Preparing Your Home

Information on preparing your home for a fast sale!

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If you’re trying to decide how to invest, consider investing in Alaska real estate. While a piece of property is a more significant investment than, say, shares of a company’s stock, the return on a real estate investment can be significantly higher. There are also plenty of affordable real estate investment options in the Anchorage market. But how to prepare for your investment property search? Here are 3 tips from our team…

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  1. Boost your credit score. This takes some forethought. The two most contributing factors of your credit score are your on-time payment history and total debt, each of which takes some time to improve. However, a strong credit score will help you get prequalified more quickly and smoothly, so we recommend taking the time

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If you are planning to put your house on the market this year, now may be the best time to do so. The temperatures are rising, the days are lengthening, and what little snow we had is disappearing. Whether you are hoping for a quick sale now or planning on selling your house this summer, it's a good idea to take advantage of our warmer months to show off your residence to potential buyers. Here are three ways to prepare your home for any potential buyer who walks through the front door...

Sell my Anchorage home- what is my home worth1. Clean out your closets & cabinets. Buyers are looking for properties that are equipped with adequate storage space. Even if your home is lacking in this area, clean, uncluttered closets and cabinets can give the impression of plenty of space. We recommend

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If you plan to list your home in Anchorage, Alaska, or anywhere really, you will be facing a home inspection.  Either ou can get a 'pre-market" home inspection done, or your buyer will do one after making an offer.  It’s important to pass a home inspection (home inspectors typically spot all the defects with your real estate property).  According to a recent article by RealtyToday, unexpected large repairs often complicates and lengthens the entire selling process.  Instead of feeling nervous or anxious about the home inspection, consider ways to get ahead of it; you can address problems in advance to speed up the home selling process.  An experienced Anchorage Realtor will let you know the market value of your home and give you advice on major fixes. 

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When we sit down with you as a potential seller, someone who is interested in listing your home, we have a strategy in mind. This strategy is comprised of four parts: AttractivenessPriceCondition, and Availability. If you focus on just one of these parts, or on less than all four of them, you'll likely sacrifice the speed of the sale or profit. If your goal is to sell your house quickly for the best price possible, make sure you emphasize these four qualities of home marketing equally. 

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Every home has both good qualities and flaws. Leave the flaws to the home inspector, and focus on what makes your home desirable! Is the backyard spacious and well-landscaped? Draw attention to that outdoor space to attract gardeners and BBQ

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Whether you own a sprawling home in a prestigious Anchorage neighborhood or want to sell your small residence in a humbler part of town, one truth remains: it behooves you to list your home with a Realtor. Listing with a Realtor saves you, the seller, a significant amount of time and money, and typically nabs you a higher sale price. In four particular cases, it pays to have a real estate agent who intimately knows the Anchorage, Alaska real estate market.

Your home is in an up-and-coming real estate market 

Let's say you own a home in an on-the-rise neighborhood in Anchorage, like Spenard or Airport Heights. If you want to get the most money for your real estate, it's critical to work with a Realtor who knows how to price and market your

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Christmas music, inflatable Santa's, tinsel're sure to know it's the holiday season if you visit a mall in December! Just as stores and business owners add Christmas decorations to their spaces to match the general holiday cheer in the air, you as a seller can create subtle festivity in your own home to help make prospective buyers feel right at home when they walk through your front door. Staging your home for the holidays creates warmth and homeyness, especially during frosty Alaskan winters. Here are a few tips to turn your home into the perfect potential Christmas gift:


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Showing prospective buyers that there is plenty of room to put up a Christmas tree without crowding the room is a great way to get them excited

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Staging your home for sale might sound simple: slap on a fresh coat of paint, buy a couple house plants, and make sure everything is clean, works, and smells nice. But unless you're some kind of superhero, keeping your house clean, staged, and ready to view at all times is difficult, and there are times you might get a call and need to have the house ready to view in half an hour. Here are some of our favorite quick tips for even quicker staging:


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One of the best things you can do when you need to stage your home quickly is utilize a dump space. Choose a spot, or a few spots, in your home where most prospective buyers wouldn't look, like a closet in the bedroom and a junk drawer in the kitchen - when you

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If you are getting ready to put your home on the market, you might be thinking about staging your home so that you can make it more appealing for potential Homes in Anchorage/Houses in Alaskabuyers. Although you might already know all of the tips and tricks for removing family photos and ensuring that your furniture looks its best, however, you might not have thought about doing things differently based on the season. However, as the fall months are approaching, it's a good idea to keep the season in mind when staging your home.             

1. Bring Outdoor Elements In

The beautiful colors of fall can be used to your advantage when staging your home. Consider spraying pretty fall leaves with a crafting spray and arranging them on an end table or putting them in a pretty glass jar or

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When people think about maintaining a home or even remodeling, usually windows are not where they start. However, there are many benefits of replacement windows. They may be costly, but the cost will outweigh all of the benefits.          

Here are some reasons that you need to consider getting replacement windows today.

•    Look. Older windows often look aged. Many windows sag in spots with rotten wood. Just changing the windows will really change the look of your home.

•    Energy efficient. Older windows are usually singled paned. Doubled (or even triple) paned windows keep heat in, making it cheaper to keep your house warmer in the winter. It also makes it more efficient if you use air conditioner in the summer.

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New home sales are back to the roaring levels seen in 2008, according to a recent piece by CNN Money. When selling your Anchorage, Alaska real estate property, the key is to compete with trends in new construction as well as appeal to the typical home buyer. One of the biggest changes is the fact that the median age of a home buyer has increased from 35 in 1985 to age 39 in 2005 and now age 43. Home sellers in Anchorage, Alaska, can make a few improvements to their homes to appeal to the baby boomer home buyer in his or her 50s and 60s as well as middle-aged buyers in their 40s.

Work with the space you have

People buying new homes in Anchorage will likely find more space since builders are construction larger homes.Sell my Anchorage Home.  What is my home worth? The average square foot of an

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