Nashville Metro Short Term Rental Property Update

This is a BIG Change, be aware before writing an offer if STRP is in your plans. shortcode More »

TIP’s to Sell Your Home for the Best Price & Fast

Be Open to Your Realtor’s Suggestions For Staging Your Home Chances are, your real estate agent will make specific suggestions regarding cosmetic and/or major changes in your home’s appearance to make it More »

Big Garage Space Matters

The Garage May Be a Big Selling Point DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016 More buyers are house-hunting with garages in mind. Twenty-four percent of homes built in 2015 More »

The Making Of A Pallet Wood Wall

This is a little bit of information on Garage decorating and the creation of cool accent walls using old pallet wood. This is a project we started in our basement garage to spruce More »

What does FULL SERVICE mean at Full Octane Homes?

What does FULL SERVICE mean at Full Octane Homes? In today’s real estate market most real estate transactions are technology sales rather than a relationship sales. Do NOT be fooled by the More »

TIP’s on Selecting a Realtor

Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent Once you’ve decided to consult with an agent, the decision of which one to choose is probably the biggest and most important decision you’ll make in More »

Installing Heating and Cooling in your Garage!

For the ultimate garage experience environmental control is mandatory. In this video we will discuss the various options for heating and cooling your garage and then a more detailed discussion of my More »

Sellers: Don’t neglect the minor details

  Don’t neglect the minor details It’s often the little things that really stand out. If your mailbox is in poor shape, replace it. Varnish or repaint your door if it needs More »

Sellers: Catch ’em at the curb “Curb appeal”

Catch ’em at the curb “Curb appeal” isn’t just catchy real estate jargon. It recognizes the fact that many buyers form their first, and often strongest, opinions before they step out of the car. Remember, More »

Sellers: Spend time before you spend a dime

Spend time before you spend a dime Unless your home is in mint condition or you’re selling it as a “fixer-upper,” there’s probably a long list of repair or remodeling projects to More »

 

Nashville Metro Short Term Rental Property Update

This is a BIG Change, be aware before writing an offer if STRP is in your plans.

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TIP’s to Sell Your Home for the Best Price & Fast

Be Open to Your Realtor’s Suggestions For Staging Your Home

Chances are, your real estate agent will make specific suggestions regarding cosmetic and/or major changes in your home’s appearance to make it more attractive to buyers—perhaps even specific buyers he or she has in mind.

This is called staging the home, and any good Realtor® will go over this information with you.

Buyers Will Pay Premium for Garage Spaces

Buyers Will Pay Premium for Garage Spaces

Extra garage space is coveted among home buyers. In a new analysis by realtor.com®, the site’s researchers examine median listing prices per square foot and all homes listed between Jan. 1 and Oct. 31 to determine how much more sellers are asking per parking spot.

Big Garage Space Matters

The Garage May Be a Big Selling Point

More buyers are house-hunting with garages in mind. Twenty-four percent of homes built in 2015 came with space for three or more cars in the garage – the highest share since the Census Bureau started tracking large garages in 1992. In fact, home builders are now constructing more three-car garages than one-bedroom apartments, Bloomberg reports.

The Making Of A Pallet Wood Wall

This is a little bit of information on Garage decorating and the creation of cool accent walls using old pallet wood. This is a project we started in our basement garage to spruce up the walls with a reclaimed wood wall feel on the cheap.

We started the process by installing 2×4 nailer studs to the concrete walls. We then installed 3/8 inch particle board by nailing the 4×8 sheets to the recently installed studs. Next you have 2 options, you can paint the backer board black or take the easier path which we did. We stapled the thinnest roofing felt we could find to the particle board. This is so no gaps in the boards show through.

What does FULL SERVICE mean at Full Octane Homes?

What does FULL SERVICE mean at Full Octane Homes?

In today’s real estate market most real estate transactions are technology sales rather than a relationship sales. Do NOT be fooled by the promise of an OPEN HOUSE bringing you a buyer! Ask your friends if they have ever bought a home while visiting an open house, we are guessing the percentage will be very low to zero! Our studies have shown very little success in actually selling a home with an open house format and we feel it is better to pass the time savings on to our clients in the way of reduced fees. Traditionally an open house can benefit the listing agent way more than the seller by providing the agent with strong buyer leads which they can market additional homes to. Ask yourself the simple question, do you typically go to an open house ready to buy or do you look to an on-line sours first.

TIP’s on Selecting a Realtor

Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent

Once you’ve decided to consult with an agent, the decision of which one to choose is probably the biggest and most important decision you’ll make in the entire process.

You are obviously reading our tips so we assume we will be considered but we always welcome the opportunity to compete for your business. The best first step to identify our competition is to talk with close friends and relatives who have recently sold a home. Ask if they had a good experience, whether they would recommend the agent and if they had any reservations or things they wished the agent had done differently. Now is the time to find out about any issues.

Here are a few things to think about when first talking to a perspective agent:

  • Have they personally owned and transacted 10 or more personally owned homes?
  • Do they seem professional and high-quality?
  • Do they present an image of an organized, competent professional?
  • Do they impress you as someone you may be interested in working with?
  • Do they come across as a strong negotiator?

Installing Heating and Cooling in your Garage!

For the ultimate garage experience environmental control is mandatory. In this video we will discuss the various options for heating and cooling your garage and then a more detailed discussion of my preferred method, the Minisplit system.

Thanks to Ferguson Supply and Fujitsu for there support in the making of this video.

A special thanks to American Heating and Cooling, Inc for their fine work!

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Sellers: Don’t neglect the minor details

 

Don’t neglect the minor details
It’s often the little things that really stand out. If your mailbox is in poor shape, replace it. Varnish or repaint your door if it needs it. A door knocker and brass kick plate can also be a nice addition. Spruce up the entryway with new light fixtures, potted plants and other decorative touches.

 

With the exception of adding a deck or patio, most of the steps we’ve touched on here can be accomplished in relatively little time and without a lot of money. But the difference in the impression your home makes on prospective buyers will be dramatic.

Sellers: Catch ’em at the curb “Curb appeal”

Catch ’em at the curb

“Curb appeal” isn’t just catchy real estate jargon. It recognizes the fact that many buyers form their first, and often strongest, opinions before they step out of the car. Remember, buying a home is first and foremost an emotional commitment, especially for first-time home buyers.

You may have a long list of logical reasons your home is a good catch, but a buyer is reacting emotionally to what he or she is seeing.

Knowing this, you can use a buyer’s emotions to your advantage. First, take a good, hard look at the first impression your property makes. What do people see? If it’s flaking paint and an unkempt yard, they may be seeing a home that needs a lot of work.

Here are some investments in your home’s exterior that we’ve found through firsthand experience can pay huge dividends: