Tuesday, July 11, 2023 / by Sarah Graham
When it comes to renovating your home, it's important to consider not only the changes you want to make but also the return on investment (ROI) you can expect. Some renovations have a higher ROI than others, meaning they are more likely to increase the value of your home and provide a solid return when it's time to sell.
Kitchen Remodel: The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home, and a well-designed, updated kitchen can significantly increase the value of your property. Focus on upgrading appliances, cabinets, countertops, and flooring for the best ROI.
Bathroom Renovation: Bathrooms are another area that can make or break a potential buyer's decision. A modern, clean, and functional bathroom can provide a great ROI. Consider replacing fixtures, updating the tile, and adding some luxury touches like a rainfall showerhead or a double vanity.
Curb Appeal: First impressions matter, and improving your home's curb appeal can have a big impact. Invest in landscaping, exteri. ...
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 / by Sarah Graham
Friday the 13th is an unlucky day if you’re superstitious. And in case you haven’t noticed, it’s here! But we like to think we are people who see the glass as half-full. We prefer to look at the doomed day as an opportunity to reflect upon some unexpected nuggets of—you guessed it—real estate wisdom.
To prove that valuable real estate knowledge truly can be found anywhere, we’ve turned to Jason Voorhees from “Friday the 13th” and (spoiler alert!) his nutty, murderous mother for inspiration. The hockey mask–wearing horror icon is an unlikely choice, but no one personifies the dreaded date better than the fictional fright master. And, as it turns out, there are some helpful housing lessons buried deep within the horror franchise.
After binge-watching the “Friday the 13th” series all the way through “Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives” (just a tiny glimp. ...
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 / by Sarah Graham
On Earth Day, April 22nd, we celebrate our celestial home, planet Earth. It is a day to give thanks for the world around us and to take action to protect the natural resources we depend upon.
This year, I encourage you to spend Earth Day with your family, doing one of these fun activities designed to bring awareness of the ways we can all work to better our earthly home, reduce our carbon footprints, and build lasting family memories at the same time.
1. Go Plogging! It’s the new fitness craze: Picking up trash while jogging. Go for a family jog, walk, bike ride through your neighborhood armed with rubber or gardening gloves and trash bags. Have a contest to see who can collect the most trash.
2. Have an energy-saving scavenger hunt. Send your kids throughout your home to list all the ways they can find to save energy. You can hide treats at key points, such as that drippy outdoor faucet, the light switch everyone forgets to turn off, or the appliances that can be unplugged wh. ...
Monday, February 14, 2022 / by Sarah Graham
Every home buyer hopes to find the perfect house. The one that, as soon as you walk through the front door, you know it is the one for you.
It happens, and when it does, I am really happy for my buyers. I always want my buyers to fall in love with the perfect house and live happily ever after.
Just like in relationships, however, emotions often come into play during the home buying journey…Emotions that may result in some not-so-loving feelings.
While I’m not a therapist, I can help you talk through your emotions about the homes we visit and help you identify if you are making decisions with your heart and not your head.
There are six basic emotions; let’s look at how they can affect your decision-making skills.
Fear: We have all learned that fear triggers a “fight or flight” response. In terms of making decisions, fear may cause you to “flee” from making any decision at all, which could make your home buy! ...
Monday, February 7, 2022 / by Josh Coleman
It’s our jobs to determine what type of lead a prospect is
Notice I didn’t say “there are only lead SOURCES”
It doesn’t matter the source, more importantly you need to udnerstand the prospects journey and where they stand today.
It could be any source…
Yes, even your friends and family
Here is what you need to know when going into conversations.
Do I need to share my value proposition that will help them choose me TODAY
Do I need to keep making deposits into the relationship so that when they are ready they will choose me
Both of these scenarios are unique in regards to the timing of the prospect. ...