Posted by Jenny Smith on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 9:22 AMBy Jenny Smith / January 21, 2021Comment
Here’s my advice for home sellers who think they need to upgrade before selling.
People will tell me all the time that the only thing holding them back from selling their home is their perceived need to make renovations. Whenever I hear this, I want to say, “Wait! Wait!”
The truth is that in this market, you don’t really need to make those expensive renovations. It’s such a competitive market that we’re seeing very few sellers make renovations. They realize that they’ll make more money by not doing so.
Even the home renovations with the highest average returns won’t get you 100% of the money back that you put in. If you're going to live in...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 9:57 AMBy Jenny Smith / August 9, 2020Comment
Selling your home is often a precursor to a major life change. Given the significant transitions involved, it's important to make your home-selling process as smooth and effective as possible. Assuming that you have a realtor involved to help you sell your home, they can be an enormous asset to help you reach the finish line. To ensure that you and your realtor are on the same page, though, it's important to ask some simple questions to help get into the mind of your realtor. To help you get helpful answers, here are 7 questions to ask a realtor before selling your house.
1. What Type of Person is Likely to Buy My House? While your realtor can't look into a crystal ball and see the face of the future buyer, they can take what they know about your home and apply it to their knowledge of past sales. Given this component...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 6:15 PMBy Jenny Smith / July 18, 2020Comment
Does Your Home Have What Buyers Are Looking For?
There’s great opportunity for today’s homeowners to sell their houses and make a move, yet due to the impact of the ongoing health crisis, some sellers are taking their time coming back to the market. According to Javier Vivas, Director of Economic Research at realtor.com:
“Sellers continue returning to the market at a cautious pace and further improvement could be constrained by lingering coronavirus concerns, economic uncertainty, and civil unrest.”
Posted by Jenny Smith on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 8:41 AMBy Jenny Smith / June 30, 2020Comment
As a team, we've pooled our talents and resources with you in mind. Everything we do is with the goal of providing the best service possible as we help you navigate the real estate process.
Our Buyer's Specialist motto is: We sell homes. We build relationships. We problem-solve. We negotiate. We go into scary basements. We discover the gems in our areas. We obsess over prices, market values, and the newest, hottest listings. We make sure our clients don't buy the wrong home.
When we walk away from the closing table we want you to have experienced what you deserve in your real estate transactions. We strive to be the agents our clients deserve, and we believe our clients deserve the very best.
We wanted to compile 7 of our clients and some of their stories so you...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 12:11 PMBy Jenny Smith / June 17, 2020Comment
WOW, this home went fast, just like we knew it would! 22 showings in 1 day Multiple offers for the Seller to choose from!
Great results don't just happen, they come from preparation, hard work, and hiring the right person for the job. Who you work with truly does matter. I'm going to share a couple of ways we are different from others.
First, Pricing is key! How will you determine a list price for my home is always...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 5:08 PMBy Jenny Smith / June 9, 2020Comment
Investing in home renovations and making your home a more valuable place to live is a smart decision as a homeowner. Every year designers present renovation trends, and in this article, we have collected 11 home renovation ideas of 2020 that you can use to make your home's value in Cartersville skyrocket.
Wooden Kitchen Cabinets
Natural materials are extremely popular in home design in 2020, and wood is one of them. To renovate your kitchen this year, designers recommend you to choose walnut - elegant, warm, and rich type of wood. It pairs perfectly with different tones and colors, including blue, grey, and white. Wooden cabinets in your kitchen will make it warmer, cozier, and more welcoming.
Blue color has remained one of the most popular and stylish colors in home design...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 12:00 PMBy Jenny Smith / May 17, 2020Comment
DIY Tips to make staging your home easier and maybe even fun when you are getting ready to sell.The most crucial part of the home selling process, currently in my opinion, is your photos.
My part of that process, is making sure that we have the best professional photos available as people make "sorting" decisions based on what the see. Look at photos below and tell me which ones are professional and which are not.
**disclaimer this is the same house just listed with two different realtors. One was me and the other was not.
Your part of the most crucial step in the process is to have the house ready to outshine all the other sellers!...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 12:02 PMBy Jenny Smith / March 1, 2020Comment
One of the biggest challenges a home seller faces is seeing their home through a buyer’s eyes. Such a difference in perspective.
This Spring I am going to be pointing out some areas you may have a blind spot to. These are tips, easy to do tips, not tips disguised as home improvement projects. That is a whole different series. My goal is two-fold, give you some advice to help you sell your house quicker and for more money. Pretty good goal right? I also want our buyers to walk into homes that ARE good homes and not turn them down because of the feeling the house is giving off. I sound a little mystical there, but a house does give off a vibe when you walk in.
First up, let’s talk about lighting. Oh my.
All of us have heard turning our lights off will save money on our electric bill. But when you are selling your house it is the exact opposite. Having all the lights off will cost you money when you are selling.
Posted by Jenny Smith on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:01 AMBy Jenny Smith / October 24, 2019Comment
So, first is the deal of 2019! If you are open to the Ranger area, then this is a log home on 6.77 acres with two ponds. Interestingly, and what makes it such a deal is the house.
One the main level, you have 3 bedrooms and two full baths, with about 1600 sq. ft. but upstairs, is ready to be finished, the walls (studs) are in, wiring is in, two full baths are plumbed and the it is ready for the HVAC to be installed. That means you could have an additional 2 baths and 3 more bedrooms.
There is also a custom built playhouse, chicken coop, dog run, metal building, and open barn on the property. And the house has an attached two car garage! It is being listed at $220,000 which is below the appraised value, and the...