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Home Selling Advice

Can't Afford A Home Stager? Here Are Inexpensive DIY Staging Tips

Everyone wants their home to look like it's been staged by HGTV designers, but the cost may be prohibitive for some sellers. Depending on the location and fee structure, a professional home staging can set you back anywhere from $50 to $150 per hour and take many hours of work to achieve a complete multi-room look. Of course, there is no doubt that professional staging gets homes sold faster and usually for more money, which makes the expense a tough decision for a home seller on a budget. Luckily, there there are some inexpensive things you can do to your home to present it at its best to potential buyers without breaking the bank!

How to Prepare for a Home Inspection

Almost all buyers today make their purchase offer contingent on a satisfactory home inspection. Having the inspection completed by a professional is recommended by most REALTORS® as a way to lessen the chances of unpleasant, budget-breaking surprises for the home buyer.

As the seller, what should you expect from the home inspection, and how can you prepare your home ahead of time to get the best result? In general, it's best to thoroughly review the major systems in your home: heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, roofing, siding, and external water penetration.

Say 'Yes' to Hardwood Floors

What's one of the first things a buyer will notice when he/she walks into a house? Here's a hint: look down. Flooring material can make a huge impression on buyers, as it represents an aspect of the house that will be used and seen during just about every household activity. When it comes to getting the most out of your floors, nothing can compare to the style, durability, and functionality of hardwood. In fact, hardwood floors have become so desirable that they will nearly pay for themselves when it comes time to sell your home!