Best Advice for Home Sellers in 2018


It's that time of year again! Time to dig up all the amazing information we've shared over the past year so far and share it again in hopes you can absorb some new details when selling your house. Selling in the Columbus area? Give me a call or find out what your home is currently worth right now.

5 Landscaping Ideas When Selling Your Home

Curb appeal is one of the very first impressions you have to make with homebuyers. They will see the outside of the home before the inside, so it has to shine. Even if you're not planning on selling, sprucing up your landscaping make the entire neighborhood look more attractive and of course, buyers will be impressed. Here are five landscaping ideas when selling your home.

20 Things Never to Toss When Moving

There's always things to toss, purge, donate, and simply get rid of when you move.  But, on the flipside of that, there's always things that you should never get rid of when you move. Here's my list of 20 things never to toss when relocating and moving.


How to Stage the Perfect In-Home Office

Did you know that some 30 million Americans work from home at least once a week and that that number is expected to increase to 63% over the next five years? It makes sense, then, to have a home office of some type in your home, especially if you're planning on staging and selling your property.

The home office concept is changing. We don't need a large desk to fit our computer apparatuses these days as most laptops can be as small as 10 inches and weigh less than 2 pounds. Monitors have become thinner and traditional office equipment such as copy and fax machines have practically been eliminated.

This means that potential buyers need to visualize where they'll be doing this work from home business when they walk through a listing. Most homes don't usually have a dedicated office space so flexibility is important. Here are some basic tips on staging the perfect and home office space.

Sell Your Home FAST with These Five Tips

All the buyers come out of hiding when Spring rolls around, so if you're wanting to sell your Columbus area home this Spring season, now's the time to prepare. Check out these five tips to sell your home this spring:

Home Not Selling? Here's Why

In many competitive markets across the country, sellers are getting their homes sold before the week is out and if homes are not selling, there's usually a good reason why. If for some strange reason your home has sat on the market longer than a month, it could be because of these 6 mistakes.

Get the Most from the Sale of Your Home

When you're selling a house the last thing you want to do is leave money on the table or realize that you could've received more from the sale. Of course, most sellers hope to sell their home at the best possible price and there are several ways to do this. One of which is called deferred showings.

Home Renovations That Decrease a Home's Value

Over the decades of being in the real estate business, I've seen just about everything out there when it comes to renovations and so-called home improvements. Some definitely add value to the house while others actually bring the value down. If you're considering doing a home renovation in order to sell the property, don't make these mistakes.

5 Mistakes People Make When Decluttering a Home

Decluttering is one of the first things all homeowners should do when they first start thinking about selling. A cluttered house doesn't sell, or it might, but just not at the price most homeowners want. If you're looking to get top dollar for your house, decluttering needs to be a priority. Buyers can't look past the "lived in" look. You have to remove items to let the house really shine. Here are some imperative mistakes to avoid when decluttering your home.

Should I Accept an FHA Offer? 

This might be a new concept to you. An offer is an offer, right? Most sellers are just happy to get any offer, even lowball offers are at least some activity on a listing even though they usually evoke insults rather than excitement. But if you ever thought about the type of financing when accepting an offer?

Fair Market Value? How Much is a Home Really Worth? 

It's an interesting real estate market out there. In some markets across the country we are seeing escalation clauses and offers well above asking price but are lenders loaning money on inflated homes? It begs the question, 'how much is a home really worth'?

9 Lessons From First Time Sellers 

Most people that decide to sell a home don't do so until they're ready to buy their next house. The motivating factor could be work-related, family status, or you're just looking to relocate. Whatever the case may be, learning from those who have been there, done that, could be some of the best advice they'll ever get. Here's a great list of what first time sellers have learned with the selling process.

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