Improved air quality in your home is essential for your overall health and well-being. Every time you open a door, outdoor emissions seep into your home. Other pollutants come from everyday building materials, appliances, heating and cooling units, and your favorite pet. Luckily with a few changes, you can improve your indoor air quality.
Check out the list below for simple tasks to improve your home's indoor environment compiled by our real estate agents.
Not every project is meant for do-it-yourselfers to tackle. Some projects are dangerous or just not feasible for the average homeowner to complete. Plus, poorly completed projects can even negatively impact the resale value of your home. Before you grab your toolbox, make sure you call an expert when handling the following home improvement projects.
There are many beautiful Las Vegas homes for sale right now, making it more important than ever to make sure your home stands out from the crowd.
Our real estate agents work with many potential buyers, so they're familiar with the features they're looking for. One of the most common things they hear is that buyers want homes already equipped with smart home technology. While this used to be an added selling point, now it's becoming more of a necessity.
Keep in mind, not all smart home tech is created equally. Before you start dumping money into the latest tech upgrades, check out this list of the smart home features that today's buyers really want!
An open house can be one of the best ways to cultivate an interest in your property, but it can also be stressful.
Not only will you have a whole group of strangers wandering around inside your house, but you'll have to worry about what kind of impression your house is making. Luckily, we have a few ideas on how to prepare for a successful open house when listing your Las Vegas home for sale.
Adding your home to the inventory of Las Vegas homes for sale is a stressful experience for many property owners; not only do you need to prepare your home, but you have to wait for the right buyer to come along. Education about the home-selling process is one way to combat your feelings of apprehension and nervousness. The more you understand about selling a home, the more confident you'll be when your home is on the market. Brush up on your real estate knowledge with these real estate terms you might hear throughout the home selling process.
As a seller, do you hold your breath during a home inspection, praying it won't sabotage the sale? According to the National Association of Realtors, nearly one-third of home sale transactions that collapse before closing are due to problems uncovered by the inspection.
Don't leave the results to chance. Take charge with these proactive home inspection tips our brokers have learned over years of experience.
Remodeling the interior of your home is one of the best ways to make a house feel like home, and the right improvements may even add value to the home. Whether you're dreaming of the future while shopping for Las Vegas homes for sale or considering how to customize your current home, there are many great options to consider for your next home makeover. Our real estate agents are here to help with makeover tips for boosting the interior of your home.
Break Out the Fresh Paint
Painting a room is one of the most common suggestions for giving your home a fresh look, and for a good reason! Not many updates can change the look of a room more quickly than a fresh coat of paint, and with the right prep work, painting is an easy DIY task. Consider which colors would create the atmosphere you desire for the room.
New Lighting to Brighten a Room
Adding new lighting is another reliable tip for creating a fresh look on a budget. Antique lighting adds atmosphere before it's even switched on, and you can get unique looks from modern lighting, too. Additional light sources can brighten the atmosphere in a room and highlight what makes each room special.
Are you a first-time home seller? Rookie jitters happen to everyone, not just professional athletes, so take comfort in the fact that you're not alone. Learn from those who have gone before you with these top tips from our real estate agents for avoiding first-time seller blues.
A new year offers new opportunities, and for many on the Las Vegas area, it's a great time to start thinking about selling your home. Our real estate agents are here to help, and if you're thinking about getting your home ready to sell in the new year, these are the steps you can start taking today.
Will you be selling your home over the holidays? If so, you should know that selling during this super-busy time of year can be challenging in some ways, but it can have advantages too. You'll probably have less competition for buyers than you would in the spring or summer, and people shopping Las Vegas homes for sale over the holidays are typically serious about making a deal quickly, often wanting to close by year-end to maximize tax advantages. To help you make the most of your marketing efforts, here are 10 tips for selling your home over the holidays:
Spruce up your home's exterior
Creating great curb appeal can take a little more work this time of the year. That means that more of your home's exterior may be visible, so make sure that view is attractive. Touch up any peeling paint, replace any missing or damaged shingles on the roof, make sure gutters are clear and clean up the yard and walkways.
Conventional wisdom says that spring and summer are the best times to list a home for sale. The warmer months are the peak of the real estate season, but there's a downside – the market is crowded with other homes, and it's hard to get noticed. In fall, it's a different story.
There are a lot of benefits to listing your Las Vegas home for sale in the fall, so don't miss out on the opportunity to take advantage of this underrated season! Here's why the coming months offer the perfect opportunity to sell your home:
If Las Vegas homes for sale in your neighborhood are moving quickly, but your "For Sale" sign is still in the middle of your yard, it's time to figure out why. If you prepared your home before your listing went live and you thought you fixed everything that needed to repaired, you could have missed something important.
Our real estate agents assist our clients in pinpointing marketing issues so homeowners can make the appropriate changes. To help you complete this critical task, we've listed six reasons why buyers might be saying "no" to your home.
Moving to a new location always requires preparation, and that's doubly true when you're making an international move. Streamlining an international move starts with good planning, and it's important to start the planning process as soon as you know that you're serious about making a move. Having a job, support system, and necessary services in place when you arrive can make the adjustment to a new country a much simpler process. Our real estate agents are here to help you get started, with our guide for planning a move to another country.
Getting ready to sell your house? You probably already know that presentation is key, but our real estate agents want to make sure you really put your best foot forward when it comes to staging your home for an open house.
We've been listing Las Vegas homes for sale for quite a while now, and we've learned a thing or two about staging a house. Here's how to make your open house a big success:
Even if you're not one to overthink your decisions, you probably realize that selling your home is in a category all by itself. It's a big transaction that requires big consideration. When you add your home to the roster of Las Vegas homes for sale, your decision shouldn't be based on whims or impulses. You should think it through and if it's the right thing for you, you should move forward confidently. Unfortunately, that's not as easy as it sounds.
Our real estate agents work with many Las Vegas home buyers and sellers. We understand the big issues and we're here to assist you when you're ready. In the meantime, if you're struggling with the idea of selling versus not selling your home, here are a few questions to ask yourself.
Arriving at a satisfactory sale price is something that home buyers and sellers both struggle with. Our real estate agents want to make sure you sell your home at a price that everybody's happy with. One of the best ways to get the right price for your house is to fine-tune your negotiating skills.
We all know how expensive buying a house can be, but it's easy to forget that sellers also have to pay their share of closing costs. In some cases, these fees can really add up, so if you're planning to list your Las Vegas home for sale, don't forget to factor in these closing costs for sellers:
When you're getting your home ready for the market, it's easy to focus on making renovations and staging the interior, while neglecting one of the most important aspects – curb appeal. Whether a potential buyer is stopping at your open house or browsing an online listing of Las Vegas homes for sale, the first thing they will notice is your home's outward appearance.
First impressions are crucial, and boosting your curb appeal is one of the best things you can do to make a good impression. These easy landscaping fixes will make your home look great, and may even increase its value.
Henderson, Nevada is a unique, exciting community with a variety of entertainment options, a booming luxury real estate market, and appealing properties to fit every budget. When you're shopping for homes in Henderson it really helps to do your research about the city's many neighborhoods. Our REALTORS® have you covered, with a preview of the top 10 neighborhoods in Henderson.
There's never much of a chance that you'll run out of things to do in Las Vegas. The city offers an endless supply of fun and entertainment year-round, and that's never truer than at Halloween.
From haunted houses and Halloween parties to spooky shows and festivals, this season is one of the best times to visit Las Vegas. We asked our real estate agents in the Las Vegas area for some of their favorite Halloween attractions, and the results did not disappoint.
When you begin your search for Las Vegas homes for sale, consider buying a house that includes smart home technology. Smart home technology is a term that refers to homes that have appliances, lighting and security systems as well as heating and air conditioning units that are connected and operated remotely by the owner through a smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.
Here are five reason to consider smart home technology for your home in Las Vegas.
Want to maximize your property value before selling your home? Of course you do!
There are certain home renovation projects that consistently add value and some--such as putting in the pool you've always wanted--that can actually scare potential buyers away.
The key to getting the most from selling your home is to carefully look at your remodeling options and choose the ones that fit your budget and timeline. The more you can do, the better your position will be when you are attracting buyers and negotiating a final price.
These seven remodeling projects can really make a difference:
One of the most frustrating things that can happen during a real estate transaction is for an unexpected snag to halt progress on a sale: A lien is one issue that can stop progress in its tracks. But what is a lien, and why does it cause so much trouble? A lien is a legal claim against your property, which a creditor makes in response to an unpaid debt. An unpaid lien can be a major headache when selling a house, and our real estate agents are here to help you understand how liens work, as well as how to resolve them.
Moving across the country is one of the most expensive types you may ever make. If you're relocating from the East Coast to a new home in Las Vegas, then making the most of your moving budget is essential. Our real estate agents have created this list of cross-country moving tips to make your move more affordable.