Have you been thinking about selling your home soon?
Here are 5 tips to help you get ready!
It’s amazing how much stuff we accumulate over the years living in our home! Take the time to really go through everything and get rid of all that stuff you don’t want to move with you to your new home!
A good rule of thumb I always tell clients is to remove half to 2/3rds of items in your closets.
A great book for this is “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo.
Make Repairs and General Maintenance
Have you been putting off cleaning out the gutters? What about adjusting that leaky kitchen faucet? – Well’s now’s the time!
Your potential buyers will notice things in your home that need repairs and a lack of general maintenance is easily apparent once others start walking through your home.
Everyone lives differently so things that you don’t access often or think about might be exactly what that buyer is excited about. This means that just because you don’t use or care about one of your homes features doesn’t mean others won’t.
If you’re concerned about your home’s overall condition and the unknown you can always choose to do a pre-list inspection. The home inspector will go through your home from top to bottom and give you a list of everything from the very minor to anything...
There’s dog etiquette for the dog park, on and off-leash walking, and public places, but who knew there was dog etiquette when it comes to selling your home? Luckily now you do, so you can use this guide to take the proper steps to ensure your home makes the first impression you need to get you one step closer to Louisville.
Besides, the sooner you get there the sooner you can leash up and explore the city. First, fuel up at one of the many dog-friendly restaurants nearby. While your food settles, take the tram through the Mega Cavern that goes under the city of Louisville or enjoy a glass of wine at Vines & Canines. Once you’re ready to up the activity, go for a casual stroll in Iroquois Park or let your pooch have some off-leash fun at Vettiner Dog Run.
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When it comes to energy efficiency, look for smart features and expertise to help you save energy and money and add value to your home.
1. Begin with a Right-Sized Home.
If the home you buy is simply too large for you or your family’s needs or plans, you stand a good chance of wasting energy through excessive heating and cooling costs. If it’s too small, you’ll feel cramped and uncomfortable. It’s a big investment, so seek balance and buy it “right” from the outset.
2. Purchase Energy Star Appliances Such as Your TV, Dishwasher, Washer and Dryer, and Microwave.
And especially the refrigerator, as it alone contributes about 10 percent of the energy use in a home. Also, unplug electronics not in use or turn off power strips to avoid phantom charges.
3. Install Efficient Lighting Such as Compact Flourescent (CLF) or LED Bulbs in Every Fixture.
Lighting accounts for about 6 percent of an energy bill each year.
4. Get an Energy Audit and Have Tests Performed to Identify Ways of Improving Your Efficiency.
You can always upgrade your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system as well as your thermal envelope, which includes insulation, windows, and doors and the seals or weather stripping around them. Visit energy.gov/energytips for more tips.