Do you have a clear image of your perfect dream home? Have you made a list of all the features it must have? Will you walk away from a property that doesn’t have huge mature trees in the back yard, or a wrap-around deck, or a large country-style kitchen, or ... Continue Reading
When preparing your house for a viewing, you’re obviously going to make sure it’s clean and tidy. After all, you want to make the best impression possible on potential buyers. But in the minutes before the buyers are due to arrive, there are a few final touches you need to ... Continue Reading
There’s a lot of competition in the housing market these days. When you put your home up for sale, you’re bound to be up against several other similar listings. That’s why it is important to make sure your property is in a good state of repair so that it makes ... Continue Reading
Burglary is among the greatest concerns of most families and homeowners, yet home security is something many of us take for granted. Typically, it is only when we become aware of a disturbing incident – or suffer the personal trauma of being a victim – that we actually take steps ... Continue Reading
Most people know the basics of preparing a home for a viewing or an open house: make sure everything is clean and tidy, mow the lawn, sweep the walkway, etc.
But there are a number of lesser known tips — tips you often don’t hear about — that can make your ... Continue Reading
With so much news about hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and floods, we are becoming more and more aware of the unpredictable power of nature, and the indisputable importance of insurance.
Although we may forget about our home insurance policy for extended periods of time, we should examine it carefully at least once ... Continue Reading
You have no doubt heard this tip before: Always check references before you hire a mover, lawyer, decorator, contractor, or other home professional.
But for some people, picking up the phone and calling strangers to ask for a reference can feel awkward or even intimidating. Here are a few tips that ... Continue Reading
You probably know that a Realtor does more than just post a FOR SALE sign on your front lawn, or guide potential buyers through your home. But how much more? What exactly will a real estate agent do for you?
Taking the time upfront to understand what to expect from your ... Continue Reading
There’s an old saying: What you can’t see won’t hurt you. But, that’s not true. Less than ideal air quality in your home can result in allergies, colds, languor, and even sleepless nights.
Here are some tips that can help:
Let in the fresh air. Weather permitting, open windows and doors to ... Continue Reading
You don’t have to roll an actual red carpet down your walkway every time you show your home. (But it wouldn’t hurt!)
The most important thing is to make sure the journey to your front door is a pleasant one. That’s when buyers form their first impressions.
Make sure the walkway is ... Continue Reading