Selling Your Home

What can I do to help my house sell faster?

  1. Price it right. Like we talked about early, making sure your home is accurately and competitively priced is one of the best things you can do to increase interest and likelihood to sell quickly.
  2. Clear it out. Buyers are always interested in storage, so give your closets and drawers some breathing room.
  3. Lighten up. People are drawn to light, happy spaces, so warm up your home with some extra lighting. You may want to remove dark, heavy curtains, clean the windows or add extra wattage to your lamps.
  4. Ditch the dog. Well, not literally. But the same goes for the cat, ferret or any other pet you might have. Not everyone is an animal lover. So hide the litter box, sweep up the hair and put Fido out back during home showings.
  5. Keep it simple. Now is not the time to start a major home improvement project. Instead consider quick fixes that will...

What are the most valuable upgrades I can make?

Before you even start thinking upgrades, it’s probably a good idea to have a trusted contractor or your realtor do a walk-through of your home. They will likely notice things that you might not realize need attention; things like adding insulation, refinishing your floors or pruning back overgrown shrubs.

If after these basics, you’ve still got the upgrade itch, the fine folks at HGTV say the following home improvements will get you the biggest bang for your buck:

  1. Minor Bathroom Remodel. Without giving vivid detail, even the cleanest bathroom can get pretty grimy after a while. There’s something about walking into a sparkling, bright bathroom that does wonders for potential buyers. And it doesn’t have to cost an arm and...

Why You Should Consider Selling in the Winter

Selling In Winter Attracts Serious Buyers

The season you sell your home can have an impact on how much you get for your home and how quickly it sells. The season that has the most success in selling homes is spring. This is a good time of year for families moving to new school districts and is also more convenient weather for moving. Because of this trend, most people will recommend waiting to list your home until after the winter is over. Avoiding the winter is a huge misconception in the housing industry and can cause homeowners to miss out on opportunities.

Selling in the winter can give you a few advantages. There will be fewer houses on the market since most people assume winter is a bad time to sell. This gives your home more attention. Potential buyers are always looking no matter...