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Spine-Chilling Sights That Can Scare Buyers Away

Spine-Chilling Sights That Can Scare Buyers Away

In the spirit of the Halloween holiday, we’re taking a look into the spooky, eerie things about a home that will simply scare buyers away. No, we’re not talking about properties that may be rumored to be haunted. Luckily, we’re talking about simply scary things that are simple fixes for sellers! Here are 10 things that will scare buyers away from a home:   1. Horrendo

Home Staging Tips: Fall Edition

Home Staging Tips: Fall Edition

It pretty much goes without saying that fall is a great time to sell a home. But, did you know that this crisp, cool season also offers an excellent opportunity for sellers to capitalize on some of fall’s bright colors and warm scents to bring in prospective buyers? Here are a few tips for sellers who want to highlight the season in their homes this fall:   1. Start Outside Th

Things To Consider As An Empty Nester

Things To Consider As An Empty Nester

It’s that time of year when many homeowners around the nation find themselves facing a new chapter in their lives, we like to call it the empty nest. Though various circumstances can lead to an empty nest including college and new careers, homeowners who suddenly find themselves in a big, empty home often are faced with making the same decision: Should we stay in this house as it is, remodel

Impress Your Guests: 8 Steps To Host A Successful Open House

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Impress Your Guests: 8 Steps To Host A Successful Open House

Did you know, open houses are a great way to show off your home and attract prospective buyers? Preparing the house and property for visitors takes a little time, but welcoming potential buyers with a little hospitality goes a long way towards making a sale. Make a checklist and work the plan, so you don’t leave anything out!   1. Landscaping Make sure that your grass is cut, bushe

Tips To Protect Your Home When It's On The Market

Tips To Protect Your Home When It's On The Market

When you’re trying to sell your home, you want prospective buyers to explore a bit during showings, right?  Buyers often open closets, cabinets, and other nooks and crannies when they’re touring a home. Sellers should take some precautions to protect their homes and personal belongings throughout the sales process. Here’s some tips to protect your you and your home during sh

Budget Friendly Home Staging

Budget Friendly Home Staging

Home staging has become something of a minor craze for real estate professionals in the past few years, and the actual science behind how best to set up a home for an open house seems to be changing all the time. However, one thing is unlikely to change: Homeowners and agents don't want to break the bank when it comes to staging a home. As a result, it's wise to look into the best ways to

How to Prepare Your Kids for a Move

How to Prepare Your Kids for a Move

If you’re preparing for a move, you’ve likely got a ton on your mind… selling your home, packing your belongings, saying goodbyes and getting ready to start all over somewhere new. Now, throw kids into the mix. No, we’re not talking about all of the additional packing you may have to do for your kids. If you’re feeling anxious about everything that’s going o

The Benefits of Home Staging

The Benefits of Home Staging

Staging a home for sale is not a new concept, but it is a practice that could help your home sell a lot faster.  In today’s market, buyers are looking for a home they can envision themselves in and move right in.  A few simple staging tips can make all the difference for buyers.     Invite In Buyers One of the biggest benefits of staging your home is that it i

Quick Repairs to Make Before Selling Your Home

Quick Repairs to Make Before Selling Your Home

When you are preparing to sell your home, you want to make sure it’s in tip-top shape before it hits the market! Now that the holidays have settled down, you might have a little extra time to make those repairs you have been putting off.  Whether you need to fix up some chipped paint or repair that leaky faucet, making quick adjustments will really increase the value of your home and ma

How To Prepare for an Open House

How To Prepare for an Open House

With warmer days in sight, you might be thinking about listing your home for the upcoming spring market.  One way that sellers can help their home to stand out is by hosting an open house. Open houses may attract everyone from nosy neighbors to motivated buyers. Either way, they generate buzz about a home—and that can be a great thing to get your home sold quickly. If you have an open h