It’s no secret that updates to a home increase its value on the real estate market. However, choosing the right home improvement projects can be a challenge if you are short on time and/or money. Fortunately, the National Association of Realtors reports that smaller updates that improve the overall look of the home can be more effective than large scale renovations.
We’ve rounded up the top two projects buyers want — and how to implement them on a budget.
1. The Kitchen
While it may be true tha... read more
When someone is searching for a home to buy, gut instinct and first impressions are crucial to making a positive impact. Even if your home ticks all the boxes for you, there is a chance you may be offending potential buyers without ever knowing it. Here is our list of pet peeves that turn buyers off — and how to avoid them when selling your home.
1. Masking Issues
Whether it is odors or a failed foundation, masking potential issues to gain a quick sale could be a very costly gamble. If there are serious def... read more
If you have decided now is the time to sell your house, the first step is to prepare it for the market. Keep in mind, nothing adds to a buyer’s first impression like a clean home.
To help bring your home to pristine condition–one worthy of your selling price–cleaning experts at The Maids offer these tips to create a great incentive for buyers.
Set aside a weekend to get your home in top “for sale” condition. Put your emotions aside and be critical, thinking like a buyer. Have a keen ... read more
Get Control of Clutter in Your Home in 5 Quick Steps
(Guest Post by Andrea Davis)
When you’re the CEO, maintenance crew, custodian, art director and IT specialist for your home, wasting time searching for lost items isn’t an option. If you’re ready to liberate yourself from common clutter, here are five simple ways to organize your home.
#1 Take Baby Steps
The hardest part of getting started is, well, getting started. Instead of jumping headfirst into an overwhelming situation, take it slow.... read more