Greenbrier Valley Real Estate Blog
Saturday, February 18 2017
Buying a home can be one of the best feelings in the world. Nothing beats the feeling of security and satisfaction when you open the door to a new home and are happy with your purchase. The question is, how can you best ensure that feeling is going to happen? The real estate world has many pitfalls, and naturally you will want to avoid them and end up with a great home. Here are some great tips on how to streamline your home purchase and keep those headaches from cropping up.
Greg Allman from Greenbrier Real Estate says….”There’s nothing worse than having prospective buyers fall in love with a home, only to discover later that they are not able to afford it. After that, no other home will compare. Your best defense to this kind of disappointment is to come into the process aware of your finances.”
Buying a house can be a daunting task, but if you follow these simple tips it can be a very exciting and rewarding experience!
Friday, February 03 2017
Selling your home in the winter presents a unique set of challenges. There are buyers out there, which means you can sell your home, and for a great price. Bur to do so, you need to avoid the common mistakes sellers make in the season of snow and cold temperatures.
Here are some mistakes to avoid as a Winter Home Seller:
The REALTORS at Greenbrier Real Estate Service are here for you and all of your Real Estate needs. We can offer you our professional advice and opinions on selling your home during any season. When you are ready, feel free to call us.
Thursday, February 02 2017
Sometimes there is so much time and effort put into packing and finding a new place to live that you just tidy up your current home, let the REALTORS come in and take some pictures and breathe a sigh of relief when your home is officially on the market.
It is worth the time to put things in order and stage your home to show its full potential.
As we all know, first impressions are the key to even being remotely interested in a house. Some folks could drive right past your house if your curb appeal is lacking. Simple things like weeding and mowing the yard are good first steps. If you want to go a bit further, have some nice flower planters or an appropriate seasonal wreath on the front door. Remember, they may never potentially see the inside of the home, if they can’t get past the outside!
Let the sunshine in!! The first thing you want the potential homeowner to see is how light and airy your home feels. Natural sunlight enhances a person’s mood, as well as makes your home shine with natural beauty. Open all the blinds and if the weather permits, open some windows and let the fresh air in.
As hard as this is, it is time to de-clutter and minimize. Potential buyers want to see the HOUSE and not all of the STUFF you have. The goal for them is to imagine their family photos on the wall, their clothes in your closet and even their food in your pantry. Just think of it as a perfect time to Spring Clean or donate your un-used items to local organizations. Don’t forget that you can get a tax receipt for anything that you donate.
There is nothing more off putting then foul odors. Whether it is trash, litter boxes or other pets in the house it is important that your house smells clean. However, many fragrances can be a bit overwhelming also such as candles. Try a nice room deodorizer with a citrus scent. It is a soft fragrance and makes your house smell fresh and clean.
It’s the little things that could bring in potential buyers. The REALTORS at Greenbrier Real Estate Service are here to answer your questions and give you helpful tips tips to get you on the right track to sell your home!