Blog - Month: November 2018

Month: November 2018

Dos and Dont's for Staging a Home

Dos and Donts for Staging a Home

Posted By Andrea Robinson
November 19, 2018 Category: General

  When you’re getting ready to sell your home, it’s a good idea to spruce up the place a bit to maximize appeal to potential buyers. Before you have that first showing, it’s time to start decluttering and improving on some things that may have gone unattended for a while. Staging your home before a sale doesn’t mean you need to make a ton of big fixes or renovations, but it’s 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 don’ts to consider when staging your home before selling.   Here are a few key dos and don’ts when you’re staging your house for buyers!   Do declutter. It’s time to pack up or put away the extra kick knacks. Also, make sure there’s 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, etc.   Don’t leave little things broken. While it may be a bit late for any major renovations, you should still be sure that all the little things are working. Microwave clocks should have the right time, your lights should all turn on and off, and faucets shouldn’t have any leaks.   Don’t buy furniture. Unless you’ve got the couch from that 70s show sitting

4 Tips for Prepping Your Home for Appraisal

4 Tips for Prepping Your Home for Appraisal

Posted By Andrea Robinson
November 12, 2018 Category: General

  Prepping your house for an appraisal can be daunting, especially if you’ve 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 you’re selling is at its best. Think of areas you haven’t 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 fans? ·      Can you power wash your siding?   Get your own appraisal If you don’t have the best eye for detail yourself, it’s okay to get your hire someone to pre-appraise your home before the final check. This way, you can get an exact list of fixes, upgrades,

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