Buying a Home? Top 3 Questions to Ask:


Buying a Home? Top 3 Questions to Ask:

If you are in the market to buy property, don’t be afraid to ask questions!  Here are our top 3 questions to ask at a property viewing:

  1. Why is the owner selling?

It may seem obvious, but this question will help give you an idea of the owners circumstances, whether he was happy with the property, and whether he may be open to a lower asking price. He might be relocating for example.

  1. How long has the property been on the market?

If the price is right and the property offers good value, it isn’t likely to be on the market for long. This question will help you to gauge how reasonable the asking price is and how much of a hurry the owner may be in to sell.

  1. What’s wrong with this house?

A blunt question, but no house is perfect…

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3 Ways to Increase the Selling Price of Your Home

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Office Desk and Bookshelf Clean and Decluttered (Photo credit: tomascarrillo)

  1. Clean and Declutter. Keeping your place clean and decluttered may not seem as easy as writing these words. However, if you take the time to do it you will see a huge increase in the selling price of your home. Use empty space in your basement, garage, or attic. Rent a storage and move all the clutter there while you have your home on the market. By decluttering ahead of time it will make cleaning before Open Houses and showings so much faster.
  2. Lighten and Brighten. Adding light to your place doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. If you have great natural light, make use of it and open blinds, shutters and curtains before showing your property. If a showing will be in the evening make sure to have great lighting in each room. The idea is to make an inviting space and…

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How to Organize Your Home Office

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How to Organize Your Home Office

Organizing your home office can be tiring because the accumulation of documents and supplies fluctuates every day. Nevertheless, having an organized home office feels good and helps you focus on your work. So, it is important to create the habit of cleaning and organizing your desk and filing cabinets before you stop working each day.

A lot of times we hear that, when it comes to organizing, you should start small and incrementally organize to a larger scale. But, why not try organizing from big to small for a change? First, take a look at your desk and figure out if it is big enough to accommodate all of your things. It is easier to clean your desk and scan for papers and other things that need to be thrown away. But, the problem with that is that you continue trying to work with a desk that may not be…

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The WORST Countertop Choice When Selling Your House

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Now that graysare the new neutral in updating interiors, designers are looking for countertop materials that blend beautifully with these colors. Enter the latest star of the kitchen design world…marble.

Gird your loinsI have to admit, the first words that popped into my head about using marble for kitchen countertops were,“All right everyone, gird your loins!”(The Devil Wears Prada).

Devils…I mean trend-setting designers… are now specifying marble as the latest ‘must have’ countertop material. Check out Pinterest, Houzz, Better Homes.You’ll see what I mean.
But is it the BEST choice if you are preparing your house for sale?

Recently, one of my clients, who was updating her kitchen before listing, left mean excited voicemail saying,

“I’m soooooo lucky! I’ve just put their last two marble slabs on hold. According to the salesperson, they are…

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