Category: Home Selling

5 Home Maintenance Skills Every Homeowner Should Master

Like it or not, owning a home requires constant upkeep. While there will be many times when you’ll want to give a plumber, contractor, or other specialists a call, it pays to master a few home maintenance skills yourself to save time and money. Here are a few basic tasks every homeowner should master. 1.

How to Sell Your House When You Have Kids

Getting your home ready for showings is difficult enough, but if you have small children in the home it can add additional complications. You may have reservations about putting your house on the market if your children are messy because of the amount of work it takes to keep a listing showing ready. Here are

Should You Renovate Your Home Before Selling

One of the most persistent questions about selling your home is whether you should renovate it before you sell. Sure, you want to sell it for more than you paid. But the truth is, the “right” answer is complicated because certain renovations will never raise the value of your home enough for you to break

Home marketing strategy changes when the weather cools

By Ryan C. Benton  As the classic holiday song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” And I agree. Like many here in Hampton Roads, I kick off the season with the Grand Illumination Parade in downtown Norfolk and then promptly put up my Christmas tree the following night. I love the holidays

All About Home Appraisals and Inspections

Buyers in today’s market often have questions about the importance of getting a home appraisal and an inspection. That’s because high buyer demand and low housing supply are driving intense competition and leading some buyers to consider waiving those contingencies to stand out in the crowded market. But is that the best move? Buying a home is

The Best Use of Time and Money When It Comes to Renovations

In the current sellers’ market, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be remodeled before they list their house. That’s where a trusted real estate professional comes in. They can help you think through today’s market conditions and how they impact what you should – and shouldn’t – renovate before selling. Here are some