5 Surprising Factors Affecting Your Home’s Value

Hidden factors that can hurt your home's value

It is common knowledge that factors such as location, neighborhood schools, and the age of the house itself will affect the overall value of your home. When it comes time to consider selling, it is important to keep these in mind as well as making the necessary appliance upgrades and infrastructure updates. What many don’t know, however, are the hidden factors that can oftentimes negatively impact your home’s value. Below are five such surprising kickers. Continue reading

5 Things Real Estate Agents Should Always Do for Their Clients

What real estate agents should always do for clients

Anyone interested in buying or selling property naturally wants the best Realtor on the job. What does this mean though? What separates the best real estate agents from those you’d rather not work with? Continue reading

5 Easy and Inexpensive Home Staging Ideas

Easy and inexpensive home staging tips

Getting your home ready for sale can involve major effort and expense. Before you even look into hiring real estate agents, you may have to contend with replacing roofing or fixing code violations.

When it comes to home staging, you might not have a ton of money at your disposal. Here are just a few easy and inexpensive ideas that can help you to stage your home for a speedy sale. Continue reading

How to Prepare to Sell Your Home

Aside from finding the right Realtor, you will need to follow these steps outlined in order to best prepare to sell your home.

It’s time to move. That means it’s time to get your home ready for the housing market. You’re going to need to do some work both inside and out to make it the most desirable and sought-after listing among all buyers who are looking for a home. Continue reading

Drone Photo Use in Real Estate

Aerial photography could be a major boon when selling certain properties. Here are a few things realtors should know about drone photo use in real estate.There’s no shortage of uses for drone technology. The military has been using drones for unmanned missions for a while, surveying dangerous areas without putting men and women at risk. They can carry out all kinds of important tasks and save lives in the process. Continue reading

How to Create an Open House Bidding War

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Image created by Stuart Miles, provided by freedigitalphotos.net

Your home’s first open house is critical. It’s the first time both buyers and Realtors get a real opportunity to see everything the property has to offer. It is also the first chance someone has to vet the legitimacy of the listing price relative to others like it on the market. If you have a gem on your hands then your first open house becomes the battleground for potential buyers.  With any luck, you can create an open house bidding war. Continue reading

50 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Home Look Sellable

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First impressions are everything, and it goes without saying that a good first impression will get your home sold. While it would be nice to invest in value-adding renovations and fixes, this list of inexpensive to do’s can do wonders for getting you offers on your home.  When you’re interviewing a potential Realtor, feel free to go over this list with him/her and see what kind of feedback they give you.  You probably won’t be able to do everything on this list, but you always want to give yourself the best chance at selling your home. Continue reading