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August 2017

Found 6 blog entries for August 2017.

First impressions are everything. When a prospective buyer sees your home for sale, they will immediately notice the state of your home’s façade. A complete renovation of the look of your home can be very expensive, but there are a few inexpensive things you can do to give it a little face-lift and make it market ready!

  1. Upgrading the mailbox is a quick swap to boost the curb appeal of a home, especially if the current one is dated, worn, or a bit dinged up.
  2. Flowers immediately create a nice environment, so brighten up your yard with some colorful annuals like pansies and petunias.
  3. Create a welcoming atmosphere before a buyer even steps in the door with a welcome mat, trimmed trees, and vibrant potted plants near the front door.
  4. If the house
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Renovations and remodels are used interchangeably by many, but they really are very different. Renovating is updating the existing structure with cosmetic changes, while remodeling is changing the structure of the existing space or changing the look of the space significantly. Both can add value to your home and can provide great returns on investment.

Renovations such as painting the walls, refinishing hardwood floors, or putting in a new front door, are much easier than more extensive remodels. For these find a handyman or make it a DIY project! 

Though renovations are quicker and cheaper, they are only a good investment if the house is structurally sound. If the home is having foundational problems or the floor plan is not functional, a more

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When preparing to sell, staging your home, whether professionally or on your own, is a critical step in catching the attention of would-be buyers. Staging has been shown to boost the final sales price of the home and shorten the amount of time your home is on the market. 

Professional staging is certainly worthwhile, though it can get expensive. So if that’s not in your budget here are a few things you can do to increase the appeal of your home.

  • Updating light fixtures throughout the home, such as buying simple, inexpensive lamp shades, is immediately appealing to prospective buyers. Lighting creates the atmosphere in a home, so outdated or unflattering fixtures have to go.
  • Updated hardware throughout the house is a simple step to create a
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On cool summer evenings and crisp fall nights, a cozy and inviting terrace or patio is the perfect place to end the day. Enjoying a smaller outdoor space can seem challenging, but there are a few things you can to do to maximize the space and bring out its full potential.

  1. Colorful accents, such as vibrant throw pillows or cushions, immediately brighten up the space and showcase your personality in an eye-catching and comfortable way.
  2. Lightweight, multi-purpose outdoor furniture is key. Items like fold-up chairs or ottomans that double as storage space are perfect for the small back patios that come with the city life.
  3. Plants are always critical for patios, and even more so tight outdoor spaces. Potted perennials can add color, while
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Selling or buying a home can be a long, stressful process – but it shouldn’t have to be. It is extremely important that you find the best real estate agent for you and your situation, and not just the most popular in your area. The Washington Post recommends interviewing at least three or four different agents in your search as each person has their own attitude and approach to real estate. When interviewing prospective agents, there are a few things you should ask in order to find the best option.

1. How long have you been in the real estate business?

There isn’t a wrong answer for this question as a new agent can be energized and motivated to work with you. However, someone with more experience may be better equipped to handle difficult situations

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After working with Fulcrum Properties Group, how have you described us and your experience working with our team? We look at our reviews because we are always striving to provide the best possible service to our clients. 

A recent analysis of our reviews on Yelp, Zillow, and Facebook showed that the words above are some of the most commonly used when describing an experience working with us.  

To our clients who have left such kind reviews - thank you! Your business is part of who we are, and your support and referrals help us grow. We are humbled to have earned your business.

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