Listing This Summer? The Best Investments to Make Outdoors

Are you listing this summer? Get your outdoors in shape—it can pay off. According to National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) research, certain exterior improvements are likely to recoup at resale. Based on feedback from REALTORS®—who, through their experience, know what house hunters are ready to spend on—the best enhancements are lawn care, landscape maintenance and […]

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​4 cost-effective upgrades that increase home values

The housing market is about to open up to sellers in a big way. According to experts, changes in the tax plan under the Trump Administration mean it is getting costlier to own a home in certain areas. Many homeowners are moving to more affordable regio…

Real estate agents eye properties in Senator Rand Paul assault controversy

Sen. Rand Paul and neighbor Rene Boucher may not be able to live next to each other for long. In fact, there might be a listing worth pitching for soon …

Research: Gardening Knows No Borders

Homeowners the world over get down and dirty in the garden, according to recently released findings by market researcher GfK, with outdoor grooming most common Down Under. Forty-five percent of Australians spend time in the garden daily or weekly—the most of the 17 countries surveyed. Gardening is also popular in China, Mexico, the U.S. and […]

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2 curb appeal ideas that could save your next listing

Curb appeal is considered by many to be the best marketing tactic for selling a respective property, and for good reason. Nothing else, at least that I am aware of, has the potential to attract more prospective buyers than a good looking home. At the v…

7 home fixes you must complete before selling

The process of getting a property ready to put on the market can seem daunting enough. There’s clearing the clutter, endless amounts of cleaning, organizing and scrutinizing your property with a fine-tooth comb. What needs attention and what can you leave alone …

4 landscaping tips to make your sellers’ wallets fatter

Landscaping can be a major contributor to a home’s value and could potentially influence an owner’s ability to sell the property. According to a National Association of Landscape Professionals survey, 84 percent of Americans agree that the quality of a home’s landscaping would affect their decision to buy the home …

10 home improvements even a beginner DIYer can handle

So you just bought a house that needs some work, but you are a short on cash and ever shorter on the skills needed to fix up your place. Not to worry! There are plenty of home improvement projects even the most beginner of DIYers can handle …

Improving curb appeal may be easiest for Fla., Ca. homesellers

How often do you run into a situation where home sellers are reluctant to update their landscaping? It’s probably more often that you’d like. Updating landscaping and improving curb appeal of a home gives prospective homebuyers an immediate positive im…

3 everyday selling mistakes and how to avoid them

It pains me to say, but there are too many sellers in the real estate industry who are prone to committing costly mistakes. The sad part, however, is that the majority of the selling mistakes made are entirely avoidable but nonetheless devastating. Don’t fall pray to avoidable mistakes like those who have come before you. …