Selling your home? 10 Things to do before putting your home for sale.

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Getting Ready to Sell Your Home

  • Deep clean: What does that mean? It means that you will clean all the baseboards in the home, change all filters and clean all vents, clean all windows, clean all bathrooms thoroughly to were there is no black residue or water stains, clean all light fixtures to remove bugs or dust, clean all blinds and all fans. Your home must look as if it was brand new, even if its not, because that is what buyers expect.
  • Landscape: Trim all bushes to be able to see all windows in the home’s front and back. Ad new mulch. If you have big trees in front of the property, make sure to trim to were it looks clean and you can actually see the front of the home. If you will water as needed ad color flowers, but if you won’t take care of it, it’s better to go with low maintenance bushes.
  • Fresh neutral paint throughout the home. I tell my sellers; if there’s only one thing you’re going to do, paint! Neutral is very important as we all have different tastes in color. When in doubt, ask your realtor. She or he should be able to make recommendations.
  • Power wash the outside of the home, driveway, and any concrete on the back of the home.
  • Fresh paint the outside as well if necessary.
  • Make sure all light bulbs are working and all smoke detectors have batteries.

 

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  • It’s always a good idea to service and check your A/C.
  • Declutter and depersonalize: Less is more! If you like many little things in your home, they have to go. Your personal things will distract buyers, and you want them visualizing their furniture in your home, so make sure they have as little distraction as possible.
  • Remove smells. Ask a friend of yours to be honest about any particular smells in your home. If there is one, open windows and make sure you do everything in your power to get rid of it.
  • For showings, make sure all blinds are open so you can benefit from natural light. Make sure all lights are on. Make all the beds and keep the house in show condition every day until you are under contract.

For additional tips on how to make your home ready for selling contact me at (832) 455 5648 or karla@karlaarjona.com

New Model Home Village in Aliana, Richmond TX.

Aliana, the number 8 selling master planned community in the nation in 2014 has opened 13 new model homes featuring 45′, 65′, and 70′ lots. Builders include Village Builders, Trendmaker, Taylor Morrison, Perry Homes, Coventry, Highland, Ryland and Plantation homes. Prices start in the low $300’s and go over $800’s. Square footage ranges between 2500 to over 5000. I’ve  new model village in very nicely set up to make it easy for potential buyers and their agents to walked each of the model homes, and I have to say I was impressed by some of them. LUXURY is the word that kept popping through my head as I toured some of the homes. I have my favorite, of course, Village Builder, Trendmaker and Highland, just my personal preference. Great news for Aliana is that they will be getting a new elementary school that will open in August 2015. Aliana is zoned to Fort Ben ISD schools.

Living area, Aliana Highland Homes model
Living area. Aliana Highland Homes model.

 

Remember that even if you’re buying a new home, it’s always a good idea to have a Realtor represent you. The builder’s representative represents the builder’s interest, not yours. Building a home might seem like an easy process, but there is a lot to it. Let me be your guide through the wonderful process of building or buying a brand new home in Aliana, or anywhere else in the Houston area.

For more information on Aliana homes email me at karla@karlaarjona.com or like my Facebook page Facebook.com/karlaarjonarealtor.

Priced Reduced: 17507 Astachan Rd, Richmond TX 77407

Asking: $565,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Square footage: 4860

Asking: $565,000  545,000

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Square footage: 4860

Breathtaking selections on this elegant Aberdeen II former model home by J.Partick homes. Porcelain floors with beautiful design, raised ceilings with light and accent colors, dark bronze fixtures throughout the home. Carpet on all bedrooms. Beautiful granite selections on all counter tops in kitchen, bathrooms, utility room, outdoor kitchen and garage. Window treatments matching color scheme. Summer kitchen on large covered patio with stamped concrete floors. 3 bedrooms down all with full baths. Game room, media room and 4th bedroom with full bath on second floor.

17507 astrachan rd