Friday, February 2, 2018 / by Admin Prostead
So, a potential buyer is coming to see your house. Don’t panic! Follow these tips to present your house in the best way possible during a showing.
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Inside the house
· Turn ON every light, even in closets, hallways and inside/under cabinets.
· Open all curtains as wide as possible; leave blinds down but open the slats fully to let in light.
· Turn OFF all ceiling fans.
· Remove all photos and magnets from the refrigerator or other appliances.
· Remove anything on top of refrigerator.
· Put dirty dishes and sponges/scrubbers in dishwa ...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 / by Admin Prostead
We all know pricing your home is hard. When you use a full-time, licensed Realtor, you have someone to guide you and educate you on the process, the market, and understanding the data we use.
Here are 8 myths you should not buy into:
1: You always make money when you sell a home. Let's face it, real estate prices and values fall and rise with the economy. Right now, we're in a time where we're seeing appreciation. But look back at some of the more turbulent economic times and you'll realize that isn't always the case.
2: Price your house high to make more money. While the payday may sound appealing to you, you're actually sacrificing your best marketing time in exchange for the remote possibility that someone will overpay for your home.
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3: If your home is overpriced, it's no big deal to lower it later. False. Homes that are overpriced tend to linger on the market for months at a time or undergo pri ...
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 / by Admin Prostead
You’ve made the leap and you’re ready to sell your house. Now it's time to show it ... ProStead Realty can put you on the road to a fast sale!
Here’s a checklist to get your house picture-ready for buyers:
Consider getting a professional home inspection to see if any repairs are needed.
Hold a yard sale. Sell, donate or trash anything you don’t need. Click here for some great tips to make it a success.
Rent a storage unit for anything you won’t need until after the move: out-of-season clothing, decorations, papers, books, equipment, toys, furniture, garage items, etc. Some companies, like PODS, will even bring the unit to you, and return it when you’re ready to move!
Clean hardwood floors, scrub tile in kitchen and baths.
Steam clean carpets and drapes.
Repair cracks and holes in the walls.
Paint interior walls with neutral colors.
Remove excess and oversized furniture, and rearrang ...
Thursday, October 12, 2017 / by Admin Prostead
Cooler temperatures and pretty soon falling leaves serve as a reminder that the fall season is fast approaching. As the seasons change, so do our activities and home needs. Even though summer is not quite over yet, it’s a good time to do some seasonal maintenance to keep your home running smoothly. The weather can change quickly, especially if you live in a colder climate and you don’t want to be caught unprepared. A bit of attention now will save costly repairs and aggravation later.
Check for drafts. Feel for drafts around the edges of windows and doors. A good tip is to use a lighted candle and if the flame flickers, there’s most likely a draft. If necessary, replace seals and repair caulking around window and door frames. Consider buying heavier or insulated drapery for especially drafty windows.
Have your furnace inspected. Hire an HVAC professional to test for leaks, check heating efficiency, and change the f ...