Category: Selling Tips

    • Listing Photos: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

      We’ve all seen them. Maybe you’ve even been the offender at one time or another. But listing photos come in a variety of categories. The good ones are usually professionally taken and instantly grab you and make you run to your spouse claiming you fell in love and absolutely have to have this house. The bad are usually taken on a digital camera by someone that may not know how to utilize all the fancy settings and may include last night’s dinner dishes. The ugly, the worst listing photos of them all, are the dark, low-resolution pictures possibly even taken on a smartphone. Don’t do it, I repeat, don’t do it.

      Written by Michelle Schibuola
    • Navigating the Home Selling Process

      You’ve decided it’s the right time to sell your home and you’re not quite sure where to begin the process. Don’t be overwhelmed, there are a few things that you need to put into motion before you actually put your home on the market. Below is a guide to assist you with the typical home selling process.

      Written by Michelle Schibuola
    • Tips for Preparing your Home for Sale

      In today’s market, the thought of selling your home may be daunting. What’s going to make your home stand out from the rest? A stellar first impression will do the job. Have you ever thought of staging your home but thought it may be too expensive? No need to hire a professional, just follow these simple tips and have a good friend with a keen eye for decorating give you an unbiased second opinion.

      Written by Michelle Schibuola
    • Make your home more appealing with a few open house tips

      When showing your home, clean and organize it thoroughly. Pick up and put away any toys (from children or pets) and make sure the garbage and recycling are taken out. Blow away leaves and errant yard waste from your yard, driveway, porches and patios. Vacuum, dust, clean your windows, polish fixtures and make sure the house smells nice but not heavily scented (as some people are very sensitive to fragrance).

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    • Selling your home eventually? Plan ahead.

      If you’re considering selling your home some time in the near or not-so-near future, consider remodeling projects that will give you a good return on your investment, such as the kitchen, bathrooms, outdoor decks, siding and window replacements.

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    • Don’t forget about curb appeal!

      Don’t just pay attention to the inside of your house when you’re trying to sell — curb appeal is just as important. Many potential buyers will drive by Gainesville homes before touring them, so the outside should look just as ready as the inside. Consider making a few small improvements that can go a long way, such as power washing siding and walkways, mowing the lawn, and replacing holes in your sod.

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    • Selling your home? Make sure it’s clean and well organized.

      Of all the things to keep in mind when selling your home, de-cluttering and cleaning your house thoroughly is one of the most important. The buyer has to be able to picture themselves in your space. Get rid of those stacks of bills, piles of folded laundry, and clusters of found items in a bowl on your dresser. Your home should look like it’s straight out of a magazine. The more clean and organized your house is, the more potential buyers will see it as a well-cared-for home.

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    • Housing is driving economic recovery

      The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index reported third quarter prices were up 3.6% from a year ago and September’s 20-city index reached its highest level in two years. Foreclosures have slowed in most of the country after having decimated hundreds of U.S. cities.

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