How to Write a Personal Offer

Frequently, home owners have some emotional connection to their home and neighborhood. They may be more inclined to accept an offer if they know the buyer is going to take care of the house and contribute to the community. Sharing some of your story and love for their home can move your offer to the top of the stack! So, how do you go about writing your letter? HERE are some tips.

How to Stage a Cozy Home in Winter

Winter can be a challenging time to sell a home. If you’re planning a winter move, let the Swedish concept of Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) guide you. Hygge doesn’t have an exact English translation, but it basically means all things cozy, comfortable, and familiar. Think hot chocolate, lit candles on a cloudy day, and warm blankets. If you’re staging your home to sell, this is just the feeling you want your house to have. So, how can you stage your home to reflect this sweet mood? Here are a few ideas.

How to Tell if a Home Has Lead Based Paint

Since 1978, the federal government has banned the sale of lead-based paint. But even homes built after 1978 may contain lead-based paint. “Many painters loved lead-based paint” because it tends to be glossier and hold color better, says home inspector Welmoed Sisson with Inspections by Bob in Maryland. “Once they learned the ban was going into effect, many of them stocked up on a cache of lead-based paint.” Sisson says he knows of inspectors who have found lead-based paint in homes built in the 1990s.

HERE is some information on testing for lead paint.

Showing Your Home for Sale

You want potential buyers to feel at home from the minute they walk up the driveway. Give them a canvas to fill. It’s showtime!

Start with a good cleaning, eliminate clutter, put away the knickknacks and add fresh coats of a neutral-colored paint to brighten rooms. Oh, and tidy up the yard. Your CENTURY 21® Real Estate Agent can give you all sorts of tips to help boost your home’s curb appeal and impress potential buyers once they’re inside.

HERE are a few basics.

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