Home Selling July 15 2018

Tips to Increase Your Home’s Value

Need tips to boost your home’s value and sell your home quicker? Prospective buyers want to see that you took initiative so that they don’t have to. Here’s how to WOW to your potential buyers!

Marketing to sell your home faster

  • In the digital sphere, list your home on Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Craigslist, Yahoo! Real Estate, and your real estate agent’s website and Facebook page. Scout those websites’ listings for popular details to include in your own description.
  • For traditional curb appeal, put out a sign on your lawn and brochures at your open house. Both should detail the number of bedrooms and bathrooms for easy interest.
  • Have professional photos taken for both old and new world marketing. It’s important to not only stage your home so it looks its best, but also showcase your neighborhood’s dining, nature trails, etc. You’re selling a way of life, so homebuyers need the full picture.

Magic Words to Sell Your Home

Small updates for big returns

Intentional upgrades will give your home a fresh and contemporary look. Here’s an achievable checklist for your sale’s budget and timeline.

1. Create a more open layout.

A decluttered space does not mean a cold one. Always add homey touches for an open house, such as attractive dishware to set the table or fresh fruit and flowers for color and softness. To make your home more inviting, here are a few more tips to open up your space.

  • Create a welcoming conversation space by pulling seating off of the walls and onto a rug. Furniture should be warmly lit and facing each other.
  • Swap out drapes for shutters, and reflect natural light with mirrors. Both brighten a room, which creates the illusion of more space.
  • Corral your personal things. Decorative baskets can be used to remove any indication of politics or religion, and take down family photos. Getting too personal can feel territorial.
  • No pets, kids, or toys belonging to either should be present at a house showing.
  • Be inventive with storage. Transforming nooks and crannies into shelving for wine, cookware, or shoes helps prospective buyers envision their own items in your home.

Easy Home-Staging Tips

2. Balance improving vs. upgrading

Room by room, analyze how each addition you are considering will earn back its investment. This can pin down who the upgrade is really for. You or the buyer?

  • Know when to make the call for hired workers or DIY. How big is the job? How long have you put off repairs? What is your level of expertise? All answers will influence cost.
  • Inside and out, a fresh coat of paint makes a home look clean and well cared for, especially when neutral colors are applied. But consider whether you just need to tackle spots with a magic eraser or a power wash.
  • The kitchen and bathroom are notoriously the areas of biggest return. You might transition appliances, or install granite or marble countertops, but restoring cabinetry in either space can give each space a quick, easy facelift.
  • Tile improves your home’s air quality because unlike carpet, it doesn’t hold odor, doesn’t stain, and spills and pet hair come up as easily as they came down. If retiling sounds like a pain, you can simply bring an old-fashioned carpet color into this century.
  • It may be that all a room needs is a more clearly defined role. Inexpensive or borrowed furniture can help shape a prospective buyer’s vision of your home as their home.

3. Spick and span maintenance

Your job is not only to point to the positive but also show how your home’s features counteract the negative. Give the impression of luxury by resolving common household issues. Caulk, grout, mulch. Shampoo, scrub, strip. Vacuum, dust, wipe. These are your new mantras.  

Ready to buy your next home? let's get started

Search Results for query

March 27 2020

Spring Cleaning Tips

It's time to kick off spring cleaning! We’ve compiled some tips to help you tackle cleaning with less stress.

Read More

March 23 2020

Mortgage Rates, Explained

The US is experiencing wild day-to-day fluctuations in financial markets. Headlines include massive federal stimulus and news that the Federal Reserve has cut interest rates to zero. If you have applied for a mortgage, what does this mean for you?

Read More

March 17 2020

The Coronavirus & Your Finances

 This has been a period of uncertainty for all of us, but you can be assured that our dedication to you remains unchanged. At Eagle Home Mortgage, we know that the effect of the Coronavirus is an unprecedented situation. Among the areas of concern...

Read More

March 11 2020

12 Pawsome Ways to Ensure Your Pet Loves Your New Home Too

The search for a new home is an exciting time in your life and it can be for your furry friends too! But just like children, there are a lot of things to consider to ensure your pet  is happy in their new home. Not only do you need to think about the home...

Read More

March 05 2020

Homeownership is More Attainable Than You Think

Homebuying has long been a part of the “American Dream.” But it doesn’t have to just be a dream. We know the homebuying process can feel overwhelming- or maybe even near impossible- but buying your first home is more attainable than you might...

Read More

February 28 2020

Tips for Buying a Home in 2020

If one of your goals this year is to buy a home, we’re sharing advice to prepare you for the process. We asked our top mortgage advisors to provide us with their tips and recommendations for homebuyers in 2020. We want to share these tips with you, future...

Read More

February 20 2020

Haven't Considered a Refinance? You Should!

When you refinance, you are replacing your current mortgage with a new home loan. This new home loan also comes with a new term, interest rate and monthly payment that is normally more affordable in the long-run. Refinancing can present a number of benefits...

Read More

February 14 2020

Buying a Home Together

Moving in together is a big step in any adult relationship, but buying a home together comes with a whole new set of hurdles. A home is often the most expensive purchase that you will be making…together! Below are some tips to help you prepare for this...

Read More

February 06 2020

Tax Incentives for Homeowners*

The dream of homeownership comes with many financial incentives. These financial perks extend beyond the more obvious such as building equity and investing in your future, to the size of your tax return each year. Tax season is fast-approaching, so we thought it...

Read More

12345Last

Mortgage Calculators

Crunch the Numbers With Our Helpful Mortgage Calculators

Payment Calculator

payment calculator

Payment
Calculator

Affordability Calculator

affordability calculator

Affordability
Calculator

Refinance Calculator

refinance calculator

Refinance
Calculator

The Modern Digital Mortgage with a Personal Touch

Paperless. Effortless. Awesomeness TM

Simplify the home financing process with our Digital Mortgage. We'll be here to help navigate you through the entire process.

Get Pre-qualifiedWhat is a Digital Mortgage?