It’s that time of year where ghosts, goblins and witches are everywhere. The tombstones are in the yards and they might even have a pile of bones sticking out for dramatic effect. It’s a fun and escapist time of year and one of my favorites, for sure. Everyone loves a haunted house at Halloween, but what if it is a real-life “haunted” house? What does it mean when you want to sell your “haunted” house? Does a ghost add $5,000 to the asking price? Does the ghost need to pay rent?
Let me preface this by saying, I am a pet lover. I have a dog and a cat. However, my dog likes to stick his nose up people’s behinds and my cat is prone to biting men unprovoked and running out any open exterior door like a psycho flash of lightning. My pets are great, but they have some eccentricities and not everyone loves them like I do, so I am sure to put them up when I have visitors. I always stress to my sellers the importance of “pet maintenance” during the time their home is offered for sale. Pets are not everyone’s cup of tea, some folks have pet hair allergies or are just not into them at all. That is their prerogative. However, what you do want them to be into is your home becoming theirs! So, make it easier for yourself (long-term, anyway) and do some preventative “pet maintenance” before each showing so you can sell your home quickly and for top dollar!
3 types of Low Ball Offers (and how to respond to them) 3 types of Low Ball Offers (and how to respond to them) So you got a “Low Ball” Offer on your house for sale…Unfortunately, “low ball offers” on homes are more common than… read more →
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I don’t do this often, but I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight one of my listings. The sellers have recently taken out the carpet to expose the hardwood floors, and the results are just amazing! The changes have brought new life into this… read more →
Can paint be SEXY? I say, YES!
By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon Published: June 18, 2014 You know a fresh coat of paint can give any room a quick and inexpensive facelift. But did you know that a little paint can also perk up carpets, appliances, and even vinyl floors? Basically, if… read more →
If You Were Selling Today, Would You Have the Home That Buyers Want? By: Dona DeZube Knowing what appeals to today’s homebuyers, and considering those trends when you remodel, can pay off years from now when you sell your home. Two new surveys about what… read more →
BIY: The DIY for the anti-DIYer Save 20% When You BIY Instead of DIY?? That’s some serious Cash-ola!! You are probably asking yourself: What the heck is “BIY???”