Let me begin by apologizing. I have been in Real Estate since 2001 and when I sit down and talk with sellers about the sale of their home we talk about marketing, staging, curb appeal, etc. I have just realized that we have not said a word about what you are paying for! I know what you are thinking, "the marketing of my home of course," but you are wrong. Yes, marketing is important but any relatively savvy agent can put your home on the internet, any agent who has do
I thought that would get your attention! My husband and I are restoring an 1895 Victorian home and as part of our research we picked up some books on turn of the century house designs. These books are wonderful and include house plans and "how to" instructions on how to plumb your new home. The cost breakdown is: Excavating and preliminary work $ 40.00 Stone Masonry $ 250.00 Brick Masonry
I recently read an article titled "101 Ways to Save". For many, homeownership can feel out of reach. Yet it can be surprisingly attainable with just a few lifestyle adjustments. I found that the article was a good reminder of the many luxuries we have in this country. We have been fortunate to live in society full of wealth with the opportunity to have many things. There are cultures that are thankful for a single pair of shoes where many of our closets contain many pairs.
Home staging is no longer an option when selling your home. Whether you are staging yourself or hiring a professional it is a necessary action to take. The purpose of staging is to clear the room surface while also making it appealing to look at. Many people have difficulty doing this on their own because they are emotionally attached to the items that they have displayed. It is also difficult because many sellers have not fully accepted the fact that they will be moving
Are you ready to sell your home but worried about the kids rooms? You are not alone. One of the largest stressors in selling your home is having it ready to show and if you are family with children the idea can seem daunting. Rather than fighting against the nature, or should I say natural disaster, of your child sign them up for the Clean Kids Award. This is a monthly award that I offer to your child for keeping their rooms clean. They will receive a certificate and g
Your home is most likely the largest investment of your life. Therefore, the sale of it is perhaps one of the most important decisions you will ever make. There is more to the home selling process than simply receiving an offer on your home and determining if it is a price that you can live with. When preparing your home for sale it is important to understand that buyers do not simply look with their eyes. Below are some tips to making your home an experience using all fi