Here in Fairfield as well as throughout the state, it’s a well-known fact that spring is the most popular time to put your home on the market. Our lush landscapes reappear, blooming dogwood trees line the streets and a home’s curb appeal welcomes the new season of home sellers and buyers.
We can adjust our mindset to help us accomplish careers goals as well overcoming personal challenges. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, and your habits become your destiny.” Here are a few mindsets to embrace before you list your home.
If you own a dog, cat or other pets and plan to list your residence soon, there may be no time like the present to prepare your home. While many homeowners consider their pets as “family members”, there are homebuyers that choose to differ. They need to be able to picture themselves in your home.
Over the past few years home buyers have consistently had their eyes on move-in-ready homes with an open floor plan that incorporates the kitchen, dining and family room. And while that appears to be an ongoing trend, the Covid 19 stay home, stay safe orders have many reevaluating the home features they need.
The first contact a home buyer has with your home will be online, which is why it’s so important to have the best photos to accompany your listing information. Preparing for professional photography does require some work, but if you follow these recommendations your home will be camera-ready when your photographer arrives.
Buyers should not discount the value of renovating one of the charming antique homes that make Greenfield Hill one of the most coveted areas in Fairfield. Perhaps you’ve driven past one of these older homes, wondering what it would be like to step inside. The surrounding grounds and landscape appear to be in perfect harmony with the home. You love the architectural details that you have admired from a distance, time and time again.
Homeowners often question what home improvements will increase the value of there home. Upgrades such as bathroom remodels, a deck addition, and new siding make the list. It’s easy to see how these improvements enhance the physical appearance and functionality of the home, but what about value that energy efficient improvements offer?
Congratulations! You have an accepted offer on your home! The next step is likely the most crucial part of this transaction: The home inspection. A home inspection is typically a closing contingency, meaning the buyer can walk away from the transaction if the home inspector discovers anything not to their liking and the seller is not willing to repair or offer a credit. But, there are some key tasks a seller can take on to prepare for a successful home inspection.