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Real Estate Tips: Quick Staging when you are selling your home

Friday, March 9th, 2012

You might have a great set of furniture but your unique wallpaper might not appeal to a lot of potential buyers. You should see the home from the perspective of a buyer and this should guide you how to enhance the property. Here are some practical and quick fixes to dash up your home:

Make the entrance inviting

People who are looking for a home to buy usually drive by to check the property out before deciding to contact the seller. The area near the front door should be nice and you will almost likely be contacted so the interior can be checked.

No Clutter

Put away any stuff which may distract your target buyer from focusing on the property. Put away boxes, knickknacks, and photos so the square footage of the house can be clearly appreciated.

Showcase your space

You need to arrange the furniture so you can show how big the spaces are. Remove unwanted pieces so you can create a smooth flow of traffic when you give a tour of your house. Clear the walls of your furniture so the buyer can go around the perimeter of a certain room and it will also help to make the room look bigger.

Reduce odors

Smells will make an impression to potential buyers. Make sure you remove odors of cooking, smoking, or of pets. Make it as fresh as you can. Open the windows before you do an open house. Boil some cinnamon or bake some goodies to make it smell nice and fresh. Clean the rooms and fixings thoroughly and make everything squeaky clean.

Do necessary repairs

Go around your home and make sure you fix the things that need some fixing. Check the walls, ceilings, faucets, cabinets, and other parts of the house. Pretend that you are buying the home and check what the buyer might check out.

Tips and Tricks For Buying a Vacation Home! Part 2

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

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Now that we have talked about how you should locate your vacation property, the next step is going to be actually looking for one.  The destination is obviously going to be the most important thing; after all, you are probably going to be spending a lot of time there.

Costa Rica is definitely one of the top vacation investment property places however, you do not have to go there – you can find your dream vacation home really anywhere!

After you have picked the destination, you next want to find yourself a mortgage broker as well as a real estate agent.  Agent first then mortgage broker.  The real estate agent will actually take you around to all sorts of different properties and help you pick out a home that matches all of your specifications, so you will not have to worry about hunting down a property that fits everything that you are looking for!

Tips and Tricks For Buying a Vacation Home!

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

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Investing in a vacation home is something that is very, very scary in the beginning, however, if you are the type of person that goes on vacation a lot, getting a vacation home is going to save you time and money in the long run!  That is exactly what we are going to explore in this article, just how you should go about getting your own vacation home and what you should look for!

First and foremost, you need to make sure that you figure out exactly what you want out of a vacation home.  Making a list of all of your wants is something that you absolutely need to do, after all, this is going to be your second home and you should absolutely make sure that it meets all of your needs!

After your list is made, you now need to make sure that you decide on a location.  There are so many different locations available that it can be overwhelming but really think about where you would visit all of the time and research some of the airfares to these places … that way you can know just how much money you might be spending on traveling.  More in the next blog!

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