Wednesday, June 9, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
It’s a question that has loomed over homeowners for decades: should I sell my home or take a chance and rent it out? While there are surely benefits to both, in the current market, you’d be hard-pressed to do as well financially by renting your home out, instead of selling it. While there are many pros and cons to both selling and renting, selling is almost always the best choice for most homeowners and here some of the main reasons why:
The current market is HOT for sellers.
There is no telling what the future holds for home values but one thing is for certain – the current market just can’t be beaten. If you’re between the idea of selling vs. renting out your home, this could be the sole reason why selling is the best choice. This is especially true for homes in high-demand areas such as the Lowcountry! Regardless of how long you’ve been in your current home, chances are you’re going to get a signifi ...
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
It’s all too easy to get caught up in the emotion and process of moving, that we often forget there is actually a proper etiquette to follow when packing up and leaving your home for the next family to enjoy. From cleaning, to what you should, and shouldn’t leave behind, here is how to make certain you are leaving your home in a manner that will leave the newest owners thankful!
· Clean up after yourself. While this might seem like a “no-brainer”, you’d be surprised at how many new homeowners walk into filthy houses after closing day. If a professional cleaning isn’t included in the contract, then, at the very least, make sure you take out the garbage and pick up anything dirty that might otherwise be left behind!
· Make sure everything is emptied out. This is one of the biggest annoyances reported by buyers come movinm ...
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
There’s no denying that smart homes and new constructions that come fully equipped with the latest technology are more and more becoming the norm in the housing market and the Lowcountry is no exception to this. While these features will give just about any homeowner piece-of-mind, there are also safety issues that should always be well-thought-out and understood when any new technology is put in place within your home.
Make sure to always follow these steps when dealing with the technology throughout your home and your family’s everyday life:
Personal Wi-Fi and Routers – Since just about everything that has to do with technology in your home will go directly through your family’s personal Wi-Fi, it’s important to start here when it comes to ensuring your home is safe and secure
· After you change the password, make sure the router is password protected. You should NEVER have a router in your home that is pu ...
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
It’s no secret why the kitchen is lovingly referred to as the “heart of the home”. Always used for more than just cooking and preparing meals, families often use this space to gather and participate in family traditions, creating lasting memories throughout the years. So, it’s important to have a kitchen that you can be proud of and gives you a feeling of home! Have you been wanting to update your kitchen but are afraid to commit due to the costly budget it often requires? The good news is that there is actually quite a lot you can do yourself to update your kitchen and make it feel more like home, without breaking the bank. And, better yet, most of it can be done in just about a weekend!
Paint or stain the cabinets
It’s remarkable how far a little bit of wood paint or stain can go. If you’re unhappy with how your cabinetry looks, whether it be the color, style, or it’s simply outdated, but you do; ...
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 / by Sonya Reiselt
It’s no secret that the market is hot and homes continue to sell both at record paces and for unprecedented amounts. Due to these facts, along with the knowledge of increasingly low inventory, many homeowners are taking the plunge and choosing to get their homes ready for a listing. So, now what? While making the decision to put your home on the market might be the biggest decision you make throughout your home selling journey, whether or not you choose to use a realtor is, by far, the most important. While many homeowners think about the benefits of not having to pay a realtor when selling their home, it’s crucial that they know exactly what goes into listing and just how vital having a trusted realtor is for the overall sale and closing.
Here are some of the top reasons why you should always choose to work with a realtor, instead of FSBO (For Sale by Owner), when selling your home:
1. FSBO is incredibly time; ...