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The Most Important "To-Do's" on Your Spring/ Summer Cleaning List

Spring cleaning can offer a way to freshen up the indoor and outdoor spaces of your home, while cleaning away the dirt and dust that has accumulated over the winter season. Many people also take advantage of the spring cleaning season to de-clutter throughout the home and clean up storage spaces like the attic and garage. Whether you live in a small apartment, or a large multi-level home, spring cleaning can help make your home a happier place to live in. The following are some of the most important things to consider when writing out your spring cleaning "to-do" list.


Clean Out Attic and Garage

Both of these areas tend to be catch-all spaces for junk that you don't know what

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It seemed a great idea at the time. Save yourself the 6 percent commission that you'd have to pay a realtor by selling your home on your own. After all, how difficult is it to put up a “For Sale By Owner (FSBO)” sign on your front lawn and to put an ad on the local paper and in a real estate website. You've even seen enough housing shows to know that you should stage your property inside and out to make it attractive to buyers. You certainly don't need a sales agent to tell you that.

So here it is, six months later, and your home is still on the market with no buyer in sight. Before you reach that sorry state, learn to recognize the four signs that it's time to list with a realtor.


You don't know how to price your home.

You think the formula

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Not Everything Increases The Value Of Your Home- Here Is What Does

There are plenty of things that increase the value of a home. A little repair here or a layer of paint there can add to the value of your real estate. However, not everything that one does makes a difference on that sale price. It is a common belief that doing just about anything will improve your chances of getting a higher price. That is just not factually accurate. You will want to avoid doing some of the repairs that don't add value. It would be a waste of money and time.


Converting a Garage


There is a strong pull from some to convert an attached garage into a family room or an office. This may be what you consider to be the best use of the space, but those who are

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Some homeowners complete incredible home renovation projects before listing their property for sale. Their primary goal may be to increase property value and to attract more interested buyers. Many home improvement projects can generate a positive return for homeowners while making the property more appealing to the target audience. However, some improvements have minimal impact on property value, and it can be difficult recoup the cost of these investment when the property is sold. By learning more about these projects that have minimal impact on property value, you can make more educated decisions about your improvement projects.


A Swimming Pool

It can seem desirable to have a swimming pool in your backyard, but the reality is that the cost

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As you think ahead about listing your home for sale soon, you may be wondering if you should list your home for sale empty after you move out or if you should stage it. There are pros and cons associated with both options to consider. While there is no right or wrong answer to this, you may find that a closer look at the primary advantages and disadvantages for both can make one option more appealing to you than the other option.


The Appeal of a Staged Home

Most buyers will view images of your home online before deciding if they want to tour it or not. Furnished, staged homes may show better in these pictures than empty homes, so they may potentially generate more interest in your listing. Furthermore, a buyer may tour a dozen homes or more

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3 Costly Mistakes When Selling Your Home

Selling your home could be a challenge for a multitude of reasons, but if you listen to the experts and follow basic rules your home has a great chance of selling quickly. It can be difficult to put aside the emotional attachment many people have with their home in order to show it to buyers effectively. When there are many homes on the market in your area, you want to make sure you have done everything possible to make your own home appealing to buyers. Once you have made a firm decision to sell your property, it is essential that you research the market for a great selling price and advertise your property effectively. I have listed three major mistakes people make when selling their home.


Mistake #1 –

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Staging a home is a crucial time in the selling process. It is common for a homeowner to start to feel overwhelmed when preparing to stage their home. However, there are tips that you can follow in order to stage your home like a professional. Implementing these tips will help to ensure that you sell your home as quick as possible. In this post, you will learn six fool proof home staging tips.


1. Start with Curb Appeal: It is often said that first impressions are very important. The first thing a buyer will see, when pulling up, is the outside of your home. A small investment in landscaping work can provide a big boost in the appeal of your home. Planting flowers can add much more color and visual appeal to the curbside view of your home.


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You find yourself at an after-work party when someone starts discussing the events of the day. A topic likely to come up is the real estate market. Someone at the party is either looking to buy a home or sell a home, and the next thing you know everyone is talking about their opinions on the real estate conditions at the time. Before you know it, someone has said "It's a seller's market out there". You nod your head because you don't want to seem as if you don't understand what they are saying. However, the truth is that you really don't quite get it. There is nothing to be ashamed of about that, you just will want to learn these terms so that you are not left sounding uninformed.


What Makes Up A Seller's Market?


There is not a textbook

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If you are selling your home, you or your agent may decide to do an open house, which is a scheduled showing where anyone can come and see the home. And if you are in the market to buy the home, you may decide to attend an open house. Though open houses are a fairly easy way for people to see a house that's for sale, there are some drawbacks. Here are some of the pros and cons of open houses.


Pro: They Give Your House Exposure

One of the benefits of having an open house it that it can give your house exposure to a wide range of potential buyers, although the effect is less than it used to be now that people can see just about any house they want on the internet. An open house may attract people who are on the fence or who are looking for a home

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Selling a home can be quite the process if you are new or overwhelmed with the new responsibilities you feel that you have. You can even be stressed out about the fact that your home isn’t selling quite as quickly as you thought that it would. If you find yourself in the latter category, here are three very easy budget friendly ideas, fixes, and tips to help you boost the curb appeal of the home you are trying to sell.



Touch Up The Door

The doors in your home may not seem like much to you because you have seen them over and over again every day for however many days you have lived in the home. Potential buyers are seeing everything with fresh eyes for the first time. They will focus on the discoloration at the bottom of your child’s

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