Many homeowners won’t even consider listing their home, because they can’t afford extensive remodeling to get it ready for sale. But sometimes it’s not the major renovations that buyers notice. Consider this checklist of cheaper to-do’s before hanging that for-sale sign.
As you begin to prepare your home for sale, staging every square inch of your home can seem like a challenge, especially if you’re concerned about your budget and time. By focusing first on the most important areas to stage for a home sale you can impress buyers and maximize your budget while keeping your expenses down.
Ethan Roberts is a real estate writer, editor and investor. He’s a frequent contributor to InvestorPlace.com, and his work has been featured on Money.msn.com and Reuters.com. He’s been investing in real estate since 1995 and has been a Realtor since 1998. He also teaches classes on investing in residential real estate. Whether your goal is […]
Going the extra mile to spruce up a home and make sure it looks like a million bucks is a home seller’s first, best step towards finding a buyer. Homeowners might think they’ll need to spend a bundle, but many projects don’t require a lot of money. These ideas will work with any budget. Display […]
Before you call the contractor (or pick up the hammer), find out which home repairs, renovations and remodels reap the most rewards. To view, download and print Home Improvement Projects with the Biggest Payoff [Infographic] as a PDF, click here.
Home improvements are one of those aspects of real estate that can’t always be summed up solely with cold hard facts. One benchmark for judging the best home improvements is the annual Cost vs. Value Report published by Remodeling magazine in cooperation with the National Association of Realtors for the past 16 years. The report, […]
By distilling the selling process into five succinct steps, you can sell your home by owner with confidence.
It’s the largest space any seller has to stage, but it’s often the most overlooked. Before buyers see your spacious living room, newly remodeled kitchen or master bedroom with walk-in closets and its own Jacuzzi, what’s the first thing they’ll see? The outside of your home. More than 90 percent of all buyers use the […]
As the spring and summer selling season begins, careful attention to a property’s appearance from the outside in will mean faster sales and higher asking prices, home-staging experts tell by-owner sellers. Some 95 percent of homes staged by the group’s members sell in an average of 11 days or less and for 17 percent more […]
Most sellers won’t be able to sell their homes without at least a few showings or open houses, and a buyer’s decision to make an offer often comes down to how well the rooms are staged. Our favorite tip in any season: Stage your home from the outside in. Most buyers begin their search scouting […]