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11 Essential Summer Home Maintenance Tips

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

Another summer is here, and if you endured a couple seasons of harsh weather conditions, or if you have some deferred maintenance to take care of, it’s time to get started. Rain, wind, and other weather fun may have wreaked havoc with your roof, your fence, or your yard, but the “obvious” fixes are only…

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6 Ways To Easily Update And Upgrade Your Bedroom

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

It happens. You look around one day and think, “When did my bedroom get so blah?” In the room that almost no one sees but close family, it can be easy to give all the attention to other, more public, spaces of the home. The good news is that you don’t have to redo the…

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Three Things Home Buyers Should Never Do

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

Three Things Home Buyers Should Never Do Talk to a home buyer who just lost out in yet another bidding war and you’ll hear genuine disappointment and frustration. Listen to a buyer who found the perfect starter home, then asked probing questions only to discover undisclosed deal-breaker problems like UFFI, a significant foundation crack or…

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Are Your Pets Soiling Your Chances of Selling Your Home?

by Louisa Ward in Blog.

  Pets are often so loved by their owners that they are allowed the run of the house. At their worst, doggie and kitty dictators mark their territory with pungent odors and unsightly stains. When you love these little furry friends, it’s hard to realize how much these pets may be hurting your marketing efforts…

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Making Your Home More Energy-Efficient

by Louisa Ward in Blog,News.

Your home is your place to rest, play, and spend time with your family. It should be a place of comfort, and this comfort need not come at a high cost. Many homes, however, waste a lot of energy in ways that can be prevented. Here are five ways to make your home more energy-efficient….

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10 Totally Free Tips For Getting Your Home Sold Quickly

by Louisa Ward in Blog,News.

Staging your home is a critical step in getting it sold, but all the recommended updates and upgrades can get pricey. Thankfully, there are tricks you can use to make your home look bigger, better, and brighter, without spending a dime. 1. Fix up your floors Don’t want to pay to replace or refinish your…

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Use Technology For Attracting Serious Home Buyers

by Louisa Ward in Blog,News.

ERA Real Estate and HGTV reported 46 percent of consumers see smart-home technology as important for their current and future residences. But luxury homebuyers are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. According to Digital Interiors, 94 percent of buyers surveyed would sacrifice 1,000 square feet of living space for more technology in their new home….

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7 Paint Colors That Won’t Go Out Of Style

by Louisa Ward in Blog,News.

If you’re a person who loves to change things up every year or so and make sure your walls are dressed with the most on-trend colors, you’re probably paying close attention to color forecasts like Pantone’s color of the year. But for those who want to paint it and forget about it for the foreseeable…

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