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Essential Home-Buying/Selling Advice
So, you’re in the market for a new home? Congrats!
Maybe you’re outgrowing your current home? Downsizing to something with less maintenance? Maybe you’re ready for your dream home? You’ve probably planned, talked, budgeted and now you’re probably ready to take the leap.
Without a doubt, there’s a level of excitement and nervousness. Don’t worry, Pittsburgh Real Estate expert Valerie Loutsion offers advice on quick sales, finding your dream house and more!
Tips on Selling
Unclutter & Deep Clean
Get ready to do a good old-fashioned deep cleaning! Clean, clean and clean some more. I’m not talking about just the day-to-day messes, but all those behind-closed-doors, packed in the garage and/or lurking in the closet, under the sinks, in the drawers and cabinets messes.
Just remember, when people walk through your house they want to imagine themselves living in the home. Make it a empty canvas for them. Clear the clutter! Purge what you can part with, put the extra in storage. Besides, it’s less stuff you have to move in the future, right?
Landscape/manicure your lawn
Let’s talk curb appeal. First impressions are important. Landscaping and manicuring can usually yield a great return on your investment. You’ll want to start with the basics – pull the weeds, pick up the doggy messes, mow the lawn and remove dead branches. You can add finishing touches such as comfortable deck/patio lounging area. Just make sure to clean the patio furniture and make sure the cushions are in good condition.
Tips on Buying
Create a “Wish List”
You’re going to have to do your homework first (don’t worry, it’s the fun kind). It’s your job to get a “Wish List” together. What are the things you cannot live without? What are some things you would like to have? Being clear and specific about the details can help your realtor find that house you’ve dreamed of living in.
For a detailed list of cost, exterior, interior, features and amenities download a FREE Dream Home Wish List!
Choose the Right Realtor
Sure buying/selling can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! Choosing the right realtor can make the difference in your experience in buying and selling a new home. You need someone who is knowledgeable about the area, is great at communicating and listening to you and your families needs.
With that being said, you’re going to want to contact Valerie Loutsion from American Destiny Real Estate – trust me on this one!
Valerie Loutsion has been helping buyers and selling since 2013. She knows the Pittsburgh area very well and is very flexible. As a local mom, Valerie has a great understanding of what families are looking for in a home. Once you’ve filled out the Dream Home Wish List and/or are ready to sell your home, Valerie can give you an honest assessment of your home and made excellent recommendations as to what I should fix and what an appropriate list amount would be.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more please contact Valerie Loutsion at:
Valerie Loutsion, American Destiny Real Estate
400 Southpointe Blvd
724-745-5969 – office
724-503-5215 – cell
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