Top 10 Prelisting Home Checklist

Prelisting checklist

The devil is really in the details when buyers look at a home. Lots of everyday wear and tear that you don’t even notice can ding your home in the eyes of potential buyers. Here’s my list of ten simple improvements you can do to help your home sell faster: Spruce up your baseboards: Pets, kids, and stumbling husbands in the dark can make a mess of your baseboards. … Continue reading...

7 Ways to Kick Your Curb Appeal Up a Notch

7 Ways to Kick Curb Appeal up a Notch

7 Ways to Kick Your Curb Appeal Up a Notch   Whether you’re trying to sell your home, rent your house or simply ‘wow’ your neighbors, nothing makes a more dramatic impression than your curb appeal. First impressions mean everything, there are plenty of budget-friendly ways you can improve the look of your home. Here are 7 ways to boost your curb appeal. #1: … Continue reading...

Home Staging – Include Your Garage

Home Staging the Garage

If you want to make it shine, don’t forget to pay attention to the garage! Staging all your rooms can make a big difference. Making a house on the market shine is all about attention to detail. If you’re going the extra mile to ensure your home is a stand-out, you’ll probably go beyond the typical touch-ups that refresh curb appeal. You might even decide to stage your home, … Continue reading...

Predicting Neighborhood Home Values

predicting neighborhood home values

How do you predict the value of a neighborhood? While no one can say for sure how home values in a neighborhood will rise or decline over time, there are big-picture economic factors that you can look for to help get handle on where they may be going.  I will discuss the top 5 in just a minute. 1. Major regional employers. If a community depends upon one or two large … Continue reading...

Should I Negotiate Home Repairs Before Closing

Should I Negotiate Home Repairs before Closing

Should I Negotiate Home Repairs Before Closing O'fallon Real Estate Show Today’s topic is the Home Inspection - Everyone wants a real estate transaction to go as smoothly as possible. But what happens when a home inspection turns up concerns? Should you stipulate the repairs be completed before closing, or are there other alternatives? Answers are right around the corner. But … Continue reading...

Home Price or Payment Which Matters to You

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Price or Payment  Which Matters to You | O'fallon Real Estate Show Which matters more to your wallet? Home price or interest rate? I’ll be right back with some thoughts. Which do you think matters more when waiting for the right time to buy a home? Is it securing a low purchase price, or locking in a great financing rate? Most buyers become focused on purchase price … Continue reading...

6 Questions to Ask Before Choosing an O Fallon Bank

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Choosing a bank that meets your individual needs can be an overwhelming process, however, it’s crucial that you take all the various factors into consideration before making a decision. If you’re in the process of establishing a new banking relationship, ask yourself the following questions—provided by the American Bankers Association—to ensure that the bank you ultimately … Continue reading...

Tips for Choosing a Reputable O fallon Remodeling Contractor

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With the number of foreclosed or bank-owned properties floating around out there, I often speak with folks who are preparing to embark on a renovation project. Unfortunately, with a rise in remodeling comes a flood of disreputable contractors looking to cash in. I do my best to protect people by providing referrals to reputable contractors, but there are plenty of people out … Continue reading...

10 Ways to Keep Your O’fallon House Safe While You’re Away

10 Ways to Keep Your O'fallon House Safe While You’re Away I hope you all have  a safe and relaxing time during your vacation this summer.  It’s crucial that we all have time to recharge and recognize what’s important in life.  We only go around once, so it’s important to savor what we have. Before you leave town, I thought you might be interested in a few precautionary … Continue reading...