Austin Texas Real Estate Blog

Should you Stage your Home?

Selling your home may already seem like a lot to manage, so things like staging may seem like extra unnecessary work. Buyers however want to move somewhere they can imagine themselves living in and Kathleen from Starfish Home Staging defines their work as, “the art of making a house feel like a home.”. This is important to help paint the picture of how living in a space will feel to potential buyers.

"82% of buyers’ agents said staged homes have made it easier for a buyer to visualize a property as a future home." 

(According to T...

How to Price your Home - CMA Guide

One of the first steps you must take when putting your home up for sale is to determine what to price it. There are many tools online that can come up with a number, however, they usually aren't very accurate.

These estimates can be a good starting point, but it's best to take more time when selling your largest asset. The algorithms used for these evaluators only take into account the data they have available to them. They overlook important factors about your home such as the condition, upgrades, location, and unique features. This is why we recommend you to go over everything with a professional.

The best way for you to determine what your home is worth is to work with an experienced REALTOR® that understands the local market, and perform a comparative market analysis.

Comparative Market Analysis 101

So what is a comparative market...

5 Ways to Increase Home Value

1. Improve the Appearance

How your home looks from the street, otherwise known as curb appeal, is your first chance to make a good impression on prospective buyers. A home’s exterior needs to make a potential buyer feel the urge to walk through the front door and see the rest of the property. Speaking of front doors, a good place to start is to refresh that old door to look newer and more inviting.

Be sure your current landscaping is well-maintained. Compare your yard to your neighbors to see if yours looks dull in comparison. Consider planting flowers, trimming your greenery, and refreshing your lawn.

With the exterior in check, it’s time to focus on the kitchen and bathroom. These two rooms can keep a property from reaching its highest valuation when they’re outdated. However,...