Home Selling Tips

Simple Tips to Update your Curb Appeal

 Want to make your house pop in your neighborhood? Whether you are buying, selling or simply want to update the look of your home these tips can point you in the right direction. Here are some tips to give your home the curb appeal it needs to stand out. 

Adding Curb Appeal Doesn't Have to Be Expensive

Once you form a first impression of something, it will color your entire perception of that thing going forward. This is true regardless of what you're seeing for the first time, whether it be a person, a movie, or even a house! Recognizing this fact, a smart seller will always do whatever they can to improve their home's first impression by boosting its curb appeal. Your goal is simple: make potential buyers want your home as soon as they lay eyes on it! Luckily, adding curb appeal doesn't have to be an expensive and time-consuming process; in fact, Realtor.com has some simple suggestions that can get the job done for less than $200!

Smoking Indoors Can Massively Reduce a Home's Value

After months of searching for the perfect home, you finally find one that checks all the boxes: great location, lots of curb appeal, and a price that seems too good to be true! In fact, it isn't until the front door swings open and you catch a whiff of cigarettes that you realize why the price is so low. Rates of smoking may have fallen dramatically in the last several decades, but there are still thousands of hopeful buyers who encounter this exact situation every year. According to the CDC, 14% of U.S. adults were active smokers in 2017, which means that there are about 34 million potential home sellers who could be lighting up right now. If you are one of these smokers, you might be interested in learning just how much smoking inside reduces the resale value of your home. Plus, this post lists some of the methods that smokers and nonsmokers alike might want to employ in an attempt to rid their home of that distinctive smell.