Friday, March 3, 2017 / by Cindy Crutcher
Spring is just around the corner or for many of us, it has stayed spring all winter, but nonetheless, it is that time of the year again. The time to open windows, play outside and declutter from the winter blues. In this blog, we are going to talk about 5 to do this spring to get your house ready for the market!
1. Spring-clean your house. When I say spring-clean, I mean deep clean, and when I say deep clean, I don’t mean the regular dusting, vacuum, and mopping that most people consider deep cleaning. I’m talking about:
-Wiping down walls, doors, and baseboards
-touching up chipped/damaged paint
-replace filters throughout the home
2. Curb appeal! You have heard the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Well, in real estate, judging the outside appearance is what a buyer will do. How your home looks on the outside will play a huge role in getting buyers to view your home. Here are a few t ...
Friday, January 20, 2017 / by Cindy Crutcher
Are you thinking about selling your home, but you are not for sure where to start? Let us help you! Before listing, get your home ready. Stage it to maximize its living potential. In a survey, properties that are staged sell 50-80% faster than homes that are not. According to the National Association of Realtors, homes that are professional staged spend up to 81% less time on the market. The asking price for homes staged are 7-10% higher than non-staged homes.
Kitchen and baths are critical in the home staging process. Stats show that 41% of buyers are willing to pay more for stainless steel appliances, and up to 48% more for the kitchen to have an island. With home staging, be prepared to spend up to 25% of the home’s value on updating the kitchen, and up to 15% on updating baths. Most buyers want an updated, ready to move into the home. The kitchen and bathroom are the two biggest and sought after renovations desired by buyers.
Making simple repairs like n ...