Selling

Articles, tips, and suggestions for home sellers.

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Staging for an older home can be difficult, since older homes often require repairs or renovations to replace older materials and give it a more modern look. If you don't have time (or money) for big renovations, but want to give your older home a quick facelift, try the six tips below. With a little attention to detail, you can up the value of your home and give it a nice, clean, fresh look. 

Cover Older Furniture

If you want to give your furniture a modern look, try covering it with a slipcover. There is a wide variety or cover options for all different types of furniture pieces. This is a quick option when staging your home to keep a piece of furniture in a room without it drawing the focus in a negative way. If you are crafty, you can even make

The paint job of a home’s interior walls is one of its most important features when selling. But how can you tell when it’s time for a new coat?

Did you know that 94% of real estate agents recommend a fresh coat of paint on a property you’re trying to sell? Or that a fresh paint job can increase the price of that property by as much as two thousand dollars? Crazy, right?

That’s why even if your investment property doesn’t have peeling walls or terrible wallpaper, you should seriously consider a new interior paint job.

Maybe the walls in one room are faded from sun exposure. Maybe one of the home’s former occupants was a smoker, or had a thing for scented candles. Maybe the person you purchased the property from had terrible taste in colors.

Realtor.com asked buyers in their Active Spring Home Shoppers Report to rank their top three most important spaces when shopping for homes on the real estate market.  Can you guess which room predominantly topped their list?

Turns out, 80% of the respondents regard the kitchen in their top 3 lists, followed by master bedroom (49%), and living room (42%). For those surveyed 55+, the garage, instead of the living room, was in their top 3 list. 

80% = Kitchen in top 3 list

49% = Master Bedroom in top 3 list

42% = Living Room in top 3 list 

This insight is for you, sellers! Now that you know the most important spaces to buyers, you can focus on making these rooms in your home stand out for all the right reasons.

Focusing your Home Sale

If you’re thinking of putting your home on the market in the near future, it can be difficult to see past tedious things like paperwork and scheduling, to assess the bigger picture - the current state of your home. There are certain home improvements that will fetch your home a higher price, so it's important to stay on top of the trends that are enticing today's buyers. Here are some of the top current home improvement trends that will increase the value of your home.

Smart home technology

 

For many potential buyers, a 21st-century home is not complete without integrated technology features. Thankfully, there is a wide variety of smart tech gadgets and other products that can add value to your home quickly and easily. Most tech-savvy homeowners

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