9 Things You Need to Consider Before Buying a Home in Nashville

If you're considering buying a home for sale in Nashville, you know that working with a real estate agent is your best bet - but if you're like many people, you haven't thought much beyond that. This guide covers the nine things every buyer should consider before dipping their toes into the real estate market. 9 Things You Need to Consider Before Buying a Home in Nashville Check out the nine things you need to consider before you buy a home in Nashville (or anywhere else): Location Neighborhood Your future home's size Your future home's age Your future home's condition School districts Commute times and usual traffic conditions Property taxes and HOA fees Availability of amenities Here's a closer look at each. Homebuyer Consideration #1: Location Nashville is a big city, and it's growing every day. That means that there are plenty of different neighborhoods to choose from - and each one has its own unique character. Do you want to be in the heart of the action downtown, or would you prefer a more suburban feel? Consider your needs and wants carefully before you decide. Related: What happens after a seller accepts your offer? Homebuyer Consideration #2: Neighborhood In [...]

How to Price Your Home for Maximum Profit

When it comes to selling a home, most people want to get the highest possible profit - but there's a lot of homework involved in setting a price. If you price a home too high, it's not going to sell; if you price it too low, you leave money on the table. So what should you do to price your home properly? This guide covers all your bases. How to Price Your Home for Maximum Profit First things first: Your real estate agent knows exactly how to price your home to help you sell it quickly and at the best possible price. You should always listen to your agent's guidance on home pricing, staging and other matters - after all, that's why you hired them. With that said, the following sections go into plenty of detail on home pricing and bringing in maximum profits. Related: Tips to make your move easier Why It's Important to Price Your Home Correctly From the Start One of the most common mistakes sellers make is overpricing their homes from the start. By doing this, you'll only end up chasing away buyers who might be interested in your home. In some cases, you may even [...]

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Tips to Make Your Move Easier

If you're getting ready to move, this guide runs you through all the most important tasks so you don't miss a thing. Tips to Make Your Move Easier Check out the following sections to get a head start on your next move: Packing Hiring movers Preparing your pets to move Changing your address Here's a closer look at each. Packing Tips Here are a few tips to help you pack efficiently and effectively: Start packing items you won't need in the next week. Be thoughtful in your selections! Pack heavier items on the bottom of boxes. This helps your boxes stay intact and keeps your belongings safe. Label boxes with what's inside and which room they should go in. This saves you time dragging boxes from room to room later. Pack a survival kit of essential items for the first few days in your new home. You'll need entertainment for kids, medications, contact lens solution, toiletries and paper plates - plus whatever else you need to survive. Related: 15 home staging tricks that you can use to sell your home faster Hiring Movers If you're hiring a moving company to help you on the big day, these tips will help: [...]

By |2022-11-01T00:57:33-05:00October 17th, 2022|Agent Blog, Blog, Consumer Blog, Sellers, Selling Real Estate, Tips|Comments Off on Tips to Make Your Move Easier

7 Quirky Attractions You Need to See if You’re Moving to Nashville

If you’re buying a home for sale in Nashville, you need to get the inside scoop as quickly as you can – so start with this list of the seven quirkiest attractions in the city. 7 Quirky Attractions You Need to See if You’re Moving to Nashville Check out these off-the-beaten-path attractions you can see after you move to Nashville: Hatch Show Print The men’s bathroom at the Hermitage Hotel Timothy Demonbreun’s Cave The Old Tennessee State Prison George Boedecker’s Sculpture Garden Dragon Park Ryman Alley Here’s a closer look at each. Hatch Show Print As one of the oldest letterpress print shops in the country, Hatch Show Print was founded in 1879. This shop, still fully functional, is located inside the Country Music Hall of Fame, but it used to be located directly behind the famous Ryman Auditorium (it was relocated in 2013). The shop is known for creating playbills for all kinds of famous people, and it’s definitely worth checking out. The Men’s Bathroom at the Hermitage Hotel The Hermitage Hotel, opened in 1910, sits in the heart of Nashville and features spectacular architecture – but its claim to fame may surprise you. The men’s restroom (really!) features [...]

By |2022-10-12T11:39:04-05:00October 4th, 2022|Agent Blog, Blog, Buyers|Comments Off on 7 Quirky Attractions You Need to See if You’re Moving to Nashville

How to Stage Your Outdoor Living Space to Sell Your Home

When you're selling your home, it's important to help potential buyers envision the lifestyle they'll enjoy if they make an offer you can't refuse. One way to do that is by staging your outdoor living space, so here are seven tips to make sure you get it right. How to Stage Your Outdoor Living Space to Sell Your Home Check out these seven tips to stage your outdoor living space in a way that makes buyers fall in love: Declutter and clean Spruce up your landscaping Bring in portable plants Define each space Add ample seating Choose comfort-themed accessories Use lighting to set the mood Here's a closer look at each. Outdoor Living Space Staging Tip #1: Declutter and Clean Remove everything from your deck, patio or porch that's not in use or doesn't contribute to the space's overall aesthetic. Put away all bikes, toys and outdoor accessories, too, so they don't distract prospective buyers. After you tidy up, it's time to get down to the serious business of cleaning. Scour the floors of your outdoor living space, wipe down handrails, clean the windows and power-wash the walkway. The idea is to make your space as clean as it was [...]

By |2022-11-05T05:34:23-05:00September 17th, 2022|Agent Blog, Blog, Buying and Selling Tips, Consumer Blog, Home Staging, How To, Sellers, Selling Real Estate, Tips|Comments Off on How to Stage Your Outdoor Living Space to Sell Your Home

What Happens After a Seller Accepts Your Offer?

Finding your dream home is incredibly exciting - and it's even more exciting when a seller accepts your offer. But what happens next? This guide walks you through the process that takes place after a seller accepts your offer, as well as what you need to do to prepare for closing. What Happens After a Seller Accepts Your Offer? Quite a bit happens between offer acceptance and closing day. Before you can move in, you need to complete the following tasks: Review your purchase agreement Hire a home inspector Get final mortgage approval Schedule your closing date Transfer funds and finalize documents Your real estate agent will be with you every step of the way, answering your questions and making sure you meet important deadlines. But in the meantime, here's a closer look at each so you know what to expect from the process between offer acceptance and closing. Task #1 After a Seller Accepts Your Offer: Review Your Purchase Agreement Your purchase agreement is a legally binding document that outlines the details of your home purchase, including price, contingencies, deadlines and more. After the seller accepts your offer, you'll need to review the agreement carefully with your agent to [...]

By |2022-11-01T00:59:26-05:00September 4th, 2022|Agent Blog, Blog, Buyers, Buying and Selling Tips, Consumer Blog, Sellers, Selling Real Estate|Comments Off on What Happens After a Seller Accepts Your Offer?

5 Things You MUST Do Before You List Your Home

If you're thinking about selling your home in Middle Tennessee, There are five things you need to do first. This guide explains. 5 Things You MUST Do Before You List Your Home for Sale Check out the five tasks you should tackle before you list your home for sale: Make repairs Consider minor upgrades Make simple cosmetic fixes Declutter Stage Scroll down for a closer look at each. Thing #1 to Do Before You List Your Home: Make Repairs If anything in your home needs to be repaired, now is the time to do it. There's a good chance that your buyer will hire a home inspector after you accept an offer, so it's in your best interest to make sure everything is in great shape before that inspector shows up. That's because buyers often use inspection reports to negotiate with sellers, and even minor issues could end up costing you when it's time to reach a deal. Related: When can a seller keep a buyer’s earnest money deposit? Thing #2 to Do Before You List Your Home: Consider Minor Upgrades Little upgrades can make a huge difference in the sale of your home. For example, if you [...]

By |2022-10-12T11:40:46-05:00August 17th, 2022|Agent Blog, Blog, Buying and Selling Tips, Real Estate, Sellers, Selling Real Estate|Comments Off on 5 Things You MUST Do Before You List Your Home

When Can a Seller Keep Your Earnest Money Deposit?

If you're like many people, you know that when you offer to buy a home, you usually include an earnest money deposit. But when does a seller get to keep it? This guide explains. When Can a Seller Keep Your Earnest Money Deposit? To understand when a seller gets to keep an earnest money deposit, you must first understand what an earnest money deposit is for. An earnest money deposit is cash that you give a seller to show that you're serious about making the purchase. After all, you're asking the seller to take their home off the market so you can buy it, but the seller doesn't have any guarantee that the transaction will actually go through. Usually, an earnest money deposit totals between 1 and 3 percent of the home’s purchase price. The reason this deposit exists is so that the seller has some form of compensation if you back out of the transaction without a good enough reason to do so. So what is a good enough reason? That's where contingencies come in. What You Need to Know About Contingencies Contingencies are conditions that must be met before a transaction can go through. Contingencies affect buyers and [...]

By |2022-11-01T01:02:33-05:00August 4th, 2022|Blog, Buyers, Buying and Selling Tips, Consumer Blog, Sellers, Selling Real Estate, Tips|Comments Off on When Can a Seller Keep Your Earnest Money Deposit?

5 Tips to Help You Luxe Up Your Loo (and Get Buyers to Make an Offer)

If you're like many people, you know that home staging is an important part of selling a home. But what can you do to your bathrooms? This guide explains. 5 Tips to Help You Luxe Up Your Loo (and Get Buyers to Make an Offer) Home staging is an essential part of the selling process if You want to make the best possible profit, and that includes your bathrooms. Check out these five tips that can help you make your bathrooms more appealing to prospective buyers: Swap out your dated fixtures Regrout the tub Scrub everything Remove personal items Add luxury touches Here’s a closer look at each. Bathroom Staging Tip #1: Swap Out Your Dated Fixtures If the fixtures in your bathrooms are old enough to vote, it's time to replace them. Head to your favorite home improvement store and look for new faucets, cabinet and drawer hardware, switch plates and light fixtures. You may be surprised at how affordable these things are, and even better, they're all typically easy to install on your own. If you're not sure whether you can tackle the task, though, it's a good idea to call a general contractor who can make the [...]

By |2022-11-01T01:03:34-05:00July 17th, 2022|Agent Blog, Blog, Buyers, Real Estate, Sellers, Selling Real Estate, Tips|Comments Off on 5 Tips to Help You Luxe Up Your Loo (and Get Buyers to Make an Offer)

7 Tips to Help You Downsize When You Sell Your Home in Tennessee

If you're selling your home in Nashville or another beautiful Middle Tennessee community, you may be thinking about downsizing - but where do you start? This guide gives you seven tips to help you get started. 7 Tips to Help You Downsize When You Sell Your Home in Tennessee Check out these seven great tips for downsizing when you sell your home: Start early, and go at a reasonable pace Only downsize one room at a time Share sentimental items with others Sell or donate items you no longer use or want Avoid "Maybe" piles Give yourself some time to reminisce Wait to buy new things Here's a closer look at each. Tip #1 for Downsizing When You Sell Your Home: Start Early, and Go at a Reasonable Pace Don't rush yourself when it's time to downsize. In fact, as soon as you know you want (or need) to downsize, get started. That way, you'll have plenty of time to make well-informed decisions (and you won't feel rushed to get everything done before you're ready. Don't be afraid to evaluate every item in your home one at a time. Give your belongings your full attention, which can ensure that you [...]

By |2022-10-12T11:40:47-05:00July 4th, 2022|Agent Blog, Blog, Buying and Selling Tips, Real Estate, Sellers, Selling Real Estate, Tips|Comments Off on 7 Tips to Help You Downsize When You Sell Your Home in Tennessee
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