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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Setting the Stage: The Bathroom

Bathroom improvements can enhance the asking price for your home. If you have already updated your bathrooms, it is important to maximize their appearance to make the best impression possible.

Evaluate the vanity - If the vanity is dated, you may be able to simply paint it white and put new hardware on the doors to update its appearance. However, it may be more advantageous to replace it with a new vanity.

Evaluate the faucets - Faucets are an important feature in the bathroom. Simply changing the faucet set on the sink and bathtub can make a difference.

Check the condition of your flooring - The condition of your flooring will make a difference to the potential homebuyer. If your flooring is cracked or scratched, consider replacing the flawed tiles. If your flooring is dated, consider replacing the floor with updated vinyl flooring.

Clean and declutter - Make every effort to clean your bathroom before each showing. Clear off all clutter, including make-up, toothbrushes, etc.

Enhance the room with decorative linens - Decorate your bathrooms with your best towels and washcloths. Warm up the room by laying down a rug.

These simple tips should help to enhance the look of your home and present it in the best way for your potential buyers. If you're not sure where to start, be sure to ask your HUNT Real Estate sales professional their opinion.

Monday, April 15, 2019

6 Easy Home Projects for Your Spring Weekend

With the weather warming up, you may start to take a critical look at your home's exterior. If you are interested in selling your home this year, your home's curb appeal may be more important than previous years. Luckily, spring is a great time to spruce up your home's exterior. Here are 6 easy spring projects that you can complete this weekend to create curb appeal for your home.

Pressure Wash. Pressure washing outdoor surfaces can remove years of dirt and grime off. What surfaces can be pressure washed? Concrete, wood, and even certain types of siding. If it isn’t practical to buy a pressure washer, you can rent one from a home improvement store. One note: It’s important that you are familiar with the correct way to pressure wash surfaces. If you use too much pressure, you can damage the surfaces you’re cleaning. HGTV has a great guide to help.

Caulk. Spring is a great time to check your window and door seals. If they’re looking weathered, you may want to redo the caulk on your windows and doors. Why should you invest the time and money? If you replace old caulk, your home will retain the warm (or cool) air in your home from your furnace.

Update your house numbers. Interested in a quick project to update your home’s exterior? Change your house numbers. There are tons of projects online that can help you achieve the style you’re looking for. House number visibility is also important for safety services like firefighters and police!

Change out your light fixtures. With temperatures on the upswing, you may be entertaining outside more often. Replace your old and outdated light fixtures to modernize your outdoor space. There are plenty of different styles available, and most are relatively simple to replace. Also, add light to your walkways so your guests so they can see where they’re going at night.

Paint your front door. Interested in a quick project that has a big impact? Try painting your front door. Outdoor paint is affordable, and the front door change can make a huge impact from the curb. Try a bold or bright color to make a statement.

Landscaping. Your home’s landscaping is important to the overall curb appeal of your home. If you don’t want to commit to a large garden, consider adding planters to add color and keep the rest of your landscaping simple.

Embrace the season and enjoy the outdoors. These projects are simple, easy, and budget friendly. They can create a more inviting look to your home, which can be helpful if you've considered listing your home for sale. If you’re ready to to spring into a new home, make sure you enlist the help of a real estate sales professional from HUNT Real Estate ERA.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

HUNT Has Highest Growth Rate of All Major Competitors in Rochester Area

Did you know that HUNT has the highest growth rate of all major competitors in the area? 

Are you ready to #MakeYourMove to HUNT? Visit our careers website to learn more: careers.huntrealestate.com.

Monday, April 8, 2019

4/6 Radio Show: Patrick Kaler

Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Patrick Kaler to the show.

Patrick Kaler is the President and CEO of Visit Buffalo/Niagara, the tourism promotion organization.

Together, Peter and Patrick discussed the remarkable return in the $2 billion that has been invested in recent years in tourism-related infrastructure. As well as, over 8 million visitors per year, generating in $123 million in tax revenue.

To find out more, listen to this week's show. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Setting the Stage: The Kitchen

Kitchens are one of the most important rooms to a potential homebuyer. Improvements to kitchens can significantly raise the asking price for your home, so you should discuss the options with your HUNT ERA real estate professional. If you have a kitchen in need of updates, it is important to make the best impression possible.

  • Evaluate the cabinets and countertops - If your cabinets are dated, you can simply paint them white and/or put new hardware on the doors to update their appearance. Countertops can date a kitchen but unlike cabinets, they are much less expensive to replace.
  • Evaluate the faucets - Faucets are an important accessory in the kitchen. Simply changing the faucet set on the sink can make a difference.
  • Check the condition of the flooring - The condition of your flooring will impact a potential homebuyer. If your flooring is cracked or scratched, consider replacing the flawed tiles. If your flooring is dated, consider replacing it with updated vinyl flooring.
  • Clean and declutter - Make every effort to clean your kitchen before each showing. Clear any appliances not being used on a daily basis. Clear out any pots, pans, glassware, cookbooks and other items that you may not readily need and place them into storage. Organize the items left in the cabinets as homebuyers look for storage space in the kitchen.
Are you ready to sell your home? Make sure you're prepared! Reach out to a HUNT Real Estate sales professional to help guide you through the home selling process. 

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