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 »


Squeezing Every Last Dollar From Your Home Sale

How To Maximize Your Return When You Sell Your Home.

The “secret” to making top dollar when you sell your home isn’t really a secret at all—We’ve been “revealing” it to our clients for years. But because it involves a lot of discipline and elbow grease, many people decide to cut corners. And that’s when the price you could command begins to drop.

Do not be one of those people. During our years in real estate, we’ve seen countless examples where well-considered, well-placed investments of time and a little money have dramatically improved the sales price and increased the speed in which a home has sold.

Our report and guidance will show you how even minor home improvements can substantially improve the value and marketability of your home. In today’s economy, there are no guarantees that you will recoup what you spend to improve the value of your home—all the more reason it’s important to pick the right investments.

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 consider. These can range from relatively simple jobs, such as painting a bathroom, to more complex room-addition or remodeling projects.

In considering any home improvement project, you need to ask yourself a couple of questions:

Why are you doing it?

  • Is it work that really needs to be done—a paint job or replacing a leaky roof?
  • Or is it an amenity you’d like that you think might appeal to a potential buyer—a hot tub or home office addition, for example. Will it add value to your home, or have no impact at all? Or will it make your home more difficult to sell?

Some investments—like painting and yard work—involve relatively little cash outlay and yet return many times your cost. Other improvements that you think add value have no significant impact. Adding a swimming pool is a good example. Besides the hassles of maintenance, a pool can reduce your home’s appeal among families with small children because of safety concerns.

To see the full report click here: squeezing-every-last-dollar

Sellers: Home improvement “don’ts”


Home improvement “don’ts”

There are several things you can do that can actually lower the value of your home or make it more difficult to sell. Here are a few rules to keep in mind: