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What You Can Expect on Inspection Day
Posted by Teri Krueger on June 03, 2019 in  buyers  Q&A  Sellers
Here’s what you can expect during a home inspection: A home inspector will look at a house’s HVAC system, interior plumbing and electrical systems, roof, attic, floors, windows and doors, foundation, basement and structural components. The inspector will then provide a report with the results. A home inspection takes about two to four hours, but may take longer depending on the size of your home. Generally, the buyer is present during the inspection so they can ask specific questions of the inspector... read more

Tips to Help Prep Your Home For Sale

These easy improvements can help your home stand out
Posted by Teri Krueger on January 10, 2019 in  Sellers
Curb Appeal:  Making a good first impression is crucial, so be sure your lawn is well maintained and that the exterior of your house is clean and tidy. Pressure Washing your home's siding is a good way to clean off any dirt or debris that may have gotten overlooked. You'll also want to make sure the gutters are clean. Front Door:  A fresh coat of paint, especially in a color that contrasts with the home, will make the front door stand out. An attractive and clean Welcome mat in front of the door can let ... read more

Maintenance Tips

Maintenance Tips
Posted by Sarah Buttera on November 08, 2016 in  Home Improvements  Owatonna  Sellers

Are you looking for ways to make maintenance easier and less messy?  Here are some great short tips to help create a clean soltution to some of your home maintenance.

13 Staging Secrets

13 Staging Secrets
Posted by Sarah Buttera on October 13, 2016 in  Home Improvements  Sellers
Are you getting ready to list your home and need some help with getting ready?  Here are a few quick tips that will help any seller get their home READY!!   Blue-Gray Traditional Bedroom Don't be afraid to use dark paint in a small bedroom. A deep tone on the walls can make the space feel more intimate and cozy. From Designed to Sell Use Color Creatively Color can be incorporated in many ways, so don't be afraid to use it creatively. From unique pieces of art to decorative pillows, a pop of colo... read more

Making a Great First Impression

Tips for Sellers
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on April 11, 2016 in  Sellers
You can save time getting a home refreshed and ready to put on the market by focusing on these three areas, according to a survey of Realtors nationwide: Home exterior: New paint is one of the most cost efficient ways to improve the experience and value of your home. If you can't paint the entire house, focus on painting the trim and exterior doors. Replace the locks on the front door with shiny new ones and buy a new welcome mat. Bathrooms: Buy a new bathroom set - toothbrush holder, soap dispenser and cup - and... read more
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