We tell our clients this all the time, but here’s how Jonathan Scott from Property Brothers puts it, “if the sellers cleaned the whole place they’d probably get five grand more… I think that’s one of the biggest things people
All you may need to do to find the perfect buyer is replace your light bulbs. What an idea! (Imagine a light bulb appearing over your head.) The simplest of fixes is replacing dim or burned out light bulbs (except
Is your home for sale, but you keep refusing showings? They’re not convenient for you? You can’t get back to put the dog away? You didn’t clean the house or make the bed today? To sell your home, you have
I know you don’t want anyone ringing your doorbell. All it does is wake up babies and send dogs into a tizzy. Recently, I came back from the family vacation and my doorbell button had been broken and lodged inside
Is your home vacant? Have you moved out of state or at least out of the area? Even though it’s a pretty warm December, the cold is coming and that can be pretty treacherous to a vacant home. Despite having
The thing about first impressions is that they come first. They come before second impressions, third impressions, and final impressions. While the final impression may lead to an offer in real estate, the first impression is most important because it
Do you have a welcome mat at your front door? Does is actually say “welcome”? Do you mean it? If you’re anything like me, I’m not always eager to greet unexpected visitors to my front door despite what my mat says.
Are you thinking about listing your home right now, but hesitant because of the holiday season? If you want to move, don’t let it hold you back. In fact the holidays are usually a strong period for home sales. Why?
Many DIY projects are unsuccessful when it comes to adding value to your home. Unfortunately, most homeowners are not expert craftsmen. Sure you know how to use a hammer and a saw and have been known to hook a tape measure to
Every buyer is different. Something that might deter one buyer from making an offer on your home may actually be the thing that encourages another. Here are some things that you probably cannot change about your home but may affect its
There are many reasons why a house will not sell. As a Realtor, I go through that long list with my clients regularly. I talk with my clients about price first and foremost, but after that we discuss curb appeal,
I recently showed a client a house that was a little dated in its appearance but overall a nice place. It needed a little cleaning or sprucing up, but it had a good floorplan, a lot of interior space, and