First impressions are important, whether you’re meeting someone new or seeing a home for the first time. A home that looks rundown or lacking in updates suggests that the owner might be just as lax with indoor maintenance as with outdoor - a sure red flag for most buyers. So if you’re planning on selling your home, it’s important to consider what kind of curb appeal your house offers.
Congratulations! You’ve signed on the line and now you’re the proud owner of a new home. The stress of finding the right house, getting approved for financing, negotiating with a seller are behind you. But if you’ve ever moved before, even just from apartment to apartment, you’ll know there may yet be some headaches ahead. To make it easier for you, we’ve created this new homeowners checklist.
There are a lot of decisions to make when selling a house: when, how much, what repairs to name a few. The right listing agent is someone who can answer those questions for you, and who knows what else you should be thinking about when selling your house. But how do you find a good agent? What should you be looking for?
The decision to sell your home was probably not an easy one. Maybe you loved the house, but had to relocate for work. Or perhaps your needs changed and the house no longer fit your lifestyle. Whatever the reason, you decided it was time. You cleaned and organized and did all the work to get it on the market. But now it’s been on the market for weeks and weeks and your house isn’t selling. A bad dream come true. The problem is real, but in many cases it has a simple solution.
When you’re getting a house ready to sell, you’ll start to hear a lot about home staging. Home staging is the idea of prepping a house to appeal to buyers. And it’s actually quite different from decorating. In this post we discuss 5 simple things you can do to get your home staging just right
Have you been considering getting a new roof (or really need a new one?), but you aren’t sure if the investment is worth it since you’re planning on moving soon? It may seem counterintuitive to make a large investment on a home right before selling it, but the fact is, putting a new roof on your home is top on the list of upgrades and repairs that improve resale value. So, you actually will be able to sell your home for more by making the investment (and often, homes with old roofs won’t sell at all).
Moving is a part of life for most Americans. The days of buying a house in your hometown and spending the next few decades there are largely over. In fact, on average, someone in the United States will move about 11 times in their lifetime. Moving can be a tough undertaking that’s neither easy nor cheap—the organizing, packing, transport, and manual labor involved to pull off a successful move can be overwhelming.