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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 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
A ...

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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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Tuesday, April 23, 2019   /   by Sara Koenig

Tips for a successful moving day!

You just finished unloading the final box from the moving truck, and now you’re officially moved in to your new home!

You go to take a shower to wash off the day, only to realize you don’t have a shower curtain. After spending a full day moving into a new home, the last thing you are going to want to do is dig through all of your unopened boxes to find an outfit or a charger (or even a shower curtain). The next time you’re moving, create a ‘first night box’ so that your essentials aren’t hidden at the bottom of another box. Here is a list of what you should pack:
1. Toiletries
You may have thought about keeping your tooth brush in an easy-to-find place when packing, but you’ll need more toiletry essentials to get through the first night or two. Be sure to pack toilet paper, towels, a shower curtain + rod, shower items, and a first aid kit. 
2. Clothes
Unless you are an extremely organized packer, finding an outfit for the next ...

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Saturday, April 13, 2019   /   by Sara Koenig

As you prepare to sell...Don't forget about CURB APPEAL

There are so many things to think about as you prepare to sell your home.  As we head into the busy months and spring with all evidence of winter behind us, I strongly advise that you do take a look at your curb appeal. 

While you’re preparing to sell your home, curb appeal should be a priority now that we are out of the winter months. When someone is walking by or coming to your open house, the outside of your home is the first thing they will see. If there is no curb appeal, potential buyers may not have that "WOW" factor initially, and worst case, may never even set foot in your home.



So, be sure you are not ignoring your home’s outdoor appearance, consider making some budget-friendly changes that can add appeal to your home without breaking the bank. 
1. Landscape Your Walkway
It is always a great idea to create a smooth transition from the street to your front door if possible. Clean your walkway, sweeping up any pebbles or broken off concr ...

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