Wednesday, November 22, 2017 / by Olivia Martin
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 / by Olivia Martin
It’s the hottest time of year, and with that comes the hottest selling season. When aiming to sell, keep in mind that the littlest changes can often have the largest impact when trying to increase the resale value of your home. Here are a few ideas to get you started on preparing your home to sell this summer, while also getting a great price for it:
It is important to keep in mind that some of the changes you will be making may not suit your personal preferences and tastes— that’s okay! Packing away family photos and sports memorabilia will be less distracting during showings. Keep in mind that many buyers cannot visualize a space, and if you have too much “stuff”, this can overwhelm them and leave them with a negative impression of your home.
2. Spruce up the bathrooms
42% of real estate professionals surveyed by Consumer Reports agree that bathrooms are one of the most important rooms in a home t ...
Monday, June 05, 2017 / by Olivia Martin
With nice weather becoming a constant and summer just around the corner, this time of year presents a great opportunity for sellers to prepare their homes to hit the market. Many people shop online first, and often times the first image of a home they see is an exterior view. If this initial image doesn’t impress a buyer, they may move on to another home and not continue to consider yours.
These simple projects can help improve the curb appeal of your home if you’re looking to sell this summer:
ü Add a Pop of Color
Because eyes are instinctively drawn to color, adding a few flower pots or hanging flower baskets near your front door or porch can add visual interest and draw positive attention to the exterior of your home.
ü Hang Outdoor Lights
Lighting is a feature that many buyers take into consideration when purchasing a home, and exterior lighting is no exception. Taking the time to install outdoor &n ...
Friday, April 28, 2017 / by Olivia Martin
The simplest things can make a big difference in the efficiency of your home. Many homes waste a lot of energy that could have easily been saved—not yours though, because you found this article.
Here’s a few easy ways to save a ton of money on your home energy bills:
#1. Choose the Right Windows
Windows are the biggest source of heat loss/gain in a home.
If you own an old home that still has single-pane windows, replace them with newer, energy-efficient windows and you’ll probably see an immediate difference in your energy bills.
A choice as simple as the type of windows you buy can make all the difference. You should always consider frame materials and designs when buying new windows. Hinged windows are more efficient than sliding windows because they allow less air leakage between seams. As for the materials, avoid metal frames because they conduct heat, and choose insulated fiberglass window frames for the best efficiency.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 / by Olivia Martin
One of the biggest frustrations in the real estate market is timing. Having another property lined-up after selling a home is not always easy. The ideal scenario for sellers is to close on their current home just as they purchase a new one, allowing a seamless move.
Unfortunately, as in most markets, it’s difficult to accurately predict timing between sale and purchase, causing frustrating conflicts in the transition process. The time-frame for getting a home under contract can range anywhere from days (not uncommon in here in Bozeman, Montana) to months or even years (typically for higher priced homes). This is why hiring a Realtor® is worth the investment to gain market insights about local inventory, months of supply, and other market conditions not entirely available to the public.
In short, there’s no concrete answer about whether it’s better to buy before or after selling your current home. There are pros and cons to either deci ...