Sellers of homes often make mistakes that are not in their best interests. Here are common mistakes people make when selling a home and how to avoid them. Using Bad Photography Using lousy photos or no photos to promote the property for sale is foolish. Professional photography is not so difficult or expensive that sellers should settle for the use of bad photos. Sometimes all the potential buyers will see is the photos they find online. If the photos are bad or not there at all, then that is the end of their interests. To stimulate interest in a property, it is even better to use a high-quality video walk through than simple photos. This allows a buyer to enjoy a virtual showing of … [Read more...]
Real Estate Tips for a First-Time Home Seller
Many homeowners don't think about what it takes to successfully sell a home until they make the decision to purchase a new home. It makes sense to consider the best ways to improve your home sales appeal early if you think you might consider selling at any time in the future. Some reasons for buying a new house are to accommodate a growing family or a transfer to a new job. No matter the reason you want to buy a new home, it is important that you take the right steps to ensure you sell your home on terms that meet your needs. Not only do you want to get a good price for your home, but you also want to sell your home sooner rather than later. Read this article for real estate tips that will … [Read more...]
Why Do People Stage Homes To Sell?
If you're selling your home, your real estate agent has likely advised you to stage your home to sell. But why exactly do people stage homes to sell? Some people go to great lengths to stage their home too, even going so far as moving possessions into storage units or renting furnishings! If your home is already nicely decorated, why should you go to the added trouble of "staging" it? There are many good reasons to stage your home to sell. 1. Staging Makes Your Home Appear More Spacious Having lived in your home for a number of years, you probably haven't noticed how many things you've accumulated. When you stage your home to sell, these things get put away out of sight. This tends to clear … [Read more...]
Four Ways You Can Enhance Your Home’s Value Before You List It for Sale
Whether you've decided it's time for an upgrade or you're moving on to a new city, if you're selling your home you may be wondering how you can boost its value before listing it up for sale. In today's blog post we'll share four ways that you can spend a bit of time and money upgrading your home before it hits the local real estate market. Spruce Up Your Landscaping You'll want your home to make a great first impression, and as such a great place to start is by sprucing up your lawn, gardens and other landscape features. Your grass should be a healthy green, free of weeds and freshly trimmed. If you can, look to add seasonal flowers in your front gardens as this can add a bit of color to … [Read more...]