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Top 4 Benefits of Working with a REALTORŪ
Posted on Sat, 15 Sep 2018, 12:30:00 PM  in Home buying tips,  Home selling tips,  My services
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Buying a new home is an exciting experience as you are creating a novel and new future for you and your household. Regardless if you are looking for something smaller or more significant, more modern, or with a concept design, you will require help getting started. That is why working with a REALTORŪ can be beneficial to you.

The REALTORŪ will help you determine the exact value of the home you are buying or selling. They will also help you determine the price range of the home you are looking to buy or sell. When purchasing a home, a REALTORŪ will help you get something you are looking for and truly provide you with a home you were dreaming of. Here are the benefits of working with a REALTORŪ.

 

They Know How to NegotiateTop 4 Benefits of Working with a REALTOR

Since a REALTORŪ knows how to negotiate, they can detect any problems with the potential home you are looking to buy that otherwise could have gone unnoticed. They will help you review your potential home evaluation in-depth details while considering the home for themselves as well. In instances where some sections require repair or some improvements, they will help you to negotiate.

The negotiation process will involve having the homeowner to carry out the repair process as part of the selling agreement or lower the price to cover future renovations. Without the help of a REALTOR Ū, these issues may go undetected, or your negotiation results may not help you get the right outcome you were looking for. It does not matter how level-headed you are, the process of purchasing a home is overwhelming and exciting. Allowing an unbiased REALTORŪ with no emotional attachments to the home you are looking to buy, negotiate for you can be your saving grace.

 

Have Knowledge of the Area

The REALTORŪ has more information about the area you are planning to purchase or sell a home. You will not have to wait for them to look up everything about the area. They know their area inside out making every process easy and quick. The REALTORŪ knows the best neighbourhood, amenities, schools, marketplaces that are close to your potential home. They also understand the average market price of the home and the trends of the area in case you are selling. They will always have essential information at their fingertips for their customers.

 

They Understand the Paperwork Process

If you have ever purchased a home before, it means you have probably dedicated to a shelf full of documents that were involved in the purchase process. These papers include the written and signed counter offer, written offer, and other details. The paperwork process can prove to be tiresome for you. That is when a REALTORŪ can come in and save the day. Most of the time, these counter offers are limited by a time frame making it difficult for you to work on them alone. They have machines that help in good economies and never stop the process of churning out papers.

 

Have Great Network

The REALTORŪ know great contractors that could help you in the renovation process during and after the process. Selling or purchasing a home has much more than just a real estate transaction process. Prior to selecting a REALTORŪ to work with, you should make sure that you are able to consider all the available options.


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4 Tips for Choosing Commercial Property
Posted on Tue, 31 Jul 2018, 11:10:00 AM  in My services
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4 Tips for Choosing Commercial Property

4 Tips for Choosing Commercial Property

Owning property is an exciting proposition, and purchasing commercial property is just as exciting. While the property purchase philosophy is the same, there are a few differences when taking the plunge into the commercial property market, as well as a few different considerations.

 

Let’s discuss four tips to consider when purchasing commercial property.

 

  1. Type of Property

It is important to think about and decide the type of commercial property desired. Will the property be used for your own use or will it be rental or lease property. Will you be the primary caretaker of the property or will a property manager be involved. Other concerns and questions to ask yourself are are you ready to take on such a risk and does such a purchase fall within your risk level. If your skill and expertise level falls short, would you be willing to perhaps establish a partnership with someone who will bring the necessary skills and expertise to the table. Is your foray into commercial property subject to a team of investors who will help carry the financial burden?

 

  1. Financing your Commercial Dream

Purchasing commercial property is, in a lot of cases, more costly than purchasing a home. It is essential to have the necessary financing in place rather than taking a fly by the seat of your pants approach. It is important to know what financing institutions will mortgage commercial properties. It is necessary to know what your credit rating needs to be, as well as the amount of down payment that is required for such a purchase.

 

  1. Hiring the Experts

There will usually be a few experts that you will be required to hire on during the transaction and after the deal is complete. You will most likely need to hire a commercial real estate attorney, an accountant, a mortgage broker and commercial real estate broker. After the deal is complete, you may need a property manager and a leasing or rental agent. Hiring experts to help you out will help you to protect your interest in the venture and keep you from getting in over your head. Having everyone on board as soon as possible will make sure everyone is on the same page and everyone has sufficient time to undertake any prep work that may be required. It will also be important to have a maintenance chief on board as early as possible. An important part of the team will be an appraiser who will determine the current market value of the property of interest.

 

4 Making an Offer

Unless you are a real estate and financial wizard, it is important to have someone on your team, such as a real estate attorney, who is. Before signing a Letter of Intent (LOI) make sure your legal eagle reviews the contract first. The LOI will outline the terms of the transaction. It is essential there is a clause or two in the agreement that lets you opt-out of the deal in the event if something goes wrong with the deal. It is essential to understand all aspects of the contract, especially all your rights and obligations of the agreement. When it comes time to make an offer, you will have an appraisal that defines the value of the property. The appraisal will take into account the economic climate, as well as the value of similar properties in the area. It is not necessary to offer what value of the evaluation, nor is necessary to meet the seller’s price. The attorney, when performing their due diligence on the property may be able to determine what the seller may accept for a price.


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How to Tune Up Home Decorating for Springtime
Posted on Sat, 31 Mar 2018, 03:50:00 PM  in My services
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With winter slowly starting to loosen its icy grasp, more and more people are looking forward to establishing a different series of decorations around their home. Decorating seasonally is one of the best ways to spice up a property, especially if you are planning on later sales, and knowing what to change up for the springtime can be one of the best ways for you to make a difference. Keep some of these home-decorating tips in mind and see how you can spice up your atmosphere with the warming temperature.

 

Change Up Your Pillows

Some fabrics are ideal for decorative pillows all-year-round. Tweed, velvet and silk can all be extremely attractive if you want to keep a central theme in mind. However, they can start feeling heavier during the warmer months. Change up your fabrics and colors to match with the weather. This is especially recommended for those who have neutral-toned primary fixtures in the home, such as sofas and couches. See what colors work best for your tastes, but always keep your eyes open for brighter colors, especially greens and yellows during the early months of spring.How to Tune Up Home Decorating for Springtime

 

Play with Accent Walls

Establishing a singular accent wall in the house can provide you with a fun decorative spot in the future. It can be especially empowering for homeowners who want to change up their decorations often. This accent wall is always in style because of how many different ways there are to decorate. You can establish a strong wallpaper motif or change up the color with various paint options. As the weather starts to warm, you can hang up various decorations to match with brighter colors, effectively transforming the rest of the environment's feel.

 

Adjust the Scents

Another important way to decorate is to focus on olfactory cues as well as visual ones. Though changing up the furniture is always fun, it can be just as fun to play with the scents in the area. Many classical scents come to mind when homeowners think of winter scents, and just as many can be applied to the area during the spring. Selecting these scents to complement a visual design can be one of the best ways to create a certain feeling within the room. Experiment with cool, citrus, and bright floral scents during the spring to see what kind of sensations you can create.

 

Look into Simplification

Many winter decorations focus on closing gaps in a space. This is to create a warmer and closer environment, creating a cozy sensation in any room. With spring approaching and the cold clearing, many decorators can look forward to spacing out their decorations more. This means taking the time to break up particularly clustered sections around the room in order to create a more pronounced energy flow can be invaluable in establishing the feel of the room. Use this with a clear degree of lighting and shading direction, and you can look forward to powerful results.

 

Get the Garden Ready

Perhaps one of the most beloved activities of homeowners is decorating the yard. With winter's snows beginning to thaw, many can look forward to working outdoors again, creating beautiful visual landscapes that can complement the decorations they have already established around their home. Focus on plenty of foliage and bright colors to liven up the yard. See how you can experiment with walkways to create more vivacious displays leading up to the home. Like with anything else, plenty of experimentation will lead the desired results, especially if you have specific floral pairing ideas that you have been wanting to test out.

 


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What Are the Most Important Areas in Your Home to Renovate?
Posted on Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 01:15:00 PM  in My services
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Are you ready to move to a new home? If so, your first task will be to sell off your existing property. You will certainly want to get the best possible price for your old home so that you can apply it to the cost of your new one. To reach this goal, it's a good idea to list your home with a reputable and professional real estate agent in your local area. But even before you do so, you may wish to think about making a few timely improvements to your home in order to give a boost to its resale value.

 

Why Should You Always Be Thinking About the Resale Value of Your Home?What Are the Most Important Areas in Your Home to Renovate

If you haven't been focusing on the resale value of your home, now would be a good time to start. The important thing to keep in mind at all times is that you will certainly want to gain a higher price for your home than the one that you paid for it. Beyond the issue of merely making a profit, there is also the issue of keeping home values in your neighborhood at a comfortable level.

 

If You Want to Raise Your Resale Value, Try a Renovation Project

If you are serious about raising the resale value of your home, there are a few areas that you may wish to concentrate. For example, your kitchen is an area that a home buyer will certainly express an interest in the condition of. You can replace the faucets in your kitchen sink and maybe even the entire sink. If the wallpaper in your kitchen is getting out of date or showing signs of wear, you can redo this area as well. These renovations cost little but will bring significant rewards.

 

Your Bathroom is a Good Place to Consider a Renovation Project

Another logical area to consider starting a renovation project in will be your bathroom. This is another area that will be highly popular with your potential home buyers for obvious reasons. If the tiles on the walls or floors are wearing out, you can spend a few dollars to redo them. Likewise, if there are any issues with the tub or sink, it doesn't really cost all that much to replace them. These are repairs that can be easily accomplished by spending a few dollars.

 

Make Sure That Your Rugs and Carpets Are Neat and Clean

The rugs and carpets that adorn your floors should be kept as neat and clean as possible. This may not be the first thing that a potential home buyer takes notice of. However, they are bound to look down at some point. When they do, you want to be sure that they are staring at clean, well kept rugs and carpets instead of ill kept, dirty rags. Replacing worn out rugs is an absolute must.

 

You'll Need to Hire a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home

The last thing you will need to do is hire a professional real estate agent to sell your home. This is one task that it is never a good idea to try to skimp or cut corners on for the sake of saving a few bucks. It doesn't cost all that much to hire a real estate agent to assist you in selling your home. Meanwhile, the rewards that come with a quick sale for the highest possible price are too obvious to dwell on. It's an excellent idea for you to hire a real estate agent as soon as possible.


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Weatherproof Your Home Before the Temperature Begins To Drop
Posted on Wed, 15 Nov 2017, 03:30:00 PM  in My services
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It is essential to keep your home warm in the winter to protect its materials along with preventing any health complications with your family. The best time to begin winter weatherproofing is in the autumn before it begins to snow. Start with exterior repairs first before the temperature drops outside, and continue with interior weatherproofing throughout the autumn. Before you begin any repairs of your home, walk around your property to find any problems, and prepare a written list of the items that you must buy at local hardware stores.

 

Install Storm Windows and Caulk CrevicesWeatherproof Your Home Before the Temperature Begins To Drop

To keep out the cold drafts, remove window screens and install storm windows throughout your home. This is a difficult chore that requires a ladder and several people to reach and lift the heavy screens into position. This is also a great time to add more liquid caulking around the windows to eliminate drafts. Make sure to buy enough caulking to use inside your home to fill more holes and crevices. For addition protection from drafts, you may want to install plastic window film over the outside of the windowpanes.

 

Fix Your Home’s Rooftop To Prevent Cold Drafts and Moisture Leaks

If your home has missing shingles, then you must replace these items, and at the same time, you can nail down the loose shingles. While you have a ladder near a rooftop, check your home’s rain gutters and downspouts to make sure that the devices aren’t full of leaves. By removing the debris from the downspouts and rain gutters, you can avoid having any rain or snowmelt dripping down the sides of the building onto the foundation. When moisture can flow through the rain gutters and downspouts correctly, you are less likely to have water damage in your home’s attic.

 

Add Insulation To the Inside Of Your Home’s Attic or Basement

When your home doesn’t have enough insulation, you can buy rolls of this item at a home improvement store. It is easy to install insulation in a home’s attic to keep the building warmer. You can also use insulation rolls on the ceilings of basements to keep a home’s floors warmer. If the walls of your home require more insulation, then use loose insulation materials that you can blow into the spaces with a special machine.

 

Maintain Your Home’s Water Heater

In the winter, you may need more hot water for bathing, but the water can become cold quickly as it travels through the water pipes. You can empty your home’s water heater to remove a buildup of sediments, but you should also place a specialized insulation blanket over the appliance. In addition, you can wrap insulating tape around the water pipes to keep the water warmer longer. Not only will you have more hot water after completing this chore, but also, you will save money on your electric or natural gas bill each month.

 

Use Specialized Insulating Devices Inside Your Home

When you are shopping at hardware stores, you can find specialized insulating devices such as switch plate covers or door draft dodgers. These items are often inexpensive but will provide wonderful benefits by preventing cold drafts throughout your home. In addition, you can also use magnetic covers on your home’s vents to avoid heating unneeded areas of your home such as guest bedrooms or storage areas. After completing all of these chores, make sure to change the filter in your home’s furnace along with cleaning the fireplaces and chimneys.


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So You Have To Break The News To Your Family About Moving?
Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2017, 03:10:00 PM  in My services
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Have you recently found yourself in an awkward or uncomfortable situation surrounding the fact that your family has to move and you have to be the one to break it to them? It doesn’t matter if you are the parent, the guardian, or just one of the main contributors to your household’s income. It can be a difficult situation for anyone to have to encounter. Here are a few ways you can handle the situation:

Be Bold And HonestSo You Have To Break The News To Your Family About Moving?

Sometimes you have absolutely no choice but to just come out with it and tell your family like it is. Tell them that you have received a new job offer and taken it. Tell them if you have talked with a sales representative. Tell them if you have made any plans or of the plans that you are planning to make regarding the move. Some families truly do respond to the fact that you were open, honest, and bold about your delivery of the news. This may work if you prefer to stay emotionless about the situation, especially if you know that everyone else will have a lot of emotions once you reveal the news.

Tell Them One At A Time

Telling them one at a time may work in your best interest if you know that the members of your household will all handle the news differently. We all process information slightly differently in the first place, but having someone excited and someone distressed in the same room receiving the same news may just fuel a fire you don’t want to have to put out. This could also work if you have the type of family that has differing schedules that require each of you to be in a different place at a different time and there are few opportunities for all of you to sit down together to discuss the move.

Set Up A Family Fun Day

Do you have young children with a lot of memories and attachments to the house that you hold onto that may not process information in the same way that adults do? If so, than you are in the same type of situation that many families that must move when children are young are in. You don’t want to break the news to them and risk them blowing up in a temper tantrum that they cannot calm themselves out of. You also do not want to surprise them on moving day. In this case, try setting up a family fun day and giving them a lot of fun things to do. Then ask them if they enjoyed it and if they want to go on new adventures in a new place. They may not be completely open to it, but if you present it to them as a fun opportunity they just may be open and willing to accept these fun new adventures.

Take Home Advice

Informing your family that you have to move can be one of the most difficult things that you ever have to do. There will likely be someone that is upset, someone that is excited, and someone that doesn’t quite understand how their life will be impacted by this change. Still, if this move is what is best for your family, you cannot feel bad about having to break this news. You have to do what is best for the family. Good luck on the move.


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Guideline for Canadians Looking to Buy or Sell a Home
Posted on Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 03:40:00 PM  in My services
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As stressful as it might be, buying or selling a home is probably the most important undertaking you will ever be involved in. The procedure for selecting a house involves both finance and lifestyle considerations; one needs to choose wisely to avoid regrets in the future. In the Canadian market, one needs to secure a good deal and at the right time. By the basic law of supply and demand, one should buy at a time when many people are not looking for houses. You also need to be aware of the details during contract negotiation, have knowledge on what qualities to look out for, and still keep the mortgage interest as low as possible. Selling on the hand should be done at a suitable time to ensure that you make enough money to secure yourself another home.Guideline for Canadians Looking to Buy or Sell a Home

There are myriad reasons that may drive you to sell your home. If you find your home’s location unsuitable, then that may be a reason enough to sell it. Location may be unsuitable in relation to work, or if you are retiring and therefore require to move to a place with a low maintenance cost. The size of a house may also drive one to sell. If your family is growing and you cannot get a permit to expand it to add more bedrooms, then perhaps it is the right time to sell. On the other hand, if your kids have all moved to college, it is always a good time to downsize before any of them decides to move back. You may decide to sell for unfortunate reasons, say divorce or at worst death of a family member. This may be crucial in helping you leave bad memories. Financial reasons are a key factor to selling. If you cannot sustain the cost of a house or you need money to pay for something else, relocating is always an option. For a change in lifestyle, especially among young and rich, many people move to more classy homes in reputable cities.

Buying a home should always be done with utmost keenness. One needs to ensure that the previous owner had properly maintained the house. This helps to reduce repair costs when you later discover damages in the house. One needs to check every area of the home from ensuring that roofing is in good condition and has a long lifetime to checking whether the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working. For the windows, they should be well sealed and double paned, and the foundation should have no cracks, especially on the outer side. Plumbing and wiring is another important area. One should ensure that knob and tube wiring is not made of aluminum because it is expensive to replace, and that the plumbing is not leaking and the water is adequate. The areas around bathtubs or showers should have no signs of water damage or mold, and all appliances such as fridges should be in good working condition.

Before purchasing a house, it is always important to find out if it is right for you. You need to evaluate your current and future needs. This is very important in determining the size of the house you will buy. If you are in a young family that is looking to having children soon, you should buy a home that has several rooms. If you are looking to fit in into a group of rich friends, then you will require buying a good house with additional features such as a pool. There are extra things to check such as house maintenance and energy efficiency if you need a mortgage home loan.


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Hot Water Heater Systems; Traditional Or Tankless?
Posted on Sat, 30 Jul 2016, 02:55:00 PM  in My services
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Traditional Hot Water Heater Vs A Tankless Water Heater

It’s not until there’s no hot water to cook or shower with that people pay attention to the performance of their water heater. The lack of hot water puts a crimp into one’s daily routine and can have an impact on your attitude. Most homeowners assume there’s always an ample supply of hot water awaiting them at the twist of a faucet, but the reality is that hot water heaters fail.

In the new millennium, many options await consumers when faced with the prospect of replacing a water heater or the installation in new home construction. When we hear of a hot water heater, the image of a cylindrical tank comes to mind. With contemporary innovation and technology, homeowners can consider tankless water heaters.

water-heaterTraditional vs. Tankless...Stay the course or time for a change?

A traditional hot water heater heats water to a specific temperature and contains it in a cylindrical tank. 40-gallon capacity tanks are considered the norm and deliver plenty of water for a family of four’s needs. Pre-heated water is held on standby and provided on demand when you turn the faucet, run the washing machine, bath, or prepare a meal. A municipal water supply or your property replenishes your water supply.

Commonly known as on-demand or in-an-instant-hot water heaters, a tankless system heats water when it's needed by a family member. When the hot water faucet is turned, a stream of cool water flows through the tankless hot water heater system. The water is heated at that moment, either with a natural gas or electrical source instead of being contained in a cylindrical hot water heater tank.

Is one system better than the other?

When comparison shopping for the appropriate water heating system for your residence, the cost, system efficiency, and convenience provided are the primary factors elements to think about. Hot water tank system shopping isn’t as simple as it appears. The needs of your family are the primary consideration when choosing a hot water heating system.

Cylindrical hot water heater tanks coming in various gallon capacities. There’s no “one size fits all” application. Selecting the proper system can save you money in the long run and add to your personal comfort, knowing that there will always be plenty of hot water.

Here are the important differences between the two systems

  • - Efficiency
    Traditional hot water heater systems consume a lot of energy when keeping water heated to a pre-set temperature, even when there’s no demand for hot water in the house. When the last light is turned off for the evening, the traditional hot water heater is still hard at work maintaining a comfortable, not dangerous, hot water temperature. Tankless water
  • - Accessibility
    Traditional systems are designed with a 40-gallon tank. Often, a family of five or more will experience a shortage of hot water, especially for the last individual to hop into the shower in the morning. Cylindrical hot water tanks take up valuable space in a home, often hidden in a closet or in a basement or garage corner. Compare this with a tankless hot water system that is attached to a wall.
  • - Expense
    Upfront, tankless hot water systems will be more expensive than a traditional tank system. The savings realized in reduced heating costs will pay for the tankless system over its life expectancy. How your finances are at the time you need to purchase a hot water heating system will contribute to which system, traditional or tankless, you choose.

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Beautifying Your Home
Posted on Sun, 15 May 2016, 11:10:00 AM  in Home selling tips,  Marketing strategies,  My services
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Beautifying your homes outside area is one of the surest ways to improve your overall curb appeal. Not only can you customize your property the way you want, but the sheer presence of your renovations can be just what you need to attract buyers when it is time to sell. Performing an outdoor makeover is never easy, and it is recommended for you to hire a landscaper to get started. If it is your first time making the purchase, it is recommended for you to use these following questions when interviewing the professional to learn more about what they can do for you.

Are You Insured?
Begin by asking the professionals if they are bonded and fully insured. This is one of the most important questions to ask because it can give you a good feel for the type of service you will receive. The larger the project, the more crucial it is for you to work with an experienced professional. Ask them about their insurance in order to know that you are protected as well. Landscaping requires the use of heavy machinery and floral expertise, and a lack of knowledge can result in serious liability issues on your property.

How Long Have You Been Working in the Industry?
Get a good feel for how long the expert has been in business. This is important because you want to make sure that your project is in good hands. Ask the experts about their level of experience and determine if it suits the level of involvement your project needs. Smaller plans have more room for error, but if you are planning on a tremendous backyard makeover, speak with an expert who has been working for several years. You do not want to hire a group that is not able to deliver the desired results.

Do You Have a Website?
This is another important question to ask, especially for companies that you learn about by phone or through word-of-mouth. An established website shows that realtorthe company is serious about what they offer. Make sure that they have an office location too, as this shows that they take professional accountability seriously. Be sure to browse through the company website and see what your first impressions are. Take a look at what they offer and what some of their customer testimonials are. Remember that if something does not feel right about the company, you are not required to follow through with your hiring.

Do You Have Industry Experts?
If you have a specific section of the yard that you need taken care of, it is a good idea to consult with an expert first. Speak with a stonework experts if you need to have masonry taken care of, or an arborist if you are planning on expanding your outside designs with trees. There is a specialist for every task, and you want to contact them to make the most of your project. If there are no experts ready to help, ask the available specialists about how experienced they are when it comes to what you need done.

Will You Provide Blueprints and Drawings?
Ask this question if you are interested in a more hands-on approach during the creation process. When you see the blueprints and planned drawings, you are able to have a stronger degree of input on the final outcome. Ask them to keep you informed of the design process and be sure to take a look every now and then to make sure that it is going as desired. Also be sure to ask about any maintenance that you may need to do in the future.

 


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Some Things You Will Want To Accomplish Before Putting Your House Up For Sale
Posted on Sat, 30 Apr 2016, 11:50:00 AM  in Home selling tips,  My services
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Before you make a call to a real estate agent, you might want to make sure that you are taking the time to review the following suggestions. This way, you will not only have an easier time selling the house, but you might just be able to get more money for it. You could use a little extra money, right? 


Get Things Nice And Tidy 
The last thing you want to do is to have people walking through your home while it is a complete mess. However, being clean does not always mean that you are avoiding looking like it is not a mess. Clutter can look very messy and you certainly do not want potential buyers to be distracted by the clutter when they should be looking at your home and imagining how they could fit everything of theirs into the home.

This might mean that you will have to box or bag up a lot of your stuff. And that is okay. You can put some things into a storage unit. Then, you can stage yourfresh home to look as universally inviting as possible. 

Freshen Up With Paint
You do not want potential buyers to come through your home, only to spot dull, dirty, and stained walls. Therefore, you might want to go around your house and add a quick fresh coat of paint to all of the walls. You might also want to consider painting the exterior of your home so that the curb appeal is raised a little. Of course, unless you have tall enough ladders to accomplish that, you might need to consider hiring a professional for the job. 

Give Your Home A Few Updates 
It is important to make sure that you are upgrading as much as you possibly can without having to worry about breaking the bank. Small upgrades, such as replacing the old faucets and doorknobs can really go a long way. Believe it or not, many potential buyers will notice these upgrades it will make a great impression on them. If you want additional advice on the things that you should consider upgrading, you may want to schedule an appointment with a real estate agent. 

He or she will be able to point out some of the simple changes that you can make in order to give your home the best look and feel to it before you attempt to put it up for sale. Just make sure that you are doing everything that you can in order to follow the advice that you are given because that advice should be considered golden. 

Get The Carpets Deep Cleaned 
It is important to make sure that if you have any carpets in your home that they receive a good deep cleaning before a real estate agent brings anyone through there. While there are some carpet cleaners that you can use on your own, you might have a better chance of getting the best results by hiring a professional carpet cleaning company. Sure, it will cost a little bit of money, but the deep cleaning will give your old carpet new life. 

With those few things in mind, you should have a much better idea of the things that you should do before you ever think about officially putting the home on the market. The more you prepare for the selling of your home, the more likely you will be able to get a good amount of money for your home and for everything that you have put into it over the years. You should easily find that it is worth all of the time and effort that you put into getting the home ready to be sold. 

 


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