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The Importance Of Working With A Real Estate Agent

After reading a little bit about real estate, I thought I had a handle on buying my own house. I checked out a few listings in my area, and then I put in a few offers. Unfortunately, none of the deals that I tried to set up worked out, which left me a little frustrated. However, as soon as I started working with a real estate agent, things started to come together. I was able to find the place of my dreams and negotiate a fair price. This blog is all about working with real estate agents and brokers, so that you don't have to worry about finding a place on your own.

3 Ways To Update Your Home Before Putting It On The Market

So, you've finally decided to sell your home and get it up on the market. Your friends and colleagues are telling you that you are going to need to perform some updates to your home before you can do so. However, you are worried about the cost of these updates. Luckily, all updates aren't expensive and can actually do wonders at helping you sell your home. Here are three updates that are relatively low in cost that often appeal to potential buyers:

1. Enhance Your Exterior Entryway

The first impression always matter in every setting, and it is no different when it comes to selling your home. Though the yard is going to be among the first things seen when a potential buyer arrives, the front door is very important. For one, this is how they enter into your home. For another, the front door has the ability to change the look of your entire home and help to improve the overall curb appeal. So, choose to either invest in a brand new door or brighten up your existing door with a new coat of paint. If you're going with the latter, consider a color like cool turquoise, sunshine yellow, or stately red if it complements your home exterior.

2. Add an Accent Wall

If all of the walls in your home are painted the same exact color, this can quickly create an unwanted lackluster effect among any prospective buyers. Sure, they could paint the walls when they buy the house. However, it is hard to envision this in your home when they have seen another home that is virtually perfect already. An accent wall is often a dividing wall between two spaces, such as the living room and dining room. In the bedroom, it can be the wall behind the bed. Be sure to paint it a color that will stick out, such as a bold red, and put up a piece of artwork so that buyers have something to fixate on.

3. Update the Hardware

More than likely, a complete kitchen renovation is out of the question. However, there should be no reason why you can't update the hardware, as this is an inexpensive task. Not only can you replace the kitchen cabinet and drawers knobs/pulls, but you can even upgrade dining room table bases. If you have the budget for it, you can also update the kitchen faucet. Don't forget that you can also swap out the hardware in the bathroom rather than just in the kitchen.

For help with selling your home and for other low-cost update ideas, consult with a real estate agent in your area today, such as those found at The Home Town Team at RE/MAX Integrity.