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Sellers… It’s Spring Time!

July 25, 2017

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The first thing someone sees when they drive by your home is the exterior upkeep. This is known as a curb appeal.

One way to attract buyers is to throw a fresh coat of paint onto the exterior of your home.

Another way to attract a buying audience is by adding mulch/ flower bed to the front of your home. This makes your home look friendly and leaves it with clean, put together look.

To learn more ways to get your home ready for selling, contact your trusted Real Estate Advisor at ROC City Realty!

Looking for top dollar when selling your home?

July 18, 2017

Looking for top dollar when selling your home? The mechanics of your home play an important role when gaining a great return on your real estate investment.

Renovations to your windows and roof can provide an 80% return rate when selling your home.

Replacing the siding on your home can earn you a 92.8% return rate.

Kitchen improvements can boost your return rate by almost 93%.

It is important to understand these statistics before deciding whether or not to give your home a face lift.

 

Call your trusted Real Estate Advisor at ROC City realty when considering to do so!

The Power of Paint!

July 11, 2017

 

Painting the interior of your home can give it an entirely new feel and look. If you’re looking to sell, paint is the perfect, cheap way to attract buyers. Here are some neat tricks to help you pick the right colors for your home!

 Lighting 

Lightening can completely change the look of paint in a room. When choosing a color, make sure you test it on the wall prior to painting the entire room.

 Check for undertones 

Many colors of paint have undertones, so certain colors in the room might bring out a tint in the paint.

Match your paint with any type of flooring, wood finishes, countertops, or tile you might have.

Matte or Semi Gloss?

Always check out the downsides to both matte and semi gloss paint before deciding which one to use. While matte is less durable, semi gloss will show any type of imperfections the walls might have.

Emotional State

Always focus on what room you’re painting and what emotional feel it gives. For example, bedrooms should give off a calm/relaxing feel while kitchens should give off a vibrant/energetic feel.

Don’t paint everything white!!

while keeping the room’s trim and ceiling white may make the room look clean and put together, painting the entire house is not an appealing look.

Combine warm with neutral

Warm and neutral colors are the way to go when selling your home. Not everyone likes hot pink walls in their living room, but a nice beige or brown is normally appealing to the eye.

Sellers… Increase the value of your home with these improvements!

July 4, 2017

 

Lets face it, over the years our homes don’t always live up to the modern styles of todays world. If you’re selling or plan to in the future, one of the smartest things you can do is take the time to spruce things up.

Upgrade your kitchen

Replacing your cabinets, countertops, appliances, and flooring can really increase the value of your home and intrigue buyers who view your home once its on the market.

Bathroom remodel

There are simple things you can do to your bathroom to make it look more appealing. Adding a master vanity or new sink can easily make your bathroom look modern and fresh. Other things you can do is replace the flooring, or update your tub/shower.

Open up floor plan

Many buyers look at homes and end up losing interest because of the size of the rooms. Don’t be afraid to knock some walls down, the bigger the room the more appealing the home!

Finish basement

Nobody likes basements, they can be dark and cold and honestly, not very catchy to the average eye. Finishing your basement adds a whole other level to your home. Many people use finished basements for extra bedrooms, a secondary living room, or even an office space.

For all of these improvements, make sure you speak with your trusted real estate advisor at ROC City Realty first!

Teamwork! Putting together a home buying team that works for you!

June 20, 2017

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When looking to purchase a new home, many things come into factor. Some people believe that the realtor hired is the only professional help you will need. Though your real estate agent will make the home buying process go a lot smoother, there are other people you will need on your team to complete this process.

A Lender, Loan Processor, Underwriter, Appraiser, Home Inspector, Attorney, and Insurance Agent will all need to be included in helping with the purchase of your new home. Many of you might be saying, “Woah, that’s a lot of people!” and yes it may seem like that, but without their help,  the chance of things moving along smoothly might be nearly impossible.

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