We know the process can be all kinds of overwhelming. And even if projects might be fun, where do you start? Ok, so Lisa Elliott compiled these summer tip suggestions to keep up your home or to put the finishing touches on getting it ready to list. What can we help you decide to do first? Which vendors do you need getting connected to? Reach out!
(and, get to work.) We'll work with you!
Very cool recent article from Porch.com displaying their research on why Americans move (these days).
For instance, we know so much of the DFW housing growth and changes is tied to so many jobs moving into our area.
So, take your guess --> what percent of moves, according to this survey, were for job/transfer ....
Ok, it's 11%. Hmm... might have thought even higher than that.
what percent of moves, according to this survey, were for getting closer to family ....
(see, the OHT has kids and grandkids in Reno, NV and Waco, TX. This is an important question!)
Ok, it's 5%. Did you guess it??! Be honest.
Well, the super helpful part of this survey report is also what people are thinking as they look to move, what activates them to do it, and what puts them off during the process. Maybe it'll help you list and sell your house. Or just get informed about what American's are thinking as they make these big life changes.
Check it out!:
Moving Matters: Exploring What Americans Look for In a New Home and Neighborhood
Giving your home a fresh coat of paint is one of the most cost-effective ways to spruce it up, and generally, it can be a do-it-yourself project. Make sure cover any walls with scratches and chips and consider updating any accent walls with a more neutral coat.
Hardwood floors are a very desirable feature in a home, so you want to ensure they look their best by fixing scratches or dull areas. If your carpet is worn or stained, consider replacing them. And don't forget the tile in your kitchen or bathrooms. Re-grouting can go a long way in making dingy tile work look brand new!
Refresh the landscaping.
Show buyers your home is the full package by dressing up the outside as well as the in. Clean walkways and driveways, plant seasonal flowers and plants, trim hedges and trees, install outdoor décor pieces and fill in mulch and gravel.
Fix your fixtures.
Leaky faucet? Rusted drains? Loose drawer handle? Making these small fixes can make a big difference to potential buyers with detailed-orientated minds. Improve your kitchen. An outdated kitchen can be a real eyesore in a home. Updating cabinetry, repairing or replacing countertops, and installing new faucets and sinks may be worth the investment.
We have a list of vendors to help get your home ready! Call us today!
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