So much talk of lead in the drinking water in Flint MI these days. Well, I’ve owned 2 homes in Flint. I have the same wisdom for those folks as anyone who buys a home built pre-1986. I recall when I built a home, coincidentally in 1986, that I had to switch from a lead … More Lead water in the pipes – since 1986
Investing in property ? Like Chip & Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper, I recommend you seek wise counsel ‘and all these things shall be added unto you’ says Biblical scripture. When there is more that 1 person as part of the buyer / seller / ownership package, I take just as seriously the ‘non-financial aspects’ … More Like Chip & Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper, remember to seek wise counsel.
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Four piles ! – that’s the bottom line. Toss it. Donate it. Sell it. Keep, organize and store it. If a seller wants to get the same prince the neighbors got for their property, then I have expectations for them too ! Read the entire list with a caveat, e.g., I’d put kitchen bath rehab … More DIY’s for profit ( but not necessarily fun )
I have my own pre-listing checklist I provide as part of your marketing package to use before putting you’re home live on the MLS or a sign in the yard. But here is a good related article from the “again, curb appeal brings intrigue, but people like clean homes, especially in eating and grooming areas”. … More Big Turnoffs When Touring a Home
1. We want to test the market. For how long ? Whats the exact plan, 90 days ? And the 91st day? Price reduction– 90 days worth of potential buyers gone. 2. It costs too much. Staging costs virtually always less than the first price reduction…and carrying costs. ? 3. We can’t, we’re living in … More WHY STAGE YOUR HOME
Burglars most often enter a place through an unlocked door, says Craig L’Esperance, a detective for a Midwest law enforcement agency. Other times the home owners have a burglar alarm, but forget to set it when leaving the house, even for just a short amount of time. More
“Falling home prices pushed the value of remodeling down for the fourth consecutive year, buts small-scale projects and replacements may be leading the way to recovery,” Webmasters note: Call us for ideas specific to your area/ property/ and situation, put my 3 licenses & 28 yrs experience brokering, building & investing to work for you.
Every home that goes on sale needs a makeunder. The less of you, the quicker your home will sell. The bigger and more spacious your home looks the higher it’s perceived value.
“Put your junk in a storage locker, neaten, fix the wobbly ceiling fan–and do it before you call your Realtor.” …. Many of the best professional home sellers will shy away from putting a lot of time into selling your home if it’s a mess. The only home improvement Sudler recommends is painting. Even there, … More Best And Worst Home Improvements For The Buck