Middle Tennessee Real Estate News & Market Trends

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Jan. 13, 2021

How to Prepare For A Home Inspection

Congrats!  You’ve got a contract on your home for sale.  Now you have to prepare for the home inspection.  What is a home inspection?  It’s a contingency that is written into most offers. If the buyers are not happy with the findings, they can cancel the sale in most instances without losing any earnest money.  So, it is crucial you prepare your home for this very important step! Here are a few tasks to check off prior to that inspection: 

  • Create a file with all of your home maintenance items, insurance claims and repair paperwork.  It’s best to be ready for any questions. 
  • Keep your home clean and provide complete access for the inspection.  Make sure you unlock your gates and storage area doors.  If an area is locked, the inspector will note that he/she couldn’t access it and it could make your buyers uneasy. 
  • Replace batteries and bulbs.  This is easy!  Why give the inspector something to note?  The inspector will report anything that is not working properly, so just change all those batteries and bulbs.
  • Change your air filters.  A dirty air filter is not the impression you want to leave with the home inspector or the buyers. 
  • Get out your screwdriver and tighten your interior and exterior doors and any loose door knobs or latches.  
  • Finally, make sure all your windows raise up.  The inspector will check every window. 

Tackling these items BEFORE the inspection will help leave a positive impression on both the inspector and the buyers and hopefully cut down on any repair items. 

Posted in selling
Jan. 3, 2021

Preparing Your Home to Sell this Spring

Preparing your home to sell this Spring? You can start preparing now to get your home in its best condition! Check out these six easy steps.

  1. Do a deep clean. Beyond disinfecting high-touch surfaces, it’s a great time to buckle down on tasks you usually like to avoid. Clean those baseboards, empty and wipe down drawers and wash the windows!
  2. Freshen up your walls. A few updates can make a huge difference. Touch up interior paint and swap out any personalized photos.
  3. Update your bathrooms. Consider new paint, new towels and/or new lighting.
  4. Tidy up your kitchen. Clean out and organize cabinets and pantries and put away any larger appliances that you don’t regularly use.
  5. Organize, organize, organize! Declutter and clean out your closets and clear out the garage of excess items.
  6. Evaluate your lighting. Lighting can really take a space from dark and unwelcoming to warm and cozy just by swapping out a few bulbs. Lighting is also an easy way to update your home. Get rid of those outdated fixtures and add something new!
Posted in selling
Jan. 2, 2021

2021 Colors of the Year

What’s your go-to, no fail color in your home? I love yellow so I was excited that Pantone included Illuminating Yellow as a “Color of the Year” for 2021, along with Ultimate Gray. Yellow is bright and cheery, just what we need for 2021!

Posted in Buying
Aug. 13, 2019

14 First Time Homebuyer Mistakes To Avoid

Infographic Design By Susan & Troy Susan & Troy: Sedona Real Estate Agents

Posted in Buying
July 31, 2017

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Posted in Market Updates