Articles, tips, and suggestions for home sellers.

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Those looking to sell their homes may be concerned about home layout, number of bedrooms, renovated kitchens and even paint colors. However, research has shown that without the right appearance outdoors, many potential buyers will not even bother to look inside the home or will write off an otherwise amazing house.

For example, in the 2016 Remodeling Impact report from the National Association of REALTORS®, researchers found that nearly 100% of agents working with buyers believe curb appeal is important to potential buyers. A similar survey showed that sellers who invest in landscaping can make a 215% return on their investment in a neighborhood with other well-landscaped homes. Here are the top yard improvements and investments that can speed up the

Whether you are preparing to sell your home now or merely investing in required maintenance, there are constructive ways to make small, yet significant improvements to increase its worth and unleash its full financially rewarding potential. Any time you redesign or revamp, think about it though the lense of real estate. It is inevitable that you will sell your home one day, so every decision you make, and dollar you put toward improving your house, should keep that fact in mind. 

The road to your home’s final sale can be a long one; however, utilizing a few strategic, innovative designing concepts can increase your home’s value, resulting in a profitable sale.

Curb Appeal Starts at the Top - The Roof

A home’s roof and siding are significant

As today's real estate market becomes more competitive, homeowners looking to sell their properties need to be more creative than ever to impress and close the sale. To make this happen, owners are adding numerous features to their homes in hopes of catching the attention of as many buyers as possible. With a few careful choices, you can make your home stand out in the best way possible.

If you're looking to sell your home and want to make sure your house is the most attractive one on the market, here are six additions that are guaranteed to clinch a home sale.

Home Security System

Since purchasing a home is usually the biggest investment anyone will make, it's important that it be protected as much as possible. Adding a state-of-the-art home

For people who struggle when it comes to space, optimising a room as much as possible will help you make the most of what you have in order to highlight a property’s best assets. When you put your house on the market, it’s important to make sure potential buyers see the property in its best light - and flooring will play a big part in this. In this article, we’ll be taking you through 5 cost-effective ways clever flooring choices can help you sell your property - without breaking the bank.

1. Make sure you match


There are a number of different flooring types out there, and it’s imperative that the floor you choose matches the room it will be fitted into. Whether you’re choosing oak laminate or dark walnut flooring, make sure the colours

Do your pets rule your house? If they do, then you're not alone. When it comes to making decisions about buying, selling or renovating their homes, a large majority of Americans take their pets' needs into account, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®. The 2017 Animal House: Remodeling Impact report found that 81% of respondents said that animal-related considerations play a role when deciding on their next living situation.

81% of people say pets decide their next living situation

Whether it's buyers searching for a pet-friendly new home, or sellers trying to fit in real estate goals around their pet's schedules, our furry friends have a big impact on our lives. Most importantly, a pet can have a big impact on your

You have worked hard your entire life, saved up a bit of a nest egg, and now you are ready to enjoy it. That means retirement is coming, and along with that comes the important decision about where you would like to live out your golden years. There are so many options whether you’re relocating a few cities away or across the country.

What’s important is to start getting an idea of what your ideal retirement community should include. Here’s a quick list of popular retirement spots within Southern California and across the country to give you a start.  

Southern California

Southern California real estate is expensive, but you can find great communities hidden within for a much smaller price tag. According to Trendgraphix, the average sold price

Is your property a homebuyer magnet? The thought of trying to sell your house yourself might have you halted in your tracks if you're not sure where to start when it comes to getting buyers in the door and offers in hand. But luckily, following some simple tips can help your home stand out against the rest.

The laws of homebuyer attraction are simple; you just need to know how to pull on the buyer heartstrings and rope in the romantics looking for their new home. 

Stage the House

Did you know that staging can increase your home’s value by up to 15%? That's why staging is one of our NEW Rules of Real Estate® that every First Team agent sticks to. Not only does staging make your home more attractive to lure people in, it gives buyers a more

When was the last time you took the time and money to nurture your biggest investment? After purchasing a house, homeowners should always remember to routinely invest in their property. Investing in a home will not only insure that your family remains safe, comfortable, and secure, it will also insure that your property’s value continues to grow.

Here are 4 ways you can make small investments in your home for a better house, and even better value.

Investing in an Alarm System

A quality alarm will ensure your family and household items are protected. An alarm will not only deter a thief from entering the home, but also alert authorities of a potential danger. In many instances, the most reliable ADT home security services will offer several

It's T minus 2 days and you've got to be out of your old place and into the new by Monday. It's stressful, but it isn't impossible. Here are some tips that you can follow that will make your weekend whirlwind move easier, without causing unneeded stress. In order for these methods to work, you simply need a bit of organization and planning.


The most important thing that will help you get out of one home and into another in only a few days is a strategy. Get rid of the things that you don't need any longer, as well as items that will be provided in your new home. Be ruthless about old clothes, outdated decorations, and anything that you haven't used in your home for 2 years. This can dramatically decrease the number of boxes that you have to

If your New Year’s resolution involves a real estate move, then it’s time to start thinking through all the details sooner, rather than later. Buying and selling real estate can be stressful in many ways, but the actual moving part of the journey doesn’t have to be when you plan ahead. 

How do you get started organizing this upheaval in your life? If you aren’t sure where to start in your move navigation, keep these tips in mind to create a more seamless process.

Find Important Documents

Make sure to put all your important documents such as contracts, licenses, and identification cards into a plastic folder or tote to carry with you to a new location. Replacing these documents is time-consuming and if you need the items right away, then it can