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Tips for Prepping Your House to Sell

Help Potential Buyers Visualize Themselves in Your House

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Staging your home could make a huge difference in selling it.

You want to sell your home quickly and for its full value, so you think it’s worth it to stage it well for potential buyers. Here are a handful of quick tips to get you started as you prepare your home for market. Be sure to contact an agent today to help walk you through our tips and suggestions to get the best offer quickly for your beloved home. In everything, think simple, classic, subtle, and neutral. You want your house to make anyone feel at home!

  1. Address the curb appeal – Since buyers will see the outside of your house first, it’s a great idea to clean up the landscaping and create an inviting first impression.
  2. Clean! – Every surface in your home should sparkle. Roll up your sleeves and get scrubbing, or hire the professionals to do the dirty work. Either way, a clean house is a major boost.
  3. Declutter Everything – It might be painful, but if you really want the house to look inviting, purge all the clutter and leave clean, simple spaces.
  4. Add some style to...

Winter Renovation Projects for the Restless Homeowner

Project-Loving Renovators Don’t Have to Hibernate

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Winter could be the perfect time for some of your renovation projects.

For those homeowners who love to renovate, the winter can be a long, heatbreaking season. But even though it’s cold outside, you don’t have to sacrifice all of your to-do list dreams!

The winter is a great season for certain projects and an ideal time for planning and preparation. Here are five reasons why winter is a great time for the renovator:

  1. Contractors are more available!  - Those booked-tight schedules are much more flexible for consultation and completion during the winter months. Those folks are itching for a good project, too!
  2. Material prices are cut for the down season. – The spring will bring with it those subtle hikes in cost for appliances, hardware, lumber, and tools. Act while the winter markets are sending the prices down.
  3. Modern clean-up products and techniques can contain dust and fumes even better than a gentle spring breeze. – While many people wait until warm weather makes clean up seem easier, there are plenty of options to contain dust and...
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