Sell Your Home Using All Five Senses

One of the best ways to get your home ready to sell is to remember to use the appeal of all five senses in your marketing. You want your home to look great and you want homebuyers to feel welcomed by attractive aromas, soothing music and other hospitable ideas so they...

What You Need to Know About Moving With a Portable Container

As portable moving containers grow in popularity, it may seem like a great option for your needs. You get to bypass the tight schedule associated with moving trucks and are instead able to pack in small bursts at your own convenience. Here’s what you need to know if...

How Is Working With an Agent Better Than Finding a Home on Your Own?

By Meghan Belnap Selling your home without an agent is often an appealing idea because you can forego the commission rates. The major downside, however, is you lose out on all the important qualities and experience an agent has when they do the work themselves. Here...

7 Steps to Prepare for a Home Remodel

(Family Features) A homeowner’s motivation for taking on a remodeling project can vary greatly, but there’s one universal rule of thumb: home upgrades should add value, function or both. This step-by-step guide can help ensure you get the maximum return on your...

4 Ways to Make an Older Home Look Fresh for a Better Sale Price

By Meghan Belnap Putting an older home on the market has its own particular challenges. While many buyers prefer a newer home, there are many who appreciate older architecture. Here are a handful of ways that you can make your older home look fresh in order to get a...

4 Ways to Add Value to a Renovated Pool

By Brooke Chaplan Having a swimming pool increases the value of your home, but renovations to the pool can add even more value. Like anything else, pools can be updated and improved to maximize their appeal to potential buyers and to boost the benefits they provide to...

3 Inexpensive Upgrades That Can Increase the Value of Your Home

By Wendy Dessler Most people take great pride in making their home more appealing, and homeowners can spend hundreds or thousands each year on improvements and alterations. One of the main things to consider when choosing an improvement project is how much value it...

Budget-Friendly Tricks for Updating Your Older Home

When it comes to updating an older home, you can make big style statements on a small budget, experienced decorators say. “Start with a pop of color,” Keysha Jillian, owner of Jillian’s Designs in Tampa, Fla. told Reader’s Digest in an interview. “Paint the...

4 Things Dog Owners Should Replace Before Selling Their Home

By Meghan Belnap If you have a dog and want to put your house up for sale, certain things around your home might need to be replaced due to damage caused by your pet. Having these problems addressed before putting your home on the market can help you get higher offers...

3 Renovations That Can Help You Sell Your Home Faster

By Brooke Chaplan If you’ve decided to place your home on the market, you likely want it to sell as quickly as possible. Partially, this is for your own convenience. More importantly, though, the longer that a house sits on the market, the lower its final price...

Is It Time to Sell Your Home?

Choosing to sell your home is a big decision—one that requires the careful weighing of a variety of factors, both lifestyle and financial. To help sort things out, here are a few telling signs that now might be the time to finally put your home on the market. You’ve...

The Master “Change of Address” Checklist for Your Next Move

Any time you move to a new home, things change. A new neighborhood, new people to meet and a new address. With the stress of a big move and the excitement of starting the next chapter in life, there are important tasks that need to get done, but are inevitably put on...

Why Selling Your House Without an Agent Could Be a Costly Mistake

When a real estate agent helps an owner sell a house, the agent receives a percentage of the sale price as commission. You might think that selling your home yourself would save you some money, but it could wind up costing you a lot more. How Selling Your Home Without...

4 Unique Ways to Market Your Home

If you’re thinking about listing your home on the market soon, you’ll want it to sell as quickly as possible for the highest possible price. While local market conditions are usually the main factor affecting both of those outcomes, creative marketing can also play a...