Why You Need to Stage Your Home

Staging your home is one of the most important things you can do when it comes to selling your home. As potential buyers view your home and picture themselves living there, here are a few things you can do to bring your home to life:

Small flowersEmbrace the light. Lighting in your home is so critical because lack of lighting can make your home look dreary and turn buyers away. Make your home shine by strategically placing lamps and other light features around your home.

Declutter and depersonalize your home. By taking time to remove any personal effects from your home, potential buyers can visualize themselves living there. You want them to picture themselves living there because a buyer will be more inclined to make an offer.

Furniture placement. Large furniture, overcrowding, and no real placement can turn buyers off. Create a space that is inviting and doesn’t distract from the beauty of your home.

If you need more advice and tips on what you can do to make your home more appealing to homebuyers, your real estate agent can help.

Create a Smooth Remodel with These Tips

small garden flowersAre ready to start remodeling your home? There is a lot that goes into the process and hiring the most qualified contractor is one of the most important. Before you hire a contractor, ask for references and fits the best with what your visioning.

As you move forward with your remodel, know what is important to you. There might be many items/details you want in your home and knowing which are a priority is important. Keep a wishlist as well because you never know when you will be able to make something a reality from your list.

Be realistic in setting your budget because if you set too big of a budget you can put yourself too much at risk. Speak with a loan officer at your bank or credit union to know what you can afford and how much you may be able to stretch in your budget.

After you have set your budget and know what is important to you, find out what the builder includes in their base price. It is important both you and your contractor know what is expected in the relationship and the terms are set so there will be no unwanted surprises as you move forward with the remodel.

There are many things going on when you are remodeling, be sure to view the floor plan and do a walk through (repeatedly) to ensure nothing is overlooked, no mistakes were made, and keep the communication lines open with your contractor.

Remember, remodeling your home can be a long process. Keep your sense of humor, do things to reduce stress, and keep your vision clear. In the end, it will be worth it to have your home exactly as you want it.

3 Tips to Repair Your Carpet

Life happens and sometimes your carpet takes a lot of the beating. Take a moment to repair your carpet with these tips:family-room-670270_640

If your carpet is dented, put furniture glides or cups under the legs of your furniture to protect your carpet. Another option is to move your furniture a couple of inches occasionally to relieve your carpet of the heavy weight.

With rippled carpet, it is probably due to humidity in your home and will most likely lessen when the temperature dries. If the ripples persist, a carpet installer can re-stretch your carpet.

Snags in your carpet? Fixing looped carpet is fairly easy with the help of a nailset or small screwdriver. Apply a sealer or adhesive inside the run, then, with the nailset or screwdriver, press the yarn down.

If you have stains or pet odors, read these tips for the best ways to remove them.