Friday, December 16, 2016 / by Cindy Crutcher
When listing your home, many factors come into play, so why not hire a professional? Would you try to fix a plumbing leak or gas leak by yourself? No! You would hire a professional. So why would you treat the home selling process as something that anyone could do? Is it because you feel no one knows your house better than you, or you simply just want to save money on commission? Have a lack of faith in a realtor and will cutting corners in the home selling process cost you not only dollars but time on the market as well.
According to the 2016 National Association of Realtors, 8% of homes in the year 2015 were a FSBO. For that 8%, there came many struggles that most home sellers do not think about when putting their home on the market without an agent. These efforts include: getting the right price, having the correct marketing strategy, preparing the home market, and having the time devoted to selling the home.
The National Associations of Realtors says that t ...
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 / by Tina Marie Young - Lawrenceburg Branch
Fall is the best time to take care of the little things that can make a huge difference for you and your residence. Most of the tasks listed below are with-in the average person’s capability. But even if you choose to have a professional handle them, it is worth the expense. You are going to save revenue — and maybe even your life.
Get your mind in the gutters.
Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts. Your roof’s drainage system annually diverts thousands of gallons of water from your house’s exterior and foundation walls. That’s why it is so essential to keep this system flowing smoothly. Clogged gutters can lead to broken exterior surfaces and to water in your basement. They are also extra prone to rust and corrosion. Before the leaves fly this fall, have your gutters cleaned, then covered with mesh guards to keep debris from returning.
Seal those cracks.
Seal gaps and cracks around windows and doors with weather-stripp ...