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Not-So-Obvious Home Staging Tips

When it comes to getting your property ready to sell you might want to consider home staging. Basically this means ensuring it looks clean and uncluttered – you probably already know the basics: clean the counters, vacuum the floors, mow the lawn. However, there are some home staging tips that are less obvious, yet can help to sell your property faster and for a higher price. … [Read More...]

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Open House Tips That Turn Viewers Into Buyers

Open House Tips That Turn Viewers Into Buyers What do you want from an open house? Obviously, you want to attract a lot of … [Read More...]

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Four Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Home

Four Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Home It’s not uncommon for couples with growing families to … [Read More...]

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Beware of House Hunting Burnout!

Beware of House Hunting Burnout! House hunting can be a grind. If you’re not careful, it can easily take both an emotional and physical toll on you. At the beginning, you and your family will be fueled by excitement, desire and enthusiasm – the raw ingredients of adrenaline. That’s what keeps you going. After a while, however, a long day of viewing homes with fidgety kids and an empty stomach can leave you exhausted. When that happens, even the … [Read More...]

7 Things Home Buyers Don’t Want To See

When preparing a property for sale, homeowners often focus on the things that will impress buyers, such as clean and uncluttered spaces, well lit rooms, staged furniture designed to maximize appeal, and so forth. But it’s equally important to pay attention to those things you don’t want buyers to see... those little turn-offs that, although seemingly minor, can distract buyers and cause them to lose interest in your property. For example, you don’t want buyers to see these … [Read More...]

Soundproofing a Noisy Home

  Does your spouse like to practice the drums in the evening? Does your teenager like to play video games, with the volume turned up high? Are there other sources of noise you’d like to minimize? There are many soundproofing tips that can help you reduce the noise you hear in your home. Here are some ideas: Furniture placement. Surprisingly, where you place furniture can dramatically reduce incoming noise. For example, a bookshelf … [Read More...]

5 Renovation Projects That Are Great For Resale

There are two main reasons why homeowners invest in a home renovation or major redecorating project. They want to enjoy the results of the new kitchen, bathroom, flooring or other improvement they’ve made. They hope that the money they spend will come back to them when they sell their home. So which projects are most likely to increase the resale value of your home? Here are  five renovation projects that can give you the most bang for your renovation buck. Floors. Old, scuffed … [Read More...]

Stay or move? How to decide

Do you sometimes find yourself looking at real estate listings? Do you drive by an open house sign and feel the urge to stop and check it out? Those are common indications that, at least on some level, you’re thinking about the possibility of making a move. But how do you decide if you should actually move? The first step is to consider whether there are any practical reasons to consider buying a new home. What’s pushing you in that direction? For example: Is your current home too small … [Read More...]

Reducing The Stress Of Moving Day

Moving day is traditionally such a hectic and emotionally charged experience that few people relish the thought of going through it. Does it have to be that way? Is it possible to ensure that moving day goes smoothly? Picking a good moving company, or making similar arrangements to transport your belongings, is the obvious place to start. But here are some other tips you might not have considered: Put pets in a kennel for the day. Pets may get excited by all the activity on moving day. … [Read More...]

Making Your Kitchen More Attractive to Buyers

Making Your Kitchen More Attractive to Buyers Your Kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home.  When it comes to selling your property quickly, and for the best price, you will want to focus on making the Kitchen look great. That doesn’t mean you must do a major renovation. However, you should do what you can to make the kitchen as attractive as possible to buyers. Here are some … [Read More...]

Tips to Help Sell Your Home Quickly

There are several reasons why you may need to sell your home quickly.  Perhaps it's because a job change requires a speedy relocation to another city.  Or maybe you have purchased another property and don’t want to be stuck too long with two mortgages. Here are some tips that can help get the sold sign on your front lawn sooner: Be realistic with price. If you set the listing price higher than the current market value of your home, then you’re not going to get many, if … [Read More...]