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Saturday, May 18, 2019   /   by Connie Tracy

Quick Repairs Before you Sell your Home!

So you have decided to put your home on the market and to you it looks great! Unfortunately, much of the wear and tear on your home becomes unnoticeable when you see it everyday. While you may not think about the one light switch that doesn't work or the chipping paint in the guest room, now is the time to take a step back and look at your home with fresh eyes. HINT: Ask a friend to come in and be the fresh eyes for you.

When you decide to sell your home, the first thing you should do is make any repairs you can to save yourself money in the long run. Here are a few repairs to cross off your TO-Do list so you can get the best deal for your home!

1. Paint Your Walls

Painting the rooms that need a fresh face lift is the cheapest way to update the appearance of your home. Consider using light, neutral colors to appeal to more buyers. If the room is too dark or has chipped dirty paint, make it look brand new with a coat of paint. This is a quick and inexpensive way to u ...

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019   /   by Sara Koenig

Steps to take before selling your home!

So you’re ready to put your home on the market and to you, everything looks great. This is your home, and naturally you have a lot of pride in it!

Unfortunately, sometimes the wear and tear on your home becomes unnoticeable when it is something you see everyday. While you may not think about the one light switch that doesn’t work or the chipping paint in the guest bedroom, now is the time to take a step back and look at your home with fresh eyes.

When you decide to sell your home, the first thing you should do is make any repairs you can to save yourself money in the long run. Here are a few repairs to cross off so you can get the best deal for your home!
1. Paint Your Walls
Re-painting the rooms that need a fresh face is the cheapest way to update the appearance of your home. Consider using light, neutral colors to appeal to a broader group of buyers.

If the room is too dark or has chipped or dirty paint, make it look brand new with a coat of paint ...

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Monday, April 29, 2019   /   by Elizabeth Sorensen

Why FSBO Can Be a No-Go

In this DIY-age, it is easy to want to do everything by yourself. Saving money is great, and there are so many things today that we can do on our own after a simple Google search and a YouTube video or two. While sometimes doing it yourself saves you a few dollars, that isn’t  always the case when selling your home.


When looking at it from the outside, the For Sale By Owner option, or FSBO, may seem great. With a standard Realtor commission of 5-6%, wouldn’t it make sense to save yourself that money? Think again. In most cases, people choosing to take the FSBO route end up losing more than that when they try to sell on their own. Here are a few reasons to consider forgoing FSBO and hiring an agent.


1. Keeping emotions out can be difficult


Your home typically means something to you. It is where you’ve created memories. Because of that, it can be difficult to remove your emotions from a sale. Agents are there to be a mediator for rejections or nega ...

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Monday, April 29, 2019   /   by Sara Koenig

Does your lawn measure up to the rest??

As you prepare your home for sale, PLEASE don't forget the lawn and that VERY FIRST impression that it makes on a potential buyer! It make a big impact!

While the winter is now just a memory, the damage done to your lawn over those winter months may not be. If you’re in an area where temperatures drop severely and winter storms are constant, your lawn has probably suffered.

Now that spring is in full swing and summer will be here before we know it, it is time to give your lawn a little TLC. Here are the steps to turn your lawn from an eyesore into a sight to see!
1. RAKE IT OUT!
This is an important first step to take following the winter months! This will work to remove any dead grass or other winter debris. Make sure you invest in a durable rake to easily remove larger pieces like sticks and matted leaves.  Raking will expose any patches that need attention and helps to begin preparing the soil for any reseeding that may need done.
2. AERIFY
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Monday, April 29, 2019   /   by Sara Koenig

You are selling your Kitchen!

If there is one room in the home you need to think about as you begin to sell it is the Kitchen.  Period.  This room is a BIG deal!

Think....You are selling your kitchen!  Especially in this millennial age of home buyers.  Millennials make up over 66% of first time home buyers currently, and over 35% of buyers overall, and the Kitchen is a BIG deal for them!



We are all thankful for the many drawers and cabinets in kitchens today, but they make it easy for us to hide our clutter instead of getting rid of it. If you have reached the point where you can no longer open a door in your kitchen without having something fall out, it is time to de-clutter your kitchen. No judgement here, but IT. IS. TIME.

Follow these steps and you can begin a clutter-free life, starting with your kitchen!









The utensil drawer - Sort through your utensil drawer. Toss out any broken or unused utensils.




Open your pantry and get rid of anything that is ex ...

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