Category: Property Value
Five steps to keep you on track to sell you home with ease
Prep: paper work
You will need the property deed (or certified copies), bank loan documents, legal documents, sales contract, outstanding liens, renovation receipts, proof of taxes, insurance policy, status of home bills, property condition discloser, financial discloser and don’t worry if you have lost some documents; you can get certified copies from the local count records office.
A savvy Agent
Get an experienced Real Estate agent with a solid up-to-date marketing plan and knows how to price your home correctly. It is often advised to not use family members or close friends. The process of selling a home can get emotional so you do not want to loose friendships or harbor ill will towards a family member if things do not go as you expected during the sales process.
Show off your appealing home
Time to deep clean, freshen up the look, beautify the landscaping, paint if needed, repair if necessary and hire a home stager if the budget allows. (Try our complimentary Free Quotes, no purchase neccessary.)
Welcome feedback and be flexible
Fit in as many showings and open homes as possible. Adjust your family schedule so you can give full home access to your agent as often as possible. If it is taking too long to sell; you may need to lower your expectations and make necessary changes to meet the current market trends.
Prepare for transition
For a smooth transition between selling and purchasing your new home it pays to prepare. Resource storage options for your belongings and temporary accommodation for a possible interim period.
As a homeowner of over 10 years I came to a point in my life where I wanted to seriously think about improving and upgrading my home to increase it’s market value. Some homeowners take big steps and do traditional extensive and expensive home improvement projects; some of us, smaller upgrades and changes. My goal is to take the middle ground with the same thing in mind: Make my home a more valuable asset!
My passion as a blogger & social manager for ContractorEasy is to explore top trends and smart ideas for myself and fellow homeowner that will add value within an affordable budget reflecting our love for our homes and functionality.
Today I spotted some great up-to-date ideas and trends you might not have thought of! On HGTV an article by Chelsey Bowen called 20 Smart Kitchen Storage Ideas has ingenious ideas that make use of space which will inspire you to think ‘out of the box‘ when it comes to kitchen storage solutions. I like that some of them can be accomplished without too much extensive remodeling!
At Homes.com I found a great overview by Tommy Sibiga called Technological Gadgets That Drive Up Your Home Price which explores modernizing your home using cool tech; just like a brand new model home would! It has great advice and insight into what new homebuyers are looking for and desiring in their homes. It has inovative ideas about how to up-date your home now.
From these two articles I identified the top 3 home improvement projects that you can start now which will significantly improve your home’s market value and most importantly; enjoy these very useful and innovative ideas yourself.
- Updated Storage– maximizing your pantry space, cupboards with carrousel-style or pull our drawers will give your kitchen and rooms a modern look and not the overcrowded and cluttered feel.
- Home Automation – Your home can have the “technology package” included because your sprinkler system, garage door and security camera can be wirelessly access with a smart phone!
- Geek Friendly– by simply installing USB electrical outlets in your kitchen, office or bedrooms are a super easy way to “update” your home and give it a modern age feels even if it’s an older home.
Sometimes it’s the simple things that can take your home from being ordinary into being extraordinary. Make a “Wish List” of the home improvements projects that are customizable to your home from the list above. Include in your list essential routine maintenance that you need to invest in first…. Yes, the ones you forgot about! Look out for trusted advice, free quotes from contractors and get started today!