Title A blog feed. en-US Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:58:06 -0400 8 Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal this Spring http://www.buyvtrealestate.com/blog/posts/2018/04/17/8-ways-to-boost-your-curb-appeal-this-spring/ <p style="text-align: center;">Spring is here and with it arrives a fresh, welcome change. This brings a great opportunity to boost your home&#39;s curb appeal. Even if you are not looking to sell this season&nbsp;the infographic below offers great insight for sprucing up your home&#39;s exterior. Nothing feels better than hitting the refresh button! Check out the tips below for the best ways to renew your home&#39;s outer glow.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5366/blog/infographic%20(10).png" style="width: 500px; height: 2344px;"></p> Vermont Real Estate Vermont Real Estate Tips House & Home Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:58:06 -0400 Spring is in the air, and so is Spring Cleaning! http://www.buyvtrealestate.com/blog/posts/2018/04/12/spring-is-in-the-air-and-so-is-spring-cleaning/ <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5366/blog/spring%20cleaning%20image.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 337px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:8px;"><em>Google Images</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">It&#39;s that time of year again - spring cleaning! Deep cleaning your home&nbsp;during the change of seasons is especially important if you are looking to sell. Buyers will take note, and it will help your home stand out among the competition. A fresh home is an inviting home! Use the tips below to give your home the spring makeover it craves.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Outside</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">The first thing buyers will notice is the exterior of your home. Make sure the lawn is manicured,&nbsp;shrubbery is trimmed, and&nbsp;flower beds have been weeded. Rake leaves and debris away.&nbsp;If&nbsp;applicable, plant fresh spring flowers&nbsp;such as daffodils. Not only will this add a pop of color to your home&#39;s exterior but will also help draw buyers in. Power wash the exterior of your home - winter brings with it dirt and debris that can pile up over time. Wash the outside of your windows to help bring more light into your home. Walkways should be free and clear of any clutter or debris - if necessary make any repairs that will help enhance their appearance and accessibility. Repaint the exterior as necessary as any chipping or worn paint will ward potential buyers away. Stage the yard by putting out a fresh patio set, grill, etc. to help the buyer imagine themselves unwinding after a long day. If you have a pool or hot tub, make sure that it is free and clear of any dirt, debris, algae, and any other winter yuck that may have accumulated.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Inside</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">The next step is to make sure the interior of your home stacks up. Your&nbsp;home needs to smell&nbsp;fresh! Put a quarter of a lemon down the disposal to get rid of any left over odors. You can rid your fridge of any smells by soaking a cotton ball or two in vanilla and placing inside. Make sure to wash the windows from the inside and switch heavy drapes out&nbsp;for sheers to enhance lighting. Scrub down all baseboards and clean walls where necessary. Steam clean your carpeting and shine up your hardwood and tile.&nbsp;Free your home of clutter by putting away everything except necessities. This will allow your home to feel more spacious and inviting to the buyer. Take whatever steps are necessary to deep clean your home - your effort will be well worth it!</p> Vermont Real Estate Real Estate Tips Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:04:33 -0400 Is Your Home Ready For The Spring Selling Season? http://www.buyvtrealestate.com/blog/posts/2018/02/27/is-your-home-ready-for-the-spring-selling-season/ <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5366/blog/for%20sale%20sign.png" style="width: 432px; height: 396px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:8px;"><em>Google Images</em></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Spring is just around the corner and so is Real Estate&#39;s busiest time of the year! Have you been thinking about listing your home recently? With peak selling season fast approaching it is important you get a head start on prepping your home for listing.&nbsp;Doing so will boost your chances of a faster sale and help you stand out amongst the competition.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Curb Appeal</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">The first thing potential home-buyers are going to see is the outside of your home. Keep walkways and entrances clear and maintain landscaping where applicable. Can buyers read your house number? This is simple but very important! A legible, stylish&nbsp;house number makes a huge difference in locating a home easily.&nbsp;Mailbox looking beat-up? Replace it with a new, more appealing&nbsp;version.&nbsp;Make sure any fencing around your home looks fresh and well taken care of. Does the exterior of your home look dingy? You may need to power wash it or even paint it.&nbsp;How about your roof? It may be time to repair/replace it. Gutters looking gross? Give them a good cleaning/ replacing as necessary. Sometimes something as simple as a fresh coat of paint on the front door&nbsp;and shutters&nbsp;can make a world of difference.&nbsp;Outdoor lighting has an effect too, especially during evening showings. Replace floodlights with softer accent lights to set a more welcoming mood. First impressions are everything, especially to a home-buyer!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Enticing Interior</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">So you&#39;ve wowed potential home-buyers with your home&#39;s exterior - but what&#39;s on the inside counts too! You want buyers to be able to imagine themselves living in the space. First things first,&nbsp;your home should be super clean and smell fresh. If you have carpeting make sure to schedule a cleaning before listing day. Wipe down windows, baseboards, ceiling fans, and any nooks and crannies you typically don&#39;t get to in a regular cleaning. Give your walls a fresh coat of neutral paint&nbsp;color and remove personal items (i.e.&nbsp;family photos). You want to set the stage so the buyer can imagine their own belongings in your space. De-cluttering and organizing is essential&nbsp;as well. You want your home to be accessible and appear as spacious as possible. Remove extra furniture, knick-knacks, children&#39;s toys, shoes, etc. that may be obstructing space. Clean off kitchen counters and bathroom vanities. Have a small space? Add&nbsp;a mirror to a smaller room to&nbsp;make it appear bigger. It&nbsp;allows the buyer to see themselves in your home, which may entice them even further! Let the sunshine&nbsp;into your home by opening up all the curtains and blinds. A bright home shows much better and allows buyers to really take in your home&#39;s features.&nbsp;Add&nbsp;a fresh smelling bouquet of flowers to your entry way to add a nice touch. All the little things add up to paint a&nbsp;bigger picture, and you want buyers to picture your place as their future home.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> Real Estate Tips Tue, 27 Feb 2018 16:02:44 -0500