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Monday, December 18, 2023   /   by Shane Kilby

The Top 3 Things You Shouldn’t Fix When Getting a House Ready To Sell

Sharing three projects you shouldn’t take on when preparing to sell.

When preparing to sell your house, you need to make sure it’s appealing to potential buyers. Many homeowners rush to fix every little flaw, thinking it will boost their property's value, but not every improvement will yield a significant return on investment. To help you avoid the ones that aren’t worthwhile, here are the top three things you should avoid fixing when getting your house ready to sell:
1. Minor HVAC, electrical, and plumbing issues. While well-maintained and fully functional systems are crucial for any home, addressing minor issues in these areas may not be the best use of your resources. Major problems that could significantly impact the home's livability and safety should be fixed, but minor issues are usually better left for the buyer to handle.

"When selling a house, it's crucial to prioritize your efforts and investments wisely."

2. Old appliances and windows. It'! ...

  real estate, home selling

Friday, November 3, 2023   /   by Shane Kilby

Find the Perfect Timing To Sell Your House and Maximize Your Returns

Timing is critical when it comes to selling your home successfully.

Deciding to sell your house is a significant decision, and timing can play a crucial role in maximizing your sales price and attracting potential buyers. If you're wondering when the best time is to put your house on the market, I will provide you with valuable insights. Let's explore the optimal timing for selling your house and how it can impact your selling experience.
1. Spring: The season of opportunity. Springtime has long been considered the prime season for selling a house. The reasons are clear – the weather is improving, and potential buyers are eager to explore new listings. With the arrival of spring, your house can showcase its best features, as flowers bloom, gardens come to life, and natural light floods the rooms. The increased buyer activity during this time can lead to higher demand and potentially multiple offers, giving you the advantage of negotiating a favorable deal.

"Timing c ...

  real estate, home selling

Monday, April 17, 2023   /   by Shane Kilby

Projects That Will Give You the Biggest ROI

Three home upgrades that will fetch you a high return on your investment.


When preparing your house for sale, you may be led to believe that the more upgrades you make, the higher the price you can list for. However, not all home upgrades are created equal; some will have you pouring money down the drain, while others will get you immediate resale value. Understanding which projects to take on can help you make thousands of dollars more. So, what home improvements should you do if you want to get a fantastic return on your investment?
To answer this question, we have to take into consideration the changes that happened in the past few years. Our homes were recently put through a massive re-evaluation. In response to the pandemic, there are now certain features in a home that have become much more attractive to buyers. If you can include them in your upgrades, you can increase the value of your house and turn it into a coveted property in the market. In particular, there are ...

  real estate, home selling

Friday, March 17, 2023   /   by Shane Kilby

2 Ways To Sell Your Home Fast

These are the two main ways you can sell your home as fast as possible.


Do you need to sell your home ASAP? There are plenty of reasons why a homeowner might need to sell their home immediately, whether they changed jobs, need their equity, or just want to skip the hassle of a sale. Whatever your reason is, what can you do to spend as little time selling your house as possible? 

Home sellers who need to move quickly have two main options: using an all-cash offer program or listing with an agent who knows how to sell fast. 

All-cash offer programs have no strings attached; they’ll take your home off your hands before you can blink. You don’t have to worry about long waiting periods, inspections, showings, appraisals, or anything else that might gum up a sale. Around 87% of buyers finance their home purchases, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, it leaves a lot of room for things to go wrong. An all-cash offer lets you skip the hassle e ...

  real estate, home selling

Friday, January 20, 2023   /   by Shane Kilby

Your Guide To Turning Your Home Into a Rental

Should you sell your primary residence or turn it into a rental property?


If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you know that inflation is high and the cost of living is increasing almost everywhere. At the same time, home values are increasing, and property taxes are rising with them. If you want to make a wise real estate decision in this environment, what should you do?
There are two main ways for homeowners to get value out of their current properties. First, you can sell the home and get your equity out of it. However, a less conventional strategy is becoming more popular in our area: converting your primary residence into a rental.
How do you do that? First, you need to speak with your lender if you haven’t paid off your mortgage. You typically can’t use a primary residence loan for investment purposes, so you may have to change the terms of your mortgage or wait until it is paid in full. Also, you must have lived in your home for at least 12 ...

  real estate, home selling

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