Interior

 fixing up the house interior …   Plumbing and Fixtures  All your sink fixtures should look shiny and new. If this cannot be accomplished by cleaning, buy new ones where needed. If you don’t buy something fancy, this can be accomplished inexpensively and they are fairly easy to install. Make sure all the hot and … Continue reading Interior

Exterior Spruce Up

fixing up outside the house  Most real estate advice tells you to work on the outside of the house first, but unless there is a major project involved, we believe it is best to do it last. There are two main reasons for this. First, the first steps in preparing the interior of the house … Continue reading Exterior Spruce Up

Marketing Your Home

Lockbox – Yes or No?   A lockbox is a basically a padlock with a cavity inside where a key to your home can be placed. Only someone with an electronic key or the combination can get into the lockbox and access the key. Having a lockbox available at your house makes it easy for … Continue reading Marketing Your Home

Attract Buyers

Lighting, Fragrances, Pet Control and More   Lighting When you know someone is coming by to tour your home, turn on all the indoor and outdoor lights – even during the day. At night, a lit house gives a “homey” impression when viewed from the street. During the daytime, turning on the lights prevents harsh … Continue reading Attract Buyers

Appraisal Process

  Preparing Your Home for the Appraisal Inspection     Have all rooms available for inspection    Remove pet form the house during the appraisal   Appraiser may need to test water pressures, ignite furnaces, inspect electrical panels, have access to attic areas, crawl spaces, etc. – especially when FHA financing is involved.   Appraiser … Continue reading Appraisal Process

Seller Tips: De-personlize

getting the house ready to sell de-personalize the House.. The reason you want to “de-personalize” your home is because you want buyers to view it as their potential home. When a potential homebuyer sees your family photos hanging on the wall, it puts your own brand on the home and momentarily shatters their illusions about owning … Continue reading Seller Tips: De-personlize

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