As seen in the Edwardsville Intelligencer's "Real Estate Matters" column. When it’s time to sell your home the main goals are for you to find a new home for your family and to sell yours quickly for a smooth transition from one home to the other. In most cases in our community, homes sell rather quickly. But there are times when a home will sit on the market longer than expected. As real estate professionals, we do our best to counsel our clients on ways to price and prepare a home most effectively so that it sells quickly and at a price suitable to all parties involved.
As seen in the Edwardsville Intelligencer's "Real Estate Matters" column.
Springtime is right around the corner, so now is the time to give the outside of your house the curb appeal that home buyers are searching for in a new home. There is nothing more important than a first impression when it comes to selling your home, so let’s make sure your street view is every bit as aesthetically pleasing as the inside of your home. Most homebuyers in today’s market discover houses they like online and immediately want to drive by for a visit. Therefore, it’s crucial to have the front yard, entry way, and driveway ready to entice potential buyers. There are many ways to give your house a homier and inviting look without breaking the bank. Here are some ways to improve your home’s curb appeal, ensuring it won’t last long on the housing market.
While it may seem nerve racking to put the for sale sign up outside the house you’ve worked so hard to maintain, redecorate, and have enjoyed countless memories in, sometimes everyone needs a fresh start in a new location. It’s easy to get excited about moving and beginning a new chapter in your life; however, it’s important not to overlook all the steps that go into putting your current home on the market.
After years of decline, home-improvement spending increased 9% in 2012, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, which predicts a double-digit surge for 2013.