure the property youre selling is at its best. Think of areas you havent touched in a while both inside and outside the home. When was the last time the carpets were cleaned? Are your gutters empty? Is the bathtub as spotless as it could be? Are there dust bunnies living above the cabinets or on your ceiling