You know I wish we would all have a crystal bowl to predict the future, not so of course :)
Therefore do not try to predict the market or the future market when it comes to buying your first home.
Connect with a really good area Realtor, someone you trust, you have a good relationship with and
when you think that you have accumulated the cash purchase price you need, have this Realtor search
for the right home for you.....
As a first time home buyer you may need all the guidance you can find, which includes making sure that the home you are buying is a good purchase when it comes to construction, upgrades and updates etc. Do not buy when you think oh it is ok I can fix this that and something else, may be you can but may be once you start you will realize that you got yourself into a situation that you did not really want to be in.
Sometimes unless you are in the construction business, it is better to wait one more year and
buy a home that has been very very well maintained by the former owner/owners.
Just get some professional advice and make sure you do work with a buyers agent, if you need
recommendations get back to me. Remember a buyers agent is free to you, works in your best
interest is committed and loyal to YOU and expect the same from you, but is paid at the end at the
closing table by the sellers side.....
Good Luck to you, any more questions keep them coming.... :)
Well there is actually a very very long list.
So staging to make the home appear up to date (and sometimes it just means removing or moving furniture around), bigger and inviting is no. 1, No. 2 unclutter all your memories, photos and other,
everyone should have and enjoy in their home, when it comes to selling your home, all of those have to go, i.e. they will distract the buyers eyes, and instead of seeing the flow of floor plan and the space
they see photos, and items from trips etc. etc.
A nicely set dining room table and even breakfast table with fresh flowers, makes the buyers see
how they could live in the home.
Oh yeah, the smell of the home, believe it or not, a nice smell in a home, makes people feeeeeeel
goooooood, so they like the home. Many ways to achieve that.....
a) pop popcorn and offer it with water to the viewing public
b) vanilla candles in the bathrooms nice nice nice
c) if you do not want to do the popcorn, then warm up some cinnamon buns in the micro the house
smells like someone just baked a cake.....
And when it comes to staging DO NOT FORGET TH CURB APPEAL AND THE FRONT DOOR, this is the very first impression of the home.... clean, neat, and beautiful plantings or flowers and the
lawn meticulously maintained....
And what turns buyers off Clutter, too much furniture, dirty floors or carpeting, dirty kitchen
stoves and sinks, smell of any kind even if it is just cooking...... darkness, i.e. no light or brightness
in the home (so you may have to removed old curtains !!!) and replace light bulbs make the house
look bright and inviting.....
if for any reason the home has not been painted in several years, and the paint is either old and
somewhat dirty, it needs painting, if it is all in one color, it may need to have several single walls painted in an en vogue color, one wall in the dining room deep red, one wall in the hallways
deep brown or dark gray, one wall in the bedroom a beautiful blue (blue is calming perfect for
Hope this helps~
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