Four deep-cleaning targets to help a home shine (9/15/2016)
Buyers are more attracted to clean houses – a deep clean of forgotten spots like behind the refrigerator or air conditioner filters can boost the wow factor.
Bad habits that may ruin a home (9/13/2016)
Slamming the front door, not cleaning the gutters or actually flushing “flushable wipes” could harm your house and lead to major improvement projects later on.
Five fixes that can raise a home’s value (9/8/2016)
There are many things that owners can do to spruce up their home before listing it, from adding interest to the front door to adding more and better lighting.
Neighborhood features that drag down home prices (8/16/2016)
Home prices are largely based on size and features, but neighborhood attributes have a big impact too. A low-rated school, for example, can drop local values 22%.
Which listing price is better – $200K or $199K? (8/10/2016)
FAU: In a study of actual sales, the $199K prices nets sellers more money overall, even though $200K sellers tend to get an offer that’s closer to asking price.
Why do sellers sell? And what’s holding them back? (8/3/2016)
The biggest reason sellers sell (40% of those surveyed) is to move to a nicer home, but a fear that they won’t find an ideal property dissuades 30% of them from trying.
3 ways to attack client clutter with compassion (6/20/2016)
To help prepare a home for sale, frame the conversation in the context of obtaining the best value for the home and avoid addressing the belongings themselves.
The top 6 questions buyers ask sellers (6/15/2016)
These topics come up. Sellers who provide the answer first not only save time, they also appear honest and helpful in a potential buyer’s eyes.
Pop-up staging furniture gets modern twist (6/2/2016)
Fake furniture allows buyers to visualize life inside a home, and the latest faux products look better than ever. With some furniture, buyers can even sit down.
Why do sellers sell? Top 5 reasons (5/19/2016)
40% of sellers – the top share – list their home simply because they want to live in a different neighborhood. But 1 in 4 want a home with “different features.”
How to make cramped space feel more open (5/10/2016)
Small rooms feel larger if they’re staged correctly. The key is a minimum amount of clutter and furniture, light colored walls and, if possible, large mirrors.
The hottest buzzwords in listing ads (4/19/2016)
A study compared listing prices to selling prices and attempted to see which words within listing descriptions tended to attract higher-than-expected offers.
Kitchen remodeling projects that pay off (4/11/2016)
Which projects offer the best return on investment for owners considering a home sale? Amped up appliances help, as do new countertops and a cabinet face-lift.